Matt Zakosek


UT veteran goes pro with Nightmare-ish tale of love

Fourth-year TAPS major Augie Praley gets his break at Gorilla Tango Theatre.


January 23, 2009

Top 5 Films of 2008

The movies that moved us in 2008.


January 9, 2009

Milk tells powerful story, but doesn't reduce Harvey to a figurehead

Under the expert direction of Gus Van Sant, Sean Penn paints a portrait of a complicated man in volatile times.


December 2, 2008

Swept under the rug no longer

Obama did not have to mention gay people in his first speech as president-elect. This gay person, for one, would have given him a pass, and I’m sure pundits from Andrew Sullivan to Perez Hilton would have followed suit. But he did mention us.


November 7, 2008

A-list stars take backseat to supporting actors

Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio may be the marquee names, but Body of Lies belongs to two other performers: Mark Strong and Golshifteh Farahani.


October 10, 2008

Media satire shows how to lose fans and alienate audiences

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People opens with a young man equating Hollywood to Shangri-La.


October 4, 2008

With Nick and Norah, it’s love at first ringtone

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist is bound to get a lot of flak for being a Juno knockoff.


October 4, 2008

City Art

Chicago is one of the world's most vibrant artistic cities


September 25, 2008

Harold and Kumar return, still stoned and savvy


April 24, 2008

Hostel influence can’t spoil Ruins’s B-movie charm


April 8, 2008