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Pixels (Sony Pictures Releasing/Columbia Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 24 July 2015 00:51

pixels 75Pixels is a terrible film by a terrible director.

 

Southpaw (The Weinstein Company, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 23 July 2015 21:49

Southpaw 75It’s never quite as predictable as you’d think it would be.

   

Paper Towns (20th Century Fox Film Corporation, PG-13)

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Written by Samantha LaBat Wednesday, 22 July 2015 23:30

papertowns 75Paper Towns is brilliant from start to finish—it’s impossible not to love this movie.

 

Aloft (Sony Pictures Classics, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 16 July 2015 23:18

aloft 75My overall disinterest was at a level that seemed too much trouble to form any sort of opinions about the film at all, good or bad.

   

Trainwreck (Universal Pictures, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 16 July 2015 22:28

trainwreck 75If you’re feeling patient and don’t mind a plot that’s predictable down to the last detail, Trainwreck is a pretty good option.

 

Cartel Land (The Orchard, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 16 July 2015 21:13

Cartel-Land 75I can’t immediately think of its equal in terms of compelling, on-the-ground footage of how drug cartels operate.

   

Ant-Man (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Samantha LaBat Thursday, 16 July 2015 21:02

Ant-man 75Ant-Man is not about another hero saving the world; it’s about a man trying to right his wrongs to be with his daughter.

 

Testament of Youth (Sony Pictures Classics, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 10 July 2015 00:11

Testament-of-Youth 75Testament of Youth is somewhat generic (get ready for lots of soft focus!), but solidly-made, and perfectly enjoyable.

   

What We Did on our Holiday (Lionsgate, PG-13)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 10 July 2015 00:01

What-We-Did-On-Our-Holiday 75To its credit, What We Did on our Holiday actually succeeds pretty well despite its rather hackneyed premise.

 

The Gallows (Warner Brothers, PG-13)

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Written by Samantha LaBat Thursday, 09 July 2015 23:48

The-Gallows 75The Gallows won’t even make you flinch, except perhaps to check the time.

   

Magic Mike XXL (Warner Bros., R)

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Written by Adrienne Jones Tuesday, 30 June 2015 23:57

MMXXL 75This film does do its job.

 

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Fox Searchlight Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 25 June 2015 22:16

Me--Earl 75My overriding feeling is that it is a movie that I want to like, but which doesn’t quite live up to its potential.

   

The Wolfpack (Magnolia Pictures, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 24 June 2015 18:19

The-Wolfpack 75Moselle’s The Wolfpack tells a story that it’s hard to imagine coming across too often, and it’s a good thing we didn’t miss out on it.

 

When Marnie Was There (Gkids, PG)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 18 June 2015 20:23

When-Marnie-Was-There 75When Marnie Was There is a fully enjoyable movie.

   

Inside Out (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, PG)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 18 June 2015 19:40

Inside-Out 75Inside Out is an excellent film, and easily Pixar’s best since Toy Story 3.

 

Lord Montagu (Variance Films, NR)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 18 June 2015 11:30

Lord-Montagu 75This film is adequate, but no more, and worth watching primarily if you are interested in the subject.

   

Results (Magnolia Pictures, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 17 June 2015 21:34

Results 75Results may not be Bujalski’s best film (I’d probably give that honor to Mutual Appreciation), but it certainly is his most accessible.

 

Jurassic World (Universal Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 11 June 2015 23:34

Jurassic-World 75It’s bad to the point I was actually angry by the time I left the theatre.

   

Spy (20th Century Fox Film Corporation, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 04 June 2015 19:29

Spy 75It’s a nice, tight film, and thoroughly enjoyable; I’d go so far as to say it’s Feig’s best film yet.

 

Sunshine Superman (Magnolia Pictures/CNN Films, PG)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 03 June 2015 22:43

Sunshine-Superman 75Even if adrenaline rushes and terrifying heights are not exactly your thing, I suggest watching Sunshine Superman.

   

Unfreedom (Dark Frames, NR)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 28 May 2015 20:42

Unfreedom 75Most Americans won’t find much shocking in this film.

 

I’ll See You in My Dreams (Bleecker Street Media, PG-13)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Thursday, 28 May 2015 20:24

Ill-See-You-in-My-Dreams 75Even though I’ll See You in My Dreams might seem like a cookie-cutter, dry, old-people, clichéd drama at first glance, it’s really quite the opposite!

   

Aloha (20th Century Fox Film Corporation, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 28 May 2015 20:15

Aloha 75The glimmer of hope in the film is likely enough to make me forget how bad this movie was by the time Crowe’s next film rolls around.

 

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Music Box Films, R)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 27 May 2015 23:16

The-Hundred-Year-Old-Man 75The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared follows the most random and intertwined plot that I have seen in a while.

   

The Connection (Drafthouse Films, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 27 May 2015 23:02

The-Connection 75The Connection is a perfectly functional, and even enjoyable, crime movie.

 

Kung Fu Killer (Well Go USA Entertainment, NR)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 27 May 2015 22:48

Kung-Fu-Killer 75Despite being disappointed to find that Donnie Yen wasn’t playing the bad guy here, I found Kung Fu Killer to be a good time. 

   

Tomorrowland (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, PG)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 22 May 2015 00:42

Tomorrowland 75Though it is never as good as it could have been, because it is also never as bad as it could have been I wound up being pleased with Tomorrowland, in the end.

 

Iris (Magnolia Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 20 May 2015 23:25

Iris 75That’s what a good documentary will do: make you interested in something you weren’t previously interested in at all.

   

In the Name of My Daughter (Cohen Media Group, R)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 20 May 2015 23:15

In-the-Name-of-My-DaughterEven though all this probably sounds a lot more exciting to read than it was to watch, In the Name of My Daughter nevertheless has some attractiveness to it.

 

Pitch Perfect 2 (Universal Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Samantha LaBat Thursday, 14 May 2015 00:00

Pitch-Perfect-2 __75If this film stood on its own, it might be more than okay, but as a sequel, Pitch Perfect 2 misses the high notes.

   

Felix and Meira (Oscilloscope Pictures, R)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 13 May 2015 22:42

Felix-and-Meira 75Felix and Meira is a film that requires patience and a deeper understanding far beyond only what is seen or heard on screen.

 

Far from the Madding Crowd (Fox Searchlight, PG-13)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 07 May 2015 20:00

far from_crowd_75While is possession of an interesting story, this film basically begs for traditional costume drama treatment, a big glossy production, and the general trappings of modern melodramas.

   

Hot Pursuit (Warner Bros, PG-13)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Thursday, 07 May 2015 20:00

hot pursuit_75After the cookie-cutter, foreseeable ending there were the funny outtakes roll next to the credits—and it worked.

 

The Avengers: Age of Ultron (Walt Disney Studios, PG-13)

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Written by Samantha LaBat Thursday, 30 April 2015 20:00

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I thoroughly enjoyed all the fights and explosions, but my favorite part of the night was walking away from the theater questioning my actions and intentions in my everyday life.

   

The Water Diviner (Warner Bros., R)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Thursday, 23 April 2015 23:36

It surely brings perspective on multi-cultural grief.

 

Age of Adaline (Lionsgate, PG-13)

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Written by Samantha LaBat Thursday, 23 April 2015 23:22

Age of Adaline is not a film to buy and re-watch, but it is definitely worth seeing.

   

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