In theaters: October 5 to 11 | Now Playing | Seven days

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  • Florence Pugh in don’t worry darling

new in theaters

AMSTERDAM: Director David O. Russell returns with a factual mystery about three friends (Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington) caught up in a politically motivated murder plot in the 1930s. (134 mins, R. Capitol, Essex , Majestic, Roxy, Star)

GOD’S CREATURES: A mother’s lie to protect her son divides the residents of an Irish fishing village in this psychological drama starring Emily Watson, directed by Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer. (100 min, R. Savoie)

LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE: New to New York, a lonely child befriends a singing crocodile in this family comedy based on the children’s book, starring Constance Wu and Javier Bardem. Josh Gordon and Will Speck directed. (106 mins, PG. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Paramount, Star, Sunset, Welden)

RIOTSVILLE, USA: Sierra Pettengill’s documentary on police militarization takes us to a fake city the US military built in the 1960s to train officers for civil unrest. (91 min, N. Savoy)

AJ FIKRY’S LIFE STORY: A grieving bookstore owner (Kunal Nayyar) gets an unexpected second chance in this comedy-drama from Hans Canosa, also starring Christina Hendricks. (105 min, PG-13. Capitol)

currently playing

BARBARIC ★★★★ An accidental double-booking turns out to be the least of an Airbnb guest’s problems in this Zach Cregger horror thriller. Georgina Campbell and Bill Skårsgard star. (102 mins, R. Essex, Majestic)

THE BIRTH OF INNOCENCE: About a decade ago, Vermont storyteller and filmmaker Malcolm D. Parker was convicted of defrauding investors in his new age documentary. Finally, the finished film hits local screens. (74 min, N. Bijou)

BROS ★★★★ A museum curator finds love in this gay romantic comedy from Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors), starring Luke Marfarlane and Billy Eichner. (115 mins, R. Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Roxy, Sunset, Welden)

HIGH-SPEED TRAIN ★★1/2 In this action movie, a bullet train leaves Tokyo carrying five assassins. With Brad Pitt, Joey King and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. (126 min, R. Palace)

DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-FAMILIES ★★★ Krypto the Super-Dog brings together a gang of crime-fighting creatures in this animated adventure. (106 min, PG. Majestic, Palace)

don’t worry darling ★★1/2 A 1950s housewife (Florence Pugh) begins to suspect something is wrong with her utopian lifestyle in this thriller from director Olivia Wilde. (122 mins, R. Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Stowe)

THE RIGHT HOME ★★★ Sigourney Weaver plays a real estate agent who reunites with an old flame in this dramedy, also starring Kevin Kline. (114 mins, R. Essex, Majestic, Savoie)

MOONAGE DAYDREAM ★★★★ This documentary by Brett Morgen (The child stays in the picture) traces the career of David Bowie with the collaboration of his estate. (135 mins, PG-13. Playhouse, Roxy, Savoie)

PEARL ★★★★★ In 1918, a young woman (Mia Goth) dreams of escaping her isolated farmhouse in this horror prequel to Last Year X. (102 min, R. Palace, Roxy, Stowe, Sunset; reviewed 9/21)

PONNIYIN SELVAN: PART ONE: This epic novel-based adventure follows the intrigue of the court of southern India in the 10th century. (167 min, NR. Majestic: screenings in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi)

SEE HOW THEY WORK ★★★ Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell and Ruth Wilson star in this murder mystery set in the 1950s among London theater people. (98 mins, PG-13. Big Picture, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Savoy)

SMILE ★★★1/2 A doctor (Sosie Bacon) is plagued by terrifying visions in this horror debut from writer-director Parker Finn. (115 mins, R. Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Roxy, Star, Sunset, Welden)

THE TERRITORY ★★★★ An indigenous chief organizes against Brazilian farmers who have appropriated a protected part of the Amazon rainforest in Alex Pritz’s documentary. (85 min, PG. Savoy)

THE WOMAN KING ★★★★ Viola Davis stars as the general of an all-female protection force in this action epic set in 1823. Gina Prince-Bythewood directed. (135 min, PG-13. Overview, Majestic, Palace)

old movies and special screenings

AVATAR (2009, 3D) (Essex, Majestic, Star)





SCREAM 2 — 25TH ANNIVERSARY (Essex, Sunday and Monday only)

TOP GUN: MAVERICK ★★★★ (Majestic, Palace, Stowe)


WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING ★★1/2 (Palace, Sunset; revised 7/20)

open theaters

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