This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (May 29-31, 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: May 29-31, 2015

Wide (United States)

Aloha

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San Andreas

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Limited (United States)

Gemma Bovery

[New Today] David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Men, even kind and gentle ones like Martin, have a tendency to cast the women in their lives in perfunctory roles. In this way, despite having a man as its lead, Gemma Bovery is a film about women, about how men see women and about the minimizing effect that can have on women’s lives.

Heaven Knows What

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Results

[New Today] Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night
Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

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

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Backcountry

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Bessie

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Beyond the Reach

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Carol

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Child 44

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Cinderella

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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
[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Danny Collins

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Dawg Fight

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

The Duke of Burgundy

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Escobar: Paradise Lost

Goerge Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Every Secret Thing

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Far from the Madding Crowd

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Fifty Shades of Grey

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Forbidden Empire

[New Today] Mark Harris @ About.com

Good Kill

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Gueros

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

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.

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

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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Nightingale

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Of Horses and Men

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Pernicious

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Pitch Perfect 2

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Poltergeist

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Run All Night

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Sicario

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Spy

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: I spy a winner…

[New Today] Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]

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

[New Today] Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: As would be expected from a hand drawn Ghibli film, the animation is stunning, with water and light coming to life and complex emotions rendered expertly and precisely on Anna’s face.

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: This is an understated affair, but the screenplay … understands Anna’s dilemma and communicates it with clarity.

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Wild Tales

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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

Chronic

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Deep Web

[New Today] Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: With a lot to say on drug-sales platform Silk Road, encryption, digital rights, and Ross Ulbricht this doc struggles to form a unified narrative.

Good People

Dragan Antulov @ FAK [Croatian]

Goodbye to Language

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The Hundred-Foot Journey

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Let Us Prey

[New Today] Mark Harris @ About.com

The Lobster

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Louder Than Bombs

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Love

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Man Up

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Mia Madre

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Mommy

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Our Little Sister

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Possession of Michael King

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

A Promise

George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

The Sea of Trees

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Son of Saul

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Standing Tall

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Sword of Vengeance

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Valley of Love

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Welcome 2 Karachi

[New Today] Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Wild

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Youth

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

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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