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Movies Opening Friday, March 27

Artsies:

 

— Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (NR) 105 mins – 2.5 stars

A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.

Director: David Zellner

Actors: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard

 

— The Salvation (R) 92 mins – 3 stars

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family’s murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

Director: Kristian Levring

Actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

 

— ’71 (R) 99 mins – 3.5 stars

A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.

Director: Yann Demange

Actors: Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris

 

— Grey Gardens (PG) 100 mins – 4 stars

An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer

Actors: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith ‘Little Edie’ Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

 

 Fartsies:

 

 — Get Hard (R) 100 mins – 1 star

When millionaire James King is nailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.

Director: Etan Cohen

Actors: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie 

 

 — Home (PG) 94 mins – 3 stars

Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.

Director: Tim Johnson

Actors: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin

 

 — It Follows (R) 100 mins – 3.5 stars

After a young girl gets involved in a sexual confrontation, she is followed by an unknown force.

Director: David Robert Mitchell

Actors: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi 

 

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 Next week:

 — Furious 7

 — A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

 — The Hunting Ground

 — Seymour: An Introduction

 

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Pick of the week:

— Have lunch with a movie critic! I will helping the Utah Film Center today (Thursday) with their “Love Utah Give Utah” fund-raising campaign, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Cucina Deli, 1024 E. 2nd Ave, Salt Lake City.

 


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