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Far From the Madding Crowd

This Thomas Hardy adaptation is a reflection of our times

New This Week

Arlo & Julie

Steve Mims concocts a mischievous story about a happy, if rudderless Austin couple

The D Train

Jack Black stars in this unorthodox comedy about a high school reunion

Hot Pursuit

Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara are on the run

Piku

Bollywood film

Welcome to Me

Kristen Wiig stars in this odd comedy about a mentally unbalanced woman

First-Run Movies

The Age of Adaline

Romantic hokum, well done

American Sniper

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

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Moviegoers Assemble!

Chappie

Impeccable visual effects don't counteract the film's lackluster emotional affect

Child 44

Tom Hardy leads an international cast in this Soviet-era serial killer thriller

Cinderella

Simple, elegant, and lovely, this live-action fairy tale enchants

Clouds of Sils Maria

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz mix wonderfully in this drama

Dior and I

This sharp doc is as close as most of us will ever get to fingering the Dior merchandise

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

The kids are on the run – again

Do You Believe?

Mira Sorvino stars in this faith-based movie

The DUFF

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

Ex Machina

Smart, sinister sci-fi film about human error and techno-terror

Fifty Shades of Grey

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

Will Smith is a con man compromised by the reappearance of his shady ex.

Furious 7

Furiouser and furiouser

Gabbar Is Back

Bollywood thriller

Get Hard

Send this one directly to comedy jail

Home

Jim Parsons and Rihanna pleasingly voice cartoon characters

It Follows

A killer force is spread through sex, and it's all very creepy and evocative

Jupiter Ascending

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

Kingsman: The Secret Service

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

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Austin's Zellner brothers make a wry heartbreaker

The Lazarus Effect

Medical students try to bring the dead back to life.

Little Boy

Can the power of faith change the course of history?

The Longest Ride

It's the latest romancer from Nicholas Sparks' by-the-numbers playbook

Monkey Kingdom

Disneynature doc profiles Sri Lanka's famed Temple Troop of toque macaques

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

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

Paddington

We extend a big bear hug to Paddington.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Kevin James' Segway-riding security guard is back

Road to Juarez

Conventional Mexican crime drama

Roar

Drafthouse Films reissues this truly trippy oddity from 1981

Run All Night

Liam Neeson reunites with his Unknown and Non-Stop director for another action ride

The Salt of the Earth

The amazing work of photographer Sebastião Salgado is scrutinized in this doc

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water

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

True Story

A writer meets the murderer who stole his identity

Unfriended

Social media strikes back in this grisly teen horror

Uttama Villain

The Water Diviner

Russell Crowe stars in and directs this historical drama

What We Do in the Shadows

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

While We're Young

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts suffer a midlife funk in Noah Baumbach's latest

Woman in Gold

Helen Mirren plays an aging Jew who wants to win back a painting looted from her family by the Nazis

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