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This Week at the Movies

This Week, Part 1 (Aug. 28-30, 2015)

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. 28-30, 2015

Wide (United States)

No Escape

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We Are Your Friends

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Limited (United States)

Queen of Earth

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The Second Mother

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A splendid and engaging morality play about class warfare and the challenges and disappointments of parenting.

Turbo Kid

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Z for Zachariah

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A futuristic story about three people struggling to survive in a world they could never have imagined.

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Subtle post-apocalyptic survival tale that revels in its minimalist simplicity…

Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online

  • Excerpt: If I tell you “Z for Zachariah” is a post-apocalyptic love-triangle drama, you may presume it’s some sort of half-cocked “Hunger Games” rip-off. But resist that urge, because this stealthy indie is nothing you’d expect and so uniquely thrilling that it’s worth seeking out.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week, Part 2 (Aug. 21-23, 2015)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

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: August 21-23, 2015

Wide (United States)

American Ultra

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Hitman: Agent 47

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Sinister 2

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Limited (United States)

6 Years

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Distances itself from other flawed relationship narratives with excellent acting and a subversion of gender roles.

Digging for Fire

Kenji Fujishima @ Brooklyn Magazine

Grandma

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: it is a sheer delight to watch Tomlin interact with a widely varied supporting cast, putting subtle spins on each encounter that builds Elle Reid from the outside in.

Learning to Drive

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: a lovely story of moving out of middle aged comfort zones during times of romantic crisis rendered both humorous and affecting by leads Clarkson and Kingsley.

She’s Funny That Way

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: While it’s tempting to fixate on the facets of modern Big Apple life that are missing from this decidedly concentrated portrait, it’s more fulfilling to look at what is there: a vision of the privileged class as a comically insular world, and its recognition of the idea that the paths taken by the privileged to reach their seemingly perfectly upheld lives haven’t necessarily been any less fraught with self-denied compromise and regret than those of less fortunate city dwellers.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week, Part 1 (Aug. 21-23, 2015)

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: August 21-23, 2015

Wide (United States)

American Ultra

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Blood-splattered and ultra-violent, it’s amazingly awful and dopey in more was than one.

Limited (United States)

6 Years

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Distances itself from other flawed relationship narratives with excellent acting and a subversion of gender roles.

She’s Funny That Way

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: While it’s tempting to fixate on the facets of modern Big Apple life that are missing from this decidedly concentrated portrait, it’s more fulfilling to look at what is there: a vision of the privileged class as a comically insular world, and its recognition of the idea that the paths taken by the privileged to reach their seemingly perfectly upheld lives haven’t necessarily been any less fraught with self-denied compromise and regret than those of less fortunate city dwellers.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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This Week, Part 2 (Aug. 14-16, 2015)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

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. 14-16, 2015

Wide (United States)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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Straight Outta Compton

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Limited (United States)

Mistress America

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Along with the soaring Frances Ha, Mistress America is evidence that Gerwig the actor is at her best when interpreting the words of Gerwig the screenwriter. She plays Brooke to perfection, making her delusions of having been wronged or of opening a restaurant pitiably transparent while always keeping her charismatic and magnetic enough to buy that Tracy would be in her thrall.

People Places Things

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: People Places Things is an unexpected pleasure.

[New Today] Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 1 (Aug. 14-16, 2015)

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. 14-16, 2015

Wide (United States)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Straight Outta Compton

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Limited (United States)

Mistress America

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Along with the soaring Frances Ha, Mistress America is evidence that Gerwig the actor is at her best when interpreting the words of Gerwig the screenwriter. She plays Brooke to perfection, making her delusions of having been wronged or of opening a restaurant pitiably transparent while always keeping her charismatic and magnetic enough to buy that Tracy would be in her thrall.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 2 (Aug. 7-9, 2015)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

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. 7-9, 2015

Wide (United States)

Fantastic Four

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Gift

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Ricki and the Flash

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Shaun the Sheep Movie

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Limited (United States)

Cop Car

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Jon Watts’ Cop Car aims to be a lean action thriller with a dark blend of humor and violence and a delightfully villainous role for Kevin Bacon. In execution, it does all those things but it only does them halfway.

[New Today] Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com

Dark Places

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The Diary of a Teenage Girl

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: The Diary of a Teenage Girl does one of the things that movies, and art in general, do only when they’re at their best. It makes us see the world entirely from another person’s point of view.

[New Today] MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: It shouldn’t be radical to see a movie treat a girl with this level of appreciation and understanding of her most intimate inner self. Yet it is.

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: That The Prophet may encourage habit-based viewers to broaden their tastes even a little bit after watching the film more than makes up for the occasional kinks in its overall narrative design.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 1 (Aug. 7-9, 2015)

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. 7-9, 2015

Wide (United States)

Fantastic Four

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

The Gift

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Ricki and the Flash

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Shaun the Sheep Movie

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Cop Car

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Jon Watts’ Cop Car aims to be a lean action thriller with a dark blend of humor and violence and a delightfully villainous role for Kevin Bacon. In execution, it does all those things but it only does them halfway.

Dark Places

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: The Diary of a Teenage Girl does one of the things that movies, and art in general, do only when they’re at their best. It makes us see the world entirely from another person’s point of view.

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: That The Prophet may encourage habit-based viewers to broaden their tastes even a little bit after watching the film more than makes up for the occasional kinks in its overall narrative design.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 2 (Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2015)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

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: Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2015

Wide (United States)

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

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Vacation

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Limited (United States)

The End of the Tour

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Like an energetic terrier and a cautious great dane sussing each other up, Eisenberg and Segel are an unlikely yet perfect pairing in director James Ponsoldt’s dual character study, one which plays like the road trip version of “My Dinner with Andre.”

A LEGO Brickumentary

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
[New Today] Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Really nothing more than an extended promotional reel for the Danish company,…but despite being a mite padded, it’s a mostly sprightly tour through the byways of Legoland.

Listen to Me Marlon

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 1 (Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2015)

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: Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2015

Wide (United States)

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Vacation

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Limited (United States)

The End of the Tour

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Like an energetic terrier and a cautious great dane sussing each other up, Eisenberg and Segel are an unlikely yet perfect pairing in director James Ponsoldt’s dual character study, one which plays like the road trip version of “My Dinner with Andre.”

A LEGO Brickumentary

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Really nothing more than an extended promotional reel for the Danish company,…but despite being a mite padded, it’s a mostly sprightly tour through the byways of Legoland.

Listen to Me Marlon

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 2 (Jul. 24-26, 2015)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

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: Jul. 24-26, 2015

Wide (United States)

Paper Towns

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Pixels

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Southpaw

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Limited (United States)

Big Significant Things

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: Big Significant Things, whose anodyne tastefulness effectively lumps it into a big vat of likeminded Sundance-or-SXSW-endorsed offerings, apparently knows it’s a trivial document of privileged white-people problems, but that self-awareness oddly enough doesn’t stop it from being that exact thing.

Samba

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A French dramedy about a Senegalese immigrant with a stunning performance by Omar Sy.

Unexpected

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: This is an intelligent film that speaks volumes about its characters, and it does so with sensitivity to the specifics of their individual experiences.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

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