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Timbuktu

Timbuktu

PG-13   97 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

When jihadists take over new African territory, the situation goes from comic to horrific in a Timbuktu minute.

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Chappie

Chappie

R   120 min.   Showtimes

What happens when a droid cop is reprogrammed to have a heart?

Enakkul Oruvan

NR   150 min.   Showtimes

Tamil thriller.

Faults

Faults

NR   89 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

A cult deprogrammer needs some mind of his own in this fave from last year's SXSW.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

PG   122 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Richard Gere joins in the fun this time at this revived hotel for seniors.

Surya vs. Surya

NR   140 min.   Showtimes

Telugu romance.

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

R   91 min.   Showtimes

As salesmen on a business trip to Europe, Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, and Dave Franco search for comic profits.

First-Run Movies

2015 Academy Award-Nominated Animated Short Films

2015 Academy Award-Nominated Animated Short Films

NR   82 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Five Oscar nominees, plus some extra treats.

2015 Academy Award-Nominated Live-Action Short Films

2015 Academy Award-Nominated Live-Action Short Films

NR   118 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

This live-action group is unified by a general desire to tug at the heartstrings.

American Sniper

American Sniper

R   132 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper tell Chris Kyle's war story.

Annie

PG   118 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

This Annie is of our time, even if we've grown remote from spunky little girls.

Badlapur

NR   134 min.   Showtimes

Hindi crime thriller.

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

PG   108 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Witty charm, lively animation, and a swift pace help this animated superhero story rise a cut above.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

R   119 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

A Hollywood star falls to earth with mad, exhilarating results.

The Boy Next Door

R   91 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Jennifer Lopez stars in this brazenly dumb MILF thriller.

The DUFF

PG-13   101 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Bye-bye bullies and basket cases; enter the DUFF – shorthand for designated ugly fat friend.

Fifty Shades of Grey

R   125 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

For all the commotion, it's just another wish-fulfillment fairy tale about a naive girl and her Prince Charming – but with tame BDSM.

Focus

R   105 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Will Smith plays a con man whose latest scheme is compromised by the reappearance of his shady ex.

Foxcatcher

R   134 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

The performances by Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo anchor this drama, which nearly sinks from its weightiness.

Good Day, Ramón

PG-13   120 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

This Mexican hit tells a heartwarming story about a teen who's forced to rely on the kindness of strangers when he travels to Germany to find work.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

PG-13   144 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

The concluding chapter of Peter Jackson's Tolkien tales brings us full circle.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

R   93 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

It's the franchise that goes back to the future – but in a hot tub instead of a DeLorean.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

PG-13   123 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Katniss Everdeen goes from Hunger Games victor to emblem of the revolution.

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

PG-13   114 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Brilliant World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, whose story is told here, was a pioneering figure in computer science as well as a closeted homosexual.

Interstellar

Interstellar

PG-13   169 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Majesty and mawkishness combine in Christopher Nolan's film about humans' last-ditch attempt to find a habitable planet in another galaxy.

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

PG   124 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

The Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical, a pastiche of classic fairy tales turned on their heads, gets a thoroughly cinematic workout.

Jupiter Ascending

PG-13   127 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

The Wachowskis' space opera starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum is a visual dazzler but a narrative splice-and-dice.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

R   129 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

This comic-book riff on James Bond films finds fun amid the ultraviolence.

A la Mala

NR   93 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Mexican comedy about a woman who makes her livelihood flirting with other women's men.

The Lazarus Effect

PG-13   83 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Medical students try to bring the dead back to life in this new Blumhouse horror film.

Leviathan

Leviathan

R   141 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

This Oscar nominee for best Foreign Language film exudes existential Russian angst in cinematic form.

Maps to the Stars

Maps to the Stars

R   111 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

David Cronenberg's film, with a script by Bruce Wagner, is a darkly humorous moral fable aimed at Hollywood.

McFarland, USA

PG   128 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Despite heavy sports-underdog cliches, this film with Kevin Costner as the coach of an all-Latino high school track team taps into a lot of modern realities.

Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

R   150 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Mike Leigh delivers a fascinating, period-rich portrait of the latter years of the painter J.M.W. Turner.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

PG   97 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

This well-worn premise still has some life in it.

Old Fashioned

PG-13   115 min.   Showtimes

A former frat boy and a free-spirited woman try to conduct an old-fashioned courtship.

Paddington

Paddington

PG   95 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

We extend a big bear hug to Paddington.

Penguins of Madagascar

PG   92 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

You can hardly lose with animated penguins … and how about that cameo from Werner Herzog?

Project Almanac

PG-13   106 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Teens discover plans for a time machine within found footage, but things go awry when they begin to construct it.

Selma

Selma

PG-13   127 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Although it's dramatically uneven, this film is a commendable historical drama about Martin Luther King Jr. that sidesteps the common pitfalls of adulatory biopics.

Seventh Son

PG-13   102 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Fantasy film about an apprentice Spook battling Julianne Moore's evil witch.

Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea

PG   93 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

From the director of The Secret of Kells comes this lovely work of animation about the Celtic selkies.

Spare Parts

PG-13   113 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

This movie about undocumented teens building an attention-grabbing robot stands and delivers.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water

PG   93 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

The lovable gang from the animated TV show leaves Bikini Bottom to come ashore.

Still Alice

Still Alice

PG-13   101 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

In an otherwise tepid film, Julianne Moore delivers a terrific performance as a woman beset by early-onset Alzheimer's.

Strange Magic

PG   99 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Woodland goblins, elves, and fairies go to war in this animated movie from LucasFilm Animation.

Taken 3

PG-13   109 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Liam Neeson's back in action.

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything

PG-13   123 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Based on Jane Hawking's memoir about her marriage to the scientist Stephen Hawking, this film really shows what goes into a relationship.

Unbroken

PG-13   137 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

The heroic story of Louis Zamperini, who endured harrowing hardships during World War II, is the subject of Angelina Jolie's second movie.

Unfinished Song

PG-13   93 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp bring vitality to their roles in film otherwise filled with cliches about aging and the curative power of singing your heart out.

The Wedding Ringer

R   101 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad crank out this aggressively dumb and un-embarrassingly sophomoric wedding comedy.

What We Do in the Shadows

What We Do in the Shadows

NR   86 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Cleverly executed, this vampire spoof by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, is a lot of fun.

Whiplash

Whiplash

R   107 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

A student's desire to become a better drummer comes at the cost of becoming a supplicant to a monstrous teacher.

Wild

Wild

R   115 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

Reese Witherspoon stars as Cheryl Strayed in this autobiographical trek of expiation.

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

PG-13   98 min.      Full Review   Showtimes

The eeriness is palpable but the suspense is not.