3 movies to see, 2 to skip this weekend June 17-19

Here’s a rundown of which new movies to see and which ones to skip this weekend:

Worth Seeing

1. ‘Serial Killer 1 (unrated) – 3 stars

“Unlike David Fincher’s hypnotic Zodiac, which this film often recalls, Serial Killer 1 isn’t a speculative meditation on an unsolved crime.” (Read More)

2. ‘Finding Dory’ (PG) – 2.5 stars

“Finding Dory isn’t so much a sequel to Finding Nemo as it is a Looney Tunes spin-off: Wilder, sillier, broader and instantly disposable.” (Read More)

3. ‘Central Intelligence’ (PG-13) – 2.5 stars

“Central Intelligence is shot from a script that contains actual dialogue rather than stage directions for endless gun fights and sex scenes.” (Read More)

Skip It

1.‘Genius’ (PG-13) – 2 stars

“Genius, despite an appreciably swift 104-minute running time, doesn’t exactly crackle with electricity.” (Read More)

2. ‘Diary of a Chambermaid’ (unrated) – 2.5 stars

“The French director Benoît Jacquot’s screen adaptation of Diary of a Chambermaid has serious narrative glitches and a shaky timeline,” (Read More)

Still playing

1. ‘The Lobster’ (R) – 3.5 stars

“The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos’ English-language debut, is another strange, sometimes harrowing exercise in absurdity that resonates despite its weirdness. The movie is set in a near-future in which being single is not an option — it’s illegal.” (Read More)

2. ‘The Conjuring 2 (R) – 3 stars

“The Conjuring 2 exceeds the scopes and scares of the surprise horror hit from 2013.” (Read More)

3. ‘Love and Friendship’ (PG) – 3 stars

““Does this woman always get her way?” demands a character in Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship, a smashing adaptation of Jane Austen’s perky novella Lady Susan. The woman in question is, of course, the unscrupulous Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale). If she were a man, she might be called a rogue or a swine. Being a woman, though, Lady Susan avoids those particular assaults on her character (though not others). She also usually gets her way.” (Read More)