Martin Scorseses comments caused a ripple of outrage on Twitter.

The movie Joker, and Joaquin Phoenixs portrait of the young man as a bad clown, had a record first weekend at the box office. As a story about a monster, it has tapped into very real fears and anxieties.

In Ang Lees Gemini Man, Smith faces off against a 23-year-old digitally recreated version of himself. Smith said it was chilling to see his younger self for the first time.

Maleficent is many things Angelina Jolie is not: a flame-throwing fairy, an orphaned outcast, a winged warrior. But the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil star can relate to her title character on some level, especially when it comes to motherhood.

Despite mounting controversy and security concerns, the R-rated comic-book movie scored $93.5 million over the weekend and now stands as the biggest October launch of all time.

When the words The End appear onscreen at the conclusion of Joker, that really is the end.

Who better to play the revered childrens television host than Hollywoods most beloved actor, Tom Hanks? Who better to give her stamp of approval than Mister Rogers wife?

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A journalist is walking across the world, retracing the steps of first humans. Chicago has joined in.

Theres magic in a Schiller Woods water pump, or so many Chicagoans, for generations, have wanted to believe

To people, theyre a nuisance, but to Jim Mothman Steffen, the insects are the key to saving a 100-acre forest in Glencoe

Cellphones are disrupting theaters everywhere. Heres a solution

A Netflix movie starring Eddie Murphy about the making of 70s cult classic Dolemite has a Chicago family fighting for their fathers legacy

The dark secret behind the success of Sid Luckman, the greatest Bears quarterback ever

He dared to build the Hall of Justice in his backyard now theres a superhero museum in Elkhart, Ind.

Have you ever used a typewriter? Tools of the Trade reminds us theres magic in those old machines

Lips opens in Chicago, a party palace with over-the-top glam and drag thats all about the love

Security, NY incident leave some unsettled after Joker

A young man who was loudly cheering and applauding on-screen murders sent some people heading toward exits in a crowded theater in Manhattans Times Square on Friday night.

Ahead of the film, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, opening wide Friday (with select screenings starting Thursday), heres a roundup of all the drama it has stirred up.

Heres where we rank each on-screen Joker. Send in the clowns.

Chicago police on Tuesday said officers would monitor large theater screenings of the film Joker.

Rikk Dunlaps yet-to-be published novel, The Christmas Tree Lot, was recently made into a movie, renamed Christmas Under the Stars, by the Hallmark Channel.

Matthew McConaughey is back in the weed business in Guy Ritchies star-studded, action-packed crime-comedy The Gentlemen.

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Awards bait to some, moral pariah to others, the Joaquin Phoenix take on Batmans once and future nemesis takes place in a mid-1970s/early 80s urban nightmare according to Death Wish, Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy. But what is director Todd Phillips actually saying about anything with this dubiously sympathetic depiction?

Natalie Portman stars as an astronaut on a different kind of mission.

Abdul-Mateen joins a star-studded cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Joaquin Phoenix joined host Jimmy Kimmelon Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night to discuss the actors upcoming turn in Joker, but Phoenix appeared to get a bit more than he bargained for after Kimmel aired some apparent behind-the-scenes footage from the set of the film.

The Times spoke to the three journalists Pressler, Junod and Teague about their big-screen experiences and why ink-stained wretches are in the spotlight right now.

When a Michigan widower gets hoodwinked out of an insurance settlement, Steven Soderberghs Big Short-style seminar on offshore tax shelter weaseldom becomes part detective story, part call to action.

DC Comics released the official trailer for its forthcoming film Tuesday, showing Harley Quinns transformation from Jokers sidekick to leader of the group of antiheroes.

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Editorial: Chicago and Illinois dont have enough taxpayers to pay for all this

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My worst moment: Marlon Wayans hasnt forgotten brothers Emmy prank

His first Emmy Award show appearance was a memorable one.

When Phoebe Waller-Bridge adapted Fleabag for television, she didnt just expand it. She transformed it, in the way very, very few stage-to-screen miracles make the jump from one medium to another. The theatrical original, taped recently in Londons West End, opens the first of several Chicago screenings this weekend at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

A Pasco County Sheriffs Office report says 52-year-old Stacey Dash was arrested Sunday night.

In the Fox Searchlight drama, out Friday, Portman plays an astronaut who is so emotionally affected by her first mission into space that when she returns to Earth, she cannot assimilate back into daily life. So she looks elsewhere for an adrenaline high, entering into an extramarital affair with a NASA colleague.

In a sign of just how strange the streaming wars bedfellows can be, Scorsese is poised to debut The Irishman, a 3.5 hour, $150 million mob epic that reunites him with stars Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci from Netflix.

As writer-director Jill Culton and her team were animating their upcoming movie Abominable, they wanted to make sure they got the details of a modern Chinese kitchen scene right.

One possible regret Banks might have in terms of her acting career is that she feels she might have missed the boat when it comes to one of her favorite film genres.

Its Liz Phair. What did you expect? Horror Stories is her own journey.

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