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This week's issue also has new reviews of 47 Ronin, a big-budget Hollywood retelling of the famous Japanese legend; Aftermath, a historical mystery that generated a storm of controversy in its native Poland; The Great Beauty, the latest from Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, This Must Be the Place); and the Sundance Institute 2013 Shorts Program, a collection of (you guessed it) short films that played at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
On Monday Doc Films begins its winter calendar with A Bill of Divorcement (1932), an early George Cukor feature that begins a splendid series of early Katherine Hepburn vehicles. The college film society has some other swell revivals next week: the classic kung fu comedy Dirty Ho (1976) screens on Tuesday at 7 PM, and Francis Ford Coppola's Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) screens on Thursday at 9:30 PM. The week's other noteworthy revival screenings include: Mel Brooks's Blazing Saddles and Abel Ferrara's Ms. 45, screening at the Music Box on Friday and Saturday at midnight; and Carol Reed's Odd Man Out, which plays at the Northbrook Public Library on Wednesday at 1 and 7:30 PM.