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Movie Reviews: Tomb Raider, Love Simon, 7 Days in Entebbe

The Party, A Ciambra


A video-game heroine gets a blockbuster reboot, while a coming-out-of-age teen comedy  and historical drama add to a busy week at multiplexes.

Love, Simon shows that a contemporary gay teen romance can be  more about comedy than angst. A well-meaning effort at both-sides-ing a pivotal Palestinian/Israeli conflict gets bogged down in rote procedural in 7 Days in Entebbe. The simple cultural anthropology of A Ciambra eventually reveals a morality tale about growing up in poverty.

MaryAnn Johanson finds the atypical female action heroics of Tomb Raider (pictured) getting lost in ersatz Indiana Jones without any of the spark. A stellar cast elevates the satire of upper-class left-wing Londoners in Sally Potter's The Party.

Also opening this week, but not screened for press: the true story behind a faith-based hit song in I Can Only Imagine.

In this week's feature, a documentary filmmaker comes back home to find a Utah artist—and an old friend—as the subject for his feature Logan's Syndrome.