This Week, Part 2 (Jul. 24-26, 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: Jul. 24-26, 2015

Wide (United States)

Paper Towns

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Pixels

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Southpaw

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Limited (United States)

Big Significant Things

Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine

  • Excerpt: Big Significant Things, whose anodyne tastefulness effectively lumps it into a big vat of likeminded Sundance-or-SXSW-endorsed offerings, apparently knows it’s a trivial document of privileged white-people problems, but that self-awareness oddly enough doesn’t stop it from being that exact thing.

Samba

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A French dramedy about a Senegalese immigrant with a stunning performance by Omar Sy.

Unexpected

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: This is an intelligent film that speaks volumes about its characters, and it does so with sensitivity to the specifics of their individual experiences.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

The Age of Adaline

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Alleluia

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: Du Welz deftly balances the more sensationalistic elements with a more down-to-earth study of obsession.

Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery

Amy

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Ant-Man

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Backcountry

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Best of Enemies

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A documentary about the exchanges that started the trend of shouting matches passing themselves off as political talk.

[New Today] MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A brilliant, hilarious, exhilarating look at the Gore Vidal v. William F. Buckley paradigm-busting 1968 debates that changed TV journalism for the worse.

Big Game

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Blackhat

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Capital C

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Entertaining and informative.

Cartel Land

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Chilling and compelling, ripped from today’s headlines…

Court

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
[New Today] Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics

  • Excerpt: A defense of the performing arts blossoms into a larger plea for democracy.

Creep

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Danny Collins

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Dark Was the Night

[New Today] Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

Do I Sound Gay?

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Did you know Captain Hook, Jafar from Aladdin, and Scar from The Lion King are all gay? I had no idea.

Entourage

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Far from the Madding Crowd

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Frank the Bastard

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Ineptly written and flatly directed, the film takes real effort to get through, as it practically dares the viewer to pay attention.

The Gallows

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A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: There are no easy answers, which makes Deraspe’s attempt to provide us with one so frustrating.

A Hard Day

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Infinitely Polar Bear

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Inside Out

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Irrational Man

[New Today] Robert Cashill @ Popdose
Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: It’s an experiment in contradictory tones, but it’s not a convincing one.

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

It Follows

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Jimmy’s Hall

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Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser

Brent McKnight @ Cinema Blend

  • Excerpt: I have a deep, possibly indefensible love for Joe Dirt. But, 14 years later, this did not need to happen by any stretch of the imagination.

Lila & Eve

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Before long we’re in ‘Death Wish’ territory, with the plot turns growing more and more implausible, [but] distinguished by a ferociously committed performance by Viola Davis.

The Longest Ride

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The Look of Silence

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Madame Bovary

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Magic Mike XXL

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Minions

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Mr. Holmes

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A Poem is a Naked Person

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Safelight

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Self/less

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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! doesn’t have the same energy at its predecessor, actually it’s a step down if that’s possible. It’s hard to love it, but even harder to hate it. It has a spectacular opening, and a spectacular third act, but it suffers from a mid-section that’s kinda blah.

Staten Island Summer

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: Have I mentioned that none of this is funny or even slightly amusing?

Tangerine

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Ted 2

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Testament of Youth

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Trainwreck

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The Tribe

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True Story

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

What We Do in the Shadows

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While We’re Young

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Woman in Gold

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2015 Films (Coming Soon)

Ardor

Stacia Kissick Jones @ Next Projection

Big Muddy

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: This is one good home-cooked B-movie.

Catch Me Daddy

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Khamoshiyan

[New Today] Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Oriented

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Possessed

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: This absurd animated film is funny, sick, and twisted.

Rey Gitano

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Suite Francaise

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Perhaps the story behind Suite Française is simply more interesting than the book itself, and the adaptation therefore struggles to unpack the weight it brings to the screen.

The Woods

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The Hallow’ Brings Old-School Horror

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