Tennessee Williams

Interview: Cult Icon Tommy Wiseau Revisits ‘The Room’

CHICAGO – Some cinematic experiences offer diminishing returns after a first viewing. Others prove to have an infinite amount of playability. Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 cult classic “The Room” is unquestionably among the latter. Since its debut, the film has garnered a legion of devoted fans worldwide who flock to midnight screenings and indulge in the most enthusiastic audience participation ritual since “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond’ Revives Lost Play

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Blu-Ray

CHICAGO – Ever since Tommy Wiseau declared that his masterpiece of ineptitude, “The Room,” was “filmed with the passion of Tennessee Williams,” I’ve become considerably more weary of any film that makes such an inflated claim. Of course, “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” has a better defense, since it’s actually the adaptation of a long-forgotten work from the legendary playwright.

DVD Review: Criterion Takes Look at ‘The Fugitive Kind’

The Fugitive Kind

CHICAGO – One of the most recent inductees into the most esteemed collection in the history of DVD is one of the most star-powered dramas of the ’60s with four Oscar-winning actors in Maureen Stapleton, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, and Marlon Brando, working in collaboration with a script co-written by Tennesse Williams and directed by Sidney Lumet. That “The Fugitive Kind” doesn’t quite live up to that incredible pedigree shouldn’t be too surprising, but it’s still a good addition for classic film collectors.

Top Chicago Theater Picks For March 27, 2008: ‘Driving Miss Daisy,’ ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone,’ ‘Bronte’

Driving Miss Daisy at the Mayslake Peabody Estate

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