Thursday, July 2, 2015

Our Movie Critic's Weekend Selections

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Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley in "The Fault in Our Stars."
Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley in "The Fault in Our Stars." 20th Century Fox
The Fault in Our Stars A sweet, bittersweet tale of two cancer-stricken lovebirds - played by Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort - facing love, and death, head-on. Adapted

from John Green's young-

adult megaseller by the writing team behind The Spectacular Now (also with Woodley) and (500) Days of Summer. PG-13

Ida Two women - an orphan raised in a convent, preparing to take her vows, and a cynical, hard-bitten former prosecutor and judge - meet in Pawel Pawlikowski's extraordinary film, embarking on a road trip across the bleak terrain of 1960s Communist Poland - a journey at once tragic, hopeful, and unforgettable. PG-13

The Immigrant Marion Cotillard is nothing less than amazing as a destitute Pole who arrives at Ellis Island in 1921 and falls in with a smooth-talking pimp (Joaquin Phoenix). James Gray (Two Lovers, The Yards) directs this half-crazy, fascinating yarn. R

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