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. 24-26, 2015
Wide (United States)
The Age of Adaline
Expanding (United States)
Limited (United States)
- Excerpt: has the misfortune of being an awful lot like last year’s Sundance hit “The Skeleton Twins” without nearly as many laughs.
After the Ball
The Water Diviner
2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
- Excerpt: Told from Ruth’s POV, the movie is nonetheless a tense police procedural as we keep company with the Halimi family undergoing confusion, fear, rage, hope and ultimately grief.
- Excerpt: This pot-boiler takes the viewer by surprise after a slow start, but the start is too long and the surprise too short.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Beyond the Reach
- Excerpt: … a survival-of-the-fittest thriller than benefits from spectacular terrain and decent performances by the two principals …. Douglas makes up in sarcasm and animal cunning what he lacks in physical prowess.
- Excerpt: Forbidding and forgettable, this adaptation of Tom Rob Smith’s suspenseful best-seller just doesn’t translate onto the big screen.
Closer to the Moon
- Excerpt: A provocative, darkly comedic, absurdist drama – based on a true story.
Clouds of Sils Maria
The Dead Lands
Dior and I
- Excerpt: This exceptional [cross cutting] structure allows the past to continue informing the present, reaching a climax after lights out in the ateliers, Tcheng projecting old Dior imagery over the white toiles that are the blueprints of Simons’ first collection.
The Farewell Party
Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq
- Excerpt: Houellebecq’s writing advice to Mathieu is “to have nothing to do, to be bored, and then something happens in your head.” The movie is a little like that.
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
- Excerpt: Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut may be a boondoggle but it’s a highly entertaining boondoggle.
Love at First Fight
- Excerpt: A fantastic debut feature.
Monsters: Dark Continent
- Excerpt: Suffers from a terrible case of cinematic aphasia. Clearly thinks it’s saying something important and deep, but makes no damn sense at all.
Run All Night
- Excerpt: As the story spins its wheels, the audience grows bloodthirsty, and we must slake our cravings.
2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
The Good Lie
The Imitation Game
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
Tales of the Grim Sleeper
- Excerpt: “Tales of the Grim Sleeper” throws another damning chapter of accusations at America’s openly racist authoritarian system that surreptitiously condones the murder of its black citizens. Call it what it is, genocide-by-degree.
2015 Films (Coming Soon)
All This Mayhem
- Excerpt: The nags-to-riches journey of Dream Alliance becoming a short-lived racing favourite doesn’t exactly set the world alight, but it makes for some triumphant moments.
The Deadly Alive
Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
The Emperor’s New Clothes
- Excerpt: One of the most anger inducing feature films you’ll ever be witness to. In a good way.
- Excerpt: Illusory and farcical, and while evidently aware of this fact, playing up to it somewhat, Morley doesn’t do so quite enough.
- Excerpt: It promises great things, important things from Reynor and Barrett and, if you’re able, you should watch.
- Excerpt: After the commercial success of their debut Cold War (the highest-grossing Hong Kong film in 2012) writer-director team Longman Leung and Sunny Luk set their sights higher with Helios, a pan-continental terrorism thriller that sees law enforcement agencies from South Korea, China and Hong Kong scramble to recover a stolen nuclear weapon.
- Excerpt: The craziest, most breathtakingly bizarre motion picture you are ever likely to see. Imagine Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom as reimagined by Stephen King.
- Excerpt: Robot Overlords may beat Hollywood at their own game but it is just as shallow.