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. 24-26, 2015
Wide (United States)
Limited (United States)
Big Significant Things
- Excerpt: Big Significant Things, whose anodyne tastefulness effectively lumps it into a big vat of likeminded Sundance-or-SXSW-endorsed offerings, apparently knows it’s a trivial document of privileged white-people problems, but that self-awareness oddly enough doesn’t stop it from being that exact thing.
- Excerpt: A French dramedy about a Senegalese immigrant with a stunning performance by Omar Sy.
2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
The Age of Adaline
Best of Enemies
- Excerpt: A documentary about the exchanges that started the trend of shouting matches passing themselves off as political talk.
- Excerpt: Entertaining and informative.
- Excerpt: Chilling and compelling, ripped from today’s headlines…
Do I Sound Gay?
- Excerpt: Did you know Captain Hook, Jafar from Aladdin, and Scar from The Lion King are all gay? I had no idea.
Far from the Madding Crowd
Frank the Bastard
- Excerpt: Ineptly written and flatly directed, the film takes real effort to get through, as it practically dares the viewer to pay attention.
A Hard Day
Infinitely Polar Bear
- Excerpt: It’s an experiment in contradictory tones, but it’s not a convincing one.
Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser
- Excerpt: I have a deep, possibly indefensible love for Joe Dirt. But, 14 years later, this did not need to happen by any stretch of the imagination.
Lila & Eve
- Excerpt: Before long we’re in ‘Death Wish’ territory, with the plot turns growing more and more implausible, [but] distinguished by a ferociously committed performance by Viola Davis.
The Longest Ride
The Look of Silence
Magic Mike XXL
A Poem is a Naked Person
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
- Excerpt: Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! doesn’t have the same energy at its predecessor, actually it’s a step down if that’s possible. It’s hard to love it, but even harder to hate it. It has a spectacular opening, and a spectacular third act, but it suffers from a mid-section that’s kinda blah.
Testament of Youth
What Happened, Miss Simone?
What We Do in the Shadows
While We’re Young
Woman in Gold
2015 Films (Coming Soon)
- Excerpt: This is one good home-cooked B-movie.
Catch Me Daddy
Eisenstein in Guanajuato
Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: This absurd animated film is funny, sick, and twisted.
Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
- Excerpt: Perhaps the story behind Suite Française is simply more interesting than the book itself, and the adaptation therefore struggles to unpack the weight it brings to the screen.
- Excerpt: The Hallow’ Brings Old-School Horror