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This Week, Part 2 (Feb. 5-7, 2016)

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: Feb 5-7, 2016

Wide (United States)

The Choice

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Hail, Caesar!

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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Limited (United States)

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: [Greenaway’s] unique visual style is carefully composed of rich, painterly tableaux, his themes encompassing puzzles, murder, architecture, sex and death. They are all evident here, yet it is difficult to take “Eisenstein in Guanajuato” entirely seriously.

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: Greenaway’s habit of repeating old tics and playing around with virtuosic form for the sake of it might give off the impression of a director bored with his material, but what comes through clearly by the end of the film is the act of one artist’s eccentric generosity breathing new awareness into the life of another.

Rams

[New Today] Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A satisfying and quirky slice-of-life film set in rural Iceland.

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Southbound

Mark Harris @ About.com
C.J. Prince @ Way Too Indie
[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: [T]here’s a sense of some overarching mythology to this highway. Each short reveals another aspect of it without giving away or explaining too much.

[New Today] Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online

Tumbledown

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: Touching story that honors the mystery of the odd ways people survive, share, and care for each other.

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 1 (Feb. 5-7, 2016)

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: Feb 5-7, 2016

Wide (United States)

The Choice

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Hail, Caesar!

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: [Greenaway’s] unique visual style is carefully composed of rich, painterly tableaux, his themes encompassing puzzles, murder, architecture, sex and death. They are all evident here, yet it is difficult to take “Eisenstein in Guanajuato” entirely seriously.

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: Greenaway’s habit of repeating old tics and playing around with virtuosic form for the sake of it might give off the impression of a director bored with his material, but what comes through clearly by the end of the film is the act of one artist’s eccentric generosity breathing new awareness into the life of another.

Rams

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Southbound

Mark Harris @ About.com
C.J. Prince @ Way Too Indie

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 2 (Jan. 29-31, 2016)

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: Jan. 29-31, 2016

Wide (United States)

Fifty Shades of Black

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The Finest Hours

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Kung Fu Panda 3

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Limited (United States)

88th Oscars: Nominated Shorts

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
(Animation) Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
(Live-Action) Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
[New Today] (Animated) MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: The wonderfully weird, hilariously morbid “World of Tomorrow” crams in more disturbing, sinister science-fiction ideas than a decade’s worth of blockbusters.

[New Today] (Live-Action) MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: “Day One” is a wartime drama the likes of which we have not seen before, with a marvelous Layla Alizada as an interpreter with U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

[New Today] (Documentary) Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: Documentary Short nominees reviewed

[New Today] (Live-Action) Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: Live Action Short nominees reviewed

[New Today] (Animated)Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: Animated Short nominees reviewed

Saala Khadoos

[New Today] Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 1 (Jan. 29-31, 2016)

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: Jan. 29-31, 2016

Wide (United States)

Fifty Shades of Black

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

The Finest Hours

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Kung Fu Panda 3

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

88th Oscars: Nominated Shorts

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
(Animation) Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
(Live-Action) Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 2 (Jan. 22-24, 2016)

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: Jan. 22-24, 2016

Wide (United States)

The 5th Wave

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Dirty Grandpa

[New Today] Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: If the idea of Robert De Niro saying ‘vagina’ a lot or visual gags that portray Efron as a pedophile are your idea of funny, “Dirty Grandpa” will fit the bill.

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: [De Niro is] invested in this character as much as any actor imaginably could be, and boy, is that fact disheartening.

[New Today] Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
[New Today] Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Dirty Grandpa parties like it’s 1965. Just go with it.

[New Today] Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Every once in awhile a movie comes around that’s so repulsive that you leave it certain that the theatre is in need of fumigation, and get home feeling a desire for a quick shower. ‘Spring Breakers’ was such a monstrosity, and last year ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2. filled the bill. Such a picture is the abysmal ‘Dirty Grandpa.’

Limited (United States)

Bleak Street

[New Today] Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Ip Man 3

[New Today] Robert Cashill @ Popdose.com
Kenji Fujishima @ Paste Magazine
Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Ip Man 3 continues the pattern of interrupting what could be thought-provoking marital arts drama with the absurd by casting Mike Tyson as the behind the scenes villain who is even outacted by Ip Man’s wooden kung-fu practice contraption.

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: There’s a kind of grace in Yen’s movements that makes me think of Gene Kelly.

Mojave

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: Mojave is a movie about a screenwriter who comes to realize he has no control, and the movie also serves as an example of what it’s about.

Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: The opening prepares us for an arduous journey of revenge and one-upmanship where two men are fiercely driven to destroy the other rather than survive themselves. Instead it’s a tonally out there character study as divisive as The Counselor and almost as oddly eccentric.

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 1 (Jan. 22-24, 2016)

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: Jan. 22-24, 2016

Wide (United States)

The 5th Wave

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Ip Man 3

Kenji Fujishima @ Paste Magazine
Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Ip Man 3 continues the pattern of interrupting what could be thought-provoking marital arts drama with the absurd by casting Mike Tyson as the behind the scenes villain who is even outacted by Ip Man’s wooden kung-fu practice contraption.

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: There’s a kind of grace in Yen’s movements that makes me think of Gene Kelly.

Mojave

Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: The opening prepares us for an arduous journey of revenge and one-upmanship where two men are fiercely driven to destroy the other rather than survive themselves. Instead it’s a tonally out there character study as divisive as The Counselor and almost as oddly eccentric.

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 2 (Jan. 15-17, 2016)

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: Jan. 15-17, 2016

Wide (United States)

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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Norm of the North

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Ride Along 2

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Limited (United States)

Band of Robbers

[New Today] Andy Crump @ Paste Magazine

  • Excerpt: Ever wonder what Tom Sawyer might look like in the mold of a 20-something millennial slacker? Then this film is for you.

The Benefactor

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: The movie, unfortunately, doesn’t live up to the performance at its core.

[New Today] Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Bumbling addiction melodrama, revolving around guilt and generosity…

[New Today] Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Richard Gere is brilliant as ever. Too bad his strong work is in the center of a plot that can’t quite seal the deal.

[New Today] Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Prentension

  • Excerpt: The Benefactor ultimately doesn’t have anything interesting to say about the character other than his surface struggles. This is especially frustrating as the film seems to have bigger aspirations than what the thriller setup would provide.

Moonwalkers

[New Today] Andy Crump @ Paste Magazine

  • Excerpt: At least we get prime Perlman.

Oktay Ege Kozak @ The Playlist

A Perfect Day

[New Today] Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: An immensely powerful account of heroic, resilient, creative, and deeply ethical aid workers in the Balkans in 1995.

Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz

  • Excerpt: A Perfect Day is, at its heart, a poignant and mordantly funny little riff on the absurdities of war and wartime politics. Condensed, it might make for a terrific 20-minute short.

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 1 (Jan. 15-17, 2016)

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: Jan. 15-17, 2016

Wide (United States)

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Norm of the North

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Ride Along 2

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Moonwalkers

Oktay Ege Kozak @ The Playlist

A Perfect Day

Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz

  • Excerpt: A Perfect Day is, at its heart, a poignant and mordantly funny little riff on the absurdities of war and wartime politics. Condensed, it might make for a terrific 20-minute short.

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 2 (Jan. 8-10, 2016)

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: Jan. 8-10, 2016

Wide (United States)

The Forest

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Expanding (United States)

The Revenant

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Limited (United States)

Anesthesia

Brent McKnight @ Cinema Blend

  • Excerpt: If you look too close, you’ll see a mess of ideas and themes, random connections, and jagged edges, but if you step back, these splotches form a pleasing enough picture.

The Treasure

Kenji Fujishima @ Paste

Wazir

[New Today] Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

This Week, Part 1 (Jan. 8-10, 2016)

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: Jan. 8-10, 2016

Wide (United States)

The Forest

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Expanding (United States)

The Revenant

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Anesthesia

Brent McKnight @ Cinema Blend

  • Excerpt: If you look too close, you’ll see a mess of ideas and themes, random connections, and jagged edges, but if you step back, these splotches form a pleasing enough picture.

The Treasure

Kenji Fujishima @ Paste

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

There is still more to read. Click HERE!

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