A self-identified romantic comedy built around a priest’s struggle with his vocation is bound to be doubtful fare for viewers of faith.
Moviegoers looking for nothing more than to be unsettled will likely be satisfied with the horror adaptation “It” (Warner Bros.).
Along with good intentions and moral core, this film is filled with choreographed kicks and punches, and pleasing epigrammatic dialogue about near-monastic discipline and self-control, mixed in with a dusting of Asian spice.
Ballet enthusiasts of all ages should jump at the chance to see the charming animated film “Leap!” (Weinstein).
Gritty and intense, the ironically titled crime drama “Good Time” (A24) actually charts some very grim hours in the lives of its central characters.
Director Steven Soderbergh reinvents his “Ocean’s Eleven” trilogy with a backwoods twist in “Logan Lucky” (Bleecker Street), a zany heist caper.
Anyone who’s endured the ignominy of grinding poverty with an alcoholic, out-of- work parent understands that there’s nothing ennobling about the experience.
Much of the action in the animated children’s comedy “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” (Open Road) unfolds at a frenzied pace. Yet, for all the sound and fury, this is in the end a bland film, unlikely to please any but the least discerning viewers.
Awash in high-flown metaphysical hooey, director and co-writer Nikolaj Arcel’s dull sci-fi fantasy “The Dark Tower” (Columbia) is inappropriate for the impressionable.
The compact thriller “Kidnap” (Aviron) is less a story about a mother’s enduring love and sacrifice for her young son than it is a long drive in an amazingly durable minivan.