मंगलवार, 25 अगस्त 2015

Movies Update: 'Grandma,' 'American Ultra' and More

 





As a subscriber to Movies Update, get all digital access to The Times for just 99 cents.

Lily Tomlin and Julia Garner in
Review: In 'Grandma,' Lily Tomlin Energizes an Intergenerational Road Trip

By A. O. SCOTT

Paul Weitz's new film, centering on a feminist poet in her 70s and her granddaughter, is a comedy of conflict and solidarity.
. Video  Anatomy of a Scene: 'Grandma'
. Movie Overview
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in
Review: In 'American Ultra,' Jesse Eisenberg Is a Stoner and a Target

By NEIL GENZLINGER

Kristen Stewart and Mr. Eisenberg pair up again in this film, an action adventure with C.I.A. trouble and occasional laughs.
. Movie Overview



ADVERTISEMENT

Movie Reviews
In
Review: 'Learning to Drive' Charts a Culture-Bridging Friendship

By STEPHEN HOLDEN

This grown-up drama stars Patricia Clarkson as a New York book critic, and Ben Kingsley as her Indian-American driving instructor.
. Movie Overview
The brothers Eitan Cunio, left, and David Cunio as siblings who try to save their family from ruin in the Israeli film
Review: In 'Youth,' Strains of Family and Country Fall on Brothers' Shoulders

By STEPHEN HOLDEN

Crude fantasy seems to merge with the daily reality of a militarized society as brothers try to save their family from financial ruin in this Tom Shoval film.
. Movie Overview
Pat Mills as a high school counselor in
Review: In 'Guidance,' a High School Counselor as a Rotten Role Model

By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS

Pat Mills wrote, directed and stars in this black comedy about a former child star who fraudulently gets a job of giving advice to teenagers.
. Movie Overview
A scene in
Review: 'The Iron Ministry' Uses Train Passengers to Tell China's Story

By A. O. SCOTT

J. P. Sniadecki spent nearly three years filming this documentary on the trains that carry tens of millions across the nation each year.
. Movie Overview
Robert Sloan as one of the brothers led astray in this horror film.
Review: In 'Sinister 2,' a Murderous Being Returns for More Mayhem

By ANDY WEBSTER

In this horror sequel, a woman takes refuge in a rural home with her twin sons, who are then manipulated by evil.
. Movie Overview
Video Features
'Grandma' (With Movie Trailer): Paul Weitz Narrates a Scene

By MEKADO MURPHY

Paul Weitz discusses a sequence from "Grandma" with Lily Tomlin and Sam Elliott.
Video Video: This Week's Movies: August 21, 2015
The New York Times film critics review "American Ultra," "Grandma" and "Sinister 2."

News & Features
Spectral killers host a snuff-film screening for a friend in
The Big Picture on the Mini-Movie in 'Sinister 2' and Others

By NICOLAS RAPOLD

In horror films like "Sinister 2" and dramedies like "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," films-within-films are coming into their own.


ADVERTISEMENT


image
image

A. O. Scott Recommends

Grandma
Paul Weitz’s new film, centering on a feminist poet in her 70s and her granddaughter, is a comedy of conflict and solidarity.
. NYT Review | Buy Tickets | Video Watch Trailer
image

Manohla Dargis Recommends

The Great Man
In this Sarah Leonor drama, two French soldiers’ lives change after a near-death experience in Afghanistan.
. NYT Review | Buy Tickets | Video Watch Trailer
image

Stephen Holden Recommends

Tom at the Farm
Xavier Dolan directs and stars in this film about a bereaved lover who discovers that his boyfriend’s family had no idea that he had a gay companion.
. NYT Review | Buy Tickets | Video Watch Trailer
For more recommendations, go to Critics' Picks »

Top Fives Top-grossing, most talked about and upcoming movies.

Box Office »

1.  Straight Outta Compton
2.  Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation
3.  The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
4.  Fantastic Four
5.  The Gift

Times Pulse »

1.  Grandma
2.  The Gift
3.  Mistress America
4.  Straight Outta Compton
5.  Ricki and the Flash

Coming soon »

bullet Queen of Earth
bullet Regression
bullet War Room
bullet Unsullied
bullet I Touched All Your Stuff
For showtimes and tickets, go to Tickets & Showtimes »


fly