This Week, Part 1 (Jul. 10-12, 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: July 10-12, 2015

Wide (United States)

The Gallows

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Minions

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Self/less

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Limited (United States)

Do I Sound Gay?

Andy Crump @ Birth.Movies.Death.

  • Excerpt: …Thorpe’s efforts here are brisk, buoyant, and bright enough in equal measure that you feel like he could singlehandedly influence the direction of discourse on the topic of gay rights with a single seventy-odd minute documentary.

The Suicide Theory

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: The Suicide Theory is funny and disturbing, and a picture that’s tough to take your eyes off once you start watching it.

Tangerine

Andy Crump @ Paste Magazine

  • Excerpt: [Sean Baker’s] aesthetic boasts neon vibrancy, the kind of sparks only real life can generate, but amidst the bombastic crackle of his mise en scène, he maintains a down-to-Earth naturalism.

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: While Tangerine does a brilliant job of establishing a verite feel, there’s so little actual story that it becomes difficult to get involved at anything deeper than a surface level.

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Is there a film out right now more relevant than ‘Tangerine’?

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

10,000 KM

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com

  • Excerpt: As the nation finds itself dealing with the shock of the recent killings of nine black parishioners in a Charleston, S.C., church by a young white zealot, a film of an earlier lethal racist killing arrives in theaters.

Amy

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Animals

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Big Game

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Boulevard

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: Robin Williams, in his last performance, as a closeted gay man who discovers that it is time to reveal his secret self.

Boychoir

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Chappie

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Cinderella

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The Cut

José M. Robado @ CineCrítico [Spanish]

Dark Places

Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics

  • Excerpt: Despite a determined cast providing strong if somber-as-Hell performances, these Dark Places are better left in the shadows.

Dope

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Eden

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Escobar: Paradise Lost

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Furious 7

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Gabriel

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Good Kill

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Hungry Hearts

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I Am Chris Farley

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

Infinitely Polar Bear

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Inside Out

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Into the Grizzly Maze

Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics

  • Excerpt: Grizzly and gory throwback to the man vs. nature movies of previous decades.

Jackie & Ryan

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A tender romantic drama about two music lovers who face steep and unruly challenges during hard times.

Jimmy’s Hall

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Jupiter Ascending

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Learning to Drive

José M. Robado @ CineCrítico [Spanish]
Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

A Little Chaos

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The Look of Silence

Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com

  • Excerpt: Oppenheimer has been not only documenting history but making it.

Love at First Fight

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Mad Max: Fury Road

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Mad Women

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Mafia Only Kills in Summer

Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com

  • Excerpt: The satire has its moments, but they don’t begin to justify the whole.

Maggie

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Magic Mike XXL

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Manglehorn

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Monsters: Dark Continent

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: “Monsters: Dark Continent” fica bastante longe do que os apreciadores da primeira parte estão à espera. Poderia conseguir novos fãs se se apresentasse honestamente como filme de guerra, mas a máscara de ficção-científica não vai ajudar nessa tarefa.

The Nightmare

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Our Man In Tehran

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

The Overnight

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

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A Poem Is a Naked Person

Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics

  • Excerpt: An inside look at the 1970’s Leon Russell that is not much of an inside look at all.

The Princess of France

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Run All Night

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Seeds of Time

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Set Fire to the Stars

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Slow West

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Stations of the Cross

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Strangerland

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online
Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: Director Kim Farrant is on record as having feminist aims with Strangerland, but the insistently dour tone she applies to the film fails to single out Matthew’s response to the details of Lily’s disappearance as any more distressing than Catherine’s, and the generally cartoonish thuggery of the town’s horny adolescent male population doesn’t have any bite either.

Stray Dog

Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com

Taken 3

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Taxi

Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]

  • Excerpt: Leave it to Jafar Panahi to defy Iranian censorship not with a caustic indictment but with a lovely, playful, thoughtful, swiftly subversive, wonderfully entertaining comedy-drama.

Ted 2

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Terminator Genisys

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Testament of Youth

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Tomorrowland

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Tracers

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: É um digno produto para o grande ecrã. Faltou algo mais sólido no argumento para que também no mercado doméstico conseguisse longevidade.

The Tribe

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Tu Dors Nicole

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

The Voices

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Welcome to New York

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Nina Simone’s definition of freedom rings with the same truth as is found in her music. “What is freedom? No fear.”

While We’re Young

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Zarafa

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: While Zarafa shares surface similarities with vintage Disney films like Aladdin and The Rescuers Down Under, it misses their machinelike narrative simplicity. The film crams a great deal of cross-country incident into its lean 78-minute runtime without sticking to an emotional through line within the sprawl

Zombeavers

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2015 Films (Coming Soon)

51 Degrees North

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Cart

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Deep Web

Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal

  • Excerpt: ‘Deep Web’ is a compelling documentary that explores a secret realm of the Internet and suggests a twenty-something idealist may have been unfairly prosecuted for his activities in this world.

Fear Clinic

Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Tal como na série utiliza a figura abstracta do medo como inimigo, mas leva essa doença contagiosa para um novo patamar, dando-lhe uma componente visível e palpável, como se fosse uma maleita física. Os primeiros cinco minutos são por isso quase que uma obra independente, de nível muito superior ao resto.

A Fool

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

How Strange to Be Named Federico

Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com

  • Excerpt: Scola’s motley, affectionate tribute is going to delight Fellini fans and lovers of classic Italian cinema, but it may not mean much to the car chase audience.

Men & Chicken

Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]

  • Excerpt: Ten years after ‘Adam’s Apples’, Danish director Anders Thomas Jensen proves that he has not lost his penchant for deliciously subversive grotesques.

Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal and a Whore

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Socialphobia

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Taksu

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

The Three Hikers

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Tokyo Tribe

Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

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