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Dustin Putman, Film Critic
Opening This Week
If I Stay
2.5 Stars

Nationwide - Covers a grim subject in a way that still manages to be uplifting while not talking down to its audience. "If I Stay" overcomes its more hackneyed embellishments and mawkish dialogue for a sensitively composed tale where themes of sacrifice, understanding and courage ring identifiably, piercingly true.

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
1.5 Stars

Nationwide - This distaff continuation—a combined sequel and prequel—is spotty and slipshod, an unsteady, mostly vacuous excursion that not only shines a light on how much better "Sin City" did it, but virtually erases from memory with each passing scene.

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Expanding This Week
Boyhood
4 Stars

Select Cities - It is nothing short of stunning to watch "Boyhood" unfold. Richard Linklater's magnum opus offers more than what one has any right to expect from a film while simultaneously illuminating the incalculably infinite boundaries to which cinema is capable of going.

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Life After Beth
3 Stars

Select Cities - Cloaking tragedy in a veil of resonant humor without compromising the truth of its thematic eulogy to love and loss, the film runs the gamut of emotions. It's droll. It's mournful. It's adorable, and surreal, and eerily burrows its way under the viewer's skin.

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