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The best upcoming film events

  1. I AM Logan Square Gallery 2644 N Milwaukee Ave, between Sawyer and Kedzie Aves
  2. Fri Oct 3 - Fri Nov 14
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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 9 - Thu Oct 23
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  1. Logan Theatre 2646 N Milwaukee Ave, at Kedzie Ave
  2. Tue Oct 7 - Tue Apr 19
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New movie reviews: Critics' picks

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

Love Is Strange

  • Rated as: 5/5

Playing a longtime New York couple suddenly without a home, Alfred Molina and John Lithgow commit to one of the year’s best dramas, a story of ill-fated unraveling

Venus in Fur

  • Rated as: 4/5

Polanski has great fun exploring and exploding the story’s carnal themes and the two performers slink around each other, slipping in and out of their varying roles with seductive ease

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

Last Weekend

  • Rated as: 3/5

This upper-crust melodrama takes plenty of stumbles, and ultimately feels as ephemeral as one of those quickly churned-out old-Hollywood meltdowns

Men, Women & Children

  • Rated as: 2/5

The first Jason Reitman film to make the 36-year-old director seem about 400 years old

The Boxtrolls

  • Rated as: 3/5

It’s no surprise that this digitally animated adventure from the producers of Edward Gorey–esque kids’ fairy tales Coraline and ParaNorman is an ooky, spooky affair

Jimi: All Is by My Side

  • Rated as: 3/5

An admirable though unrelentingly gloomy and unauthorized chronicle of the great guitarist Jimi Hendrix

Hector and the Search for Happiness

  • Rated as: 2/5

Simon Pegg plays the world’s most unconvincing psychiatrist in this fluffy, irritating Brit comedy

The Equalizer

  • Rated as: 1/5

There’s some sad math happening when Hollywood tries to equalize one of its most distinctive leading men with generic action parts that even Liam Neeson would scowl at

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

  • Rated as: 3/5

Despite the sparkling cast and engaging, well-tuned turns from Chastain and McAvoy, the scaled-down script doesn’t carry much weight

The Maze Runner

  • Rated as: 3/5

Teenagers are getting it in the neck again, in the latest dystopian YA literary sensation to get the Hollywood treatment

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