A rundown of select films currently playing in theaters
NEW IN THEATERS
“The Miseducation of Cameron Post”
This coming-of-age tale from director Desiree Akhavan stars Chloe Grace Moretz and arrives to generally stellar reviews, with The Los Angeles Times calling it “in its own modest way … one of the year's bravest films.”
“Mile 22” stars Mark Wahlberg, who recently purchased a local Chevy dealership on Broad Street. This means that there's an (admittedly slim) chance he might read this, so I should probably think of something to say about the actual film before I run out of space to say anything of substan
Did you ever wonder how dogs first became domesticated? Me neither! This film asks: But what if you did?
The latest from Spike Lee, based on the 2014 memoir Black Klansman (the book tells the true story of an African-American detective who set out to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s), is receiving the best reviews the director has seen in years.
There's a range of expectations one can have about a movie featuring Jason Statham battling a giant, prehistoric shark. Academy Awards are not among them. But setting the right expectations is key to getting the most enjoyment out of “The Meg.” And there's plenty of enjoyment to be had. (3 stars)
Ewan McGregor stars as the titular character in the live-action Winnie the Pooh adaptation from director Marc Forster (“Finding Neverland,” “World War Z”). Oh, bother.
“Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot”
The new dramedy from director Gus Van Sant (“Good Will Hunting,” “My Own Private Idaho”) stars Joaquin Phoenix as quadriplegic, recovering-alcoholic cartoonist John Callahan, and is being described as the filmmaker's best work in years.
“Sorry to Bother You”
It's truly amazing what Boots Riley has constructed in his directorial debut. It's a comedy that is unabashedly silly, occasionally absurdist, but also so full of layers of social commentary and satire that you'll pick it apart for days. (5 stars)