Ben Sachs has four stars for Eden, the latest from French director Mia Hansen-Løve; check out his long review. And we’ve got capsule reviews of: Domestic Life, a fictional chronicle of four French suburban housewives; Dope, a teen comedy about a self-described “black geek” who must reinvent himself as a gangster; Guidelines, a Canadian documentary about juvenile delinquents; Infinitely Polar Bear, starring Mark Ruffalo as a bipolar man trying to care for his two young daughters; Krasno, a Czech drama about two middle-aged guys who return to their hometown and try to solve a mystery; A Little Chaos, with Kate Winslet as a landscape designer hired to help build the gardens at Versailles; Macaroni and Cheese, a French comedy about three gal pals whooping it up at the Locarno film festival; Manglehorn, starring Al Pacino as an aging locksmith still pining for his lost love; The Overnight, an indie sex comedy from executive producer Mark Duplass; and They Are We, a documentary about the Banta tribe in Sierra Leone.
Best bets for repertory: Yasujiro Ozu’s Early Summer (1951), Friday at University of Chicago Doc Films; Orson Welles’s Othello (1952), Saturday and Sunday morning at Music Box; and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, midnight Friday and Saturday at Landmark’s Century Centre. Adam Shankman’s Hairspray (2007) screens Wednesday in a sing-along version, outdoors at Northwestern University Norris Center. And filmmaker Penelope Spheeris (Wayne’s World) appears at the Music Box on Saturday night for a double feature of her rockumentaries The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) and The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988), which are being released (along with Part III) as a DVD box set from Shout! Factory.