This Week, Part 1 (Aug. 28-30, 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: Aug. 28-30, 2015

Wide (United States)

No Escape

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We Are Your Friends

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Limited (United States)

Queen of Earth

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The Second Mother

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A splendid and engaging morality play about class warfare and the challenges and disappointments of parenting.

Turbo Kid

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Z for Zachariah

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A futuristic story about three people struggling to survive in a world they could never have imagined.

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Subtle post-apocalyptic survival tale that revels in its minimalist simplicity…

Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online

  • Excerpt: If I tell you “Z for Zachariah” is a post-apocalyptic love-triangle drama, you may presume it’s some sort of half-cocked “Hunger Games” rip-off. But resist that urge, because this stealthy indie is nothing you’d expect and so uniquely thrilling that it’s worth seeking out.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

6 Years

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

7 Chinese Brothers

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Byington could have made a Youtube video of Schwartzman just talking to his dog and the results would have been much the same. Good thing they’re such amusing company.

American Ultra

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Amnesiac

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery

Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics

  • Excerpt: Focused on art forgery, this flabbergasting story expands into a full scale expose of the modern confidence game and why, after all these years, it still works.

Best of Enemies

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Cop Car

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Creep

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Cut Bank

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Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World

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Digging for Fire

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: If you love hunkering down in the basement with a pile of old VHS tapes at two in the morning, this one’s for you!

The End of the Tour

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Fantastic Four

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Final Girl

Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal

  • Excerpt: ‘Final Girl’ centres on a complete reversal of circumstances when a group of serial killers set their sights on the wrong victim.

Gift

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Grandma

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Guidance

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Hitman: Agent 47

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Horse Money

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Horse Money, by Pedro Costa – Film Review

I Touched All Your Stuff

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] “I Touched All Your Stuff” is a fascinating character study even if you don’t walk out feeling like you had some epiphany.

Jurassic World

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Learning to Drive

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: It’s a smooth ride.

Mad Max: Fury Road

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Mateo

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

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Mistress America

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Our Everyday Life

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Bosnia and Hervegovina’s Oscar submission is a subtle slice-of-life drama.

The Overnight

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Pod

Mark Harris @ About.com

Prince

Jose Solis @ StageBuddy

Ride

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Sinister 2

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Some Kind of Beautiful

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Southpaw

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Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal

  • Excerpt: Director Alex Gibney’s ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’ removes the rose-coloured glasses to look at the rise of the Apple co-founder.

Straight Outta Compton

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Tom at the Farm

Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Prentension

  • Excerpt: Tom at the Farm feels like Dolan-lite; an interesting exercise and entertaining enough, but an unremarkable result.

Vacation

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We Come As Friends

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: This beautifully shot documentary is an in depth examination of Sudan from myriad points of view.

When Animals Dream

Mark Harris @ About.com

White God

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2015 Films (Coming Soon)

Colt 45

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Labyrinth of Lies

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Saol

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

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