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It's Not That Good, but If I Use a Photo From It, Will You Please Read My Post?


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The best comedy I've seen this year is Nicole Holofcener's Please Give, which opens tomorrow at Century 12 and CineArts 6, Landmark's Century Centre, and Renaissance Place. It's the subject of a long review in this week's issue, which also includes a Critic's Choice box for the South Korean western The Good, the Bad, the Weird. And here's our review of Iron Man 2, which screened for the press too late to make the print edition.

Also reviewed in this week's issue: Babies, a documentary about four tots in different parts of the world; Ferlinghetti: A City Light, which profiles the beat poet and San Francisco book seller Lawrence Ferlinghetti; The Human Centipede (First Sequence), a gross-out mad doctor movie from the Netherlands; Dream and Rough Cut, new works by the prolific Kim Ki-duk (3-Iron, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . and Spring) that screen as part of the Gene Siskel Film Center's series of new South Korean movies; Takedowns and Falls, a documentary about a high school wrestling team and its beloved coach; and Vincent: A Life in Color, about the guy who models his brightly colored suits on the bridges overlooking the Chicago River.

Best bets in repertory this week: Joseph Losey's Galileo (1974), screening Sunday night at Doc Films; Anthony Mann's The Glenn Miller Story (1954), projected from a 35-millimeter print on Wednesday night at Northbrook Public Library; Maurice Pialat's Loulou (1980), screening on Tuesday night at Doc; Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (1965), with shows Friday night and Saturday afternoon at Film Center; Vittorio de Sica's Umberto D (1952), showing next Thursday at Northwestern's Block Museum of Art; and Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (1978), projected from an archival print on Friday night and Sunday afternoon at Doc.

Last but not least: the late Lynn Redgrave (pictured below) gives an Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated performance in Gods and Monsters (1998), which screens by DVD projection at Chicago Filmmakers on Friday.

Lynn Redgrave in Gods and Monsters
  • Lynn Redgrave in "Gods and Monsters"


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