This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (May 22-24, 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: May 22-24, 2015

Wide (United States)

Tomorrowland

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Limited (United States)

Aloft

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Writer/director Claudia Llosa’s rumination on art and nature as healing tools is a pretty abstraction where supporting players come into sharper focus than its leads…”Aloft” never takes wing.

Sunshine Superman

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: simply spectacular

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

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Animals

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: Drama this easy stands to benefit greatly from dominating performances, and Dastmalchian (who wrote the script) and Shaw make an honest effort; one suspects they’ve gone outright Method in inhabiting their characters’ lanky, jittery physicalities. But the barrage of banalities that floods Dastmalchian’s screenplay too frequently finds its way out of the actors’ mouths without having made the leap from something written to something lived.

Barely Lethal

Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

Bombay Velvet

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

The D Train

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Dark Star: HR Giger’s World

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

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Echoes of War

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Every Secret Thing

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Flimsy, foreboding, female-centric crime thriller…

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A slow burn mystery in which the secrets aren’t so much about the crimes it explores but truths of women’s emotional lives that are too often ignored.

Faults

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

Felix and Meira

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Good Kill

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I’ll See You in My Dreams

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Iris

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Mad Max: Fury Road

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Maggie

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Noble

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: As its title indicates, this is a straight-up inspirational tale, but its sincerity and above-average execution set it apart from many other similar movies.

Phoenix

Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal

  • Excerpt: ‘Phoenix’ takes a dual meaning when a woman is reincarnated after a disfiguring incident and finds her estranged husband employed at a nightclub of the same name.

Pitch Perfect 2

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Run All Night

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Saint Laurent

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Shallow and ill-fitting – at 2 1/2 hours in length, it gets truly tedious – unless you’re a fashion junkie.

The Salt of the Earth

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Seventh Son

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Shaun the Sheep Movie

Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Divertida e ingeniosa, pero no es lo mejor de la Aarmand.

Slow West

Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: The film gives us a string of encounters that share certain characteristics and that all repeat the idea of de-romanticizing the myth of the West.

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Whether the hallucinatory beauty of the visuals is enough to compensate for its narrative pretensions us…doubtful.

Spy

Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge

The True Cost

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Welcome to Me

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The Well

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Big Eyes

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Birdman

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Dracula Untold

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Foxcatcher

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The Imitation Game

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A Most Wanted Man

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Selma

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The Theory of Everything

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Unbroken

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Whiplash

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2015 Films (Coming Soon)

Chameleon

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Doc follows the ‘James Bond of Ghanaian journalism’

Pepe Mujica: Lessons from the Flowerbed

Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]

  • Excerpt: Cinematically, Heidi Specogna’s documentary doesn’t deliver anything new. But it nevertheless works as an intimate portrait of former Uruguayan president José Mujica, who sweetly, and passionately, argues for a pragmatic form of socialism.

Roar

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Sicarivs: La Noche y el Silencio

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Walking on Sunshine

Dragan Antulov @ FAK [Croatian]

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