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The best upcoming film events

  1. Logan Theatre 2646 N Milwaukee Ave, at Kedzie Ave
  2. Tue Dec 2 - Tue Apr 19
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The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Music Box 3733 N Southport Ave, between Grace St and Waveland Ave
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Dec 7
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Field Trips: Cinema Science with the Field Museum

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Music Box 3733 N Southport Ave, between Grace St and Waveland Ave
  2. Wed Dec 3
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  1. Columbia College, Film Row Cinema 1104 S Wabash Ave, eighth floor, at 11th St
  2. Wed Dec 3
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New movie reviews: Critics' picks

Happy Valley

  • Rated as: 4/5

Director Amir Bar-Lev, a skilled chronicler of tricky dynamics, has done an expert job of brewing the controversy to its full potency

Force Majeure

  • Rated as: 4/5

A film with a delicious sense of unraveling domesticity

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1

  • Rated as: 4/5

While it definitely takes its foot off the action, this installment goes deeper and darker

The Theory of Everything

  • Rated as: 4/5

At its best, this affecting biopic of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking plays deftly against schmaltz

Interstellar

  • Rated as: 5/5

An overwhelming, immersive and time-bending space epic

Nightcrawler

  • Rated as: 5/5

Writer-director Dan Gilroy's supercharged Nightcrawler is a viciously funny film

Citizenfour

  • Rated as: 4/5

Even if you know Edward Snowden’s story, it’s doubly striking when heard here, straight from the horse’s mouth

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New movie releases

Penguins of Madagascar

  • Rated as: 3/5

Everything in this factory-line kiddie caper is decent enough, but nowhere in the league of the surprisingly excellent Madagascar 3

Horrible Bosses 2

  • Rated as: 2/5

The main acting trio returns for this sequel to 2011’s employment comedy Horrible Bosses—fair enough, since the casting worked great the first time

Foxcatcher

  • Rated as: 2/5

Arrestingly made yet oppressive, this feeble-brained sports movie focuses on a true-life crime story

The Homesman

  • Rated as: 2/5

The West is a grim place in Tommy Lee Jones’s ineffective 19th-century oater

Dumb and Dumber To

  • Rated as: 3/5

Cinema’s most improbably tolerable pair of morons is back for a proper sequel that looks like a cash grab but works like a time machine

Rosewater

  • Rated as: 3/5

Jon Stewart turns out to be a merely okay director, judging from this sincere yet serviceable political drama

Big Hero 6

  • Rated as: 3/5

An enjoyable diversion from a studio that usually offers more

John Wick

  • Rated as: 3/5

John Wick feels like action manna for its cleanly designed gun-fu sequences and brutal takedowns

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