This Week, Part 2 (Jul. 17-19, 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: July 17-19, 2015

Wide (United States)

Ant-Man

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Trainwreck

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Limited (United States)

Irrational Man

[New Today] Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: [Allen’s] latest, repetitive in and of itself, finds the director spinning his wheels, rehashing themes in a stilted screenplay which the director fails to enliven via his actors.

The Look of Silence

[New Today] Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Mr. Holmes

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The Stanford Prison Experiment

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Advantageous

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

Alleluia

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Legitimately shocking in the way it mixes sex and violence, the film leaves you feeling unsettled and on edge.

Amy

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Bajrangi Bhaijaan

[New Today] Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Big Game

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Boulevard

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Here it is, the late Robin Williams’ last onscreen appearance to be released, and it is difficult to ignore the face of a man who appears to just want to end it all…This is the type of Indie film that mistakes relentless misery for high art.

[New Today] Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Robin Williams gives a knockout performance in his final dramatic film. A fascinating, if at times run-of-the-mill, character study of a man ready to breath free.

[New Today] Brent McKnight @ Cinema Blend

Boychoir

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Burying the Ex

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: For Dante’s reputation, it would be best that the movie should itself be buried without an identifying headstone.

Cartel Land

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Vigilantism on both sides of the Mexican-U.S. line is the subject of Mathhew Heineman’s powerful but curiously diffuse documentary.

Clouds of Sils Maria

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Creep

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Danny Collins

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Far from the Madding Crowd

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The Gallows

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Hot Pursuit

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Inside Out

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Jimmy’s Hall

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Lila & Eve

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online
[New Today] Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com

Love & Mercy

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Madame Bovary

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ Trespass Magazine

Magic Mike XXL

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The Midnight Swim

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

Minions

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Paper Towns

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

The Overnight

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Safelight

[New Today] Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: An attractive cast can’t rescue this well-meaning but slow, sappy romantic triangle.

The Salt of the Earth

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Self/less

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Slow West

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Strangerland

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Tangerine

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Ted 2

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Terminator Genisys

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Time Out of Mind

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: While this is the kind of role actors yearn for – I suspect audiences will yawn. Tedious and freewheeling, it’s an underwhelming movie-going experience.

What Happened, Miss Simone

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

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

The Wolfpack

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2015 Films (Coming Soon)

Ardor

[New Today] Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: Magical story about a man who emerges from a river to look after a farmer’s daughter, the rainforest, and a stunning jaguar.

[New Today] Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Gorgeous cinematography aside, this arduously paced jungle western fails to deliver in almost every other area.

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: At the heart of Ardor is the kind of old-fashioned mercenaries-versus-landowners scenario that Allan Dwan or Jacques Tourneur would have made efficient work of back in the studio era—tales best told as terse western potboilers that reach the finish line short of 90 minutes. Pablo Fendrik’s film, meanwhile, broods along as if it’s expressing something monumentally important with each slow-as-molasses camera move.

Barkhaa

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Here Is Harold

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

The Reaping

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Ruben Guthrie

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

Tig

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Unnecessary drama and emotional manipulation take away from Tig Notaro’s inherently powerful life story.

Two 4 One

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Trans-Canadian rom-com is one of the year’s best surprises!

Underdog

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

Women He’s Undressed

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

Young Sophie Bell

[New Today] Sarah Ward @ artsHub

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