This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Jun. 5-7, 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: June 5-7, 2015

Wide (United States)

Entourage

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Insidious Chapter 3

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Spy

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Limited (United States)

Love & Mercy

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Testament of Youth

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: despite having a passionate love story at its center, the film is no romance. Rather, it’s a sometimes potent but more often clumsy examination of the strength of a woman and the devastation of war even among those who never saw battle.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

(Dis)Honesty

Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com

  • Excerpt: Yael Melamede uses an Ariely lecture on lying as the connective tissue in this sometimes fascinating, sometimes sluggish look at the moral relativity we all live with.

Aloha

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Chappie

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The Connection

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Dark Star: HR Giger’s World

Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine

  • Excerpt: Dark Star possesses an unmistakably elegiac quality, and Giger aficionados will likely find it a stimulating but melancholy experience.

Dawn Patrol

Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International

  • Excerpt: By-the-numbers revenge drama starring Scott Eastwood as a laid-back surfer pushed too far by his family has one twist up its sleeve but waits too long to play it.

Kristen Lopez @ Cinema Sentries

Doomsdays

Andy Crump @ Birth.Movies.Death.

  • Excerpt: Maybe the pre-apocalypse needn’t be so bad after all.

The Drownsman

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

Felix and Meira

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Forbidden Films

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A frustrating movie in some ways, but an important reminder of the power of cinema to manipulate and seduce us, and not always for the better.

Good Kill

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Heaven Knows What

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Cinematography by Sean Price Williams is extraordinary, overhead shots of junkies walking along a tony NYC street or a tight shot in a corner of a public library creating a specific, insular world within a diverse and distinctive city

Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

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I’ll See You in My Dreams

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In the Name of My Daughter

Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com

  • Excerpt: … a desultory mash-up of tones and styles. It doesn’t really succeed as either melodrama or mystery. Téchiné’s pacing is off and potentially incriminating information is jack-hammered into place.

It Follows

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The Japanese Dog

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Mad Max: Fury Road

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The Nightmare

Daniel Lackey @ Cinema Axis
Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: A fascinating and creepy experience that will have you praying you never know what sleep paralysis feels like.

Phoenix

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International

  • Excerpt: This loosely linked string of dolorous philosophical vignettes from Swedish surrealist Roy Andersson unspools with a deft, almost buried humor that rescues it from tedium.

Project Almanac

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Queen and Country

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Results

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San Andreas

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The Seven Five

Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com

  • Excerpt: It’s brilliantly told and inventively edited, and it makes standard crooked cop dramas look like Turner and Hooch. You may never look at a police officer in quite the same way again.

Seventh Son

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Slow West

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Son of a Gun

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Sunset Edge

Phil Hall @ EDGE Boston

  • Excerpt: Review of Daniel Peddle’s narrative feature directing debut.

Survivor

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: If there’s a thriller to be found in international travel regulations, this is not it. Makes a mockery of the unsung heroes it’s meant to celebrate.

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Tomorrowland

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Tu Dors Nicole

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Unfreedom

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

The Water Diviner

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We Are Still Here

Andy Crump @ Paste Magazine

  • Excerpt: The weather outside is frightful…and the carbonized wraiths in the basement even more so.

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Tautly paced, beautifully acted, and insanely unsettling.

Welcome to Me

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Welcome to New York

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What We Did on Our Holiday

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

When Marnie Was There

Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online

  • Excerpt: It “doesn’t offer the level of fantasy or adventure that previous Ghibli releases have. Instead, it’s a surprisingly simple tale that coolly declares loneliness may be unavoidable, but happiness is a choice.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Begin Again

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Black Coal Thin Ice

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

The Way He Looks

George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

2015 Films (Coming Soon)

Being Evel

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

Berkshire County

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: An exciting new entry in Canadian horror

Cub

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: Cub’ isn’t afraid to get down and dirty and mean when it needs to.

Das Ewige Leben

Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]

  • Excerpt: The fourth entry into the cinematic ‘Brenner’ canon is a marvellous grotesque that defies the conventions of the crime genre.

An Honest Liar

Dan Lybarger @ KCActive.com

  • Excerpt: Randi also gets bonus points for allowing the filmmakers to follow him around when he and Peña were in the middle of a horrifying crisis. Randi is clearly unhappy during these moments, but there’s something to be said for a skeptic who has the courage to admit that he’s human.

The Missionaries

George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

The Other Side

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Second Coming

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Shooting for Socrates

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Snow on the Blades

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

With Child

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: This indie gem moved me with its big heart and unusual story.

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