This Week, Part 2 (Nov. 13-15, 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: Nov. 13-15, 2015

Wide (United States)

The 33

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Love the Coopers

[New Today] Bill Clark @ From The Balcony

  • Excerpt: Love the Coopers is as much a comedy as a Christmas movie, in that it’s neither and more a drama taking place around Christmas that eeks out a few laughs.

[New Today] Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: Revisit the Griswolds this year.

[New Today] Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
[New Today] Brent McKnight @ Cinema Blend
[New Today] George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

My All American

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Limited (United States)

By the Sea

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
[New Today] Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: If only a central device of the film weren’t so problematic or its conclusion so overwrought, “By the Sea” might have been one of the great films about marriage.

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: [A] curious movie that can’t decide if it wants to be enigmatic or forthright.

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv

  • Excerpt: Cutting, provocative, introspective and wickedly astute, the elegant art-house melodrama juxtaposes beauty with the ugliness of the institution.

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

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45 Years

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Elegant and compassionate, subtly delineating a devastating drama…

99 Homes

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The Assassin

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Beasts of No Nation

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Black Mass

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Bone Tomahawk

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Bridge of Spies

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Brooklyn

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Burnt

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Burying the Ex

João Pinto @ http://www.portal-cinema.com [Portuguese]

A Christmas Horror Story

Greg Klymkiw @ The Film Corner

  • Excerpt: The biggest disappointment is the big surprise at the end, which comes as no surprise at all, but is one of those annoying revelations you see coming early into the picture, but pray and hope that it won’t come to pass. It does and your heart sinks.

Crimson Peak

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Difret

[New Today] Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com

Eden

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Entertainment

Andy Crump @ Paste Magazine

  • Excerpt: Ella Wheeler Wilcox said it best: “Laugh and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone.”

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
[New Today] Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Everest

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Far from the Madding Crowd

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The Gallows

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Goodnight Mommy

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The Green Inferno

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Guidance

Greg Klymkiw @ The Film Corner

  • Excerpt: Think of a considerably thinner, more handsome, spiffily-attired and decidedly light-in-the-loafers Jack Black from School of Rock and it all adds up to one of the funniest, sweetest and wonkily outrageous low budget indie comedies you’ll have seen in quite some time.

Hard Labor

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Hotel Transylvania 2

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Human Capital

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Hungry Hearts

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Inside Out

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Irrational Man

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It Follows

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Jason and Shirley

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Julia

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Junun

Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog

  • Excerpt: [Paul Thomas Anderson] fully embraces the digital aesthetic, and uses the freedom afforded by it to capture the chaos of the creative process. While there are some beautifully composed images of both the recording sessions and of the Fort (one of the earlier shots, in which the camera rotates to show the musicians during a performance, is reminiscent of the graceful tracking shots in Jean-Luc Godard’s otherwise interminable Rolling Stones documentary Sympathy for the Devil), for the most part the camera is allowed to roam.

Jurassic World

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The Keeping Room

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Keith Richards: Under the Influence

Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info

  • Excerpt: Un documental que entre ensayos de las canciones de su último disco, rememora algunos de los momentos más extraordinarios de la historia de los Rolling Stones.

Knock Knock

[New Today] George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

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The Last Witch Hunter

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Legend

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Life

[New Today] George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Listen to Me Marlon

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A Little Chaos

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The Look of Silence

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Love

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Love & Mercy

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Mad Max: Fury Road

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Man Up

Kenji Fujishima @ Slant Magazine

Maps to the Stars

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The Martian

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Meadowland

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Minions

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Miss You Already

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

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Mistress America

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The Nightmare

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No Escape

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The Overnight

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Pan

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Pawn Sacrifice

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The Peanuts Movie

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Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A vibrant and enlightening survey of the life and work of one of the world’s most renowned art collectors.

Pixels

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Regression

[New Today] George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Ricki and the Flash

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Room

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Rotor DR1

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A friendly drone in this sci-fi feature comes across as a modern-day equivalent of R2-D2 in the Star Wars sagas.

San Andreas

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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

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Sex, Death and Bowling

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A richly emotional character-driven drama.

She’s Funny That Way

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Shelter

Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: They seek redemption knowing the path is an impossible one to climb alone, but they work towards it with each smile and embrace making the possibility seem more real as the numbness melts away. Whereas pain used to drag them down deeper, the other still being there afterwards finally renders it unbearable enough to strive for an escape.

Sicario

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Sinister 2

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Son of Saul

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Intense and engrossing, it’s an existential warning from history…

Song of Lahore

[New Today] David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: It may be instructive to aspiring documentarians to note that, when the film’s sites seem to be set lower, it’s actually more able to translate its point about what music means to these men and to Pakistan. Song of Lahore is ultimately hobbled by its clumsy first half but it reaches greater heights when its goals aren’t so self-consciously lofty.

The Sound and the Fury

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Southbound

Daniel Schindel @ The Film Stage

Spectre

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Spotlight

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Spring

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Steve Jobs

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The Stranger

M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com

Suffragette

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Tales of Halloween

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Tangerine

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Theeb

Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: He must find that strength despite the harrowing circumstances he finds himself within—a confidence to be skeptical of his enemies while keeping them close to learn their goals. Plot is soon thrown out the window as the film changes focus to the unnatural evolution of an innocent thrust into a life or death situation teetering on abject destruction.

Those Who Feel the Fire Burning

Daniel Schindel @ The Film Stage

Trainwreck

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The Tribe

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Trumbo

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The Vatican Tapes

[New Today] George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

The Visit

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The Walk

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A Walk in the Woods

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We Are Still Here

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What We Do in the Shadows

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The Wolfpack

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The Wonders

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The Woods

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The Wrecking Crew

Frank Ochieng @ The Movie Database (TMDB)

  • Excerpt: In many ways director Denny Tedesco’s music documentary “The Wrecking Crew” serves as a personal valentine…the message is still the same then as it is now: the blast to the past in sound and spirit will remain refreshingly in tact courtesy of the legacy that the famed The Wrecking Crew left in its everlasting wake of numerous musical avenues too plentiful to count.

2015 Films (Coming Soon)

Back to the Beginning

Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Back to the Beginning ofrece algo diferente dentro del cine puertorriqueño. Además de ser una producción de alta calidad del patio (4K) e incluir buenas actuaciones por un elenco talentoso local, la historia que David Aponte y compañía ofrecen, una de acción, drama y suspenso, es una que usualmente no vemos en los cines de la isla. Aunque sufre de un guión débil y con huecos, Back To The Beginning camina por lo general la linea del medio – no es la peor oferta del cine local, ni la mejor.

A Christmas Star

Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

Colombia Magia Salvaje

Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info

  • Excerpt: Un documental que muestra las maravillas naturales de Colombia que peca por exceso.

Dheepan

Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]

  • Excerpt: It’s less easily digestible than ‘A Prophet’ and ‘Rust and Bone’ – and perhaps just because of that, it’s Audiard’s best film in ten years.

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Disorder

Daniel Schindel @ The Film Stage

Field Niggas

Daniel Schindel @ The Film Stage

Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World

Greg Klymkiw @ The Film Corner

  • Excerpt: The Haida are fighters, but their greatest weapon is the land itself. Hats off to Wilkinson for crafting a film which walks tall, yet softly and carries the big stick of our ultimate salvation, the environment itself and, of course, its people, the Haida.

Jack

Greg Klymkiw @ The Film Corner

  • Excerpt: As such, the opening ten minutes of Jack are so shocking, scary, creepy and exhilarating – Yes! EXHILARATING! – you feel like director Elisabeth Scharang’s mise-en-scène has been designed to take a two-by-four to your face, guts and privates with equal force (and a bit of sadistic glee for added sprinklings of seasoning).

The Lobster

[New Today] Panagiotis Pete Gkaris @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Marshland

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Measure of a Man

[New Today] George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]

Men Go to Battle

Daniel Schindel @ The Film Stage

Mia Madre

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Take Me to the River

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Visions

[New Today] Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz

  • Excerpt: Visions is dreadful for its first hour – and it’s a total dud as any kind or horror film – but some unintentional humor keeps it afloat and then it gets nutty and enjoyable for the ridiculous twist-laden climax. As far as bad movies go, this one is pretty entertaining.

The White Knights

Daniel Schindel @ The Film Stage

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