John Curran

Film Review: Luminous Story of Disconnection in Organic ‘Tracks’

Tracks, Mia Wasikowska

CHICAGO – “Do you ever wonder if the things that are meant to connect us … actually disconnect us?” This cheesy hypothesis as found in many millennial dramas has only caused the film world go to in circles about the quandary of handheld screens and social media. With its cool air, John Curran’s low-key adventure “Tracks” takes a line straight through that argument, providing a story of disconnection from distraction as set in a world when Apple products were only gadgets on re-runs of “Star Trek.”

Blu-Ray Review: Great Cast Cannot Save Deeply Flawed ‘Stone’

Stone

CHICAGO – There was a time when the union of two actors as accomplished as Robert De Niro and Edward Norton would make movie news headlines. And, to be fair, John Curran’s “Stone” was chosen to open the Chicago Internation Film Festival in large part due to the pedigree of its stars. But viewers are smarter than they used to be. They know now that a movie’s success is not solely dependent on the talent of its leads. And while De Niro and Norton are two of our best actors (and they are amply supported by two great female turns as well), “Stone” just doesn’t work.

Film Review: Ed Norton, Robert De Niro Misfire in Pretentious ‘Stone’

CHICAGO – Ed Norton and Robert De Niro used to be two of the most consistent actors alive, both with streaks of amazing, Oscar-nominated films that guarantee them places in the history books.

Interview: ‘Stone’ Star Edward Norton, Director John Curran on Going Against Hollywood’s Grain

CHICAGO – Many filmmakers speak of going against the grain. By virtue of desiring to take a road less traveled, though, often you’re actually going with the same grain as everyone else who wants to be different.

Exclusive: Red-Carpet Portrait of ‘Stone’ Star Edward Norton at Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO – Edward Norton was the hottest ticket in town (along with President Barack Obama’s visit to Chicago) on Thursday night for the opening-day screening of his new film “Stone” at the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival.

Blu-Ray Review: Casey Affleck Stars in Disturbing ‘The Killer Inside Me’

The Killer Inside Me

CHICAGO – Michael Winterbottom’s “The Killer Inside Me” provoked such a strong response after its Sundance Film Festival premiere that the auteur behind “A Mighty Heart,” “9 Songs,” and “24 Hour Party People” was shunned by a crowd that typically embraces challenging films. What turned them? Check out Winterbottom’s daring film with Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, and Simon Baker, now on Blu-ray and DVD.

HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 2010 Chicago International Film Festival Passes For Edward Norton’s ‘Stone’

Stone with Edward Norton at the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO – In this edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 2 admit-two balcony tickets up for grabs for the opening night of the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival to see the new Edward Norton and Robert De Niro film “Stone”!

Edward Norton to Walk Red Carpet For ‘Stone’ at 46th Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO – The 46th Chicago International Film Festival will officially open with the highly anticipated drama “Stone,” which stars Edward Norton, Robert De Niro and Milla Jovovich.

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