Its Such a Beautiful Day
  • It’s Such a Beautiful Day

The famously sober Frederick Wiseman takes it off, takes it all off, with Crazy Horse, a documentary about the venerable Parisian nude cabaret. It’s the subject of our Reader Recommends box this week. You’ll also find a long review of Oren Moverman’s Rampart, starring Woody Harrelson as an out-of-control LAPD officer, and new capsule reviews for Chico & Rita, a Spanish-British animation feature that’s up for an Oscar on Sunday; Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, a sequel to the 2007 hit; Hell and Back Again, about a U.S. marine trying to recover after being critically injured in Afghanistan; An Evening With Don Hertzfeldt, Wednesday at Music Box, which includes the Chicago premiere of Hertzfeldt’s latest, It’s Such a Beautiful Day; My Way Home, the last installment in Bill Douglas’s autobiographical trilogy; On the Ice, a noir-ish indie set among the Inupiat Eskimos under the midnight sun of Barrow, Alaska; Thin Ice, a noir-ish indie set among Greg Kinnear and Billy Crudup under the occasionally visible sun of Kenosha, Wisconsin; and Videos by Laure Prouvost, which combines work by the French artist with early experimental shorts that influenced her.