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Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio del Toro in Sicario

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.17.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

By the time I got home from the Sicario premiere at MoMA this week, the film's star Emily Blunt was trading puke takes with Stephen Colbert on his Late Night Show

Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014 on HBO, and Now

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

This is a nation knowing the consequences, and keeping those guns around anyway. With guns readily available, everyone's fate is as random as Russian roulette. For the chilling toll, watch Requiem for the Dead on HBO, airing on June 22.

Afternoon of a Faun: A Life of Dancer Tanaquil LeClercq

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Tanaquil LeClercq was a lithe, angular beauty, a dancer who graced ballet until polio struck, paralyzing her and ending her career at age 27. Nursing ...

Robert Reich Stands Tall: Inequality for All

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just as the news seems bleak, a government shut down translating to national parks closing their gates to tourists, and workers home without pay, Goog...

Cinema Eye Honors Recognizes 5 Broken Cameras, Bully, Detropia and The War Room

Kristin McCracken | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

With only two categories rewarding documentary filmmaking at the annual Academy Awards, the nonfiction film community realized it had a void to fill in recognizing the outstanding work in their field.

D.A. Pennebaker Gets an Oscar, Talks About Vermeer

Allan M. Jalon | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment
Allan M. Jalon


Elaine Kaufman Memorial: The Salon and Its Resaurateur Remembered

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

When Elaine Kaufman died last December 3, she left a city of broken hearts. For months, "Elaine's" lingered on, a nostalgic haven for "regulars," but many still had to admit, Elaine's was simply not the same without Elaine.

Documentaries Storm the Nation's Capitol at Silverdocs Festival

Michael Rose | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Michael Rose

What do Elmo, the New York Times, McDonald's coffee, transsexual tennis star Renee Richards, a chimp using sign language, electric cars, the real horse whisperer and Al Franken have in common?

Eliot Spitzer and the Madam Co-Star in Client 9

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even as a CNN political talk show host, the specter of scandal haunts Eliot Spitzer. Oscar winning Alex Gibney seized the moment to document the falle...

Jack Goes Boating and Kings of Pastry: What Can Go Wrong in the Kitchen

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If you are a cook, there is a nail-biting sequence in the new movie, Jack Goes Boating, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman under his own direction, adapt...

How Sweet It Is: Kings of Pastry

Kristin McCracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristin McCracken

It may not sound like your typical thriller: a labor of love documentary about 16 pastry chefs who have risen to the top of their field, invited to compete against themselves.

Finally -- Locavore Candy at the Farmers Market

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Flora Lazar

What does a French-inspired chocolatier make for a tightly-regulated farmers market such as Chicago's Green City Market without chocolate, hazelnuts, and almonds?

What Do Bob Dylan, Bill Clinton, and French Cream Puffs Have in Common?

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

Legendary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus were at Flashpoint Academy this week for a screening of a new film they're making about the coveted "Meilleurs Ouvriers de France."