This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Apr. 10-12, 2015)

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: Apr. 10-12, 2015

Wide (United States)

The Longest Ride

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Expanding (United States)

Woman in Gold

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Limited (United States)

Black Souls

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: “Black Souls” hurts.

Clouds of Sils Maria

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: one of the truly great films about acting, “All About Eve” refracted through the lens of Bergman’s “Persona,” squared.

Ex Machina

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Kill Me Three Times

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: …despite an interestingly assembled cast and the unique location of Eagles Nest, Australia, Stenders’ film is akin to watching someone move chess pieces around a board.

Lost River

Matt Looker @ The Shiznit

  • Excerpt: What we have here is a muddied mess of erratic ramblings, a movie that contains a lot of individual surreal elements and has nothing to hold it all together apart from Gosling’s own blind faith that weird = clever.

Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film

  • Excerpt: Gosling shows a certain kind of promise and I’m sure he’ll make a great movie one day as a director. This just isn’t it.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

About Elly

Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International

  • Excerpt: A seemingly innocent matchmaking scheme goes horribly awry in this deft and delicate 2009 drama from Asghar Farhadi.

Beyond the Mask

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Wannabe Christian swashbuckler throws a lot of stuff up on the screen in the hopes that something will stick as exciting and romantic. None of it does.

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: It wants to be a faith-based film, a historical drama, and an action/adventure movie at the same time. Those three things are blended together awkwardly, leading to shifts in tone that can be jarring.

Big Voice

James Wegg @ JWR

Cut Bank

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Less ‘Fargo Lite’ than ‘Fargo Flat’…a thoroughly pedestrian stroll through Coen brothers territory.

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: An entertaining but slow-paced thriller about fraud and murder in a small town.

Deli Man

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: A delectable, artery-clogging delight…

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Dial a Prayer

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

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Effie Gray

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Focus

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Furious 7

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Get Hard

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Home

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It Follows

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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

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Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

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Last Knights

Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal

  • Excerpt: ‘Last Knights’ has an exhilarating ending and an archetypal display of loyalty as Clive Owen proves his devotion to Morgan Freeman.

Stray Dogs

Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com

That Guy Dick Miller

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

The Water Diviner

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While We’re Young

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White God

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Aftermath

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: The crime melodrama, which its makers have dubbed a ‘black comedy thriller,’ has a few oddball moments but is never funny, and it certainly isn’t thrilling.

Annie

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The Boxtrolls

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Citizenfour

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Jesus Town, USA

James Wegg @ JWR

John Wick

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Starry Eyes

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2015 Films (Coming Soon)

Arctic Spleen

James Wegg @ JWR

As We Were Dreaming

Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]

  • Excerpt: It’s a vivid reenactment of Leipzig in the early 90s, but, saddled as it is with a mediocre scipt, it’s more fun to think about it than to actually watch it.

A Celtic Pilgrimage with John O’Donohue

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A beautifully filmed documentary in which John O’Donohue explains the importance of landscape in Celtic spirituality.

A Wonderful Cloud

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: A split couple avoid making things official in this awkward but honest relationship tale.

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