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. 25-27, 2014
Wide (United States)
And So It Goes
Expanding (United States)
Wish I Was Here
Limited (United States)
- Excerpt: An appealing comedy filled with authentic everyday life scenes revolving around marriage and siblings.
Magic in the Moonlight
A Most Wanted Man
Very Good Girls
- Excerpt: [E]very conflict here arises from situations that could be easily resolved if the characters sat down to talk for a few minutes…
2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
- Excerpt: This winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival audience award obviously has a hugely worthy subject, so it is all the more infuriating that every time we’re about to be transported with the power of his message, Rossato-Bennett yanks us back to earth with another haranguing lecture.
- Excerpt: The biggest problem with America is that one may find it difficult if not impossible to see it without one being blinded by one’s own viewpoints.
- Excerpt: What is promised in the film’s title is an issue that is asked but quickly abandoned. Truthfully, America: Imagine the World Without Her should really be called “Should America Be Ashamed of Itself?” That’s actually a more potent question.
Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
- Excerpt: In the end its marvelously crafted images don’t give you enough to chew on–intellectually, of course.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Deliver Us from Evil
Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater
- Excerpt: Double Play’s visuals repeatedly stress [a] quest for connection and understanding.
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
- Excerpt: The end result is a one-sided but emotionally compelling view. It will make you angry but it will also make you profoundly sad.
Ironclad: Battle for Blood
- Excerpt: This intermittently funny, sometimes touching tale of two senior citizens who seize the day when they’re not getting on each others nerves is most consistent as an Icelandic travelogue.
Life After Beth
- Excerpt: an indistinguishable and messy zombie comedy with a lot of talent but not a lot of laughs.
A Master Builder
- Excerpt: A soul-stirring screen adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s brilliant novel about pride, ruthlessness, erotic power, and loss.
A Million Ways to Die in the West
The Monuments Men
- Excerpt: Everything here has some foundation in the real world, but all of it is tuned to a higher frequency.
Nymphomaniac: Volumes 1 & 2
- Excerpt: A truly vile piece of reactionary propaganda, “Persecuted” gives Christian conservatives a bad name.
Planes: Fire & Rescue
The Purge: Anarchy
Son of God
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Under the Skin
Words and Pictures
2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
Blue Is the Warmest Color
2014 Films (Coming Soon)
Lost for Life
- Excerpt: The film is ultimately about control and how everyone loses when someone enforces their will but it is a dishonest film because, I suspect, none of this stuff really keeps Avranas awake at night.
The Ultimate Accessory
Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]