Harry and Lloyd are back, and Jon Stewart gets serious (as a filmmaker), in some of this week's new theatrical releases.
Scott Renshaw visits with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels (pictured) in the 20-years-coming sequel Dumb and Dumber To
, and finds that the Farrelly brothers' devotion to The Gag still results in some big laughs. Writer/director Gina Price-Bythewood elevates Hollywood romantic melodrama to impressive heights in Beyond the Lights
. At the Broadway, the Swedish satirical drama Force Majeure
turns a couple's near-tragic moment during a ski vacation into some darkly funny scenes from a marriage.
Danny Bowes revels in the patient, thoughtful artistry of Studio Ghibli's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Eric D. Snider praises the central performance of Gael Garcia Bernal in the fact-based political thriller Rosewater
, but finds writer/director Jon Stewart's storytelling too earnest and stolid.
In this week's feature review, Scott Renshaw and Danny Bowes exchange thoughts on the Sundance documentary The Overnighters