This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Apr. 3-5, 2015)

Because of embargoes (those happy little restrictions on when critics can post reviews, good or bad), a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

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. 3-5, 2015

Wide (United States)

Furious 7

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Limited (United States)

5 to 7

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: 5 to 7 is the “Before Sunrise” of infidelity.

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: For all of its artificial plotting and clichéd dialogue, “5 to 7” has its charms.

Effie Gray

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Effie Gray’ Is A Beautiful-But-Boring British Period Piece

[New Today] Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: This is an interesting story, but it’s treated here in a fashion that’s at once timorous and overstated.

Lambert & Stamp

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: …an essential movie for any lover of music, culture, or both.

Woman in Gold

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2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

52 Tuesdays

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Barber

Robert Cashill @ Robert Cashill

  • Excerpt: Scott Glenn uplifts it a hair.

Beyond the Mask

[New Today] Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com

Chappie

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Cinderella

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Danny Collins

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Dior and I

Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

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The DUFF

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Far from Men

George Zervopoulos @ www.moviesltd.gr [Greek]

Faults

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: Faults carefully straddles the line between black comedy and cautionary tale. The chronicle begins rather playfully but as the story develops it becomes less and less so.

Get Hard

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The Girl Is in Trouble

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Gunman

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Home

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The Hunting Ground

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It Follows

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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

The Last House on Cemetery Lane

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

  • Excerpt: From its generic title to its overly-familiar premise, Cemetery Lane is almost entirely lacking in entertainment value.

Last Knights

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Lost River

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: Lost, but not found.

Man From Reno

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Marfa Girl

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Metalhead

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A rousing drama about a Jewish refugee who is looking for closure on her terrible past and a young lawyer who matures spiritually.

Ned Rifle

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Salt of the Earth

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Serena

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Spring

[New Today] MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A same-old male-ego-stroking romantic-wish-fulfillment fantasy becomes actually enraging when it adds a sci-fi-horror twist.

The Water Diviner

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

While We’re Young

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White God

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The filmmaker was wise choosing a species known for its capacity for unconditional love to make his point, its perversion all the more emotionally wrenching.

Wild Card

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

1,000 Times Good Night

George Zervopoulos @ www.moviesltd.gr [Greek]

Annie

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Birdman

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The Canal

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: Barging on in…

Citizenfour

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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

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Force Majeure

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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Gone Girl

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Inherent Vice

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Into the Woods

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Jake Squared

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: Like ‘8 1/2’ done as a romantic comedy by a Hollywood phony.

Love Is Strange

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Miss Julie

George Zervopoulos @ www.moviesltd.gr [Greek]

Mommy

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The November Man

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Song of the Sea

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

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2015 Films (Coming Soon)

All About Eva

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: And they’re off…

Battle for Sevastopol

Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

Cast No Shadow

[New Today] Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Let the power of the imagination transport you to a dark and fantastic place in Cast No Shadow.

Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: Playing ball…

Electric Slide

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Self-consciously arty dreck of the most agonizing variety.

An Honest Liar

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: ‘An Honest Liar’ Tells The Fascinating Story Of The Amazing Randi – One Exposed Fraud At A Time

Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: James Randi exposes frauds and charlatans, but is he guilty of deception too?

Infinitely Polar Bear

Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

Jon Imber’s Left Hand

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Pressure

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: Under pressure!

Pretend We’re Kissing

[New Today] Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: It’s refreshing to find a film that makes audiences swoon over seeing life and love as they really are.

Sacro GRA

Sarah Ward @ artsHub

Shoulder the Lion

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: It’s a beast…

The Singing Bird Will Come

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Song from the Forest

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Two Thumbs Up

[New Today] James Marsh @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: Long-time screenwriter Lau Ho Leung (Painted Skin, Kung Fu Jungle) makes his directorial debut in this energetic action comedy following a gang of thieves who masquerade as cops to pull off a heist, only to encounter a rival posse with the exact same idea. Francis Ng and Simon Yam head up the cast, which sets its sights firmly on local audiences, delivering a winning combination of humour, action and camaraderie that transcends its budgetary limitations.

The Wonders

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

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