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: July 17-19, 2015
Wide (United States)
Limited (United States)
The Stanford Prison Experiment
2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
- Excerpt: Legitimately shocking in the way it mixes sex and violence, the film leaves you feeling unsettled and on edge.
- Excerpt: Here it is, the late Robin Williams’ last onscreen appearance to be released, and it is difficult to ignore the face of a man who appears to just want to end it all…This is the type of Indie film that mistakes relentless misery for high art.
Burying the Ex
- Excerpt: For Dante’s reputation, it would be best that the movie should itself be buried without an identifying headstone.
- Excerpt: Vigilantism on both sides of the Mexican-U.S. line is the subject of Mathhew Heineman’s powerful but curiously diffuse documentary.
Clouds of Sils Maria
Far from the Madding Crowd
Lila & Eve
Love & Mercy
Magic Mike XXL
The Midnight Swim
Time Out of Mind
- Excerpt: While this is the kind of role actors yearn for – I suspect audiences will yawn. Tedious and freewheeling, it’s an underwhelming movie-going experience.
What Happened, Miss Simone
- Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] Nina Simone’s definition of freedom rings with the same truth as is found in her music. “What is freedom? No fear.”
2015 Films (Coming Soon)
- Excerpt: At the heart of Ardor is the kind of old-fashioned mercenaries-versus-landowners scenario that Allan Dwan or Jacques Tourneur would have made efficient work of back in the studio era—tales best told as terse western potboilers that reach the finish line short of 90 minutes. Pablo Fendrik’s film, meanwhile, broods along as if it’s expressing something monumentally important with each slow-as-molasses camera move.
Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: Unnecessary drama and emotional manipulation take away from Tig Notaro’s inherently powerful life story.
Two 4 One
- Excerpt: Trans-Canadian rom-com is one of the year’s best surprises!