-Maps to the Stars (R) 111 mins – 3 stars
A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Director: David Cronenberg
Actors: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson
-Leviathan (R) 140 mins – 3.5 stars
In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man’s arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Actors: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov
-A la mala (PG-13) 99 mins – not screened
When aspiring actress Maria Laura’s best friend begs her to flirt with her boyfriend to test his fidelity, Maria finds a lucrative new career. After being hired by women across the city, Maria is given a gig that should be business as usual until she ends up falling head over heels for her latest mark.
Director: Pedro Pablo Ibarra
Actors: Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann, Papile Aurora
-The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) 83 mins – not screened
A group of medical students discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.
Director: David Gelb
Actors: Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters
-Focus (R) 104 mins – 2.5 stars
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky’s latest scheme, a woman from his past – now an accomplished femme fatale – shows up and throws his plans for a loop.
Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Actors: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro
-The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Pick of the week:
Catch up with the beautiful biographical drama “Mr. Turner” at the Broadway – because Jimmy Martin is dead wrong on this one.
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