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  • 'Timbuktu' a compelling exploration of extremism's absurdities

     'Timbuktu' a compelling exploration of extremism's absurdities
    The intriguingly unorthodox "Timbuktu," one of five films vying for a foreign-language Oscar, is a provocative, sometimes satiric drama about the sort of Islamic extremists who make life, especially in the outer reaches, so treacherous these days.
  • Review: 'Mommy'

    Review: 'Mommy'
    The first half of Montreal-born Xavier Dolan's "Mommy" feels like a modern classic, driven by galvanizing performances from Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clement and Antoine Olivier Pilon. The second half succumbs to a less original, more manipulative brand of...

    Review: 'Two Days, One Night'

    When we listen in on one-sided telephone conversations in the movies, often the behavior is not quite human. Rather, it becomes an actor's showcase for histrionic tears or smiling through tears — a good old-fashioned wallow in capital-O Overacting....

    'Cosmopolis': Harbinger of economic doom lands with a bit of a thud ★★ 1/2

    'Cosmopolis': Harbinger of economic doom lands with a bit of a thud ★★ 1/2
    Sleek and forbidding, David Cronenberg's adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel "Cosmopolis" presents the most whopping paradox in the cinema year 2012. It is a picture, like any picture made by a true craftsman, that improves considerably on a second...

    Chicago International Film Festival's first slate announced

    Chicago International Film Festival's first slate announced
    Broadly speaking, a film festival's programmers can handle news of a new lineup one of two ways: all at once, or nearly; or the drib-drab approach. The Chicago International Film Festival goes for the dribs and drabs. The 48th edition of founder and...