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Friday, March 25, 2016

Movie Reviews: Batman v Superman, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Knight of Cups

Creative Control, Rams, Eye in the Sky

Posted By on March 25, 2016, 8:15 AM

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Familiar characters—from comic books, and from a surprise hit romantic comedy—return to theaters this week, along with the new film from Terrence Malick, an Icelandic dramedy and a tale of contemporary warfare.

The highest-profile new release is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (pictured), pitting the two familiar costumed heroes against one another in a dour, overstuffed piece of franchise machinery that's no damn fun.  Nia Vardalos returns with My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, 14 years after the original, in a way that picks up the characters and humor in exactly the same way, for better or worse. Eye in the Sky explores the politics and morality of drone warfare through a story that takes a sluggish half hour to get going, but ultimately proves tense and thought-provoking. Rams offers a quirky story of two estranged brothers on neighboring Icelandic sheep farms, getting past its on-the-nose metaphor to find humanity in stubbornness. The indie comedy Creative Control  aims for too many ideas about urban 20-somethings and their discontents, but finds just enough perfectly-pitched moments.

In this week's feature review, the aesthetic genius of Terrence Malick requires more of a human anchor to his storytelling in the meditative Knight of Cups

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