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The biggest summer movies of 2015

This summer’s shaping up to be one of the best we’ve seen in a long time. Here are the movies to look out for

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The 50 best gangster movies of all time

Load up on ammo and wiseguy patter with our ranked list of the best gangster and crime movies in cinema

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Ten things we love about Chappie

Here’s why we’re seriously impressed by District 9 writer-director Neill Blomkamp’s third sci-fi movie

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The best new movies on Netflix in March 2015

The streaming service announces a trove of lucky Irish titles for St. Patrick's Day and much more

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Ten things we learned at the 2015 Oscars

Birdman flew to win Best Picture and the speeches got political

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Grey Gardens

Among the strangest real-life family dramas ever captured, a classic dysfunction doc is back onscreen

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Chappie

After the out-of-nowhere sucker punch of his 2009 debut District 9, Neill Blomkamp’s second film, 2013’s Elysium, felt like the work of a Hollywood-designed, blockbuster-producing robot: slick and anonymous. So it’s a huge relief to discover that, with Chappie, the South African filmmaker has re-engaged his emotion chip and ramped up the weirdness factor for a lovably scattershot cybernetic satire.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Faults

If he weren’t a published expert at talking people out of cults, Ansel (Leland Orser) would be an obvious candidate for joining one. The beaten and bedraggled subject of Riley Stearns's mordantly funny first feature, he roams the jaundiced purgatory of Southern California, leveraging sparsely attended seminars to hawk his terrible new book about the virtues of free will.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Buzzard

A slamming indictment of ding-a-ling millennials, an Office Space–like screed against corporate monotony, a riotous inertia comedy: Joel Potrykus’s so-indie-it-burns latest could be all of those things, though there isn’t any pressing reason to choose. Built around a transfixingly dead-eyed performance by Joshua Burge, Buzzard makes a mockery of our need to engage with heroes, even massively flawed ones.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Kes

Taking in school and home life in an area where nature meets the mining industry on the Yorkshire skyline, Ken Loach’s most enduring movie is the story of Billy Casper, a smart but wayward boy who, despite a quick mind and tongue, has a reputation as a rogue.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Wild Canaries

A contemporary Cobble Hill riff on Manhattan Murder Mystery, Lawrence Michael Levine’s Wild Canaries may fly along a familiar path, but it’s sexier, smarter and a hell of a lot more fun.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

A silver fox for a silver crowd: Richard Gere is the magic card up the filmmaker’s sleeve for this warm if rambling sequel to the 2011 hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Focus

The all-guns-blazing rebirth of the original Fresh Prince? Think again.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Jury duty, head lice, chlamydia—just a few of the things we'd hoped to get before a sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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McFarland, USA

The story unfolds with more patience and grace than the genre demands

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Fifty Shades of Grey

A watered-down adaptation that’s embarrassed to be wet

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Kingsman: The Secret Service

Never less than slick, precision-tooled multiplex entertainment

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  • 3 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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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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