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05/25/17 'Casket' buries competition at first Barrington Area Local Film Festival
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - Films made by Northwest suburbanites won accolades and cash prizes at the first Barrington Area Local Film Festival held at the historic Catlow Theater. The domestic drama "The Casket," co-directed by Huntley and Elgin residents, buried... FULL STORY
05/24/17 Fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' takes fans on disappointing journey
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush return in the fifth installment of the lucrative "Pirates of the Caribbean" action-comedy franchise, an unwieldy and (inadvertently) lifeless sequel. FULL STORY
05/23/17 Dann Gire remembers agent of change Roger Moore for his charm, wit and ‘humility'
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - Actor Roger Moore has died of cancer at 89, leaving a legacy of TV shows and films, among them seven James Bond movies he infused with charm and self-effacing humor. Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire remembers his 1981 interview with the star of... FULL STORY
05/18/17 Cute couple saves 'Everything' despite problematic screenplay
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - Ultra-adorable couple Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson succumb to the dreaded Kristen Stewart Acting Syndrome in the problematic teen romance "Everything, Everything," based on Nicola Yoon's novel. FULL STORY
05/18/17 Director calls 'Lovers' a more honest drama about affairs
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - Writer/director Azazel Jacobs' explains why he banned cellphones from the set of "The Lovers" and regards his drama (starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts) as a "more honest" way of depicting marital affairs. FULL STORY
05/17/17 'Covenant' returns 'Alien' franchise to pure sci-fi horror origins
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - Of the five "Alien" offspring, Ridley Scott's "Covenant" comes the closest to matching the original for smart discourse, effects, craftsmanship, pace, suspense and sheer scares. FULL STORY
05/14/17 Summer movies play it safe with sequels, prequels and remakes
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - The summer movie season comes crammed with remakes, sequels, prequels, plus features based on TV shows, comic books, theme park attractions, and anything else promising a built-in audience to calm the nerves of jittery producers. FULL STORY
05/11/17 James Bond's fifth film gets 50th anniversary salute in Park Ridge
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - The 1967 spy thriller "You Only Live Twice" was supposed to be Sean Connery's 007 swan song. The movie's 50th anniversary will be celebrated at the Pickwick Theater in Park Ridge on Thursday, May 18. FULL STORY
05/11/17 Theatrical artifice shoots down realism in war drama 'The Wall'
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - John Cena and Aaron Taylor-Johnson star in Doug Liman's military suspense-thriller "The Wall" in which an Iraqi sniper pins down two American soldiers behind a stone wall that used to be a school. FULL STORY
05/11/17 'Legend' a frenetically edited slog through King Arthur's saga
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - A stoically self-centered Charlie Hunnam stars in "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," Guy Ritchie's dark and soulless comic action tale stripped of romance, sentiment and empathy. FULL STORY
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