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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of August 26, 2016

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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of August 26, 2016

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Don't Breathe

Review by Brian Tallerico

Don't Breathe gets a little less interesting as it proceeds to its inevitable conclusion, but it works so well up to that point that your heart will likely be beating too fast to care.

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Kate Plays Christine

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

An actress prepares to play the role of a suicidal news anchor, and is slowly transformed by the experience.

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Howards End

Review by Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert on James Ivory's "Howards End".

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Southside With You

Review by Odie Henderson

Southside with You builds its emotional richness by coasting on the charisma of its two leads as they carefully navigate each other's personality quirks and life stories.

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The Hollars

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

An eccentric family comes together during a time of crisis; laughter, tears, montages ensue.

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Mechanic: Resurrection

Review by Glenn Kenny

Mechanic: Resurrection suffers from a storyline and script that strains credulity and insults intelligence even by the low bar set by the majority of contemporary action movies.

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Hands of Stone

Review by Christy Lemire

In trying to encompass way too much, Hands of Stone ends up feeling superficial and unsatisfying.

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The Sea of Trees

Review by Brian Tallerico

The Sea of Trees uses depression, cancer and suicide as manipulative devices to tug at heartstrings instead of offering even the slightest insight into the human condition.

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The Intervention

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

If DuVall's purpose was to provide a snapshot of her generation, she should have sharpened her focus and dug a little deeper.

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Mia Madre

Review by Simon Abrams

It initially feels like several stories wrapped into one, but ultimately coheres into a tragedy about one character's inability to see outside of herself. Don't miss it.

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In Order of Disappearance

Review by Sheila O'Malley

The killings are creative and brutal, but eventually the whole structure of it becomes an empty and slick exercise in style.

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Complete Unknown

Review by Glenn Kenny

The movie does pretty well as a treatment of identity and selfhood in a social landscape that grows increasingly alienating as it becomes more transparent. But it somehow fails to wholly satisfy.

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I Am Not a Serial Killer

Review by Simon Abrams

The arbitrary value of life in I Am Not a Serial Killer makes its nature as an ostensibly character-driven mystery that much harder to swallow.

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Uncle Kent 2

Review by Nick Allen

If the rest of this review sounds like I'm losing my mind, Uncle Kent 2 has succeeded.

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Fatima

Review by Alissa Wilkinson

Faucon wisely leaves many of the most dramatic moments off-screen, focusing our attention on how the circumstances and the aftermath affect the women's relationships with one another.

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