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
"After Auschwitz" _ Documentary directed by Jon Kean. Passion River Films
"Alex & the List" _ Romantic comedy with Patrick Fugit, Jennifer Morrison, Karen Gillan. Gravitas Ventures
"American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs" _ Documentary directed by Yale Strom. First Run Features
"Bad Samaritan" _ Crime thriller with David Tennant. Directed by Dean Devlin. Electric Entertainment
"The Cleanse" _ Fantasy comedy-drama with Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Kyle Gallner, Oliver Platt, Anjelica Huston. Vertical Entertainment
"The Con is On" _ Comedy with Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Alice Eve, Parker Posey, Maggie Q, Crispin Glover, Sofia Vergara, Stephen Fry. Lionsgate
"Gehenna: Where Death Lives" _ Horror-suspense with Doug Jones. Uncork'd Entertainment
"In the Last Days of the City" _ Drama directed by Tamer El Said. Big World Pictures
"Jeannette, The Childhood of Joan of Arc" _ Historical drama written and directed by Bruno Dumont, based on novels by Charles Peguy. KimStim
"Le Corbeau" _ Restored version of 1943 French crime drama directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Rialto Pictures
"Let the Sunshine In" _ Juliette Binoche stars as a divorced Parisian painter who tires of the disappointing men she dates. With Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko. Written by Christine Argot, Claire Denis. Directed by Denis. Sundance Selects
"Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story" _ Documentary directed by Ashley Bell. Abramorama
"Overboard" _ A debauched Mexican billionaire falls off his yacht, wakes with amnesia and is convinced by the woman who cleans his boat that he's her working-class husband in this reboot of the 1987 Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell comedy. With Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, John Hannah. Written by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, Leslie Dixon. Directed by Greenberg. MGM / Pantelion Films / Lionsgate
"Racer and the Jailbird" _ European crime drama directed by Michael R. Roskam. Super LTD
"Ray Meets Helen" _ Romantic drama with Keith Carradine, Sondra Locke, Samantha Mathis. Directed by Alan Rudolph. TriCoast Worldwide
"RBG" _ Documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bade Ginsberg. Co-directed by Betsy West, Julie Cohen. Magnolia Pictures
"Son of Bigfoot" _ Animated. DirecTV / Viva Pictures
"The Test & the Art of Thinking" _ Documentary directed by Michael Arlen Davis. Abramorama
"Train to Zakopane" _ Romantic drama with Tanna Frederick. Written and directed by Henry Jaglom. Rainbow Releasing
"Tully" _ "Juno" writer Diablo Cody reunites with director Jason Reitman for a comedy about a night nurse who provides a stressed-out mother of three unexpected relief. With Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston. Written by Diablo Cody. Directed by Jason Reitman. Focus Features
"The 12th Man" _ WW II thriller with Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers. IFC Midnight
"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.
"Keep the Change" _ By making her lead lovers autistic and by casting autistic actors, writer-director Rachel Israel manages to make romance in New York City feel fresh with a film that feels more authentic in the process. (Kimber Myers) NR.
"A Quiet Place" _ A family faces terror in the woods. With Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds. Written by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and Krasinski. Directed by Krasinski. (1:30) PG-13.
"The Rider" _ Brady Jandreau, a Lakota cowboy from South Dakota, enacts a version of his own harrowing story of loss and recovery in writer-director Chloe Zhao's stunningly lyrical Western, a seamless and deeply moving blend of narrative and documentary film techniques. (J.C.) R.
"You Were Never Really Here" _ This grim, artful New York crime thriller about a tormented thug-for-hire (a rivetingly contained Joaquin Phoenix) confirms writer-director Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin") as one of the most exciting and exacting film stylists of her generation. (J.C.)
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