New movie reviews: Critics' picks

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1

  • Rated as: 4/5

This is the film where it’s all supposed to go horribly wrong for The Hunger Games: With the trilogy’s final book chopped into two, this second-to-last film should be more drag than drama—the cash machine that everyone knows is just a teaser for next year’s epic send-off. But while it

  1. Wed Nov 26 - Mon Dec 1

Nightcrawler

  • Rated as: 5/5

It's no news to anyone who watches TV—especially local crime coverage—that the beat has devolved into a cesspool of gore, jittery witnesses and "hot content." What was once prophetic in movies like Network and Broadcast News is now commonplace. Writer-director Dan Gilroy's supercharged

  1. Wed Nov 26 - Mon Dec 1

Interstellar

  • Rated as: 5/5

Christopher Nolan’s overwhelming, immersive and time-bending space epic, Interstellar, makes Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity feel like a palate cleanser for the big meal to come. Where Gravity was brief, contained and left the further bounds of the universe to our imagination, Interstellar is long,

  1. Wed Nov 26 - Mon Dec 1

Gone Girl

  • Rated as: 5/5

Transformed into the kind of wickedly confident Hollywood thriller you pray to see once in a decade, Gillian Flynn's absorbing missing-wife novel emerges—via a faithful script by the author herself—as the stealthiest comedy since American Psycho. It's a hypnotically perverse film, one that

  1. Wed Nov 26 - Mon Dec 1

The Theory of Everything

  • Rated as: 4/5

At its best (which is often), director James Marsh’s affecting biopic of the cosmos-rattling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking plays deftly against schmaltz. Hawking, a great wit, has always seen the dark humor in his bodily predicament, the ALS-like disease that began robbing the intellectual

  1. Wed Nov 26 - Mon Dec 1

Force Majeure

  • Rated as: 4/5

A Swedish family’s skiing trip seems to be going just fine: Apart from a little whining from the kids, all appear to be enjoying themselves. But on that second day, disaster strikes in Ruben Östlund’s remarkably assured and subtle comedy, a film with a delicious sense of unraveling

  1. Wed Nov 26 - Thu Nov 27

Citizenfour

  • Rated as: 4/5

In June 2013, after several months of coded messages back and forth, U.S. security worker Edward Snowden summoned three people to a hotel room in Hong Kong to reveal who he was and what he wanted. Two of the three were journalists: freelancer Glenn Greenwald and The Guardian’s Ewen MacAskill. The

  1. Wed Nov 26 - Mon Dec 1

The Book of Life

  • Rated as: 4/5

This lovingly ornate animation produced by Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) explores the strong links between Mexican culture and the deceased. It opens with a museum tour explaining Mexico’s annual Day of the Dead festival, then plunges into an afterlife where the departed thrive in the colorful

  1. Wed Nov 26 - Mon Dec 1

The Hunger Games

  • Rated as: 4/5

Even if you know nothing of Panem, mockingjays and Katniss Everdeen (silly names, ahoy), skip this darkly suggestive first chapter of a soon-to-be-major sci-fi franchise at your own risk. The source material is a young-adult series—Suzanne Collins’s three-book juggernaut—but you won’t be

  1. Wed Nov 26

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Rated as: 4/5

To misquote Forrest Gump’s mother, Guardians of the Galaxy is like a box of chocolates. Or rather, it’s like a vast, family-size crate of chocolates, all wrapped in the shiniest packaging and exploding with sweetness and surprises. Maybe there are a couple of flavors you don’t care for, and

  1. Wed Nov 26 - Mon Dec 1

Divorce Italian Style

  • Rated as: 5/5

Slicing through Sicilian culture like a razor through carpaccio, Pietro Germi’s commedia dell’arte leaves no stereotype unturned: Mafioso bigwigs, horny old patriarchs and hot-under-the-collar yokels all get a trip to the chopping block. The sharpest digs, however, are reserved for Ferdinando

  1. Thu Nov 27

It's a Wonderful Life

  • Rated as: 5/5

The only Yuletide favourite to pivot around an attempted suicide, Capra’s post-war fable is a fascinating melange of social and personal impulses and the questionable charms of home. James Stewart is impeccable as George Bailey, the Bedford Falls boy-next-door whose dreams are continually

  1. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Nov 30
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