This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Dec. 25-28, 2014)

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: Dec. 25-28, 2014

Wide (United States)

Big Eyes

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The Gambler

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Into the Woods

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Unbroken

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Expanding (United States)

The Imitation Game

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Limited (United States)

American Sniper

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The Interview

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Selma

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Two Days, One Night

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

20,000 Days on Earth

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After the Fall

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Annie

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The Babadook

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Beloved Sisters

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Now, if you’re rolling your eyes at the thought of another dry and stuffy late-year prestige picture, banish the thought and prepare to be humbled. Beloved Sisters is a lively, raw and, in many ways, thoroughly modern imagining of the Lengefeld sisters as early prototypes for a model of feminine autonomy that would still be challenging today.

Big Hero 6

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Buttwhistle

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: Its fractured aesthetic lacks sharp edges, but remains hard to grasp.

Citizenfour

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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The Homesman

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Inherent Vice

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Interstellar

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John Wick

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Magic in the Moonlight

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The Missing Picture

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Mr. Turner

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

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Nightcrawler

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Queen and Country

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Song of the Sea

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: Even as it entertains increasingly far-fetched detours, the film’s folkloric narrative offers an ideal vehicle for [Tomm Moore’s] pictorial play.

Still Alice

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

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The Theory of Everything

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Top Five

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Whiplash

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Wild

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2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Maps to the Stars

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2014/15 Films (Coming Soon)

Asterix: Le domaine des dieux

Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

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