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
"Air Strike" _ The Chinese defend against Japanese bombers during World War II. With Bruce Willis, Adrien Brody. Written by Ping Chen. Directed by Xiao Feng. R.
"Border" _ A customs officer with the ability to smell human emotions encounters a man who confounds her powers. With Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff. Written by Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklof, John Ajvide Lindqvist. Directed by Abbasi. In Swedish with English subtitles. (1:48) NR.
"A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold" _ The small-town grassroots arts center run by two women for 40 years is threatened by the arrival of a competitor. With Tyne Daly, Elisabeth Henry, Janeane Garofalo, Nana Visitor, James Marsters, Glynnis O'Connor, Brian Murray. Written and directed by Patrick Wang. (2:02) NR.
"A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While" _ More changes are in store for the town. With Tyne Daly, Elisabeth Henry, James Marsters, Nana Visitor, Brian Murray, Zachary Sayle, Jessica Pimentel. Written and directed by Patrick Wang. (2:00) NR.
"Brewmaster" _ Two men seek to master the highest levels of the craft in this documentary on beermaking. Directed by Douglas Tirola. (1:35) NR.
"Bullitt County" _ Reunited by a bachelor party in 1977 Kentucky, four friends' search for Prohibition-era money turns deadly. With Mike C. Nelson, Jenni Melear, David McCracken, Dorothy Lyman, Richard Riehle. Written and directed by McCracken. (1:38) NR.
"The Dark" _ Tortured souls meet in a haunted forest on the edge of a small town. With Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols, Karl Markovics. Written and directed by Justin P. Lange. (1:35) NR.
"Don't Go" _ Grieving parents attempt to start fresh in a coastal town, but the husband is haunted by dreams that their young daughter is trying to contact them from beyond. With Stephen Dorff, Melissa George, Aoibhinn McGinnity, Simon Delaney, Charlotte Bradley, Luke Griffin. Written by Ronan Blaney. Directed by David Gleeson. (1:32) NR.
"5 Weddings" _ Reporting on Indian weddings, an American journalist runs afoul of state censors when she tries to write about a sect of transgender dancers. With Rajkummar Rao, Nargis Fakhri, Candy Clark, Bo Derek. Written by Denise Cruz-Castino, Andy Glickman, Namrata Singh Gujral. Directed by Singh Gujral. (1:30) NR.
"The Fog" _ One hundred years after an infamous shipwreck, a strange mist brings murderous ghosts to a seaside village in this restored version of director John Carpenter's 1980 horror classic. With Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Hal Holbrook. Written by John Carpenter, Debra Hill. (1:29) R.
"The Health of Hope" _ Documentary on how the South Bronx community of Mott Haven battles poverty, crime and the poor health habits of its youth. Featuring New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. Written and directed by Sal Varadan. (1:29) NR.
"Hunter Killer" _ A U.S. submarine captain attempts to thwart World War III after uncovering a possible Russian coup. With Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Linda Cardellini and Toby Stephens. Written by Arne L. Schmidt and Jamie Moss, based on a novel by George Wallace and Don Keith. Directed by Donovan Marsh. (2:01) R.
"Indivisible" _ True-life, faith-based drama about a U.S. Army chaplain and his wife facing deployment to Iraq and its aftermath. With Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, Jason George, Tia Mowry, Madeline Carroll. Written by David Evans, Cheryl McKay, Peter White. Directed by Evans. PG-13.
"Johnny English Strikes Again" _ Rowan Atkinson returns as Britain's most addled secret agent, stumbling out of retirement to battle an ingenious hacker. With Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Jake Lacy, Emma Thompson. Written by William Davies. Directed by David Kerr. (1:28) PG.
"Killer Kate!" _ A pair of estranged sisters are lured to a bachelorette party that turns horrific. With Danielle Burgess, Tiffany Shepis, Alexandra Feld. Written by Elliot Feld, Daniel Moya. Directed by Elliot Feld. (1:20) NR.
"Life and Nothing More" _ A working-class mother worries her teenage son will end up in prison like his father. With Regina Williams, Andrew Bleechington, Robert Williams, Ry'Nesia Chambers. Written and directed by Antonio Mendez Esparza. (1:54) NR.
"Love Jacked" _ An artistic young woman defies her father and travels to Africa for inspiration and unexpectedly returns with a fiance. With Amber Stevens-West, Shamier Anderson, Keith David, Mike Epps, Demetrius Grosse, Lyriq Bent, Marla Gibbs, Angela Gibbs, Nicole Lyn. Written by Robert Adetuyi, Linda Eskeland. Directed by Alfons Adetuyi. (1:40) PG-13.
"1985" _ Reeling from the AIDS crisis, a closeted New York ad exec returns to his conservative family in Texas. With Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis, Jamie Chung. Written and directed by Yen Tan. (1:25) NR.
"On Her Shoulders" _ Documentary on 23-year-old genocide survivor and human rights activist Nadia Murad. Directed by Alexandria Bombach. In English, Kurdish and Arabic with English subtitles. (1:34) NR.
"The Price of Everything" _ Documentary on the economics of the contemporary art world. Featuring Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter and Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Directed by Nathaniel Kahn. (1:38) NR.
"Shirkers" _ In this documentary, L.A. novelist Sandi Tan returns to Singapore where she was a zine-creating teen and documents a 1992 film she made with friends that was stolen by an American collaborator. (1:36) NR.
"Silencio" _ A mother must find a mystical stone in Mexico to save her son's life. With John Noble, Rupert Graves, Melina Matthews, Michel Chauvet, Hoze Melendez. Written and directed by Lorena Villarreal. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. (1:38) R.
"Solis" _ An astronaut awakens to discover he's drifting toward the sun in a disabled escape pod. With Steven Ogg, Alice Lowe. Written and directed by Carl Strathie. (1:30) NR.
"Suspiria" _ A dark force encompasses an elite dance company. With Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf, Jessica Harper and Chloe Grace Moretz. Written by David Kajganich. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. (2:32) R.
"Vaya" _ Three young people from rural South Africa face harrowing experiences when they travel to Johannesburg. With Warren Masemola, Mncedisi Shabangu, Zimkhitha Nyoka, Sibusiso Msimang. Written by Craig Freimond, Tshabalira Lebakeng, Antony Mafela, David Majoka, Madoda Nthuli, Harriet Perlman, Robbie Thorpe. Directed by Akin Omotoso. (1:55) NR.
"The Viper Club" _ An ER nurse works clandestinely with an underground network of journalists to free her son, a foreign correspondent held captive by terrorists. With Susan Sarandon, Matt Bomer, Lola Kirke, Julian Morris, Sheila Vand, Adepero Oduye and Edie Falco. Written by Maryam Keshavarz, Jonathan Mastro. Directed by Keshavarz. (1:49) R.
"Colette" _ Well-acted by Keira Knightley and Dominic West, Wash Westmoreland's witty, spirited English-language biopic follows the great French writer Colette during her early marriage to a literary impresario who nurtured, exploited and ultimately betrayed her talent. (J.C.) R
"First Man" _ Reteaming with "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle, Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong in a richly idiosyncratic space-race drama that thrills, moves and perplexes in roughly equal measure. (J.C.) PG-13
"The Kindergarten Teacher" _ Sara Colangelo's deft and intelligent remake of a 2014 Israeli drama stars a superb Maggie Gyllenhaal as a teacher confronted with the possibility that one of her 5-year-old students may be a literary genius. (J.C.) R Netflix
"Private Life" _ Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti give superb performances as a middle-aged couple struggling with fertility woes in Tamara Jenkins' scalpel-sharp yet infinitely tender marital dramedy, which also features expert supporting turns by Kayli Carter and Molly Shannon. (J.C.) R Netflix
"Searching" _A Bay Area dad (John Cho) looks for his missing daughter in this compelling thriller from director Aneesh Chaganty, which unfolds entirely on the characters' computer and phone screens. (J.C.) PG-13
"The Sisters Brothers" _ John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Riz Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal make superb company in French director Jacques Audiard's English-language debut, a funny, sad, brutal Western about outlaws and prospectors searching for gold and deliverance in 1850s Oregon. (J.C.) R
"A Star Is Born" _ No matter how many previous versions of "A Star Is Born" you've seen, the Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga extravaganza about a star on the rise falling for a star on the way down should not be missed. (K.Tu.) R