2.8

Focus

Will Smith tries to win back some leading man cred with Focus, a slick but wholly unsubstantial caper flick.
4.1

Selma

With a towering performance by David Oyelowo at its heart, Ava DuVernay's Selma is a riveting and thought-provoking portrait of the battle for civil rights in the American Deep South of the 1960s.
4.0

Ex Machina

Ex Machina is an exceedingly smart and considerate sci-fi, creating believable tension around Alicia Vikander's all-too-believable AI.

Testament of Youth

With a worthy story to tell, the handsome Testament of Youth does a fine job of bringing Vera Brittain's memoirs to the big screen.
3.4

The Theory of Everything

It doesn't entirely transcend its biopic trappings, but strong performances and direction elevate The Theory of Everything above the usual standard.
3.0

Unbroken

Jack O'Connell's winning streak is unbroken, but the script is unsurprising, making Unbroken unremarkable.