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The best upcoming film events

Noir City: Chicago

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Music Box 3733 N Southport Ave, between Grace St and Waveland Ave
  2. Tue Sep 2 - Thu Sep 4
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Hitchcock: Early, Rare and Classic

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N State St, at Randolph St
  2. Wed Sep 3 - Thu Sep 4
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Internet Cat Video Festival

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Metro Chicago 3730 N Clark St, between Waveland and Racine Aves
  2. Sat Sep 6
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New movie reviews: Critics' picks

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

To Be Takei

  • Rated as: 4/5

You know him as Star Trek’s Sulu—and one of Facebook’s finest practical jokers. But George Takei has an incredible life story, always toward a higher state of selfhood

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


  • Rated as: 4/5

Playing a gentle, age-weathered priest unfairly targeted for murder, the mighty Brendan Gleeson anchors this extremely dark Irish comedy with soul and sympathy

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

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

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New movie releases


  • Rated as: 3/5

Dazzlingly strange art rock pours out of Frank, both the movie and the title character

Me and You

  • Rated as: 3/5

After a serious back operation, legendary Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci is back, directing from his wheelchair

Yves Saint Laurent

  • Rated as: 2/5

If this sluggish drama is anything to go by, fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent has a personal story we can live without

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

Let's Be Cops

  • Rated as: 1/5

You’d think gun-happy police would have enough PR problems these days—now they must contend with lame  August comedies

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