Critics' Choices capsule reviews are by Kenneth Turan (K.T.), Justin Chang (J.C.) and other reviewers. Openings compiled by Kevin Crust and Matt Cooper.

OPENING IN HOLLYWOOD THIS WEEK

"Annabelle Comes Home" _ The deadly doll wreaks horror on the family of demonologists in this franchise entry. With Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga. Written by Gary Dauberman; story by Dauberman, James Wan, based on characters created by Dauberman. Directed by Dauberman. (1:46) R.

"Ask for Jane" _ Women band together to provide safe though illegal abortions in 1960s Chicago. With Cody Horn, Alison Wright, Chloe Levine, Sarah Steele. Written by Rachel Carey; based on an idea by Cait Cortelyou. Directed by Carey. (1:48)

"Back to the Fatherland" _ Documentary about young people from Israel moving to Germany and Austria, where Jews were long persecuted. Directed by Kat Rohrer, Gil Levanon. (1:17) NR.

"Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community" _ Re-release of the 1984 gay rights documentary. Directed by Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg. (1:27) NR.

"Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes" _ Documentary about the legendary jazz record label that was home to such musical greats as pianist Horace Silver, trumpet player Freddie Hubbard and drummer Art Blakey. Directed by Sophie Huber. (1:25) NR.

"Diamantino" _ The world's greatest soccer player seeks purpose after his career ends in shame. With Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares. Written and directed by Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt. In Portuguese with English subtitles. (1:36) NR.

"Endzeit _ Ever After" _ Two women seek sanctuary in the German city of Jena in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. With Gro Swantje Kohlhof, Maja Lehrer. Written by Olivia Vieweg. Directed by Carolina Hellsgard. In German with English subtitles. (1:30) NR.

"Euphoria" _ Two estranged sisters undertake a profound journey together through Europe. With Alicia Vikander, Eva Green, Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Adrian Lester, Mark Stanley. Written and directed by Lisa Langseth. (1:44) R.

"Killers Anonymous" _ Members of a support group for killers become embroiled in a mystery after an assassination attempt. With Gary Oldman, Jessica Alba, Suki Waterhouse, Tommy Flanagan. Written by Seth Johnson, Elizabeth Morris, Martin Owen. Directed by Owen. (1:36) R.

"Maiden" _ Documentary on Tracy Edwards, a former charter-boat cook who in 1989 captained the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race. Written and directed by Alex Holmes. (1:37) PG.

"Ophelia" _ Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts star in this reimagining of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in which the female characters take center stage. With Tom Felton, Clive Owen. Written by Semi Chellas; based on the book by Lisa Klein. Directed by Claire McCarthy. (1:54) PG-13.

"The Other Story" _ A young woman in Tel Aviv abandons her carefree lifestyle for ultra-orthodox Judaism, much to her parents' dismay. With Joy Rieger, Yuval Segal, Maya Dagan. Written by Avi Nesher, Noam Shpancer. Directed by Nesher. In Hebrew with English subtitles. (1:52) NR.

"Our Time" _ The relationship between a famous Mexican poet and his wife, who raises bulls for bullfighting, begins to fall apart when she falls for another man. With Carlos Reygadas, Natalia Lopez, Phil Burgers. Written and directed by Reygadas. In Spanish with English subtitles. (2:53) NR.

"The Refuge" _ A getaway driver in L.A. gets tangled up in a casino heist. With Keith Sutliff, Julien Cesario, Matthew Webb. Written and directed by Sutliff. (1:38) R.

"The 16th Episode" _ A trio that creates online adventure videos finds horror on a trip to Casablanca. With Rebecca Ramon, Einar Kuusk, Cody Wayne Heuer. Written and directed by Jerome Cohen-Olivar. (1:33) NR.

"Yesterday" _ A struggling musician wakes up to find he's the only person on Earth who knows the music of the Beatles. With Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran. Written by Richard Curtis; story by Curtis, Jack Barth. Directed by Danny Boyle. (1:56) PG-13.

CRITICS' CHOICES

"Avengers: Endgame" _ After 11 years and 21 previous films, this opening chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes to a mighty finish with this thrilling, exhausting and inevitably moving adventure featuring Iron Man, Captain America and all the others we've met along the way. (J.C.) PG-13

"Captain Marvel" _ It's not only heroes who can have superpowers; movies can have them too, and you can add this to the small list of those that do, thanks to a luminous and powerful Brie Larson, co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Annette Bening and Jude Law, and directors and co-writers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. (K.T.) PG-13

"Knock Down the House" _ By being there at the start of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's already legendary career, filmmaker Rachel Lears captured lightning in a bottle in this documentary on four different and compelling women, each of whom mounted a grassroots primary challenge to an entrenched incumbent. (K.T.) NR Netflix

"The Last Black Man in San Francisco" _ Jimmie Fails plays a fictionalized version of himself in director Joe Talbot's gorgeous Sundance prize-winning debut feature, which tells a deeply personal story of friendship, community and the yearning for home. (J.C.) R

"Late Night" _ A swell romantic comedy of a very particular sort, a film that details the delightful attachment two women _ played by Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling in tip-top form _ have not to any man (or even each other) but to the profession they're completely devoted to. (K.T.) R

"The Reports on Sarah and Saleem" _ A taut and compelling Jerusalem-set melodrama directed by Muayad Alayan, it snaps, crackles and pops as it effectively intertwines the personal with the political in a way that is only enhanced by that city's fraught atmosphere and cultural dynamics. (K.T.) NR.

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