Thursday, January 28, 2010

This Week's Movie Action

Posted By on 01.28.10 at 04:35 PM

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This week's issue includes a long review of not one but two documentaries about rock-poster artists—Eileen Yaghoobian's Died Young, Stayed Pretty and Merle Becker's American Artifact: The Rise of American Rock Poster Art.

We also have new revews of a killer thriller from Korea, The Chaser; the Wilco concert doc Ashes of American Flags; the medical drama Extraordinary Measures, with Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford; The Indian Boundary Line, an experimental doc about the north side's Rogers Avenue by local filmmaker Thomas Comerford; the gothic horror item Legion; Steve James's new documentary about NBA star Allen Iverson, No Crossover (also the subject of a feature by Ed M. Koziarski); and the fascinating documentary Prodigal Sons, about a transgender woman who returns to her Montana hometown to attend a high school reunion.

Among this week's revivals are John Ford's Rio Grande (1950), screening next Thursday at Doc Films, and Elia Kazan's A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), showing Saturday afternoon and Monday night at Gene Siskel Film Center. But the week's best bargain is the Music Box's double feature of Carol Reed's Odd Man Out (1946) and The Third Man (1949), both screening in new 35-millimeter prints.

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