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Booksmart

A stellar high school comedy with an A+ cast, a brilliant script loaded with witty dialogue, eye-catching cinematography, swift editing, and a danceable soundtrack.

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Rim of the World

Rim of the World is not going to inspire young viewers to look up at the stars, pretend to run from alien monsters, or continue…

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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CIFF 2015: Films We've Covered At Other Fests

The 51st Chicago International Film Festival kicks off Thursday with an Opening Night screening of Nanni Moretti's "Mia Madre," one of the many titles we've been able to cover from previous fests. To help your planning with CIFF's national, regional, and city premieres of these many exciting films, we've compiled a list of our reviews (from Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and New York) ready for your perusal. Be sure to check in throughout the fest for Brian Tallerico and Nick Allen's extensive coverage of more titles, including interviews with filmmakers and actors as they tour their latest through the Windy City. 

"45 Years"

"Anomalisa"

"The Assassin"

"Brooklyn"

"Carol"

"Cemetery of Splendor"

"The Club"

"Dheepan"

"Eisenstein in Guanajuato"

"Heart of a Dog"

"Hitchcock/Truffaut"

"I Smile Back"

"James White" 

"Macbeth"

"Mia Madre"

"Mountains May Depart" 

"Mustang" 

"Remember" 

"Son of Saul" 

"Spotlight"

"The Treasure" 

"Under Electric Clouds"

"Youth" 

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