My dad the war criminal, and the rest of this week's screenings

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The Taste of Money
  • The Taste of Money
This week's long review considers two movies about the children of Nazi war criminals: Hitler's Children, a documentary by Chanoch Ze'evi, and Lore, a drama by Cate Shortland (Somersault). We also have recommended reviews for Beautiful Creatures, an adaptation of the young-adult novel; North Sea Texas, a debut feature about homosexual longing in the title town; and The Taste of Money, the latest intrigue from South Korean writer-director Im Sang-soo (The Housemaid).

Chinatown
  • Chinatown
Newly reviewed this week: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, a certain nominee for this year's Golden Raspberry; Coming Out, an East German drama from 1989 about a closeted high school teacher; Her Third, another East German feature, this one about a single woman's romantic misadventures; and Safe Haven, the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation.

Best bets for repertory: Leos Carax's Bad Blood (1986), Sunday and Wednesday at Music Box; Sam Peckinpah's Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), Wednesday at the Portage; Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974), Thursday at University of Chicago Doc Films; Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love (2000), Wednesday at Doc; and Jennifer Reeves's The Time We Killed, Friday at University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts.

This Friday also marks the beginning of the Music Box 70mm Film Festival, with screenings of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), Lifeforce (1985), Lord Jim (1965), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and Vertigo (1958).


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