I Dream Too Much has all the elements of a chick flick, but goes far beyond those elements to tell an intricately interwoven story about two lives that are so different yet so much alike
When I was a boy, in the early 1940s, there were no antibiotics and few vaccines. Kids had all the childhood illnesses--measles, mumps, chicken pox--and bad colds or sore throats that could turn into bacterial infections were cause for concern. An outbreak of polio struck terror into parents' hearts.
I went to the 8:30 a.m. U.S. premiere of, "Bonobo,"a film co-written and directed by Matthew Hammett Knott. "Bonobo," was first released in the UK to great success, winning awards and was very well received.
Hollywood awarded its greatest honors Feb. 22, doling out prizes for excellence in movies at the 87th Academy Awards. It was also a big night for Illinois -- at least three of the award winners come from the Prairie State.
Here are a few observations on current shifts in our cultural zeitgeist -- and how they found a reflection in some of Sunday night's best picture contenders at the Oscars.
We can say the Academy Award doesn't matter to truly independent filmmakers and their fans. We can use this as the ultimate -- or most recent -- proof that the Academy just doesn't "get it."