A Most Violent Year (R) – 3.5 stars, 125 mins
In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city’s history.
Director: J.C. Chandor
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo
The Loft (R) – not screened, 108 mins
Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city–a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved.
Director: Erik Van Looy
Stars: Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller
Project Almanac (PG-13) – not screened, 106 mins
A group of teens discover secret plans for a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Director: Dean Israelite
Stars: Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Virginia Gardner
Black or White (PG-13) – 1.5 stars, 121 mins
A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.
Director: Mike Binder
Stars: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Gillian Jacobs
Black Sea (R) – 3 stars, 115 mins
In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Stars: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn
Romance in the Outfield
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Two Days, One Night
The Sundance Film Festival concludes this weekend. Go see something cool, and read sltrib.com to know what’s worth seeing.