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In postwar Germany, a woman with a reconfigured face reclaims her identity

New This Week

Bhale Bhale Magadivoi

Telugu film

Bloodsucking Bastards

Cubicle horrors: Vampires bloody the workplace


Telugu remake of Arima Nambi

Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos

First animated Mexican movie to receive wide release in the States

Heroes of Dirt

A BMX dirt rider also mentors a troubled teen

Learning to Drive

Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley drive a tale of unlikely friendship


Doc recounts efforts of American mountain climbers to ascend Meru Peak

Paayum Puli

Tamil action film

7 Chinese Brothers

Jason Schwartzman stars in this comedy from droll Austin auteur Bob Byington

Thani Oruvan

Tamil action thriller.

The Transporter Refueled

The franchise soldiers on – sans Jason Statham

A Walk in the Woods

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte walk the Appalachian Trail in Bill Bryson's memoir

Welcome Back

Bollywood comedy is a sequel to Welcome

First-Run Movies

American Ultra

This stoner action rom-com stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart


Doc about the life of Amy Winehouse is revelatory, amusing, and deeply devastating


The Marvel Universe expands to include comedy

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Moviegoers Assemble!

Best of Enemies

The 1968 debates between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal are legend

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Bold coming-of-age story is told from the girl's POV

Digging for Fire

Joe Swanberg's latest adds some flourish to his usual marital themes


Peppy caper film features unusual characters: black high school geeks

The End of the Tour

Fictional but satisfying portrayal of a David Foster Wallace interview by a Rolling Stone reporter

Fantastic Four

Marvel not at this Fox flop

The Gallows

Another found-footage horror film that's best left unfound

The Gift

Joel Edgerton moves to the director's chair for this white-knuckle suspenser

Hitman: Agent 47

A great old video game is back for a lackluster film reboot

I'll See You in My Dreams

Blythe Danner is exquisite as a 70-year-old widow entering the dating fray

Inside Out

Audacity is matched by artistry in the latest Pixar crowd-pleaser

Irrational Man

Joaquin Phoenix plots the perfect crime in Woody Allen's new charmer

Jurassic World

Bigger isn’t necessarily better

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

Animated film is based on Gibran's iconic book of prose poems

Listen to Me Marlon

Marlon Brando, in his own words, is nothing short of transcendent

The Look of Silence

Getting personal with Indonesia's bloody past in follow-up to The Act of Killing

Love & Mercy

Paul Dano anchors an ambitious vision of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

Mad Max: Fury Road

Glorious action cinema abounds on Fury Road

Magic Mike XXL

The boys are back in town

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Napoleon Solo and and Illya Kuryakin don't transition well to the present


After sufferiong trauma in Afghanistan, a heroic dog is sent stateside

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

This indie hit is sweet and funny


The Minions have moved from background work to starring in their own animated movie

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Just accept the mission and pass the popcorn

Mistress America

Greta Gerwig borrows from Holly Golightly in Noah Baumbach's new comedy

Mr. Holmes

Ian McKellen plays Sherlock Holmes at 93, as his memory begins to fail

No Escape

Owen Wilson heads an American family swept up in a Southeast Asian coup

Paper Towns

Paper-thin teen tale is based on a John Green YA novel


This submarine thriller stars Ed Harris as the Russian ship's commander and David Duchovny as the head of a rogue KGB group.


Hindi political thriller

Pitch Perfect 2

Lightning may not be rebottled the second time around, but it's still a toe-tapping good time


Ever wish you could pixelate Adam Sandler?

Ricki and the Flash

Meryl Streep, Jonathan Demme, Diablo Cody combine talents, but where's the magic?

San Andreas

This is how the world ends, not with a bang, but with a guffaw

Shaun the Sheep Movie

The latest from Aardman Animations is one baaaaaadass movie

Sinister 2

Round 2 for this supernatural horror franchise


This boxer's story is familiar, but Jake Gyllenhaal is all new


The Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy comedy onslaught continues with a Bond parody

Straight Outta Compton

Picture about origins of rap group NWA shows off their snarly cool

Terminator: Genisys

The Governator is back


Seeming more like a calculation than a flight of fancy, this adventure tale has both hits and misses


Amy Schumer adds an X chromosome to Judd Apatow's usual raunchfest

Turbo Kid

This irreverent throwback is a loving homage to kids' adventure pictures

War Room

Christian melodrama likens prayer to war against the devil

We Are Your Friends

A wan Saturday Night Fever wannabe about four millennials

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