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  • Review: 'The Equalizer' ★★

    Review: 'The Equalizer' ★★
    Based loosely on the 1985-1989 television series, on which Edward Woodward never stuck garden shears in an enemy's throat and never, ever stabbed anyone through the neck with a corkscrew, "The Equalizer" smells like a hit. But I wish it had one completely honest scene, where (for example) someone asks the avenging angel-hero: "Who are you?" And he answers: "I'm Denzel Washington. And Denzel Washington can make even this thing watchable."
  • All things being 'Equalizer,' art elevates film's brutality

    All things being 'Equalizer,' art elevates film's brutality
    When star Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua collaborated on 2001's "Training Day," the film won Washington an Oscar and changed the trajectory of his career. Now comes Act 2, "The Equalizer," a tense thriller that also has more on its mind than...

    Review: 'A Terrible Beauty' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'A Terrible Beauty' ★★★ 1/2
    "A Terrible Beauty," its title taken from a famous poem by W.B. Yeats and premiering at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Siskel Film Center, is a docudrama of extraordinary power. It is about bullets flying and bodies falling, but it will capture...

    Review: 'The Guest' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Guest' ★★ 1/2
    A pretty crafty genre pastiche until it stalls, director Adam Wingard's "The Guest" introduces its title character after he knocks on the front door of a small-town New Mexico family that recently lost their older son in the Iraq War. Door opens, a man'...

    Fall movie preview 2014

    Fall movie preview 2014
    If you read “Gone Girl,” by bestselling Chicago author Gillian Flynn, the schedule of movies opening between now and the end of the year is pretty much the book’s big-screen version—directed by David Fincher! (“The Social...