Capernaum – 3 1/2 stars (opens Friday)
While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.
Director: Nadine Labaki
Writers: Nadine Labaki (screenplay), Jihad Hojeily (screenwriter)
Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole
Isn’t It Romantic – 3 stars (opened Wednesday)
A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.
Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Writers: Erin Cardillo (screenplay by), Dana Fox (screenplay by)
Stars: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine
Alita: Battle Angel – 3 stars (opens Thursday)
A deactivated female cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writers: James Cameron (screenplay by), Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay by)
Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
Happy Death Day 2 U – 3 stars (opened Wednesday)
Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.
Director: Christopher Landon
Writers: Christopher Landon, Scott Lobdell (characters)
Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu
Opening next week:
— Fighting With My Family
— How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
— Never Look Away
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