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Movies in the Parks

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. La Follette Park 1333 N Laramie Ave, between Potamac Ave and Hirsch St
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Sat Aug 30
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  1. Millennium Park 55 N Michigan Ave, at Washington St
  2. Tue Jul 29 - Tue Aug 26
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Filmspotting 500

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Music Box 3733 N Southport Ave, between Grace St and Waveland Ave
  2. Sat Jul 26
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New movie reviews: Critics' picks

Closed Curtain

  • Rated as: 5/5

Writer-director Jafar Panahi has made another masterful, multifaceted feature

Magic in the Moonlight

  • Rated as: 4/5

It’s a comfort that Woody Allen’s worldview remains so staunchly his own


  • Rated as: 5/5

Boyhood feels unprecedented in its intimacy; the process is quietly radical, but the unassuming script even more so

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

  • Rated as: 4/5

This sequel plunges us straight into the postapocalyptic pressure cooker

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New movie releases


  • Rated as: 1/5

The action sequences are few and far between, and all of them are heavy on lugubrious slo-mo and winking fetishization

I Origins

  • Rated as: 3/5

Persuasive sci-fi tech talk, soulful romance and an earnest stab at metaphysics are combined in director Mike Cahill’s polished second feature

Mood Indigo

  • Rated as: 2/5

Despite what seems to be a perfect pairing of artist and subject, Michel Gondry’s adaptation of L’Écume des Jours is aggressively irritating

A Most Wanted Man

  • Rated as: 2/5

The troubled mindset of star Philip Seymour Hoffman is more intriguing than anything onscreen in this disappointing thriller

The Purge: Anarchy

  • Rated as: 2/5

The concept is hard to take seriously, but couldn’t this first sequel at least have had more fun with it?

Wish I Was Here

  • Rated as: 2/5

No matter where Zach Braff gets his money from he still only knows how to make one kind of movie

Planes: Fire & Rescue

  • Rated as: 1/5

This animated effort feels more like a direct-to-video job from the 1990s


  • Rated as: 3/5

For all its failings and flailings, there’s plenty to admire in this oddball star vehicle

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TV reviews

Married and You're the Worst

  • Rated as: 3/5

FX gets down and dirty with a pair of raunchy couplehood comedies

Masters of Sex, Season 2

  • Rated as: 5/5

With its second season, the sultry Showtime series proves that sexy doesn't have to mean dumb

Ray Donovan, Season 2

  • Rated as: 3/5

In its second year, the Showtime series still has trouble playing to its strengths

The Strain

  • Rated as: 2/5

TV's latest take on vampire horror has little to offer beyond cheap scares and gore

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