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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. Wed Oct 22 - Thu Oct 23
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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. I AM Logan Square Gallery 2644 N Milwaukee Ave, between Sawyer and Kedzie Aves
  2. Wed Oct 22 - Fri Nov 14
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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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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

20,000 Days on Earth

  • Rated as: 5/5

The film preserves Nick Cave's public face, even reinforces it, while also managing to offer a no-nonsense and revealing take on living and working as an artist

Whiplash

  • Rated as: 4/5

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

Pride

  • Rated as: 5/5

It’s the holy grail for filmmakers: to tell an entertaining, moving, funny story with something important to say about our world

Gone Girl

  • Rated as: 5/5

Gillian Flynn's absorbing missing-wife novel is transformed into the kind of wickedly confident Hollywood thriller you pray to see once in a decade

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Rated as: 4/5

Taking a break from serious superheroics, the Marvel brain trust gets a little silly, with redemptive results

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New movie releases

Fury

  • Rated as: 3/5

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

The Good Lie

  • Rated as: 3/5

This clunky but affecting African-immigrant drama is not The Blind Side Goes to the Dark Continent

The Green Prince

  • Rated as: 3/5

The Israel-Palestine conflict is reduced to a crystalline, though still complicated, essence

St. Vincent

  • Rated as: 3/5

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

Rudderless

  • Rated as: 1/5

The woebegone directorial debut of actor William H. Macy goes very wrong very quickly

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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