Deadpool, the new Marvel Comics adaptation, broke countless box office records during the past week, and this week it claims another distinction: the first Marvel release to earn three stars from the Reader. Leah Pickett has our long review about the movie's crafty appropriation of the 70s antihero formula. Also this week, we've got new reviews of: The Camera Obscura, a 2008 drama about a Russian-Jewish refugee who becomes the unhappy wife of an Argentinian farmer, presented by the Spertus Institute and introduced by critic Alejandro Riera; Eisenstein in Guanajuato, Peter Greenaway's re-creation of the Mexican travels of Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein; Race, a biopic of Olympic great Jesse Owens; Risen, a Christian mystery thriller about a Roman soldier charged with finding the missing body of Jesus . . .
Best bets for repertory: Vittorio De Sica's The Bicycle Thief (1948), Friday and Tuesday at Gene Siskel Film Center, with a lecture by Pamela Robertson Wojcik at the Tuesday screening; Erich von Stroheim's Greed (1925), Saturday afternoon at Northwestern University Block Museum of Art with live piano accompaniment by David Drazin; Mel Brooks's High Anxiety (1977), Wednesday at University of Chicago Doc Films; Kutlug Ataman's Lola + Bilidikid (1998), Thursday at Block with Ataman attending and free admission; Roman Polanski's Repulsion (1965), Thursday at Doc; Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive (2014), Thursday at Doc; and Charles Walters's Summer Stock (1950), Monday at Doc.