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  • 'Last of the First' an academic but valuable look at Africa's Hadza

    'Last of the First' an academic but valuable look at Africa's Hadza
    The Hadza, people who inhabit the Lake Eyasi region of northern Tanzania, trace their lineage to the earliest known ancestors of mankind. The documentary "The Hadza: Last of the First" explores their way of life, which has been mostly untouched by time,...
  • Flawed 'Camp X-Ray' still exposes truths in war on terror

     Flawed 'Camp X-Ray' still exposes truths in war on terror
    One thing director Peter Sattler gets right in the new film "Camp X-Ray" is the way life can entrap even without prison walls. Pvt. Cole, a young soldier played by Kristen Stewart, joins the Army to escape small-town Florida and ends up guarding Ali, a...
  • Chinese American gangs fight in 'Revenge of the Green Dragons'

    Chinese American gangs fight in 'Revenge of the Green Dragons'
    "Revenge of the Green Dragons" — executive produced by Martin Scorsese and co-directed by Andrew Lau, whose "Infernal Affairs" was remade as "The Departed" by Scorsese — recounts the real-life turf war among Chinese American gangs in Queens,...
  • 'Ouija' a boring board-game adaptation badly played

    Pronounced like "squeegee," "Ouija" is a tie-in fright flick only a group of toy and movie executives could summon from around a conference table, a blah imitation of PG-13 haunted house movies like "Paranormal Activity" and "Insidious." Olivia Cooke...
  • 'Viktor' a hackneyed avenging-dad action flick

    'Viktor' a hackneyed avenging-dad action flick
    The faux-noir potboiler "Viktor" is such a hackneyed jumble it could put an end to avenging-dads thrillers as we know them. That is, if anyone were to take it seriously. But really, how can you? Watching the film's corpulent, 65-year-old star, GĂ©rard...
  • Not much to see in 'White Bird in a Blizzard'

    Not much to see in 'White Bird in a Blizzard'
    It's a bit of a shock that a filmmaker who's proved as bold and provocative as Gregg Araki ("Mysterious Skin," "Kaboom") could make a movie as flat and miscalculated as the coming-of-age mystery "White Bird in a Blizzard." Writer-director Araki's campy-...
  • Recommended classical of the week

    Recommended classical of the week
    Bach Organ Project: The WFMT-sponsored cycle of the complete solo organ works of J.S. Bach concludes with two recitals. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, organists from the North Shore AGO chapter will perform at Alice Millar Chapel (1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston)....
  • Inside the Beltway with the residents of 'Alpha House'

    Inside the Beltway with the residents of 'Alpha House'
    As the cameras whirred, John Goodman read the paper at the kitchen table. Fellow actor Matt Malloy nervously washed dishes at the counter. A third performer, Mark Consuelos, scrolled though the morning's news on his tablet. "Gil, did you know Sarah...
  • Skirball exhibit looks at German film artists in U.S. during Nazi regime

    A Los Angeles County Museum of Art show on post-World War I German cinema opened last month looking at the innovative feature film directors, producers, writers, costume designers and cinematographers who created influential 1920s classics such as...
  • Run, don't walk, to hear Running

    Run, don't walk, to hear Running
    Running has been around for a few years and is a band you are bound to see if you go to Chicago-area garage, noise or punk shows often enough. The trio is a favorite support-slot act at several venues, and it's easy to understand why: Running is jarring,...
  • Logan Center raises the dial on jazz

    Logan Center raises the dial on jazz
    Music lovers might not have anticipated it, but the sprawling arts center that the University of Chicago opened in 2012 has become an increasingly important player in Chicago jazz. Last season, the Logan Center for the Arts presented several major...