Thursday Jul 3
'Life Itself' Crafts Heartfelt, Candid Portrait Of Roger Ebert
"Life Itself," the documentary about the many years Roger Ebert spent as the country's primo film critic and the rich but complicated personal life he led on the side, may be 2014's most wrenching film.
Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips column
Ebert's mellifluous intellect and opinions drove so much curiosity, so much traffic, over so many maniacally prolific decades of writing and broadcast work, to so many big screens.
"What Roger Meant To Us": A Panel at Elmhurst College
"Thor: The Dark World"'s characters are often very charming, but they're only so much fun when they're stuck going through the motions in this sequel, "Paris Countdown" is a middle-aged bromance tucked inside a French crime thriller, but it never quite gets any of the pieces right.
Michael Phillips: Why Go to the Movies?
In an age when any blockbuster or indie film can be summoned up to your computer, TV or smart phone, are we witnessing the end of a favorite American pastime - going to the movies? On Thursday, April 25, " Chicago Tribune " film critic Michael Phillips will explore film-industry trends, the impact of technology, and what it all means for Hollywood ... (more)