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The best upcoming film events

  1. Logan Theatre 2646 N Milwaukee Ave, at Kedzie Ave
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Tue Apr 19
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  1. Gorilla Tango Theatre Chicago 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, at Western Ave
  2. Fri Sep 19 - Fri Dec 26
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  1. Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N State St, at Randolph St
  2. Fri Sep 19 - Tue Sep 30
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New movie reviews: Critics' picks

Abuse of Weakness

  • Rated as: 4/5

French provocateur Catherine Breillat delves into her own discomfiting history with a scam artist in her difficult but rewarding drama

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

The Trip to Italy

  • Rated as: 4/5

“Second-album syndrome” is how costar Steve Coogan, in a meta moment of self-critique, describes his impending food tour with also-slightly-fictionalized Rob Brydon

Get on Up

  • Rated as: 4/5

Leaping into the life story of the Godfather of Soul, up-and-comer Chadwick Boseman turns in a fearless performance, intensely physical and burning with conviction

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

Magic in the Moonlight

  • Rated as: 4/5

The more things change, the more Woody Allen stays the same

Boyhood

  • Rated as: 5/5

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

Chef

  • Rated as: 4/5

Chef marks a return to Favreau’s home-cooked roots, albeit with the perks of his big-budget finesse.

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New movie releases

Code Black

  • Rated as: 3/5

A trip to the emergency room is always fraught with stomach-churning nausea—not surprisingly, the same goes for a documentary shot in one

The Drop

  • Rated as: 3/5

A dingy-looking Brooklyn crime drama features fine work from Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini, but putters along dozily

Finding Fela

  • Rated as: 3/5

Outspoken Nigerian musician Fela Kuti led a vibrant life, one that filmmaker Alex Gibney lays out in too-plain fashion in his latest documentary

The Skeleton Twins

  • Rated as: 3/5

Two ex–TV stars get a pair of roles that allow them to stretch into unexplored dramatic territory

If I Stay

  • Rated as: 3/5

A romance hangs in the balance after a family car crash puts teenaged Mia (Kick-Ass's Chloë Grace Moretz) in a coma

The One I Love

  • Rated as: 3/5

A married couple goes on a romantic getaway in debuting writer Justin Lader’s attractively twisty script

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

  • Rated as: 2/5

Meaty fists connect with faces, guns explode like nukes and panes of glass dont have a chance of maintaining structural integrity

The Expendables 3

  • Rated as: 2/5

This time, Sylvester Stallone and his band of pumped-up ’80s-era mercenaries are taking on the international arms trade

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