This Week, Part 2 (Jun. 26-28, 2015)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

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)

Max

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Ted 2

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Limited (United States)

Batkid Begins

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Sweet, heartwarming and uplifting…

Felt

[New Today] Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Anyone who’s seen “Hard Candy” will know Amy’s red hoodie is a big red flag.

A Little Chaos

[New Today] Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Rickman’s film holds many charms, not the least of which is his own performance as the King who would be commoner for one fantastical afternoon.

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: All of it feels haphazardly assembled.

[New Today] Kenji Fujishima @ Slant Magazine

The Little Death

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets

Stacia Kissick Jones @ Next Projection

Any Body Can Dance 2

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Blood Cells

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Creep

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Dark Places

[New Today] Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz

  • Excerpt: Still, it’s an entirely watchable (if somewhat workmanlike) thriller that successfully manages to string the viewer along until an incredibly implausible finale just about sinks it.

Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World

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Deli Man

Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal

  • 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.

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: A Hearty meal.

Dope

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The Duke of Burgundy

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Entourage

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Escobar: Paradise Lost

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Everly

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Faith of Our Fathers

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • 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.

Fresh Dressed

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

Gabriel

Stacia Kissick Jones @ Next Projection

Gemma Bovery

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Heaven Knows What

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Hippocrates

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

The Hunting Ground

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I’ll See You in My Dreams

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Infinitely Polar Bear

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Inside Out

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Into the Grizzly Maze

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Run-of-the-mill “Jaws”-on-land potboiler.

Jurassic World

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Mad Max: Fury Road

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Madame Bovary

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Superficially faithful – and quickly forgettable…

The Mafia Only Kills in Summer

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

Manglehorn

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: After spending so much time encouraging us to feel sorry for the guy … there comes a point when Manglehorn leaves us feeling nothing for him.

Match

Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Lack of cinematic spectacle is offset by good performances and writing

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Minions

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • 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.

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
[New Today] Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz

  • Excerpt: Minions is looser and lighter than the Despicable Me films – there isn’t much thematic value behind the antics of the titular characters – but it’s also, I think, a little better: the irreverent nature of the script means this is a little less formulaic than the average mainstream kids’ film, and a little more engaging for adults in the audience.

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

Natural Resistance

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Nymph

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Of Horses and Men

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The Overnight

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: Something … gets a little off-balance as the movie progresses.

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
[New Today] Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: For all its supposed edginess,…it winds up being little more than mildly naughty.

Run All Night

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Saint Laurent

Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com

  • 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.

The Salvation

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San Andreas

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The Second Mother

[New Today] Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Set Fire to the Stars

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Slow West

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Spring

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Spy

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Sunshine Superman

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Testament of Youth

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That Sugar Film

[New Today] MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: This funny and enlightening exposé of how unhealthy “healthy” processed food actually is is shocking, even if you’re already down on corporate food.

Timbuktu

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Tomorrowland

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We Are Still Here

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Welcome to Me

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White God

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The Wolfpack

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Woman in Gold

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

American Sniper

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Life Itself

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Mr. Turner

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The Pyramid

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Red Army

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Still Alice

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2015 Films (Coming Soon)

In Football We Trust

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • 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

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Port of Call

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Sitting on the Edge of Marlene

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • 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

James Marsh @ Screendaily.com

  • 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.

Victoria

Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]

  • 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’.

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