The jury also honors the co-directors and lead actresses of “Birds Are Singing in Kigali.”
An A-list cast of Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear and Djimon Hounsou verges on melodrama in stilted but life-affirming fable.
In a city racked by gang violence, Wahlberg said his challenging upbringing could help him relate to Chicago youth.
ROEPER: Taran Killam directs and stars in an energetic, reasonably amusing, hit-and-miss action comedy.
The detective drama starring Michael Fassbender is plagued by awkward pauses, sloppy editing and the cruel casting of Val Kilmer.
ROEPER: Frank Grillo spends most of his time behind the wheel in one of the most gripping and entertaining action mysteries of the year.
The homeowner also installed a Stormtrooper mannequin in front and outfitted the replica’s cockpit with red LED lights.
Weinstein’s now-revoked BFI Fellowship was awarded in 2002 for his contribution to British cinema.
ROEPER: Jagged twists interrupt the whimsy of Winnie-the-Pooh origin story.
ROEPER: Though told routinely, the true story of a man refusing to let polio confine him in the 1950s still inspires.
The director will appear in person after the 7 p.m. showing of “Take Every Wave” on Friday and Saturday at Landmark Century.
The “Star Trek” and “X-Men” actor returns to town next week to accept an honor from the Chicago International Film Festival.