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The best upcoming film events

Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. City Winery 1200 W Randolph St, at Racine Ave
  2. Thu May 1 - Sun May 4
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Chicago Palestine Film Festival

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N State St, at Randolph St
  2. Thu Apr 24 - Thu May 1
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  1. Music Box 3733 N Southport Ave, between Grace St and Waveland Ave
  2. Tue Apr 29
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  1. Music Box 3733 N Southport Ave, between Grace St and Waveland Ave
  2. Wed Apr 30
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New movie reviews: Critics' picks

Only Lovers Left Alive

  • Rated as: 5/5

If Jim Jarmusch’s languorous, laconic style isn’t your bag, his stone-faced vampire comedy won’t make you a believer.

Under the Skin

  • Rated as: 5/5

E.T. landed in the cozy suburbs and wanted to go home. Now Scarlett Johansson has landed in modern Glasgow and is thinking about sticking around.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

  • Rated as: 4/5

Chris Evans’s superhero Captain America is an enjoyable square peg in the round hole of the sleek Marvel universe.

Child's Pose

  • Rated as: 4/5

A boy’s best friend is his mother, and that’s what domineering socialite Cornelia Keneres thinks her relationship should be with her grown, hypochondriac son.

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New movie releases

Transcendence

  • Rated as: 2/5

Shouldn’t a future America ruled by a disembodied Johnny Depp—playing an artificial intelligence on the rampage—be a lot more zany than this dull thriller?

The Unknown Known

  • Rated as: 3/5

Errol Morris convinces slippery former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to sit for his latest documentary.

Cuban Fury

  • Rated as: 3/5

This amiable but flat-footed feature counts on its supergame cast to feel their way through a script that, however cute in concept, is surprisingly short on clear punch lines.

Joe

  • Rated as: 3/5

A moody, melancholic throwback to the regional dramas that first gained David Gordon Green attention.

Oculus

  • Rated as: 3/5

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the deadest of them all?

Rio 2

  • Rated as: 3/5

Though a touch calculated, this sequel's characterizations are feisty, its song-and-dance sequences intricate.

Cheap Thrills

  • Rated as: 2/5

E.L. Katz and his collaborators don’t exactly flinch from portraying the worst aspects of human nature.

Dom Hemingway

  • Rated as: 2/5

It won’t take long for most people to decide whether they can stomach the exuberance of Jude Law’s overeager ex-con.

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TV reviews

Faking It: TV review

  • Rated as: 3/5

MTV continues to find the funny in teen melodrama with its new sitcom

Orphan Black, Season 2

  • Rated as: 4/5

Tatiana Maslany's acting gymnastics continue to make Orphan Black a highly rewarding viewing experience

Fargo

  • Rated as: 3/5

FX reimagines the Oscar-winning film as a quirky new limited crime series

Awkward., Season 4

  • Rated as: 3/5

With the departure of its creator, the new season of Awkward. embraces change

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