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The best upcoming film events

Chicago Palestine Film Festival

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N State St, at Randolph St
  2. Sat Apr 19 - Thu May 1
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  1. AMC River East 21 322 E Illinois St, at Fairbanks Ct
  2. Wed Apr 16 - Thu Apr 17
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  1. Music Box 3733 N Southport Ave, between Grace St and Waveland Ave
  2. Sun Apr 20
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New movie reviews: Critics' picks

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.

The Raid 2

  • Rated as: 4/5

A superior sequel to 2011's Indonesian gangster thriller, this new chapter restores a Woo-worthy amount of exhilaration to the art of the action movie.

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

  • Rated as: 4/5

A sharp, stirring account of the 1991 Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearings that gripped and divided the nation.

The Square

  • Rated as: 4/5

Perhaps you’ve heard of Tahrir Square, that large public space in Cairo where a mass of angry Egyptians staged a protest that toppled an oppressive regime?

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New movie releases

Rio 2

  • Rated as: 3/5

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

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.


  • Rated as: 3/5

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

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.


  • Rated as: 3/5

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

Hide Your Smiling Faces

  • Rated as: 2/5

It’s déjà vu all over again: This microbudget indie looks great, sports strong performances and doesn’t outstay its welcome.

Cheap Thrills

  • Rated as: 2/5

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


  • 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


  • 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

Mad Men, Season 7

Don Draper's swan song adds to an already packed evening of television

Years of Living Dangerously

  • Rated as: 2/5

Showtime tackles climate change in a new docuseries that relies too much on star power

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