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01/19/17 Triton film teacher shoots a doc about Native Americans
By Dann Gire Daily Herald film critic - For "Little Wound's Warriors," Oak Park's Seth McClellan looks at Native American high school students born and raised on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation. FULL STORY
01/19/17 Shyamalan's suspense-challenged 'Split' showcases McAvoy's versatility
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - James McAvoy goes crazy 24 different ways in M. Night Shyamalan's horror tale "Split." FULL STORY
01/18/17 How Ray Kroc movie 'The Founder' replicated suburban sites in Georgia
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - The suburban home, country club and restaurants where Ray Kroc created his McDonald's empire are all part of "The Founder," which opens Friday. But all filming was done in Georgia. Take a look at how the standins live up to the originals. FULL STORY
01/18/17 Keaton cooks up manic portrait of Arlington Heights' Ray Kroc in 'The Founder'
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - He proclaimed himself the man behind McDonald's. But in "The Founder," Arlington Heights' Ray Kroc, brilliantly played by Michael Keaton, comes across as a ruthless businessman. FULL STORY
01/13/17 Gire recalls Gene Kelly interview on 'Singin'' co-star Debbie Reynolds
By Dann Gire Daily Herald film critic - Gene Kelly said his "Singin' in the Rain" co-star Debbie Reynolds "lies terrible" about her grueling dance rehearsals with him and Donald O'Connor, according to a 1985 interview with Daily Herald film critic Dann... FULL STORY
01/12/17 Thin characters, dumbed-down script stall 'Monster Trucks'
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - "X-Men" star Lucas Till teams up with a slimy octopus/shark mashup creature in the kids' fantasy "Monster Trucks," a dumbed-down live-action cartoon with thin, generic characters. FULL STORY
01/11/17 Affleck takes himself too seriously in ponderous 'Night'
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - "Live By Night" packs in plenty of period action, but the director (Ben Affleck) and the screenwriter (also Affleck) have a big problem in their leading man (again, Affleck). FULL STORY
01/10/17 Brotherly advice pushes Wheaton native toward opera career
By Jamie Sotonoff and Dann Gire - Wheaton native David Govertsen's trombone skills at Glenbard South High School couldn't get him into colleges. Then his brother Steve suggested he switch to singing. David now sings opera at the Lyric and teaches voice at the College... FULL STORY
01/05/17 Scorsese's 'Silence' not golden, but a paradox of passion
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver play montonous priests in Martin Scorsese's passionate paradox "Silence." FULL STORY
01/04/17 Life lessons, dark fantasy fuse in wondrous 'A Monster Calls'
By Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic - Young Lewis MacDougall's full-bore, honest and wounded portrait of a boy in crisis trumps spectacular visual effects in A.J. Bayona's enchanting fantasy "A Monster Calls." FULL STORY
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