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: May 15-17, 2015
Wide (United States)
Mad Max: Fury Road
Pitch Perfect 2
Limited (United States)
I’ll See You in My Dreams
- Excerpt: I’ll See You in My Dreams is not a movie about death any more than it’s about aging. At the risk of being corny, it’s a movie about life.
- Excerpt: It is a delight to see Danner in a lead role, and her character study bubbles with a relatable, melancholy feistiness bolstered by strong support…”I’ll See You in My Dreams” is a small scale marvel.
2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
The Age of Adaline
Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Excerpt: A weird combination of saccharine drama with ‘Footloose,’ deadly earnest but utterly nincredible, the good intentions overwheklmed by silly theatrics.
Clouds of Sils Maria
The D Train
Far from the Madding Crowd
Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
In the Name of My Daughter
- Excerpt: Eventually, just as we’ve started to get a handle on the tone, the film starts down the other side of the hill, becoming beguilingly more diffuse before a final, extended coda casts everything in a new light. It’s a film you may want to see more than once.
- Excerpt: Despite the serious subject matter, Jimmy’s Hall is one of the lightest and breeziest features in the long and distinguished career of director Loach.
Playing It Cool
- Excerpt: Watching this disappointing movie left me with a bad case of the rom-com blues.
- Excerpt: A strange and multi-layered narrative, you’ll either laugh or scratch your head at Quentin Dupieux’s latest.
Seymour: An Introduction
- Excerpt: Admittedly, Tony Jaa’s ability to speak English is stiff. Fortunately, he remains fluent in kicking ass, which he does several times throughout Skin Trade.
Testament of Youth
- Excerpt: A compassionate, distressing tale of a woman’s determination to find her own purpose, full of heartbreaking moments that pile up until they’re unbearable.
Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
The Water Diviner
The Wedding Ringer
Welcome to Me
- Excerpt: This isn’t funny. It’s sad and disheartening and demeaning…
2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
- Excerpt: It may take Jimenez a tad too long to discover the heart of his own story but he does get there and the journey, while conventional, is at least a good time.
2015 Films (Coming Soon)
Bikes vs. Cars
The Life and Mind of Mark Defriest
Malý pán (The Little Man)
- Excerpt: Weird, wild, and wonderfully inventive: director Radek Beran’s new film Malý pán (The Little Man) is the kind of children’s film they just don’t make any more. Filled to the brim with imaginatively-designed characters and surreal storytelling techniques, the movie continues a long tradition of superb Czech animated features, though it isn’t, technically, animated.
Pára-me de repente o Pensamento
João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: This has the same charm as Drafthouse’s “Miami Connection,” only with jungle cats instead of drug-dealing ninjas. It captures the very essence of a midnight movie during which people can knock back a few and have a lot of fun at the train wreck they see.
- Excerpt: An incoherent mess, a mesmerizing bore, and yet strangely compelling.