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: May 8-10, 2015
Wide (United States)
The D Train
Limited (United States)
5 Flights Up
- Excerpt: A demonstration by a long-married couple of what it means to truly be in sync with each other.
- Excerpt: There is little suspense in where “5 Flights Up” is headed, but Keaton and Freeman’s movie marriage is a good investment.
- Excerpt: It’s hard to think of a more agreeable couple to spend a little sentimental movie time with than the wonderful Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton.
I Am Big Bird
- Excerpt: Four years after “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” promoted the idea that a Muppet character embodied love, along come the documentarian duo Dave LaMattina and Chad N. Walker to reinstate the legacy of Sesame Street’s original star.
- Excerpt: Plus a few words on ULTRON.
- Excerpt: With its imagined horrors, “Maggie” celebrates life.
- Excerpt: Maggie is a creative attempt to fashion a low budget, indie film about emotional and physical collapse with just a splash of zombie gore which never takes off; it stumbles and plods along as a stereotypical zombie would.
- Excerpt: The true story of charity founder Christina Noble’s empathy in action.
2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
5 to 7
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
- Excerpt: An unmistakable takeaway of Asghar Farhadi’s masterful thriller is to make it abundantly clear to American viewers that, guess what, Iranians are a lot like us.
The Age of Adaline
Amira & Sam
Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Excerpt: Game on…
Boy Meets Girl
- Excerpt: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a smarter, warmer, more honest depiction of human sexuality than this roundrobin of emotion and attraction. I love this movie.
Closer to the Moon
- Excerpt: A Romanian cast would have given the movie more depth and credibility, but these stars, ably supported by some fine character actors, keep it dancing, against a melancholy undercurrent.
The Duke of Burgundy
Far from the Madding Crowd
- Excerpt: Splashy and stylist, just like Iris, who dubs herself “a geriatric starlet.”
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
Kung Fu Killer
- Excerpt: Above all, Kung Fu Killer is a love letter to Hong Kong martial arts movies.
The Lazarus Effect
Misery Loves Comedy
- Excerpt: If you’re fascinated by what makes comedians tick, you’ll learn something, and enjoy the moments, or some of them anyway, as they tick slowly by.
- Excerpt: If you want to be a comedian, see this enlightening, amusing — and a bit scary — documentary first.
Of Horses and Men
Pitch Perfect 2
Playing It Cool
- Excerpt: Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan surely brighten the film in spots and make it watchable, but despite some light laughs, how “Playing It Cool” plays it isn’t original, sharp, or charming enough.
Welcome to New York
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
Big Hero 6
- Excerpt: A meditation on Frantz Fanon’s plea to oppressed people to use violence against their colonial oppressors.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]
- Excerpt: Una biopic interesante y muy bien actuada, que nos muestra a uno de esos personajes secundarios de la historia sobre los que debiéramos saber más.
2015 Films (Coming Soon)
- Excerpt: In the end it’s all about space and light, form and meaning, passion and ideals. We’re never too old to learn, and never too young to know.