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This Week, Part 1 (Feb. 12-14, 2016)

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: Feb. 12-14, 2016

Wide (United States)

Deadpool

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How to Be Single

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Zoolander 2

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Expanding (United States)

Southbound

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Limited (United States)

A War

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: With its moral dilemma of a fulcrum and its motif of a marriage tested by the duty and distance of a soldiering husband, Tobias Lindholm’s A War bears all the markings of a topical, made-for-television melodrama. Yet with his lean, deliberate narrative and aesthetic choices, Lindholm has stripped the story down to its most powerful essence.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Without judgement, we’re shown how rules of engagement, both followed and broken, can lead to the loss of innocent lives.

Where to Invade Next

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2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

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The 5th Wave

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88th Oscars: Nominated Shorts

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Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong

Kenji Fujishima @ Paste

Bad Hurt

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: It’s a heartbreaking trajectory containing very affecting scenes. Some of the particulars pile on more taboos than maybe one film should carry–see Kent’s demons–but everything that occurs does so in order for the cast to earn their salaries.

The Big Short

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The Boy

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Cartel Land

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The Club

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The Danish Girl

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Democrats

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

The Duke of Burgundy

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Finders Keepers

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The Finest Hours

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Fort Buchanan

Kenji Fujishima @ Fandor

Frame by Frame

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Glassland

Oktay Kozak @ The Playlist

The Good Dinosaur

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Hail, Caesar!

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The Hateful Eight

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The Hunting Ground

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In Jackson Heights

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

Jane Got a Gun

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: [VIDEOI ESSAY] The film is less a blend of genres than one big mess.

Joy

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Mojave

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Nina Forever

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Nina Forever would be funny if it wasn’t so disturbing, and it would be disturbing if it wasn’t so funny.

Office

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Pearl Button

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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Prince

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Rabid Dogs

Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com

  • Excerpt: What this French redo of Mario Bava’s 1974 heist thriller lacks in plot it more than makes up for in flashy camerawork, energy … Hitchcock would have cued us to the twist ending earlier.

Racing Extinction

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A horror flick about the blundering of humanity on a scale so enormous that global warming is only a small part of it. But its monster is not unconquerable.

Regression

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

The Revenant

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Spotlight

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

2016 Films (Coming Soon)

Ghayal Once Again

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

The Greasy Strangler

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Pat Mullen @ POV Magazine

  • Excerpt: Doc pays tribute to the unsung heroes in the film industry.

I Am Belfast

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Living Stars

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Mammal

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Manchester by the Sea

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Mountains May Depart

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Nichts passiert

Alan Mattli @ Maximum Cinema [German]

  • Excerpt: Thematically, there is an atmosphere of departure that’s refreshing to see in Swiss cinema. In terms of how it’s executed, however, ‘Nichts passiert’ checks the all too familiar boxes of Swiss mediocrity.

Reverso

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

These Daughters of Mine

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

This Is Bossa Nova

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] The pure delight of hearing Bossa Nova played on nylon-stringed guitars by veteran masters of the music, is more than sufficient reason to learn about this relatively young music’s vibrant history.

Wiener-Dog

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Winter

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Updated: February 11, 2016 — 9:17 pm

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