Absolutely invigorating future music from Tony Ollivierra, who has a gem of a new record on Planet E ... The Dally in the Alley features world-class talent all-day on the free electronic stage ... & a benefit for Anthony “Shake” Shakir.
IMAX, with its wrap-around, six-story-high screen and 3-D effects, is the perfect theatrical vehicle for the imagination alchemists of Cirque du Soleil — offering us intense imagery, precise physical movement and magnificent eye poetry.
Whether Erie Street needed another Italian restaurant or not, Il Gabbiano was a charming addition to the scene. On the second floor is a “wine attic," a climate-controlled room that you can enter in order to select your own bottle. Chef-owner Joe Fallea's food is splendid, including selections such as insalata di mare (seafood salad), linguine mare monte ("sea and mountain") and pappardelle al sapore di bosco (flavor of the forest).
Christopher McQuarrie’s directorial debut is one bloody shoot-’em-up, a cross between a vengeance western and a film noir. Yet the center of this testosterone fest turns out to be a woman, and not the usual femme fatale — with Juliette Lewis, Ryan Phillip
Director Michael Winterbottom (Jude, Welcome to Sarajevo) explores the ways in which ordinary people build their own private hells, but he turns these individuals into stereotypes, draining his film of the passion it so desperately needs.
A two-hour documentary culled from nearly 500 hours of videotape of the Adolph Eichmann trial, artfully shaped by Israeli director Eyal Sivan to give a sense of chronological continuity to Eichmann's testimony: "the banality of evil."