Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.
(Critics' Choices capsule reviews are by Kenneth Turan (K.Tu.), Justin Chang (J.C.) and other reviewers. Openings compiled by Kevin Crust.)
OPENING IN HOLLYWOOD THIS WEEK
"Acrimony" _ Taraji P. Henson stars as a woman wronged by her husband. With Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart, Ajiona Alexus, Antonio Madison. Written and directed by Tyler Perry. R.
"All I Wish" _ Sharon Stone stars as a commitment-phobic free spirit who meets a great guy whose key flaw is that he wants to get serious. With Tony Goldwyn, Famke Janssen, Ellen Burstyn, Gilles Marini. Written and directed by Susan Walter. NR.
"Back to Burgundy" _ A prodigal son and his adult siblings must recalibrate their relationships when their father dies and they inherit the family wine business. With Pio Marmai, Ana Girardot, Francois Civil, Jean-Marc Roulot. Written by Cedric Klapisch and Santiago Amigorena. Directed by Klapisch. In French with English subtitles. (1:53) NR.
"Birthmarked" _ Two scientists quit their jobs to raise their three children and prove nurture is superior to nature. With Matthew Goode, Toni Collette, Fionnula Flanagan. Written by Marc Tulin and Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais. Directed by Hoss-Desmarais. (1:30) NR.
"Caught" _ Two British journalists are held captive in their own home. With Mickey Sumner, April Pearson, Cian Barry, Ruben Crow, David Mounfield. Written by Dave Allsop, Alex Francis. Directed by Jamie Patterson. NR.
"The China Hustle" _ Documentary unravels a massive Asian investment fraud. Featuring Dan David, Matthew Wiechert, Carson Block. Written and directed by Jed Rothstein. (1:24) R.
"Claire's Camera" _ A teacher with a penchant for photography helps a young Korean woman after she is fired on a French Riviera film shoot. With Isabelle Huppert, Kim Minhee, Chang Mihee, Jin Jinyoung. Written and directed by Hong Sangsoo. In Korean, English and French with English subtitles. (1:09) NR.
"Finding Your Feet" _ An older woman whose husband of 40 years cheated on her with her best friend finds liberation in a community dance class. With Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman. Written by Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft. Directed by Richard Loncraine. (1:51) NR.
"Fourplay" _ Sunday brunch turns combative for two city couples. With Tammy Blanchard, Bryan Greenberg, Dominic Fumusa, Emanuela Galliussi. Written by Galliussi, Francesco Plazza, Dean Ronalds. Directed by Ronalds. (1:17) NR.
"Gemini" _ A Hollywood star with a messy love life relies on her personal assistant to clean up after her in this neo-noir. With Lola Kirke, Zoe Kravitz & John Cho. Written and directed by Aaron Katz. (1:33) R.
"God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness" _ A fire and subsequent pressure from a local university threatens a congregation's existence and challenges its pastor. With David A.R. White, John Corbett, Shane Harper, Ted McGinley, Jennifer Taylor, Tatum O'Neal. Written and directed by Michael Mason. PG.
"The Green Fog" _ A re-creation of Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" using scenes from vintage films and television series shot in the San Francisco Bay Area. Directed by Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson and Guy Maddin. (1:03) NR.
"King in the Wilderness" _ Documentary on Martin Luther King Jr. and his final struggles before his assassination in 1968. Directed by Peter Kunhardt. NR.
"The Last Movie Star" _ Burt Reynolds plays a former college football star, stunt man and movie idol coerced into accepting a lifetime achievement award at a Nashville film festival. With Ariel Winter, Clark Duke, Ellar Coltrane, Chevy Chase. Written and directed by Adam Rifkin. (1:36) R.
"Outside In" _ An ex-con makes an awkward re-entry to civilian life and a complex relationship with his high school teacher. With Jay Duplass, Edie Falco, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben Schwartz. Written by Duplass and Lynn Shelton. Directed by Shelton. (1:49) NR.
"Ready Player One" _ An immense virtual reality universe of the future is the location of a treasure hunt after its creator dies and leaves his fortune to be found within. With Tye Sheridan, Letitia Wright, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance. Written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on the novel by Cline. Directed by Steven Spielberg. (2:20) PG-13.
"Status Update" _ New in town, a teen inadvertently discovers a magical app that makes his social media posts come true. With Ross Lynch, Olivia Holt, Courtney Eaton, Rob Riggle, John Michael Higgins, Wendi McLendon-Covey. Written by Jason Filardi. Directed by Scott Speer. (1:46) PG-13.
"Wild Salome and Salome" _ Al Pacino's 2011 documentary and companion dramatization of Oscar Wilde's play. With Jessica Chastain, Kevin Anderson. Directed by Al Pacino. (1:35/1:21) NR.
"Annihilation" _ Natalie Portman plays a biologist who joins an all-female expedition into the heart of an environmental disaster zone in this eerily beautiful and hypnotically unsettling mind-bender from "Ex Machina" writer-director Alex Garland. (J.C.) R.
"Black Panther" _ Chadwick Boseman stars as the King of Wakanda faces external threats to his peaceful home. With Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman. Written by Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole. Directed by Coogler. (2:14) PG-13.
"Call Me By Your Name" _ Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer give superb performances as two young men falling in love in the northern Italian countryside in this rapturously beautiful collaboration between director Luca Guadagnino and screenwriter James Ivory. (J.C.) R.
"Journey's End" _ A tense, absorbing, superbly acted look at a band of British soldiers in World War I as they wait to fight and ultimately battle German troops over the course of several ill-fated days in March 1918 _ exactly 100 years ago. (Gary Goldstein) R.
"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" _ Uncommon writer-director Martin McDonagh and a splendid cast top-lined by Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell present a savage film, even a dangerous one, the blackest take-no-prisoners farce in quite some time. (K.Tu.) R.
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