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Acasă, My Home

NR   86 min.  

Extreme gentrification on the outskirts of Bucharest

New Reviews

About Hope

NR   91 min.

Religious romantic drama about finding your moral core through love (natch)

American Skin

R   89 min.

Payback for police shootings in this violent drama

Brothers by Blood

NR   105 min.  

Cold and slow gang war on the streets of Philadelphia

Go/Don't Go

NR   91 min.  

Enigmatic end-of-the-world story blossoms into quiet hope

Identifying Features

NR   95 min.  

Mexico's "disappeared" given a voice in this cross-border drama

No Man's Land

PG-13   114 min.  

Well-intentioned cross-border drama finds humanity on all sides


NR   100 min.  

Epic documentary chronicles the intimate and epic scale of life in four nations

Our Friend

R   124 min.  

Jason Segel is the friend you'd want in this true story of facing death

PG: Psycho Goreman

NR   99 min.  

Splattertastic creature feature flips the evil script on Power Rangers goody-goodies

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

NR   97 min.  

Enigmatic Hungarian drama asks how much we invent our own worlds

Redemption Day

R   100 min.

It's 2021, and terrorists in low-budget thrillers are still all foreign

First-Run Movies

Beautiful Something Left Behind

NR   88 min.  

The hard path to healing when kids suffer a death in the family

Bloody Hell

R   93 min.  

Australian horror-comedy is deliciously twisted riff on the eurotrip

Come Play

PG-13   105 min.  

Monster living within your phone doesn't deserve your screentime

The Croods: A New Age

PG   95 min.  

Pointless prehistoric sequel hasn’t evolved at all

The Dissident

PG-13   119 min.  

Unfurling the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and the rot at the heart of Saudi Arabia

Don't Tell a Soul

R   83 min.  

Rainn Wilson proves his darker skills in this drama of inherited sin and trauma


R   102 min.  

Not everything that happens in Vegas ...

Half Brothers

PG-13   94 min.  

Screwball road trip comedy should have stayed in the garage


PG-13   105 min.

Eric Roberts saves souls, unlikely as that sounds

The Marksman

PG-13   110 min.  

Liam Neeson is the action man again in this border thriller


NR   178 min.

Classroom Tamil action with Vijay handing out lessons and justice


NR   102 min.  

The Feds' surveillance campaign of the civil rights icon placed in new context

Monster Hunter

PG-13   103 min.  

The beast-slaying game gets the Paul W.S. Anderson treatment

My Little Sister

NR   99 min.

German family drama about the trauma of losing a twin

News of the World

PG-13   118 min.  

Tom Hanks evokes one of his most celebrated roles in this tragic Western

One Night in Miami ...

R   110 min.  

Regina King’s directorial debut floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee


PG-13   124 min.  

Latest retelling of the children's classic gets tangled in its own strings

Promising Young Woman

R   113 min.  

Unevenness sabotages this takedown of "nice guy" culture

The Reason I Jump

NR   82 min.  

Poetic insight into autism, based on Naoki Higashida memoir

Rock Camp: The Movie

NR   87 min.  

Music fans seek glam without the grit and grind as they play with stadium-fillers

Some Kind of Heaven

NR   81 min.  

America's retirement heaven shows some splinter in the clouds

The War With Grandpa

PG   94 min.  

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

The White Tiger

R   125 min.

Indian crime drama with a class twist


PG   103 min.  

Gorgeous Irish animation speaks to the power of finding your pack

Wonder Woman 1984

PG-13   151 min.  

Diana Prince stars in an all-new episode of I Love the ’80s

Special Screenings
  • Community

    Out of Town

    Capturing Lee Miller (2020)

    This new documentary follows Lee Miller, who went from stunning fashion model to World War II photographer.
    Through Jan. 22. $10. 
    Online: www.mfah.org/films/virtual-cinema
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Cicada (2020)

    aGLIFF presents a virtual screening of the multiple-award-winning film about an intense relationship between two men that develops over a New York summer. Screening includes a Q&A with director/writer/star Matt Fifer.
    Available Jan. 21-27. $12; free for aGLIFF members. 
    Online: www.agliff.org
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Menachem Begin: Peace and War (2020)

    Austin Jewish Film Festival presents the Texas premiere of a doc about the sixth Israeli prime minister, whose term spanning 1977-1983 was marked by challenges and included creation of peace as well as the launching of war, with the effects still being felt today.
    Available Jan. 17-24. $10. 
    Online: www.austinjff.org
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    The Dead of Jaffa (2019)

    Austin Jewish Film Festival presents the Texas premiere of a film about tensions that arise when an Israeli couple takes in three children smuggled in from the West Bank, and their stories intertwine with an English director's film being shot nearby. Ticket includes a recording of the director Q&A that took place Jan. 17.
    Through Jan. 24. $9.99. 
    Online: www.austinjff.org
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Coming Soon: AFS & Sundance Film Festival

    AFS Cinema is Austin's exclusive satellite venue for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. See fest selections at their drive-in screenings ($25 per car, $15 per additional passenger) and RSVP to enjoy free Beyond Film panel discussions with a Texas focus.
    Jan. 28-Feb. 2 
    Panels: online via Zoom; screenings: Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr.

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