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New movie reviews: Critics' picks

Selma

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice

Ava DuVernay’s masterfully controlled portrait of the fight for civil rights would be a landmark even without the timeliness of its story or the urgency of its unassailable values.

Two Days, One Night

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice

A star like Marion Cotillard might seem like an odd fit for the Dardenne brothers’ brand of social realism, but this story of a woman campaigning to keep her job is as honest as it gets.

American Sniper

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Clint Eastwood offers his complex take on American exceptionalism in this biopic about the deadliest sniper in Army history. A jacked Bradley Cooper hits the bull’s-eye in the title role.

A Most Violent Year

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Oscar Isaac does his best Michael Corleone in J.C. Chandor’s tense, wintry drama about competing businessmen in 1981 NYC. Jessica Chastain’s fiery turn brings the heat.

Leviathan

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

A vodka-soaked middle finger to Putin, Andrey Zvyagintsev's latest Russian drama is a whale of a movie—grotesque and a little bloated but impossible to ignore.

Mr. Turner

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice

Mike Leigh delivers a naturalistic, stunningly shot biopic about the working life of J.M.W. Turner. Timothy Spall plays the legendary painter with brave and captivating restraint.

Inherent Vice

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Like watching The Maltese Falcon through a cloud of your own bong smoke, Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel is a sunbaked noir for the ages.

The Babadook

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Critics choice

A grieving widow and her troubled son are terrorized by the monster from a pop-up storybook in Aussie filmmaker Jennifer Kent's horrifying and absolutely confident first feature.

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New movie releases

Unbroken

  • Rated as: 3/5

Angelina Jolie’s old-school war drama gets so much right—but still somehow fails to get under its subject's skin.

Big Eyes

  • Rated as: 2/5

Forget about the big eyes and wonder instead at the even bigger size of Christoph Waltz’s overplayed performance.

The Gambler

  • Rated as: 3/5

It feels a touch false, and not just because we’re supposed to accept Mark Wahlberg as an English-lit professor with a secret life.

Into the Woods

  • Rated as: 3/5

What’s in the woods? A-listers dressed like Game of Thrones extras, belting out show tunes. Sondheim's darkness makes it through.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

  • Rated as: 2/5

There's a layer of accidental poignancy, thanks to the sight of Robin Williams.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

  • Rated as: 3/5

It's a whole lot more of Jackson’s proven formula: battles, creatures, action.

Song of the Sea

  • Rated as: 3/5

Tomm Moore has followed up 2009’s The Secret of Kells with another gorgeously rendered work of 2-D animation.

Annie

  • Rated as: 2/5

Today's thoroughly modern Annie is a candied corporate fantasia that could only take place in Taylor Swift’s New York.

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