Film & TV

Seated on a plush loveseat and wearing a zipped-up hoodie and dark-washed skinny jeans, Stephen Merchant looked rather casual considering the circumstances.  He had recently arrived in Chicago after attending a special screening of his …

Film & TV

In the upcoming HISTORY series “Project Blue Book,” an enigmatic threat from the skies raises concern in the heart of the United States Air Force — and it’s up to one college professor to unravel …

Film & TV

Sean Anders said he never expected to write, direct and produce a film inspired by his own life’s experiences. But he did just that in his new film “Instant Family.” Sitting casually alongside consultant Maraide …

Film & TV

When it comes to constructive self-criticism, 13-year-old actor Sunny Suljic is unsurpassed.  Sitting on a couch inside Chicago’s Waldorf Astoria alongside fellow co-stars and film newcomers Olan Prenatt, Ryder McLaughlin and Gio Galicia, Suljic looks …

Film & TV

In director Marielle Heller’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Melissa McCarthy (“Spy,” “The Boss”) dismantles the male gaze with vigor and ingenuity — one glass of whiskey at a time.  In arguably one of the …

Arts & Entertainment

Adrenaline junkies seeking a rush from the comfort of a movie theater seat, look no further — “Free Solo” has you covered.  The National Geographic documentary from directors and real-life couple Jimmy Chin and Chai …

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Ethan Hawke’s biopic, “Blaze,” is a brutally honest portrait of the rarely recognized musician Blaze Foley.  Set in Austin, Texas during the Texas Outlaw Music Movement of the 1970s, the film depicts the life of …

Arts & Entertainment

In Loyola alum Susan Ingalls Finan’s new novel, “The Cards Don’t Lie,” women don’t just influence history — they design it.  Finan’s novel takes readers on a detailed, exhilarating journey through nineteenth-century New Orleans where …