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 …

Film & TV

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 …

Music

For those who believe authentic, unconventional music is disappearing, one Catalonian indie band is proving them wrong. The band, Mourn, is comprised of sisters Jazz and Leia Rodriguez Bueno, Carla Perez Vas and Antonio Postius …

Arts & Entertainment

“Red Sparrow,” the new film from director Francis Lawrence (“Hunger Games,” “Water for Elephants”), fails to add any sparkle to the spy genre, instead offering an unnecessarily gruesome and stereotypical journey through the perilous world …