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New Reviews at RogerEbert.com for the week of May 16, 2014

Here are reviews of this week's newest movies from RogerEbert.com. For these and more, including blog posts on everything from sci-fi and low-brow comedy to forgotten masterpieces of cinema, please visit our site and join the conversation.

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Godzilla

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

It's less interested in a giant monster's destructive progress than in what it might feel like to be a tiny human watching it close up, or far away, or on TV.

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Million Dollar Arm

Review by Susan Wloszczyna

It may earn a few runs early in the game, but is far from a satisfying grand slam of family entertainment.

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The Immigrant

Review by Dan Callahan

"The Immigrant" has many moments of exceptional power and rare delicacy, none more potent than the final shot, which achieves a haunting visual balance between the characters of Ewa and Bruno that cannot be achieved for them in their interactions…

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A Night in Old Mexico

Review by Sheila O'Malley

"A Night in Old Mexico" is so in love with Duvall that it doesn't do the necessary work to make any of this believable.

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Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Review by Christy Lemire

"Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case" recalls the same spirit that drove "This Is Not a Film," the inventive and deeply moving 2012 documentary Iranian director Jafar Panahi shot while under house arrest in his high-rise apartment. Both are about the…

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Chinese Puzzle

Review by Glenn Kenny

A movie that glories in the worst and most unexamined bourgeois-bohemian clich├ęs, concocting for its protagonist a midlife crisis in which everybody is attractive and smart and nobody ever goes wanting in spite of constant complaints about being broke.

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Wolf Creek 2

Review by Simon Abrams

Yes, there is technically nothing gratuitous about ultra-violence in a film for which the main selling point is gore. Unfortunately, there's also nothing else to latch onto in "Wolf Creek 2."

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Don Peyote

Review by Matt Zoller Seitz

This inept comedy about a stoner lapsing into apocalyptic reveries on the day of his wedding is a couple of notches above a home movie.

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