This Week, Part 2 (Aug. 28-30, 2015)

Because of embargoes, 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: 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

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
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

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
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…

[New Today] Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
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.

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

American Ultra

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Amnesiac

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Barely Lethal

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

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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The Boy

[New Today] Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant

  • Excerpt: The Boy is a very slow burn, one that successfully works to the narrative at hand, but isn’t particularly enjoyable to watch.

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
[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

Dope

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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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Far from Men

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

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.

The Gift

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Grandma

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
[New Today] Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: The Lily Tomlin show brought to you by the director of American Pie and Little Fockers. Don’t piss off the little old lady from Los Angeles.

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 Am Big Bird

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I Touched All Your Stuff

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ RogerEbert.com

  • Excerpt: One gets the sense that the filmmakers feel slighted by their subject, and I Touched All Your Stuff is an attempt to make us feel that sting of disappointment.

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.

Iris

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Irrational Man

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James White

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

Jurassic World

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Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

[New Today] Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: It’s a pleasant diversion, but far from necessary viewing. For die-hard fans of Kahlil Gibran’s poetry only.

Learning to Drive

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: Learning to Drive feels as if it has been manufactured to elicit as much sweetness as possible.

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: It’s a smooth ride.

Listen to Me Marlon

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Love

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

Mad Max: Fury Road

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

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Mateo

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Meru

[New Today] Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Spectacular: a peak experience….

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

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Mistress America

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Mr. Holmes

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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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Phantom

[New Today] Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Pod

Mark Harris @ About.com

Prince

Jose Solis @ StageBuddy

Ride

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Self/less

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She’s Funny That Way

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: It’s old-fashioned farce, but it’s not quite good old-fashioned farce.

[New Today] Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

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.

Tracers

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Trainwreck

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Unity

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

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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Zipper

[New Today] Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
[New Today] Oktay Kozak @ The Playlist

2015 Films (Coming Soon)

13 Minutes

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

45 Years

[New Today] Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

The Club

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

Colt 45

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Holding the Man

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

Labyrinth of Lies

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

The Liar

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

The Lobster

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

Mustang

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

My Love, Don’t Cross That River

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

Rams

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

Saol

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Speed Sisters

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

Welcome to Leith

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

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