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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.

   

Comedy Dynamics Presents: Bill Hicks (Fathom Events, NR)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 22 April 2015 23:36

He wasn’t nearly as appreciated in his time as he should have been, especially in America, but his popularity seems to rise with every new year.

 

Unfriended (Universal Pictures, R)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Thursday, 16 April 2015 20:00

unfriended 75What makes this whole digital-killer concept convincing (and scary) is the fact that today’s technology really is unpredictable.

   

True Story (Fox Searchlight, R)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 16 April 2015 20:00

true story_75Moreover, the film doesn’t care, the title doesn’t care, and you won’t care.

 

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Amplify, NR)

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Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 16 April 2015 20:00

kumiko 75Are you still with me? Good, because Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is a hell of a fun film.

   

The Longest Ride (20th Century Fox, PG-13)

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Written by Samantha LaBat Thursday, 09 April 2015 21:21

long ride_75

The story ends too perfectly. All the problems are solved and everything is tied in a nice bow.

 

White God (Magnolia Pictures, R)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 08 April 2015 22:00

white god_75Following multiple unsuccessful search attempts, Lili is forced to return back to her normal life, and Hagen’s adventurous journey through the merciless city of Budapest begins.

   

Furious 7 (Universal Pictures, PG-13)

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Written by Samantha LaBat Thursday, 02 April 2015 18:49

Fast-and-Furious-7 75This is by far the very best of the Fast & Furious franchise.

 

Effie Gray (Adopt Films, PG-13)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Thursday, 02 April 2015 18:24

Effie-Gray 75The only thing that stood out to me was Dakota Fanning’s performance, which was basically just being miserable, but with a British accent.

   

It Follows (RADiUS-TWC, R)

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Written by Lea Vrábelová Thursday, 26 March 2015 20:00

it follows_75This is one of those movies where what we don’t see is just as terrifying as what we do see.

 

Serena (Magnolia Pictures, R)

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Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 26 March 2015 20:00

serena 75Serena is an almost incomprehensible mess that feels as though multiple directors, with vastly differing visions, were working on it concurrently.

   

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