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Friday, February 6, 2015

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

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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.

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