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  • The Accountant
  • The Accountant (R)

    Flashbacks scattered throughout this crime thriller show an autistic boy being harshly raised by a military father; years later the child, a mathematical savant, has grown up into a "black money" specialist for various underworld figures and also a trained killer (he compulsively finishes off every victim with a double head shot). more...
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Alien: Covenant (R)

    After the baffling Prometheus (2012), director Ridley Scott goes back to basics for this second installment of his new Alien trilogy: despite a few remnants of the earlier film's obscure genesis story, most of the action in Covenant plays like an elaboration on the original Alien (1979). more...
  • All Good Things (R)

    "I've never been closer to anyone, and I don't know you at all," a young woman (Kirsten Dunst) tells her creepy, remote husband (Ryan Gosling) in this strange and purposely frustrating crime drama. more...
  • All the Money in the World
  • All the Money in the World (R)

    Ridley Scott's tony thriller about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, grandson of the imperious oil billionaire, was already primed for release when sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, who played the old man, forced Scott to reshoot all his scenes with another actor, Christopher Plummer. more...
  • Arrival
  • Arrival (PG-13)

    A noted linguist (Amy Adams) grieves for her teenage daughter, who has died of cancer, but that personal tragedy gets knocked into perspective when a dozen alien spaceships land at seemingly random locations around the world. more...
  • Atomic Blonde (R)

    In this rapid-fire spy story, a couture-clad MI6 operative (Charlize Theron) is sent to East Germany to retrieve stolen intelligence just before the fall of the Berlin Wall; she's both helped and hindered by an alpha-male fellow agent (James McAvoy) and targeted by an array of shadowy characters, including members of the KGB and a libidinous femme fatale (Sofia Boutella). more...
  • Baby Driver
  • Baby Driver (R)

    Writer-director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) has been mashing up genres since he was an amateur filmmaker in his teens; here he tweaks the caper film by replacing the familiar figure of the aging protagonist who's in for one last score with a fresh-faced kid (Ansel Elgort) who's in debt to a criminal mastermind (Kevin Spacey). more...
  • Bad Boys for Life (R)

    “All our lives we’ve been bad boys, now it’s time to be good men.” Franchise revivals can be tricky, but Martin Lawrence and Will Smith prove that the third time really is the charm in the long-awaited third installment of the Bad Boys film franchise. more...
  • Beirut
  • Beirut (R)

    Screenwriter Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) set out to write an international thriller that harked back to John LeCarré but was properly scaled to a feature film, and his script strikes a perfect balance between suspense and geopolitical context. more...
  • The Birds (PG-13)

    Alfred Hitchcock's most abstract film (1963) and perhaps his subtlest, still yielding new meanings and inflections after a dozen or more viewings. more...
  • The Black Pirate

    Two-strip Technicolor—in which red orange and blue green exposures of the same action were fused into a single length of celluloid—was being used in silent films as early as 1922, but this rousing 1926 swashbuckler was the first full-length two-strip feature. more...
  • Black Swan (R)

    After the critical and commercial success of The Wrestler, writer-director Darren Aronofsky pivots from the wrestling ring to the ballet studio, and from a battered Mickey Rourke to the delicate Natalie Portman. more...
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Blade Runner 2049 (R)

    Warner Bros. made critics sign a nondisclosure agreement prohibiting them from revealing much of anything about the story of this long-awaited Blade Runner sequel; somehow I managed to escape the press preview without signing, but I can't be bothered with the story anyway because it's the same man-versus-machine wankery as in the original. more...
  • Blade Runner 2049 3D
  • Blade Runner 2049 3D (R)

    Warner Bros. made critics sign a nondisclosure agreement prohibiting them from revealing much of anything about the story of this long-awaited Blade Runner sequel; somehow I managed to escape the press preview without signing, but I can't be bothered with the story anyway because it's the same man-versus-machine wankery as in the original. more...