FILM-LITTLEWOMEN-REVIEW

“Little Women,” featuring (from left) Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson as sisters toggle between the realities of growing up vs. the honeyed memories of childhood.

Capsule reviews

of movies

in local theaters

“1917” HHHH

During World War I, two British Army soldiers are assigned to take a message deep behind enemy lines to stop fellow British soldiers from walking into a trap. Rated R.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, AMC Classic 10, RED Cinema, Starmount, Two Rivers Cinema, Lexington Cinema

Bad Boys for Life” HH

The Bad Boys, Lowery and Burnett, (Will Smith and Martin Lawrence) team-up again to stop a Miami drug lord. Rated R.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, AMC Classic 10, Starmount, Two Rivers Cinema, Liberty Theatre, RED Cinema

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” HHH½

Tom Hanks is Mr. Rogers, the legendary children’s television host. Matthew Rhys plays a cynical, investigative reporter assigned to write a story on him, but thinks that he is above writing about a guy who hosts a children’s TV show. As the interview goes on, things begin to change. Rated PG.

Showing: AMC Classic 10, RED Cinema

“Cats” HH½

The cats have to decide who is going Heaviside and come back to a new life. Rated PG.

Showing: Marketplace

“Cunningham” HHHH

A biographical documentary about Merce Cunningham and his dance company. Rated PG.

Showing: Aperture

“Dolittle” HH½

Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) discovers that he can talk to animals. Also starring Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, and Tom Holland. Rated PG.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, AMC Classic 10, Starmount, Two Rivers Cinema, Liberty Theatre, RED Cinema

Ford v Ferrari” HHH½

Veteran car builder Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles work to develop a race car for Ford that can take on Ferrari at the 24-hour LeMans race in 1966. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Marketplace, RED Cinema

Frozen 2” HH½

In order to save her kingdom, Elsa and her friends have to find the origin of her powers. Rated PG.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, AMC Classic 10, Lexington Cinema

The Grudge” HH

After a woman murders her family in their home, the house is possessed by a violent spirit. Rated R.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinema

“Joker” HH

Joaquin Phoenix plays the Clown Prince of Crime in this controversial drama, which looks at his origin story. Rated R.

Showing: Marketplace, RED Cinema

Jumanji: The Next Level” HH

The players come back to rescue one of their friends. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, AMC Classic 10, RED Cinema, Starmount, Two Rivers Cinema, Lexington Cinema

Just Mercy” HHH½

A civil rights attorney (Michael B. Jordan) works to prove a death row inmate has been wrongly convicted. Based on a true story. Also starring Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx. Rated R.

Showing: Aperture, Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, AMC Classic 10

Knives Out” HHH½

A mystery novelist is murdered, and there is no lack of family and friends for the detective, Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), to suspect. Also stars Christopher Plummer, Jamie Lee Curtis and Don Johnson. Directed by Rian Johnson. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, RED Cinema

Like a Boss” HH

Two friends start a start beauty business, but one is focused on the business and the other just wants to make a lot of money and live a grand lifestyle. Rated R.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, AMC Classic 10, Two Rivers Cinema, Lexington Cinema, RED Cinema

Little Women” HHHH

Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about four sisters coming of age following the Civil War. Rated PG.

Showing: Aperture, Grand 18, RED Cinema, Starmount, Two Rivers Cinema

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” HH

Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and Aurora (Elle Fanning) are working on the getting ready for Aurora’s upcoming marriage to Prince Phillip, but things begin to take a strange turn. Rated PG.

Showing: Marketplace

“Midway” HH

The Battle of Midway, June 4-7, 1942, was a pivotal event for the U.S. Navy, coming just six months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Marketplace

“Parasite” HH

The son of a Chinese family who isn’t employed and has few options decides to pose as an English tutor for a wealthy family. Rated R

Showing: Aperture, RED Cinema

Playing With Fire” HH

A crew of firefighters is no match for three kids and a dog. Rated PG.

Showing: Marketplace

Queen & Slim” HH

An African American couple in Cleveland has a run-in with a white police officer. The situation escalates and the officer is killed. They take off, headed to Florida and then Cuba. Rated R.

Showing: RED Cinema, RED Cinema

Richard Jewell” HH

Richard Jewell, a security guard, was suspected of planting a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Rated R.

Showing: Marketplace

Spies in Disguise” HHH

The world’s greatest spy is turned into a pigeon and must rely on others to save the world. Rated PG.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, Liberty Theatre

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” HH

The Resistance fighters who are left take on the first Order troops. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, AMC Classic 10, RED Cinema, Lexington Cinema

Three Christs” HH

A doctor at a state mental hospital treats three patients who each believe they are Jesus Christ. Rated R.

Showing: Marketplace, RED Cinema

Uncut Gems” HH

Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) is a jeweler in New York City who is looking to make a big score. Rated R.

Showing: Aperture, RED Cinema

“Underwater” HH

Undersea scientists must get out of their research facility when an earthquake strikes, but the ocean isn’t the only thing to fear. Rated PG-13.

Showing: Grand 18, AMC Hanes 12, Lexington Cinema

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