• Bhopali, Friday at Second Unitarian Church

Ben Sachs calls The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey “the weirdest-looking big-budget movie since Public Enemies,” a hyperreal odyssey in which “the characters find themselves in life-threatening danger with stupefying regularity.” Instead he recommends Bhopali, a documentary on the legacy of the 1984 chemical disaster in central India; it screens Friday, 8 PM, at Second Unitarian Church, 656 W. Barry. Also in this week’s issue, Sachs reviews Starlet, the indie feature now in its second week at Music Box.