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NR   102 min.  

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

New Reviews

Acasa, My Home

NR   86 min.

Extreme gentrification on the outskirts of Bucharest

Bloody Hell

R   93 min.  

Australian horror-comedy is deliciously twisted riff on the eurotrip

Don't Tell a Soul

R   83 min.  

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

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

My Little Sister

NR   99 min.

German family drama about the trauma of losing a twin

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 White Tiger

R   125 min.

Indian crime drama with a class twist

First-Run Movies

Beautiful Something Left Behind

NR   88 min.  

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

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


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

Monster Hunter

PG-13   103 min.  

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

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

Shadow in the Cloud

R   83 min.  

WWII creature feature is a Frankenstein’s mess


NR   109 min.  

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

The War With Grandpa

PG   94 min.  

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

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.
    Jan. 8-22. $10. 
    Online: www.mfah.org/films/virtual-cinema
  • 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 director Q&A.
    Available Jan. 10-17; Q&A Jan. 17. $9.99. 
    Online: www.austinjff.org

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