Theater

It’s an eerily quiet night in the backwaters of rural Texas when a terrible shriek of laughter pierces the darkness. Through the trees, a young vampire (Kelly Yacono) emerges through the shadows, running and screeching. …

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The Chicago International Film Festival is the oldest competitive film festival in North America. It is one of Chicago’s most prized cinematic celebrations, bringing audiences into the imaginations of directors from around the world through …

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Summer 2015 is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean we can’t snuggle up with the DVD releases of some of the season’s best blockbusters. Whether you like action, horror or drama, these fan …

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The movie opens with NO ESCAPE showcased in bold, red letters on the screen, launching the audience into the terror of the plot from the get-go. No Escape follows Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson), his wife …

Arts & Entertainment

With larger budgets and bigger special effects, the recent trend in Hollywood has been to create blockbusters that exceed the standard 90-minute runtime by as much as an extra hour. But as many moviegoers will …

Arts & Entertainment

Social media, death and…puppets? At first glance, Mementos Mori may seem like it’s in over its head. The production promises a fully immersive multimedia experience combining cinematic-quality puppetry, music from a live chamber ensemble and …

Arts & Entertainment

According to their mission statement, the Mammals define themselves as committed to giving Chicago actresses the opportunity to “perform in roles that are rarely (if ever) performed by women with an emphasis on turning traditional …

Arts & Entertainment

College-aged art aficionados know the difficulty of having good taste and a small budget. It’s hard to find artsy and authentic places to go without spending tons of money on transportation, admission and gift shop binges. …