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The 50 best Christmas movies

We count down our all-time favorite Christmas films, from silly Santas to shoot-outs in the snow

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The 20 best movies of 2014

The year in cinema was a killer ride

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The 20 best movie scenes of 2014

If you don’t have time to catch up with all the best movies of 2014, simply fast-forward to these key scenes and get all your cinematic sustenance in handy, bite-sized chunks. From boozy apes to dudes in capes, these were our favorite movie moments in 2014.RECOMMENDED: Best of 2014

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The best new movies on Netflix this month

What's premiering on the streaming service in January?

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Peter Jackson interview

The Hobbit director answers questions from some of his famous collaborators

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New movies we love

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The Babadook

A slow-building, expertly unsettling horror film

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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The Imitation Game

Snappy and not too solemn, but perhaps not as much of a psychological puzzle as it could have been

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Top Five

Chris Rock loves to crack us up, but lately, a stealth dramatist has emerged

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Two Faces of January

It has an unhurried, louche air about it that gives way to claustrophobia as it starts to get its clammy hands around your neck

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1

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

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 1 out of 5 stars
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The Theory of Everything

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

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

What we have here is a whole lot more of Jackson’s proven formula

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Annie

A candied corporate fantasia that could only take place in Taylor Swift’s New York

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Exodus: Gods and Kings

Plays like a miniseries that’s been disemboweled of its drama and imagination with a butter knife

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  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Wild

As a heroin addict, a cheater, a crunchy soul-searcher and a bit of a space-case, Reese Witherspoon feels miscast

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Penguins of Madagascar

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

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Horrible Bosses 2

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

Time Out says
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Movie-going in Chicago

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The best movie theaters in Chicago

The top spots for classic films, indie gems and the latest blockbusters

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Film events: Chicago's best movies and fests

Check out the best movie screenings, fests, Q&As and other film events happening in Chicago

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Film lists you love

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Best sex scenes in film

Outside of porn flicks, these are the lustiest lovemaking scenes on film

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23 things we learned about Chicago from the movies

The landscape and lifestyle of Chicago is a little suspect in the eyes of Hollywood

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Worst movie sex scenes

We count down the 20 most excruciating movie sex scenes

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The 43 best fictional Chicagoans

We consult our favorite Chicago-set fiction to find the greatest fake people to ever hail from our city

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The 100 best animated movies

World-famous animators pick the best animated movies ever

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The 50 most romantic movies of all time

Prepare to swoon at our loveliest of lists

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