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Oscar Week! Nominee Costumer Holly Waddington of ‘Poor Things’

CHICAGO – One of the great perks of entertainment reporting is the encounter with a movie pro earlier in the year who eventually gets nominated for an Oscar. Last year it was “The Daniels” (eventual Best Director winners) and this year it’s the odds-on favorite for Best Costume Designer, Holly Waddington of “Poor Things.”

Podtalk: Costume Designer Holly Waddington of ‘Poor Things’

Holly Waddington, Photo by Patrick McDonald 2023

CHICAGO – One of the great “characters” in Yorgos Lanthinmos excellent new film “Poor Things” is undoubtably the costumes that Bella (Emma Stone) wears. The costume designer behind those works of art is Holly Waddington, and HollywoodChicago.com talked to her at the Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) in October.

On-Air Film Review: All the World’s a Stage in ‘Theater Camp’

Theater Camp

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on July 13th, reviewing “Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One,” the seventh film of the Tom Cruise-led action series based on the 1960s TV show. In theaters since July 12th.

On-Air Film Review: Kelvin Harrison Jr. is a French ‘Chevalier’

Chevalier

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on April 20th, reviewing “Chevalier,” which features Kelvin Harrison Jr. as the title character, set in revolutionary France. In theaters on April 21st.

On-Air Film Review: Silver Screen Dreams in ‘Empire of Light’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on December 8th, 2022, reviewing “Empire of Light,” the latest from director Sam Mendes, about a memory of the cinema. Currently In theaters.

On-Air Film Review: How ‘She Said’ Launched a Movement

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on November 17th, 2022, reviewing “She Said,” about the New York Times breaking the Harvey Weinstein case that launched #MeToo, in theaters on November 18th.

On-Air Film Review: Blaggardry Reigns in ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on The Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on WSSR-FM (Star 96.7 Joliet, Illinois) on October 28th, reviewing the wide release of “The Banshees of Inisherin,” an Irish-themed film featuring Colin Ferrell and Brendon Gleeson. Currently in theaters.

On-Air Film Review: Consensual ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on June 16th, reviewing “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” a two-person dance featuring Emma Thompson. Streaming on HULU beginning June 17th.

On-Air Film Review: Fun ‘Fire Island’ is Where the Boys Are

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on June 2nd, reviewing “Fire Island,” the new film set at that summer destination, with romance at every rave. Happy Pride Month! Streaming on HULU beginning June 3rd.

Oscar Week: Producer Gigi Pritzker on Jessica Chastain in ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’

CHICAGO – The Oscars are this upcoming Sunday, March 27th, and one of the great performances of the year – nominated for Best Actress – is Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye Bakker in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” The producer of the film is Gigi Pritzker.

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