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Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: July 25, 2014

This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases Boyhood, Hercules, and Lucy as well as Transcendence and Dom Hemingway - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase.

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Opening in Theaters

A Most Wanted Man

  • Lisa Kennedy: With his sharp instincts and exhausted wisdom, the character of Gunther offers us a bittersweet reminder of Hoffman’s gifts in what is his last completed film. Read Lisa’s full review.

Boyhood:

Hercules:

  • Currently, there are no reviews available for this title.

Lucy:

  • Walter Chaw: Scarlett Johansson is the best thing in movies right now. Even the bad ones. Read Walter’s full review.
  • Ben Kendrick: Lucy will not speak to a wide audience but those that fall within its target reach should be rewarded with thought-provoking science fiction. Read Ben’s full review.
  • Dave Taylor: A great premise but Lucy falls apart by the time it ends. Read Dave’s full review.

Still in Theaters

Planes: Fire and Rescue:

The Purge: Anarchy:

  • Currently, there are no reviews available for this title.

Sex Tape:

  • Andy Bockelman: Sex Tape arouses little interest. Read Andy’s full review.
  • Ben Kendrick: A jumbled mix of on-the-nose comedy set pieces and contrived emotional threads that squander any potential within Sex Tape‘s entertaining premise. Read Ben’s full review.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:

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Blue Ruin:

Dom Hemingway:

  • Ben Kendrick: Dom Hemingway delivers on half of its well-meaning intentions – prioritizing eccentric comedy beats over its unconventional tale of love and self-reflection. Read Ben’s full review.

Transcendence:

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Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: July 18, 2014

This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases The Purge: Anarchy, Planes: Fire and Rescue, and Sex Tape, as well as Rio 2 and Under the Skin - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase.

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Opening in Theaters

Planes: Fire and Rescue:

The Purge: Anarchy:

  • Currently, there are no reviews available for this title.

Sex Tape:

  • Ben Kendrick: A jumbled mix of on-the-nose comedy set pieces and contrived emotional threads that squander any potential within Sex Tape‘s entertaining premise. Read Ben’s full review.

 

Still in Theaters

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes:

Deliver Us From Evil:

  • Ben Kendrick: It might not be the scariest movie of the year but, thanks to a compelling look at evil in our world, Deliver Us From Evil is still very frightening. Read Ben’s full review.

Earth to Echo:

  • Andy Bockelman: Earth to Echo is a spacey (and scattered) kids movie. Read Andy’s full review.
  • Dave Taylor: Great fun – even if there’s a bit too much found footage for some tastes. Read Dave’s full review.
  • Christian Toto: Offers a reasonable facsimile to venerable ’80s cinema for modern kids, even if the loopy camera work may drive their parents to distraction. Read Christian’s full review.
  • Barry Wurst: A belated, irritating rip-off that shows us what E.T. would look like as a bad YouTube video. Read Barry’s full review.

Tammy:

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Rio 2:

Under The Skin:

  • Walter Chaw: Under the Skin is a masterpiece. Read Walter’s full review.
  • Ben Kendrick: For cinephiles that enjoy artistic debate more than concrete answers, Under the Skin provides an intriguing platform for discussion and reflection. Read Ben’s full review.
  • Jonathan Lack: The film is utterly hypnotic, aesthetically exhilarating and intoxicating to such extreme degrees that time becomes immaterial while watching. Read Jonathan’s full review.
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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ & More!

July 12, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: July 11, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical release Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as well as Bad Words and The Raid 2 - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Walter Chaw: It’s smart as hell […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Tammy,’ ‘Earth to Echo,’ ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ & More!

July 4, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: July 4, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases Tammy, Earth to Echo, and Deliver Us From Evil as well as 300: Rise of an Empire and Winter’s Tale - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters Deliver Us From Evil: Ben Kendrick: It might […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ & More!

June 27, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: June 27, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical release Transformers: Age of Extinction as well as 300: Rise of an Empire and Winter’s Tale - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters Ida: Lisa Kennedy: Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s masterful work takes on the vital stuff – […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Jersey Boys,’ ‘Think Like a Man Too,’ & More!

June 21, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: June 20, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases Jersey Boys and Think Like a Man Too as well as The Lego Movie and The Grand Budapest Hotel - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters Jersey Boys: Ben Kendrick: An enjoyable but ultimately straightforward stage-to-screen transfer – over-polished […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2,’ ’22 Jump Street,’ & More!

June 13, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: June 13, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases How to Train Your Dragon 2 and 22 Jump Street as well as Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Non-Stop - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters 22 Jump Street: No reviews available at this time. How to Train […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ & More!

June 6, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: June 6, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases Edge of Tomorrow and The Fault in Our Stars as well as Lone Survivor and RoboCop (2014) - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters Edge of Tomorrow: Lisa Kennedy: Tom Cruise’s really bad day turns out […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Maleficent,’ ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West,’ & More!

May 31, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: May 30, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases Maleficent and A Million Ways to Die in the West as well as The Monuments Men and Pompeii - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters A Million Ways to Die in the West: Ben Kendrick: Short […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘X:Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Blended,’ & More!

May 23, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: May 23, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases X-Men: Days of Future Past and Blended as well as The Monuments Men and Pompeii - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters Blended: Andy Bockelman: Blended is more family friendly than most Sandler movies. Read Andy’s […]

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