Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Our Movie Critic's Weekend Selections

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

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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