Chicago Tribune’s Oscar Quiz

Time to turn in my conflicted film snob credentials. Just took Mark Caro’s 2015 Test Your Oscar Knowledge quiz and bombed it to the tune of 3/20 or 15%. Can … Continue Reading…

The Wilhelm Scream

The other night my 12-year-old son roped me into the first 30 minutes of Return of the Jedi, director Richard Marquand‘s 1983 conclusion to George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy. And … Continue Reading…

Aspect Ratio-rama

In the film Diner, writer-director Barry Levinson’s 1982 comedy about a group of friends in late-50s Baltimore, the character Edward “Eddie” Simmons (Steve Guttenberg) proves to be such a rabid Colts … Continue Reading…