“White Bird in a Blizzard”
Shailene Woodley stars as 17-year-old girl coming to terms with the disappearance of her mother. Oh, and it’s a Gregg Araki film, so expect sex and drugs.
“The Better Angels”
The story of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood is tackled by first-time director A.J. Edwards, but the influence of producer Terrence Malick is unmistakable. A slow slog through a thin narrative is nearly saved by gorgeous black-and-white photography. (2 stars)
“The Great Invisible”
A multi-faceted documentary on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion looks at both our insatiable thirst for oil and the effect of the disaster on smalltown Gulf Coast economies. Great in a makes-you-angry way. (3 1/2 stars)
This found-footage horror anthology returns for a third go-round. The usual expectations stand: You’ll get a mix of gems and duds.
“Goodbye to Language 3D”
The Wexner Center will present Jean-Luc Godard’s experimental 3-D film on Friday and Saturday. When a director of that stature experiments in 3-D, you should probably take note.