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Collective

NR   109 min.  

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

New Reviews

Belushi

NR   108 min.  

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

Coded Bias

NR   90 min.  

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

Come Away

PG   94 min.  

Maudlin melding of Peter Pan and Alice is a misreading of both

Hillbilly Elegy

R   116 min.  

Redneck rehab drama is better intentioned but more tone-deaf than the book

Jiu Jitsu

NR   102 min.  

No jiu jitsu, and not enough Nic Cage in this Predator rip-off

Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist

NR   104 min.  

The master filmmaker revealed, under the guise of examining his film.

Luxor

NR   84 min.  

History is with us always in this quiet romance

Mank

R   131 min.  

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

Sound of Metal

NR   130 min.  

A musician's worst nightmare becomes a catalyst for change

The Twentieth Century

NR   90 min.  

Suitably bonkers Canadian surrealist comedy rewrites history

Vanguard

PG-13   108 min.  

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

Zappa

NR   129 min.  

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

First-Run Movies

Ammonite

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

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

Fatman

R   100 min.  

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

Freaky

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

Love and Monsters

PG-13   109 min.

The path of true romance runs far from smooth after the monsterpocalypse

The New Mutants

PG-13   98 min.  

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

Synchronic

R   104 min.  

Anthony Mackie takes a long, strange trip to find himself

Tenet

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

The War With Grandpa

PG   94 min.  

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

Special Screenings
FESTIVALS
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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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    Special Screenings

    Paramount Holiday Film Series

    See your holiday favorites like Elf and White Christmas the way they're meant to be seen: on the big screen at the historic Paramount Theatre. COVID safety measures are in place, meaning limited capacity, so get your tickets early!
    Dec. 6-20 

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