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This Week, Part 1 (Feb. 19-21, 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. 19-21, 2016

Wide (United States)

Race

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Risen

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The Witch

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Limited (United States)

Embrace the Serpent

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A cross-cultural masterpiece set in the Amazon.

2015 & 2016 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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Batman: Bad Blood

Thomas Spurlin @ DVDTalk.com

The Beauty Inside

Thomas Spurlin @ DVDTalk.com

Best of Enemies

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Bridge of Spies

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Cabin Fever

Blake Crane @ BlakeCrane.com

  • Excerpt: Living up (or down) to the worst traits of a remake, Cabin Fever does nothing to justify its existence.

Carol

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Concussion

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Deadpool

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Eddie the Eagle

Kenji Fujishima @ Slant Magazine

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

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The Finest Hours

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Forsaken

Kenji Fujishima @ Paste
Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: A film like Forsaken doesn’t come around often—that is, one that adheres to the dictionary definition of a classical genre without ever attempting to subvert it, nor stand out within it or do a single thing that might be perceived as being flexible with the playbook.

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: A sort of cinematic antique, a fifties western that’s been spruced up but doesn’t even try to hide its dusty origins. But it has small pleasures, especially in the casting.

Francofonia

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Goodnight Mommy

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Hail, Caesar!

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A Hard Day

Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand

  • Excerpt: Call it a modern Korean cop noir with a wicked sense of humor and an absurdly busy catalog of disasters.

Home Care

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

How to Be Single

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Hyena Road

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words wonderfully humanizes an icon who already seems so down-to-earth in her performances. It’s a warm, frank, and affectionate portrait.

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

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Kung Fu Panda 3

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Mountains May Depart

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Naz and Maalik

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Neptune

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Nina Forever

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Peace Officer

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Phoenix

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Portrait of a Serial Monogamist

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: As Elsie wanders the city like a tramp in search of a lady, one can’t help but enjoy the charm of Portrait of a Serial Monogamist and hope that she finds a partner—and maybe even herself.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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Queen of Earth

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Rams

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Room

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Southbound

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Time Out of Mind

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Touched with Fire

Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: Unfortunately, I didn’t quite find the same level of investment when it’s just Holmes and Kirby. They’re both great at getting to the heart of their illness thanks to Dalio’s direction and their own driven attachment to the material, but the plot facilitating their collision course is too convenient.

Triple 9

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: Officer down.

A War

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

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Where to Invade Next

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Yakuza Apocalypse

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Zoolander 2

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Zootopia

José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Disney vuelve a la carga (en realidad vive en una carga constante desde hace años) con esta genial propuesta de animación detectivesca que propone un plano técnico verdaderamente bárbaro. A vender muñecos, sí, pero aquí también hay forma y fondo. Genial.

Diego Salgado @ Cine para Leer [Spanish]

2016 Films (Coming Soon)

The Art of the Prank

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

As We Were Dreaming

Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … [Portuguese]

End of Days, Inc.

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The silver lining is some confetti to celebrate the end.

Gored

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Host

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

How to Win Enemies

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

In Your Dreams!

Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: Behind all the cool choreographed stunts and trippy mind warps between life and fantasy is a young girl lost at her latest make-or-break moment. She’s on the ledge with the danger independence supplies laid out in front of her and a safety rope close enough to assist in the jump.

Love & Peace

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Los Punks

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Schneider vs. Bax

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Weepah Way for Now

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Your Money or Your Wife

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Your Money or Your Wife might be, like, the most Canadian romantic heist comedy ever made.
Updated: February 18, 2016 — 10:06 pm

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