Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.
Opening: Aug. 22-24, 2014
Wide (United States)
If I Stay
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
When the Game Stands Tall
- Excerpt: Every personal setback, medical emergency, or tragedy is just what happens in between one season, game, or practice and the next.
- Excerpt: Workmanlike rather than inspired…well-intentioned but heavy-handed.
Expanding (United States)
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
- Excerpt: Apart from one element it’s a thoroughly likable, though hardly overwhelming, travelogue.
Limited (United States)
- Excerpt: 14 Blades will most likely only entertain its core audience of martial arts aficionados. But kudos to anyone who can recall the intended purpose for each blade.
Are You Here
- Excerpt: Originally titled You Are Here when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2013, it’s as if the refashioning of statement to question is posed for anyone left in the audience that stayed until the end credits.
- Excerpt: It’s fairly certain that while watching it you’ll wish you were somewhere else.
Love Is Strange
The One I Love
To Be Takei
- Excerpt: To Be Takei is radiant with the joy of the man has captured the hearts and imaginations of untold fans. It left me smiling ear to ear, and with some serious food for thought.