Author Archive: Alex Landers
Alex is a playwright and visual artist living in Chicago, IL. Likes include feminism, Freddy Kreuger and Twin Peaks marathons. She has a BA in film studies, an MFA in screenwriting and a crazy love for all things cinematic.
Fall’s coming, which as a Chicagoan only reminds me that Winter is, too. But it’s not all bad if you can find your local Cinemark and catch a classic flick on the big screen. August 23rd, marked the start of the theater chain’s Fall Classic Film Series. A digitally remastered Jaws played yesterday to audiences [...]
If you miss Toy Story (admit it – we all do), you’ll want to be at the theater early for Finding Nemo 3D so you can catch the latest Toy Story Toon from Pixar Studios. The tradition of Toy Story-based mini-movies goes all the way back to the release of Cars 2 in 2011, when [...]
Directed by Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) is a film that lies somewhere between drama, fantasy and an epic poem. Set in the mythical Bathtub of southern Lousiana, this perpetually flooded bayou would seem realistically uninhabitable, yet in this story, a dedicated, determined (and destitute) few still call it home. A real [...]
The latest feature film from director Henry Jaglom and star Tanna Frederick is set to hit theatres this fall. The comedy, Just 45 Minutes From Broadway, costarring Judd Nelson, is an adapted work from the director’s own stage play about the lives of a Yiddish theatre family. Frederick has worked with Jaglom on two previous films: [...]
There’s no business like show business, and that famous lyric seems to ring true for Joan Benedict Steiger. A veteran of television, film and stage, she has never been afraid to live a life in the spotlight; from real life Hollywood romances (including one with Academy Award-winning actor Rod Steiger) to a one-woman show about [...]