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The best upcoming film events

Chicago International Film Festival

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. AMC River East 21 322 E Illinois St, at Fairbanks Ct
  2. Thu Oct 23
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Music Box 3733 N Southport Ave, between Grace St and Waveland Ave
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Sat Nov 1
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  1. Logan Theatre 2646 N Milwaukee Ave, at Kedzie Ave
  2. Tue Oct 28 - Tue Apr 19
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  1. Facets Cinematheque 1517 W Fullerton Ave, between Greenview and Bosworth Aves
  2. Fri Oct 24 - Tue Oct 28
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New movie reviews: Critics' picks

Birdman

  • Rated as: 5/5

Savagely funny, strangely sweet, sad and utterly brilliant

Dear White People

  • Rated as: 4/5

A title like that needs balls of brass to back it up

Listen Up Philip

  • Rated as: 4/5

A subtly riotous comedy—a smart, anachronistic takedown of ego

Whiplash

  • Rated as: 4/5

Part of the joy of watching dramas like this must be a masochistic thrill in seeing young punks suffer

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New movie releases

Advanced Style

  • Rated as: 3/5

The lesson of the doc has nothing to do with fashion and everything to do with growing old as gracefully or disgracefully as you like

The Blue Room

  • Rated as: 3/5

The pieces are more intriguing than the whole picture in Mathieu Amalric’s jaggedly alluring murder thriller

The Best of Me

  • Rated as: 3/5

The latest three-hanky slushfest from the pen of Nicholas Sparks is everything you feared and hoped it would be

Fury

  • Rated as: 3/5

Brad Pitt pulls along this gutsy, old-fashioned WWII epic by the sheer brute force of his charisma

St. Vincent

  • Rated as: 3/5

Why not just call it St. Bill and get it over with?

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

  • Rated as: 3/5

Brisk and buoyant, if still slapdash

The Judge

  • Rated as: 3/5

The sort of film that shouts where it could whisper and stomps where it could tiptoe

Kill the Messenger

  • Rated as: 3/5

To use the parlance of journalism, Kill the Messenger buries the lede

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