A rundown of select films in theaters this week
The new drama from director Cristian Mungiu (“4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days”) centers on a father who faces moral dilemmas in attempting to protect his daughter's future. (Gateway Film Center)
“A Quiet Passion”
Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and the City”) is drawing raves for her portrayal of poet Emily Dickinson in this historical biopic. It screens May 5 and 6 at the Wexner Center for the Arts.
Also in theaters:
Emma Watson is a new hire at a social media company owned by Tom Hanks in this thriller that plays on our waning online privacy.
“How to Be a Latin Lover”
An aging gigolo (Eugenio Derbez) is forced to rediscover his sexy mojo in this comedy directed by Ken Marino.
A troubled teen with a vampire obsession meets a similarly alienated young girl in this indie horror-drama. Color me intrigued. (Gateway Film Center)
A pulpy idea — an arms deal gone bad sets up an hour-plus gun battle — fails in the execution by not developing any characters and pretty much wasting a cast that includes Brie Larson. (2 stars)
“Fate of the Furious”
The eighth movie in the F&F series (yes, eighth) offers more ridiculously over-the-top car stunts and throws plausibility to the wind. (3 stars)
Katherine Heigl stars as a woman coping with the disintegration of her marriage as her ex meets and gets engaged to a new woman (Rosario Dawson). Psychotic jealousy ensues.