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NR   129 min.  

Two hours with the original Mother of Invention isn't enough

New Reviews


NR   108 min.  

More than laughs, more than addiction: a charming, tragic portrait of the Blues Brothers star

The Croods: A New Age

PG   95 min.  

Pointless prehistoric sequel hasn’t evolved at all


NR   80 min.  

Searing documentary from the 1972 National Black Political Convention finally restored


NR   109 min.  

Bowie before he became Ziggy in this less-than-glittering docudrama

The Twentieth Century

NR   90 min.  

Suitably bonkers Canadian surrealist comedy rewrites history

Uncle Frank

R   95 min.  

Small town coming-out period drama is anchored by Paul Bettany at his best

First-Run Movies


R   117 min.  

History takes second place in this paleontology biopic as passions are unearthed

Call Me Brother

NR   105 min.  

Austin-made incest comedy is more Dogtooth than American Pie

City Hall

NR   274 min.  

Frederick Wiseman's epic dive into Boston politics is your new West Wing

Coded Bias

NR   90 min.  

How computers are absorbing racial and gender bias ... and what we can do about it


NR   109 min.  

Terrifying documentary exposes how graft turned a disaster into a national scandal

Come Play

PG-13   105 min.  

Monster living within your phone doesn't deserve your screentime

The Donut King

NR   94 min.  

The bittersweet tale of the man behind L.A.’s favorite treat


R   100 min.  

Season's beatings with Gibson and Goggins in bloody Santa story


R   101 min.  

Vince Vaughn is screamingly funny in this Freaky Friday horror remix

Honest Thief

PG-13   92 min.

Liam Neeson punches his way out of a ridiculous situation

The Informer

R   113 min.

Joel Kinnaman heads undercover in the most deadly jail

Let Him Go

R   114 min.  

Superman's parents get caught up in a Western noir


NR   84 min.  

History is with us always in this quiet romance


R   131 min.  

Corruption, lies, and credits on the set of Citizen Kane

The New Mutants

PG-13   98 min.  

The last of the X-Men finally get to the screen

Sound of Metal

NR   130 min.  

A musician's worst nightmare becomes a catalyst for change


R   104 min.  

Anthony Mackie takes a long, strange trip to find himself


PG-13   150 min.  

Time goes backward and forward these days …

True to the Game 2

R   93 min.  

Trust us, you'd be better off playing tiddlywinks


PG-13   108 min.  

Jackie Chan goes back to being Jackie Chan in this globe-trotting action-comedy

The War With Grandpa

PG   94 min.  

DeNiro back on the "wacky gram-gram" schtick (hope the check cleared)

Special Screenings
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    Special Screenings

    Austin Polish Film Festival

    This year, APFF has taken most of the screenings to the virtual realm, offering two months of Polish features and documentaries online, as well three films co-presented with Austin Jewish Film Festival and a few screenings at Galaxy Highland.
    Through Dec. 31 
    Online via www.austinpolishfilm.com
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    Special Screenings

    Capital City Black Film Festival

    The theme this year is "Breakthrough: Unleash Your Power," with a focus on exploring the impacts of racism on Black mental health. There's a wide range of passes available, from bronze to VIP, and even a free sampler option. VIP is the way to go, getting you access to all the spotlight films and 20 screening blocks, plus industry panels, filmmaker Q&As, a T-shirt, and exclusive treats from sponsors.
    Festival runs Dec. 4-6; passes available now. Free-$65. 
    Online via www.capcitybff.com
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    Special Screenings

    Other Worlds Film Festival

    The lineup has been announced, and badges are now available. Quantities will be limited, so order today, and keep an eye out for individual tickets going on sale about two weeks prior to the fest. The Pulsar badge gets you access to most all of the films and the closing night trivia party, but the Supernova badge is the primo pass: access to all films, events, and parties, plus a poster, a goodie bag, and more.
    Festival runs Dec. 1-6; badges available now. Badges: $99-143; individual tickets: $15; $50 for four. 
    Online via www.otherworldsfilmfest.com

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