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An ad man experiments with virtual reality, plus more new reviews and notable screenings

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click to enlarge Hello, My Name Is Doris
  • Hello, My Name Is Doris
Creative Control, opening this week at Music Box, tells the story of a New York advertising executive whose life begins to unravel after he agrees to test-drive a pair of "augmented reality" glasses his company is promoting. Also this week, we've got new reviews of: The Automatic Hate, a mystery set in motion when a man meets his long-lost (and gorgeous) cousin; The Bronze, a comedy starring Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) as a bitter ex-Olympian; The Cool World, Shirley Clarke's gritty 1964 drama about young thugs in Harlem; The Divergent Series: Allegiant, the third and (hooray) last installment in the young-adult SF franchise; Eye in the Sky, a timely chamber drama about U.S. and UK military conducting a drone strike; and Hello, My Name Is Doris, starring Sally Field as an old woman who falls in love with a young man in her office.
click to enlarge Eye in the Sky
  • Eye in the Sky
The European Union Film Festival continues through the end of the month at Gene Siskel Film Center. Recommended films screening this week include: No Home Movie, a documentary by the late Chantal Akerman (Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles) about her fraught relationship with her mother; Sunset Song, an adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's novel about a troubled farming family, directed by English director Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea); and One Floor Below, a creepy Romanian drama about a man who decides one of his neighbors is a murderer.
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  • Sunset Song
Best bets for repertory: at Music Box, Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight (1966), screening all week in a digital restoration, and Citizen Kane (1940), with matinees Saturday and Sunday.


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