Capsules

Even once is too much for “Kill Me Three Times”

Even the always-welcome Simon Pegg couldn’t make this floundering film’s disparate pieces fit.

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Blueblood entitlement’s on the dinner menu in “The Riot Club”

If you ever felt like a few people were pulling all the strings–and you like playing Promising British Actor Bingo–here’s the film for you.

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Hawke delivers a quiet charmer in “Seymour: An Introduction”

The actor-director invites us into the life of pianist Seymour Bernstein, who gave up a performance career at 50 to become a teacher with monkish proclivities.

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“An Honest Liar” tackles truths, lies and consequences

This absorbing documentary meanders between biography and a casual study of what it means to debunk deceivers when so many seem so willing to be deceived.

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Camera work in “‘71” deserves same praise as its star

Jack O’Connell proves that his breakthrough performance in “Starred Up” was no fluke, but the skillful use of the camera is this film’s other strength.

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“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” a captivating look at activism

Mary Dore’s doc–which briefly but deftly examines the second-wave feminist movement in America in the ‘60s and ‘70s–can do only so much. But it did it well.

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“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” a trippy, effective parable

Ana Lily Amirpour’s feature film debut has been called an Iranian vampire Western, and for good reason. It feels both familiar and fresh.

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“McFarland, USA” puts focus in the wrong place

This underdog sports drama’s generally more concerned with Kevin Costner’s Jim White than the Latino kids he’s coaching—who get only basic characterizations.

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Societ hockey heroes tell fascinating tale in “Red Army”

You don’t have to be a sports fan to find the background interesting—or the on-ice choreography beautiful. There’s something poignant in their shared love of the sport.

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Ambitious “Jupiter Ascending” never reaches altitude

Though clearly aiming to be a romp along the lines of “The Fifth Element,” this is a film characterized by a distinct lack of narrative curiosity—about its own plots.

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