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Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of August 01, 2014

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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of August 01, 2014

Here are reviews of this week's newest movies from RogerEbert.com. For these and more, including blog posts on everything from sci-fi and low-brow comedy to forgotten masterpieces of cinema, please visit our site and join the conversation.

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Review by Glenn Kenny

In many respects, "Guardians," directed and co-written by indie wit James Gunn, and starring buffed-up former schlub Chris Pratt and Really Big Sci-Fi Blockbuster vet Zoe Saldana (here dyed green as opposed to her "Avatar" blue), is a fun and…

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War Story

Review by Christy Lemire

Director Mark Jackson's drama is a chilly study in grief starring Catherine Keener as a war-zone photographer shattered by her experiences in Libya.

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Get On Up

Review by Odie Henderson

Tate Taylor's biopic of James Brown is frustratingly mainstream and safe. Chadwick Boseman makes a great James Brown, and all your favorite songs are represented.

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Calvary

Review by Glenn Kenny

This is the kind of movie that galvanizes and discomfits while it's on screen, and is terrific fodder for conversation long after its credits role. Even if you are neither Catholic nor Irish, this "Calvary" will in no way be…

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Rich Hill

Review by Godfrey Cheshire

Recent movies including Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" and Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" have drawn praise for the combination of poetry and realism in their depiction of young males growing up in small-town environments. Such films now have an extraordinary…

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4 Minute Mile

Review by Christy Lemire

The filmmakers remain unrelenting in running through a checklist of genre conventions. There's the good-hearted kid from the wrong side of the tracks, the mentor seeking his own redemption, the trash-talking competitor, the mom struggling to keep her family together…

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Child of God

Review by Scout Tafoya

James Franco may just be the coolest kid in class trying to encourage everyone to pay attention to the English teacher, but there's something noble in that. The day he figures out what to do with his camera, he's going…

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Behaving Badly

Review by Sheila O'Malley

It's an unfunny comedy, populated by irredeemable sociopaths.

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Moebius

Review by Brian Tallerico

Kim Ki-Duk's "Moebius," the follow-up to his Golden Lion-winning "Pieta," takes many of the bizarre, incestuous beats of that drama and twists, contorts and morphs them into black comedy with impressive results.

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The Strange Little Cat

Review by Sheila O'Malley

It's like reading a short story by Chekhov or Ionesco, that was translated by Kafka (the film is very very loosely based on "Metamorphosis"), and then staged by Bertolt Brecht. Or Barnum & Bailey.

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Louder than Words

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

What is harder to achieve than building a hospital? Producing a realistic movie about coping with grief by helping others–at least for the filmmakers behind "Louder Than Words."

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The Almost Man

Review by Glenn Kenny

As it happens, while the acting and the cinematography are both solid, the movie is both weirdly indulgent (Henrik's masturbatory compulsiveness, whatever the motivations for it, simply is not that interesting) and peculiarly aimless, especially given its length.

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Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

Review by Brian Tallerico

Is it possible the sequels to "Cabin Fever" and "Hostel" exist mostly to make the first films look better in comparison?

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