This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (May 28-31, 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 29-31, 2015

Wide (United States)

Aloha

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San Andreas

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Limited (United States)

Heaven Knows What

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Results

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Social awkwardness fails to add to a stagnant romantic comedy.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Backcountry

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Beyond the Reach

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Child 44

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Clouds of Sils Maria

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The Cobbler

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The Connection

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: In their couple of scenes together, Dujardin and Lellouche, light and dark but so alike, make the screen crackle with their intensity.

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Dawg Fight

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

The Duke of Burgundy

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Escobar: Paradise Lost

Goerge Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Far from the Madding Crowd

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Fifty Shades of Grey

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Hot Pursuit

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2

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The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: I have a terrible suspicion that filmmaker Tom Six would be delighted to learn that someone in the real world had tried to create a human centipede.

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: At the end of the year, it won’t be hard to think of a more morally and socially bankrupt endurance test whose sole reason for existence is to gross you out and repel you.

I Am Big Bird

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Iris

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Jupiter Ascending

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A Little Chaos

Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]

  • Excerpt: Slight to the point of weightlessness, Alan Rickman’s sophomore directing effort is a pleasant enough stroll through Louis XIV’s royal gardens.

The Loft

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Plausibility isn’t in the cards for this odious excuse for a thriller. This is all about sexy danger, for sociopathic, misogynistic values of “sexy danger.”

Love At First Fight

George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Mad Max: Fury Road

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Maggie

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Mortdecai

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Of Horses and Men

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Pernicious

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Poltergeist

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Run All Night

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Spy

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: I spy a winner…

Strange Magic

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Apparently this was inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but it has about as much in common with that as Burger King does with Macbeth.

Sunshine Superman

Pat Mullen @ Point of View

  • Excerpt: Sunshine Superman puts wind in your hair and awe in your chest as Strauch lets the audience live the experience for which Carl was a champion.

Survivor

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Routine post-9/11 espionage thriller that leansd far too heavily on ticks taken from far better Hitchcock films.

Tomorrowland

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The Water Diviner

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Welcome to New York

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When Marnie Was There

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Woman in Gold

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Banksy Does New York

Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal

  • Excerpt: ‘Banksy Does New York’ is a record of how the city reacted to the artist’s 31-day residency that included a variety of multimedia art with a political undertone.

Blood Ties

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Cake

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The Captive

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: The Captive has a good idea, but a bad execution

Good People

Dragan Antulov @ FAK [Croatian]

Goodbye to Language

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The Hundred-Foot Journey

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Mommy

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The Possession of Michael King

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

A Promise

George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Wild

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2015 Films (Coming Soon)

Chic!

Goerge Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Demonic

George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

From What Is Before

Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge

  • Excerpt: I feel it will require a second and possibly a third viewing before the film’s entirety comes to light but, for my money, it is a superior film.

Grace of Monaco

Dragan Antulov @ FAK [Croatian]
Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Simplistic and trivial, it’s a dreary, dull mishmash…

Macondo

Goerge Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Meeting Dr. Sun

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Pat Mullen @ Point of View

  • Excerpt: It’s virtually impossible to enjoy a close-up in the theatre without juggling a pair of opera glasses but her A Midsummer Night’s Dream offers the complete experience of Shakespeare’s fantastical comedy by punctuating it with reaction shots and vantage points one would not be able to see from a seat in the theatre.

Pasolini

Panagiotis Gkaris @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Sword of Vengeance

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

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