• An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

This week we present our gigantic Best of Chicago issue, which delivers such necessary tips as Best New Underground Venue, Best Free VHS Collection, and Best Avant-Garde/Experimental Film Series Located in a Mexican Restaurant. We also recommend Mike Leigh’s Life Is Sweet (1990), just reissued on DVD and the subject of this week’s long review; Terence Nance’s An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, a feverishly creative romantic fantasy; and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This Is the End, which chronicles the end of the world as hip movie stars know it.