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  • 'Tangerines' a somber parable about war and humanity

    'Tangerines' a somber parable about war and humanity
    The selection of the Estonian film "Tangerines" as one of the five foreign language Oscar nominees for 2014 came as something of a surprise, but now that the movie is in theaters it's easy to see why the academy judges responded so strongly. A somber...
  • 'Adult Beginners' comically eases into family life's darker side

    'Adult Beginners' comically eases into family life's darker side
    "Adult Beginners," starring Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll and Bobby Cannavale, is the kind of comedy that goes down easy even as it looks at the hard stuff. In this case, director Ross Katz is concerned with life's stress fractures and the difficulties of...
  • Stagecoach preview: Family is center stage as country crowd rolls into Indio

    Stagecoach preview: Family is center stage as country crowd rolls into Indio
    Once again, the danced-out EDM crowd and overdressed hipsters who flocked in droves to Coachella over the last two weekends have moved on to fresher pastures, leaving Indio, Calif., wide open for the pickup truck, RV and cowboy hat community that rides in...
  • '24 Days' a gripping, anguished account of a kidnapping

    '24 Days' a gripping, anguished account of a kidnapping
    Knowing the outcome behind the true-life tragedy "24 Days" doesn't diffuse the horror, the tension or the sadness of watching one family's drama unfold day after agonizing day when a son is kidnapped and hope dies. French director Alexandre Arcady,...
  • Review: 'Welcome to New York'

    Review: 'Welcome to New York'
    Naked, or wearing boxer shorts that make his belly look like an expansive ode to high and low living, Gerard Depardieu resembles King Ubu, the gutter royal of the late 19th Century French stage in "Welcome to New York." Now at the Gene Siskel Film...
  • Chicago theater openings for the week of April 24-30

     Chicago theater openings for the week of April 24-30
    MONDAY | "Beast on the Moon": Richard Kalinoski's drama is about an Armenian genocide refugee building a new life in 1920s Milwaukee. Through June 6 at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.; 773-338-2177 or raventheatre.com THURSDAY | "Side Man": American...
  • 'New Works': Joffrey is fresh and up close at the Cadillac Palace

    'New Works': Joffrey is fresh and up close at the Cadillac Palace
    Good things come in tidy packages in the Joffrey's "New Works" program. Taking advantage of the Cadillac Palace Theatre's relative intimacy, through May 3, four chamber pieces offer a unique opportunity to see the honed Joffrey dancers as individuals,...
  • The art of tear production is a subtle one

    The art of tear production is a subtle one
    At the movies, we cry for so many different reasons. The other night I cried at the quality of the buttered popcorn at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema: so tasty, so right. The night afterward I cried driving into the parking ramp of the ICON Theatre on...
  • Recommended Chicago-area classical music performances

    Recommended Chicago-area classical music performances
    Avalon String Quartet: Pianist Christina Dahl joins the group for Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor. Sharing the bill are works by Mozart and Wolfgang Rihm. 2 p.m. Sunday, Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St., Rockford; $25; 815-964-9713, mendelssohnpac.org...
  • Anna Shapiro: The entrance interview and her plans for Steppenwolf

    Anna Shapiro: The entrance interview and her plans for Steppenwolf
    In a cafe on the Upper East Side this week, incoming Steppenwolf Theatre artistic director Anna D. Shapiro sat down to talk about her new job in Chicago. For the past year, Shapiro, her husband, Ian Barford, and their two young children have been living...
  • The Sonics put nasty into every note

    The Sonics put nasty into every note
    The Sonics put a whole bunch of nasty into every note they played on two ground-breaking albums in the mid-'60s. "Later on when people started calling us 'punks,' we didn't know what to think," singer Jerry Roslie says. "Punk used to be not a nice term....