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‘He was a radical’: John Belushi remembered by his wife and fellow comicsThe Guardian

The gruesome decline and drugs-related death of the comedy icon has overshadowed his legacy, says his widow Judy, who welcomes a new film showing him as a sensitive star full of doubts

<p>John Belushi 1980. Credit: 647866_Globe Photos/MediaPunch /IPX</p>
How John Belushi Rose From Second City to ‘SNL’ to StardomVariety

John Belushi’s kinetic energy and skill at physical comedy made him a larger than life performer during his short run as a superstar on “Saturday Night Live” and in movies such as 1978’s “Animal House” and 1980’s “The Blues Brothers.”

‘Belushi’ review: A fond elegy for a Chicago comedy legend, now on ShowtimeChicago Tribune

In the time it has, a little under two hours, the fond, heartfelt documentary “Belushi” covers some of who John Belushi was, where he got that way (hint: here, in Chicago) and how he coped, or failed to, with his turbulent success until a fatal 1982 drug overdose.

Realscreen Awards Unveils Nominees for 2021 Virtual Edition; ‘AKA Jane Roe’ NominatedRealscreen

Realscreen is excited to reveal the nominees vying for honors at the upcoming 11th annual Realscreen Awards.

Little by Little: Rayka Zehtabchi on Pushing Brands to be Bold in Their WorkFILMSUPPLY

For many filmmakers, commercial work and cinematic work do not mix. On one hand, you have a format where you have complete control over the final product. On the other hand, you have the opposite. But, during our conversation with Director Rayka Zehtabchi, she pointed out there might be a brighter future for filmmakers with a…

Maya Zinshteinon on ” ’Til Kingdom Come”CINEUROPA

“I see my job as highlighting the dark side of the room.”

‘Til Kingdom Come’ One of DOC NYC WTF Must-Sees at the 2020 DOC NYC
 FestivalFilmmaker Magazine

If there’s one thing we can all agree on in these polarized times it’s that 2020 will inevitably go down in history as one WTF year. And since I generally tend to adore batshit insane films — and especially batshit insane cinematic nonfiction — I was pleased to discover a wealth of WTF treasure buried…

‘American Rapstar’ North American PremiereDOC NYC

Filmmaker Justin Staple offers an eye-opening exploration of the SoundCloud rap phenomenon, a scene of troubled, young, lo-fi rappers that has emerged within the last few years. Exploiting the possibilities of social media to engage with a rabid fan base, a new breed of stars like Lil Peep, Smokepurpp, and Bhad Bhabie have disrupted the…

Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees Include ‘Rising Phoenix’ and Battsek Produced, ‘Belushi’Deadline

In what is signaling a very good year for documentaries, the Critics’ Choice Association on Monday announced its list of nominations for the fifth annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, and if the past is any clue it could be an indicator of what to expect from the Oscars next spring.