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: Apr. 25-27, 2014
Wide (United States)
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
- Excerpt: The narrative comes across as even sillier than it did in 2004, and the action less exhilarating, [while] the aggravating visual style makes it a trial to watch.
The Other Woman
Limited (United States)
- Excerpt: The deeper engine of Last Passenger is a humanistic impulse, the belief that we can improve ourselves and our lot by working together and even sacrificing for one another when necessary. Though it may, with its runaway train premise, seem like a story of man versus machine, Nooshin never lets us forget that there’s person driving this train to oblivion.
- Excerpt: An intense, well-acted drama of one middle-aged man’s dark night of the soul where his choices come back to haunt him.
Walking with the Enemy
- Excerpt: the license taken by director Mark Schmidt and screenwriter Kenny Golde in repackaging the life story of Pinchas Tibor Rosenbaum…goes so far out on a limb that it snaps
2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
- Excerpt: The movie puts the audience in the position to question what they’d be willing to do, and I think many of us would be shocked at which level our friends might bow out of this game.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Anonymous People
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Finding Vivian Maier
The French Minister
- Excerpt: Crónicas diplomáticas es divertida, y a veces lo es mucho, porque ves cómo funciona un ministerio desde dentro, y Tavernier te lo cuenta con un gran reparto y un ritmo rapidísimo.
- Excerpt: Each time the film tip-toes around the obvious, it becomes more and more cringe worthy.
A Haunted House 2
- Excerpt: Marlon Wayans on his own has taken his family name lower than ever before… even lower than “White Chicks.”
- Excerpt: One can immediately detect a desperate sense of regurgitation in the strained chuckles as A Haunted House 2 has all the inspired hilarity of a decaying fang inside a drugged Dracula’s mouth.
Heaven Is for Real
Hide Your Smiling Faces
- Excerpt: A meditation on death about two young brothers dealing with the sudden death of a friend and all the other losses around them.
- Excerpt: A low-budget sci-fi thriller with worthwhile questions about the relationship between human beings and super-intelligent robots.
The Missing Picture
Muppets Most Wanted
Nymphomaniac: Volumes 1 & 2
The Raid 2: Berandal
The Railway Man
- Excerpt: Filled with humor and heart, it’s an insightful, endearing father/son coming-of-age comedic drama, destined for well-deserved popularity on the DVD shelf.
- Excerpt: An inspirational, rousing watch that makes you feel every step of its gruelling journey.
Under the Skin
The Unknown Known
- Excerpt: Rumsfeld’s clinically devised responses are less than satisfying, to say the least. Rumsfeld, a vacuous careerist politician, has mastered the art of obfuscation so thoroughly that he doesn’t even recognize the stench of his own rotten mind.
Who Is Dayani Cristal?
- Excerpt: A heart-wrenching documentary that reenacts the journey of a Honduras migrant who died in the Arizona desert and the compassionate actions of those who identified his body and provided closure for his family.
Wolf Creek 2
Yves Saint Laurent
Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
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2014 Films (Coming Soon)
Cowgirls ‘n Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer
- Excerpt: There’s a place for light drama and formulaic, feel-good movies, and as that genre goes, Cowgirls ‘n Angels: Dakota’s Summer is an entertaining film that will definitely appeal to the target audience, and maybe even the entire family.
- Excerpt: Ida tiene una historia que no está nada mal, pero está contada de la forma más aburrida posible.
It’s Only Make Believe
Love and Engineering
- Excerpt: It catches the endemic depression and aimlessness that afflicts Oz’s far west communities, and Aboriginal communities in particular – the droning boredom, lack of opportunity, the easy recourse to drugs – in a comprehensive way but admirably not descending into a blunt misery-fest.