The director of A Hijacking is back with A War, plus more new reviews and notable screenings | Bleader

The director of A Hijacking is back with A War, plus more new reviews and notable screenings


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A War
  • A War
Tobias Lindholm, director of the critically lauded Danish drama A Hijacking, returns with A War, which opens at Landmark's Century Centre on Friday and competes for an Oscar for best foreign film on Sunday. Our long review is here. We've also got capsule reviews of: Eddie the Eagle, an inspirational sports drama about the unlikely Olympian Eddie Edwards;  The Last Man on the Moon, a documentary profile of NASA astronaut Eugene Cernan; Magical Girl, a Spanish noir about a man who'll do anything to obtain an expensive dress for his terminally ill daughter; Triple 9, an underworld thriller from the director of The Proposition; and The Vanished Elephant, a metafictional romp about a crime novelist pulled into a real-life mystery.

All of Me
  • All of Me
Best bets for repertory: Carl Reiner's All of Me (1984), Wednesday at University of Chicago Doc Films; Martin Scorsese's The Departed (2006), Friday and Sunday at Doc; Francois Truffaut's The 400 Blows (1959), Saturday and Tuesday at Gene Siskel Film Center, with a lecture by Pamela Robertson Wojcik at the Tuesday screening; Maurice Pialat's A Nos Amours (1983), Saturday and Thursday at Film Center; and Stanley Donen's Singin' in the Rain (1952), Monday at Doc.

  • Kuzu
Turkish filmmaker Kutlug Ataman appears at Northwestern University Block Museum of Art on Friday to introduce his recent drama Kuzu; admission is free. And two noteworthy festivals kick off next week: Chicago Irish Film Festival runs Thursday through Sunday, March 3 through 6, at the Logan, and the Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday, March 2 through 6. Check out next week's issue for our Onion City roundup.