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: Nov. 13-15, 2015
Wide (United States)
My All American
Limited (United States)
By the Sea
- Excerpt: Cutting, provocative, introspective and wickedly astute, the elegant art-house melodrama juxtaposes beauty with the ugliness of the institution.
2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
- Excerpt: Elegant and compassionate, subtly delineating a devastating drama…
Beasts of No Nation
Bridge of Spies
Burying the Ex
João Pinto @ http://www.portal-cinema.com [Portuguese]
A Christmas Horror Story
- Excerpt: The biggest disappointment is the big surprise at the end, which comes as no surprise at all, but is one of those annoying revelations you see coming early into the picture, but pray and hope that it won’t come to pass. It does and your heart sinks.
- Excerpt: Ella Wheeler Wilcox said it best: “Laugh and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone.”
- Excerpt: Think of a considerably thinner, more handsome, spiffily-attired and decidedly light-in-the-loafers Jack Black from School of Rock and it all adds up to one of the funniest, sweetest and wonkily outrageous low budget indie comedies you’ll have seen in quite some time.
Hotel Transylvania 2
Jason and Shirley
- Excerpt: [Paul Thomas Anderson] fully embraces the digital aesthetic, and uses the freedom afforded by it to capture the chaos of the creative process. While there are some beautifully composed images of both the recording sessions and of the Fort (one of the earlier shots, in which the camera rotates to show the musicians during a performance, is reminiscent of the graceful tracking shots in Jean-Luc Godard’s otherwise interminable Rolling Stones documentary Sympathy for the Devil), for the most part the camera is allowed to roam.
The Keeping Room
Keith Richards: Under the Influence
- Excerpt: Un documental que entre ensayos de las canciones de su último disco, rememora algunos de los momentos más extraordinarios de la historia de los Rolling Stones.
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
The Last Witch Hunter
Listen to Me Marlon
A Little Chaos
The Look of Silence
Love & Mercy
Mad Max: Fury Road
Maps to the Stars
Miss You Already
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
The Peanuts Movie
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
- Excerpt: A vibrant and enlightening survey of the life and work of one of the world’s most renowned art collectors.
- Excerpt: A friendly drone in this sci-fi feature comes across as a modern-day equivalent of R2-D2 in the Star Wars sagas.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Sex, Death and Bowling
- Excerpt: A richly emotional character-driven drama.
She’s Funny That Way
- Excerpt: They seek redemption knowing the path is an impossible one to climb alone, but they work towards it with each smile and embrace making the possibility seem more real as the numbness melts away. Whereas pain used to drag them down deeper, the other still being there afterwards finally renders it unbearable enough to strive for an escape.
Son of Saul
- Excerpt: Intense and engrossing, it’s an existential warning from history…
The Sound and the Fury
Tales of Halloween
- Excerpt: He must find that strength despite the harrowing circumstances he finds himself within—a confidence to be skeptical of his enemies while keeping them close to learn their goals. Plot is soon thrown out the window as the film changes focus to the unnatural evolution of an innocent thrust into a life or death situation teetering on abject destruction.
Those Who Feel the Fire Burning
We Are Still Here
What We Do in the Shadows
The Wrecking Crew
- Excerpt: In many ways director Denny Tedesco’s music documentary “The Wrecking Crew” serves as a personal valentine…the message is still the same then as it is now: the blast to the past in sound and spirit will remain refreshingly in tact courtesy of the legacy that the famed The Wrecking Crew left in its everlasting wake of numerous musical avenues too plentiful to count.
2015 Films (Coming Soon)
Back to the Beginning
Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish]
- Excerpt: Back to the Beginning ofrece algo diferente dentro del cine puertorriqueño. Además de ser una producción de alta calidad del patio (4K) e incluir buenas actuaciones por un elenco talentoso local, la historia que David Aponte y compañía ofrecen, una de acción, drama y suspenso, es una que usualmente no vemos en los cines de la isla. Aunque sufre de un guión débil y con huecos, Back To The Beginning camina por lo general la linea del medio – no es la peor oferta del cine local, ni la mejor.
A Christmas Star
Colombia Magia Salvaje
- Excerpt: Un documental que muestra las maravillas naturales de Colombia que peca por exceso.
- Excerpt: It’s less easily digestible than ‘A Prophet’ and ‘Rust and Bone’ – and perhaps just because of that, it’s Audiard’s best film in ten years.
Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World
- Excerpt: The Haida are fighters, but their greatest weapon is the land itself. Hats off to Wilkinson for crafting a film which walks tall, yet softly and carries the big stick of our ultimate salvation, the environment itself and, of course, its people, the Haida.
- Excerpt: As such, the opening ten minutes of Jack are so shocking, scary, creepy and exhilarating – Yes! EXHILARATING! – you feel like director Elisabeth Scharang’s mise-en-scène has been designed to take a two-by-four to your face, guts and privates with equal force (and a bit of sadistic glee for added sprinklings of seasoning).
Men Go to Battle
Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]