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Movies Opening Friday, May 22

Artsies:

— Lost River (R) 93 mins – not screened

A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.

Director: Ryan Gosling

Actors: Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Matt Smith

— Roar (PG) 102 mins – 1.5 stars

An unprecedented––and wholly unpredictable––action-adventure, Roar follows wildlife preservationist Hank (The Exorcist producer Noel Marshall in his sole and career-derailing turn as an actor and director), who lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of untamed animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions and tigers on a preservation in the African plains. When his wife and children arrive (real-life wife Tippi Hedren, The Birds, and step-daughter Melanie Griffith, Working Girl) for a visit, a long-brewing battle for dominance between two lions erupts and threatens their very lives.

Director: Noel Marshall

Actors: Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith, Jerry Marshall

— Good Kill (R) 102 mins- 2.5 stars

A family man begins to question the ethics of his job as a drone pilot.

Director: Andrew Niccol

Actors: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz

— Iris (PG-13) 80 mins – 3.5 stars

Iris pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades.

Director: Albert Maysles

Actors: Iris Apfel

 

Fartsies:

— Poltergeist (PG-13) 93 mins – not screened

A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

Director: Gil Kenan

Actors: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements

— Tomorrowland (PG) 130 mins- 2.5 stars

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Director: Brad Bird

Actors: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie

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Next week:

— Aloha

— Apu Trilogy

— Lambert & Stamp

— San Andreas

— Slow West

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Pick of the week:

— Go see “Mad Max: Fury Road” again, and again, and again.

 


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