Gene Hackman

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    June 4, 2014
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    August 3, 2010

    10 famous movie meals

    ​Dinner for Schmucks opened this week to decent reviews and big box office, and while it may not quite have the make of a classic, it did get us thinking about other movies meals--namely, the most famous film scenes in which food played a role. Here are 10 memorable food scenes from major film ... More >>

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    November 16, 2008

    Don't celebrate, organize

    This year a former City Pages writer won an Oscar and a former community organizer from the South Side of Chicago got elected President. In the months in between, I've seen far-flung friends and family playing a larger role in public life. I met half my neighbors face to face, and saw people who w ... More >>

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    August 11, 2008

    Over the Weekend: August 8-10, 2008

    crossingguards.jpgLots of bad stuff happened this weekend. Luckily, there was also plenty of sunshine and beer available for consumption. Here's a recap of the Pizza Luce block party.

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    January 2, 2008
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    June 28, 2006

    Recycled Steel

    You'll swear you've seen this Superman somewhere before

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    September 29, 2005
  • Arts

    October 17, 2001

    Movie Matters

    After September 11: Projecting the future of entertainment at the New York Film Festival

  • Movies

    June 27, 2001

    Breaking the New Wave

    A critic and a curator butt keyboards over the Rohmer retrospective

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    June 6, 2001

    The Comforts of Home

    Twenty-four hours of watching paint dry with Eric Rohmer

  • Arts

    January 31, 2001

    Capital Cinema

    The money swapping was typically dubious. The movies were surprisingly bold. A story treatment from Hollywood's mountain outpost, Sundance 2001.

  • Arts

    July 19, 2000

    Cinema of Cynicism

    In a 29-film series, Oak Street Cinema puts Hollywood's most complicated decade, the Seventies, onscreen

  • Movies

    July 12, 2000


    Japanese tough guy Takeshi Kitano goes all soft in Kikujiro

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    November 25, 1998
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    June 17, 1998
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    March 11, 1998

    Sex and the Senior Citizen

    Tweedy Old English Guy Seeks Garden-Variety Teen Hunk: John Hurt in Love and Death on Long Island.

  • Sports

    July 9, 1997

    Bon Voyage

    I Do Believe in Rock Stars! I Do Believe in Rock Stars!: Jon Bon Jovi never grows up in his maxi-video Destination Anywhere

  • Movies

    June 11, 1997

    Hooks and Ladders

    Lifetime's Worth: Sam Bould and Martin Donovan in Hollow Reed

  • Movies

    February 17, 1997