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: Jun. 26-28, 2015
Wide (United States)
Limited (United States)
- Excerpt: Sweet, heartwarming and uplifting…
The Little Death
2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets
Any Body Can Dance 2
Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World
- Excerpt: ‘Deli Man’ is a documentary that demonstrates the distinctiveness of the delicatessen, as well as the devotion of those who eat at and run them.
- Excerpt: A Hearty meal.
Escobar: Paradise Lost
Faith of Our Fathers
- Excerpt: No matter who made Faith of Our Fathers/To the Wall and for what purpose, this is a bad movie – really bad, laughably bad. The production values seem borrowed “The Beverly Hillbillies” up to, and including, the moving back projection during the driving scenes. The screenplay is all over the place. Every development is painfully convenient and the story moves back and forth between pathos and slapstick comedy almost at random, dealing with two characters that are so badly written and acted that they seem like Looney Tunes characters.
Heaven Knows What
I’ll See You in My Dreams
Infinitely Polar Bear
Into the Grizzly Maze
- Excerpt: Run-of-the-mill “Jaws”-on-land potboiler.
Mad Max: Fury Road
- Excerpt: Superficially faithful – and quickly forgettable…
- Excerpt: Lack of cinematic spectacle is offset by good performances and writing
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
- Excerpt: I love the Minions and I thought they totally deserved their own movie. But I was wrong. Or, at least, this movie is not the movie they deserve.
Of Horses and Men
- Excerpt: For all its supposed edginess,…it winds up being little more than mildly naughty.
Run All Night
- Excerpt: Bertrand Bonello’s biopic of the great designer is full of glitz and beautiful gowns, but in the end it’s like a magician’s trick of spewing colored scarves across a stage, a riot of visual exuberance but without much coherent to say.
Set Fire to the Stars
Testament of Youth
Welcome to Me
2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
2015 Films (Coming Soon)
In Football We Trust
- Excerpt: This pull quote won’t fit on a poster or anything but what Hoop Dreams did for poor, black, basketball playing teens from the south side of Chicago, Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn’s In Football We Trust does for poor, Polynesian-American, football playing, Mormon teens from Utah. With twice the number of subjects and at half the running time, this new documentary may not quite achieve the air of epic tragedy of Steve James’ masterpiece but it is a film that is moving and potently human nonetheless.
The Kindergarten Teacher
José M. Robado @ CineCrítico [Spanish]
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Port of Call
Sitting on the Edge of Marlene
- Excerpt: Suzanne Clément does a whole lot of acting in Sitting on the Edge of Marlene, and it’s pretty darn spectacular.
SPL2: A Time for Consequences
- Excerpt: A sequel in name only to Wilson Yip’s 2005 film, Soi Cheang’s SPL2: A Time For Consequences nevertheless recaptures the exhilarating energy of the original, expanding from Hong Kong to encompass Thailand’s criminal underworld. Showcasing a raft of top-tier martial artists, including Tony Jaa, Wu Jing and Max Zhang, Cheang’s film should transcend its narrative flaws to play strongly, both at home and to broad genre-loving audiences internationally.
- Excerpt: Without a single cut, director Sebastian Schipper and DP Sturla Brandth Grøvlen have created a stunning odyssey through the night of Berlin. ‘Victoria’ is a striking drama in the vein of Matthieu Kassovitz’s ‘La haine’.