Movies, Big And Small, Playing In Hartford Area

OPENING FRIDAY

93Queen: Documentary about a volunteer fire corps made up of Hasidic women. Real Art Ways.

American Chaos: Documentary about Trump supporters. R.

Dark Money: Documentary about untraceable corporate money going to political candidates. Real Art Ways.

The Predator: Horror thriller about a lethal hunter threatening the human race. Wide release. R.

A Simple Favor: Blake Lively crime drama about a woman’s disappearance. Wide release. R.

Unbroken: Path to Redemption: Biographical drama, the sequel to “Unbroken.” Limited release. PG-13.

Where Hands Touch: Drama about a biracial teenager in Nazi Germany. Limited release. PG-13.

White Boy Rick: Crime drama about a teenage FBI informant-turned-drug trafficker. Wide release. R.

STILL SHOWING

Alpha: Fantasy, PG-13. Kodi Smit-McPhee drama about fighting for survival during the Ice Age is beautiful to look at but the dialogue is terrible.

BlacKkKlansman: Comedy, R. Spike Lee fact-based story of a black man who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan is blistering and immensely entertaining.

The Bookshop: Drama, PG. The story of a bookshop in a small town in Britain is powerful and poignant, but a bit stuffy.

Christopher Robin: Fantasy, PG. Ewan McGregor stars as the grown-up Christopher Robin a story that is wise and kind.

Crazy Rich Asians: Romantic comedy, PG-13. Story of a New Yorker in Singapore is a flawed comedy but a vital milestone in racially inclusive cinema.

God Bless the Broken Road: Drama, PG. Christian-oriented story of a woman grieving her husband isn’t the salute to soldiers that it claims to be.

Juliet, Naked: Drama, R. Story of an ordinary woman and a singing star is charming and smart.

The Meg: Sci-fi, PG-13. Horror about people trapped underwater is entertaining but forgettable.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout: Action, PG-13. Latest in the “Mission Impossible” franchise starring Tom Cruise is full of good stunts and fun twists.

The Nun: Horror, R. Story about a haunted convent is a well made, throwback ‘70s gothic epic.

Operation Finale: Historical, R. Drama about Israelis agents’ search for Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann has an important message buried under routine filmmaking.

Peppermint: Action, R. Jennifer Garner thriller about a woman seeking revenge is super violent.

Searching: Mystery, PG-13. John Cho mystery about a man in search of his missing daughter is clever but the plot is thin.

Slender Man: Horror, PG-13. Thriller about a mysterious man linked to a series of disappearances is a big nothing.

Three Identical Strangers: Documentary, PG-13. Chronicle of three brothers separated at birth is a fascinating story. Limited release.

We the Animals: Drama, R. Story of three brothers and their unstable parents is heartbreaking.

The Wife: Drama, R. Story of the wife of a Nobel laureate is a glorious acting showcase for Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.

SHORT RUNS

Andy Irons: Kissed by God: Documentary about the surfer. Monday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Fairfield Theatre Center.

Canelo vs. Golovkin 2: Rematch prizefight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, broadcast live from Las Vegas. Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. Venues: www.fathomevents.com.

The Dawn Wall: Documentary about Yosemite rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. Venues: www.fathomevents.com.

Dragon Ball Z: Filmization of the anime TV series about the battle between the evil Broly and the heroes Goku and Vegeta. Saturday, Sept. 15, at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Venues: www.fathomevents.com.

Evening Shadows: Drama about a man who comes out of the closet in a small, conservative town in India. Hindi with subtitles. Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Cinestudio in Hartford.

The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand: Documentary about the designer of Farmington’s famed Sunken Garden. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington.

The Magic Flute: Mozart’s opera, filmed at La Scala in Italy. Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook. www.thekate.org.

Morazán: Costa Rican historical drama about the fight for the restoration of the nation. Saturday. Sept. 15, at 2:30 p.m. at Cinestudio.

Moses: Filmed stage production based on the Biblical story. Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 15, at 12:55 p.m. Venues: www.fathomevents.com.

Sailaja Reddy Alludu: Bollywood comic drama about a man, his love and his love’s strict mother. Telugu with subtitles. Cinemark North Haven.

The Sower: Fact-based French drama about a town whose men are all taken away during a war. Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum.

Suicide: The Ripple Effect: Documentary about how suicide affects the family and friends of the victim. Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at AMC Lisbon Landing.

SEE IT AGAIN

Fight Club: Edward Norton-Brad Pitt 1999 existential drama about a secret fist-fighting club. Thursday, Sept. 13, at 8:30 p.m. at Avon Theatre in Stamford. R.

Jurassic Park: Dinosaur thriller from 1993. Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 and 7 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. Venues: www.fathomevents.com.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: Cult classic from 1975 about a mansion full of freaks. Friday, Sept. 14, at 10 p.m. at Mystic Luxury Cinema. Shadowcasting by RKO Army. R.

Smokey and the Bandit: Burt Reynolds 1977 comedy about a bootlegger with the cops on his tail. Thursday to Wednesday, Sept. 12 to 19, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at AMC Plainville. PG.

The Tingler: Vincent Price 1959 horror about a creature who feeds on his hosts’ fear. With live riffing by Ray Conniff and Trace Beulieu. Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at Palace Danbury.

SEE IT FREE

This week’s featured free movie is Black Panther. The 2017 superhero movie starring Chadwick Boseman will be shown Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford.

For more free movies, check your local library website.

CONNECTICUT SCIENCE CENTER

3-D theater, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. Showtimes: ctsciencecenter.org.

Amazon Adventure, Backyard Wilderness

MARITIME AQUARIUM

IMAX theater, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk. Showtimes: maritimeaquarium.org.

Backyard Wilderness, Pandas

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