Advance critical reviews are all over the map on new releases, but the lesbian drama is the apparent stand-out. (Title links lead to official sites for more information.
- ‘About Time.’ From British writer/director Richard Curtis comes another glibly romantic comedy, this one involving time travel. With Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, and Bill Nighy. (Landmark Magnolia)
- ‘Blue is the Warmest Color.’ Acclaimed relationship drama explores the romance between two women. (Landmark Magnolia, Angelika Plano)
- ‘Capital.’ French drama about the CEO of an investment banking firm who is trying to hold on to his power. Directed by Costa-Gavras. (Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano)
- ‘Diana.’ Widely-derided in advance reviews, this bio-pic tells the story of the former Princess Diana’s relationship with a doctor. Naomi Watts star. (Angelika Dallas)
- ‘Herb and Dorothy 50×50.’ A follow-up documentary about two art collectors. (Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art)
Opening in wide release across the Metroplex:
- ‘All Is Lost.’ Robert Redford struggles to survive, alone and adrift on an unforgiving sea. Reviewed here. (Also see my feature article at Movies.com on how it compares with ‘Gravity’ and ‘Captain Phillips’.) Recommended.
- ‘Ender’s Game.’ Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley provide adult support to young Asa Butterfield in this adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s popular science-fiction novel about kids playing battle games with real-life consequences.
- ‘Free Birds.’ An animated film from Dallas’ own Reel FX, this is a delightful tale about time traveling turkeys. With the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Amy Poehler. Reviewed here. Recommended.
- ‘Last Vegas.’ A kinder and gentler, senior-citizen version of ‘The Hangover.’ With Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, and Kevin Kline. Reviewed at Twitch. Recommended.
- ‘Man of Tai Chi.’ The directorial debut of Keanu Reeves is a surprisingly fun, self-aware martial arts picture with action choreographed by Yuen Woo-ping. Recommended with reservations.