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: Mar. 28-30, 2014
Wide (United States)
Expanding (United States)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Limited (United States)
- Excerpt: Nothing here is terribly haunting, but at least someone is trying to make something like a horror movie these days that isn’t about buckets of gore and inventive torture.
The Raid 2
- Excerpt: In expanding his scope to include a dozen shopworn crime story clichés, Evans has spread thin, leaving gaps in the undeniable acceleration that marked The Raid: Redemption. What we’re left with is a sequel that is both bigger and lesser than its predecessor.
Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
The Best Offer
- Excerpt: A hard-hitting documentary about oil, money, globalism, international finance, corruption and greed.
A Birder’s Guide to Everything
Boys of Abu Ghraib
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
God’s Not Dead
- Excerpt: While it most certainly has some very good qualities, it is ultimately undone — at least for general audiences — by a completely unsubtle desire to do more than simply tell a meaningful story; it wants to rock the world.
It Felt Like Love
Like Father, Like Son
Muppets Most Wanted
Nymphomaniac: Volumes 1 & 2
On My Way
- Excerpt: This offbeat gem of a road trip film…is a love letter to France’s reigning queen of cinema and a more satisfying experience than Spain’s highly touted “Gloria.”
Only Lovers Left Alive
Under the Skin
2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
All Is Lost
Ernest & Celestine
The Starving Games
- Excerpt: Latest in a long string of entirely disappointing film spoofs that might have succeeded had they been directed with a keen since of comic timing.
We Are What We Are
The Wolf of Wall Street
2014 Films (Coming Soon)
- Excerpt: The sheer scope of this Brazilian film is stunning.
A Brand New You
- Excerpt: Cloning comedy is a true original
Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]
The Ideal City
Leave the World Behind
A Long Way Down
- Excerpt: A suicide-club meet-cute? It shouldn’t work, but it does, as wonderfully sardonic British humor and as a reminder that you’re not alone in being messed up in this insane world.
Ragini MMS 2
La Selva Tranquila
- Excerpt: Could be the most realistic depiction of the horribleness and the ineffectiveness of institutional incarceration — on levels that impact both the individual and society on the whole — that I’ve ever seen.