Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come
Art will screen 'Selma'
Much of the talk so far about the recent Oscar nominations has focused not on who was nominated but rather on who was not.
Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"
The role of Claire Bennett in Daniel Barnz's "Cake" is one performers love to see come their way.
CHAMPAIGN — As many as 500 local boys and girls will soon get a free civil rights lesson — co-starring David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey — care of a Champaign club and Paramount Pictures.
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
Compliment for Estabrook
One of filmdom's classic courtroom dramas involves a case of mistaken identity, but not as part of the plot. Many people think of the 1957 "Witness for the Prosecution" as an Alfred Hitchcock film, but it was in fact written and directed by Billy Wilder, improving considerably on the original play by Agatha Christie.
Third annual Pens to Lens
The Champaign-Urbana Film Society's third annual Pens to Lens Student Screenwriting Competition will begin Feb. 1. New this year, the society will host the first Pens to Lens High School Film Festival along with the Pens to Lens screenwriting competition.