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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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Found Footage Festival

  • Price band: 2/4
  1. Music Box 3733 N Southport Ave, between Grace St and Waveland Ave
  2. 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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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?

Alan Partridge

  • Rated as: 3/5

If you had sky-high hopes for the big-screen outing of Alan Partridge, now’s the time to moderate them.

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.

On My Way

  • Rated as: 3/5

Finally, a movie about Catherine Deneuve driving around the French countryside!

Omar

  • Rated as: 3/5

Hany Abu-Assad tackles a traditional thriller, and the result feels as if he’s loudly shooting off a clip full of blanks.

Finding Vivian Maier

  • Rated as: 3/5

An oddball Chicago governess turns out to be a secret street photographer who used her daily outings as an excuse to shoot whomever interested her.

Noah

  • Rated as: 2/5

You may think you've the story but you might not know about are the rock Transformers.

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TV reviews

Bad Teacher: TV review

  • Rated as: 1/5

The fetching Ari Graynor isn't enough to make Bad Teacher good

Black Box: TV review

  • Rated as: 2/5

ABC's new medical procedural is an unfocused mess, much like its main character

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

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