Girlz in da hood, plus more new reviews and notable screenings | Bleader

Friday, February 6, 2015

Girlz in da hood, plus more new reviews and notable screenings

Posted By on 02.06.15 at 07:30 AM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

Fish & Cat
  • Fish & Cat

Girlhood, one of the more talked-about French dramas at last year's Cannes film festival, begins a weeklong run at Gene Siskel Film Center on Friday; written and directed by Celine Sciamma (Tomboy), it focuses on bad girls in an African-immigrant community on the outskirts of Paris. Check out our review here, plus our review of Fish & Cat, a slasher-cum-narrative-puzzle-box that opens this year's Festival of Films From Iran at Film Center.

Jupiter Ascending
  • Jupiter Ascending
New movies reviewed this week include: Jupiter Ascending, an elaborate sci-fi spectacle from Chicago's own Wachowskis (The Matrix, V for Vendetta, Cloud Atlas); The Loft, a sleek and sleazy mystery about five adulterous businessmen who turn on each other after finding a dead woman in the downtown loft they all share; Project Almanac, a time-travel adventure for high schoolers; Red Army, a documentary about the formidable Soviet hockey team; Seventh Son, a Tolkein-style fantasy starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore; and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, a feature-length animation for children, stoners, and children who are stoners.

Black Narcissus
  • Black Narcissus
Best bets for repertory: Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville (1965), Saturday and Wednesday, and Made in U.S.A., Saturday and Monday, at Film Center; Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's Black Narcissus (1946), Friday at University of Chicago Doc Films; Michael Curtiz's Casablanca (1942), Tuesday at the Pickwick in Park Ridge; Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (1963), Wednesday at Doc; David Fincher's Fight Club (1999), midnight Friday and Saturday at Music Box; Harun Farocki's How to Live in the Federal Republic of Germany (1989), Tuesday at Film Center; Milos Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Thursday at Doc; Shirley Clarke's Portrait of Jason (1967), Sunday at Doc; and Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954), Friday and Sunday at Doc.



Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by J.R. Jones

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
Guards at the Taj Steppenwolf Theatre
June 13
Performing Arts
Not One Batu Berger Park Cultural Center
July 04

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories