5 movies to see, 2 to skip this weekend Oct. 21-23


Worth Seeing


1. ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ (PG-13) – 2 and a half stars

“‘Never Go Back’ is the kind of action film where the simpler moral story sits on top of the larger, twistier, but essentially unimportant plot.” (Read More)


2. ‘The Battle of Algiers’ (unrated) – 4 stars

“There has perhaps never been a better time to experience or re-experience ‘The Battle of Algiers,’ which is commemorating its 50th anniversary with a digital 4K restoration.” (Read More)


3. ‘Denial’ (PG-13) – 3 stars

“We see devastating glimpses of Auschwitz — the piles of suitcases, glasses, shoes — that remind us powerfully that this case isn’t about one woman.” (Read More)


4. ‘Sand Storm’ (unrated) – 3 and a half stars

“It’s set in the heart of the desert, but the disturbances of the quietly impressive ‘Sand Storm’ rage not in the natural world but in the intimate corners of the human heart.” (Read More)


5. ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ (PG-13) – 2 and a half stars

“‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ contains far more goofy-spooky-fun than one might expect.” (Read More)

Skip It


1.‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ (PG-13) – 2 stars

“For an action-comedy this shoddily schlocky, one doesn’t expect to see the name of the director who helmed the comedy classic ‘Superbad’ and the nuanced summer dramedy ‘Adventureland.'” (Read More)


2.‘American Pastoral’ (R) – 2 and a half stars

“Gorgeously dark with heartbreaking moments, ‘American Pastoral’ isn’t smart enough to have the prestige factor it’s clearly going for.” (Read More)