Creative Control, opening this week at Music Box, tells the story of a New York advertising executive whose life begins to unravel after he agrees to test-drive a pair of "augmented reality" glasses his company is promoting. Also this week, we've got new reviews of: The Automatic Hate, a mystery set in motion when a man meets his long-lost (and gorgeous) cousin; The Bronze, a comedy starring Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) as a bitter ex-Olympian; The Cool World, Shirley Clarke's gritty 1964 drama about young thugs in Harlem; The Divergent Series: Allegiant, the third and (hooray) last installment in the young-adult SF franchise; Eye in the Sky, a timely chamber drama about U.S. and UK military conducting a drone strike; and Hello, My Name Is Doris, starring Sally Field as an old woman who falls in love with a young man in her office.
Eye in the Sky
The European Union Film Festival continues through the end of the month at Gene Siskel Film Center. Recommended films screening this week include: No Home Movie, a documentary by the late Chantal Akerman (Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles) about her fraught relationship with her mother; Sunset Song, an adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's novel about a troubled farming family, directed by English director Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea); and One Floor Below, a creepy Romanian drama about a man who decides one of his neighbors is a murderer.
Best bets for repertory: at Music Box, Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight (1966), screening all week in a digital restoration, and Citizen Kane (1940), with matinees Saturday and Sunday.