Custody – 3 stars
Three women are brought together when a hard-working single mother has her children taken away from her in a custody case that takes an emotional toll on all involved
Director: James Lapine
Starring: Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere
We the Animals – 3 1/2 stars
Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood. Their mother and father have a volatile relationship that makes and unmakes the family many times over, often leaving the boys fending for themselves. As their parents rip at one another, Manny and Joel harden and grow into versions of their father. With the triumvirate fractured, Jonah, who is the youngest, becomes increasingly aware of his desperate need to escape.
Director: Jeremiah Zagar
Starring: Raul Castillo, Sheila Vand
The Nun – not screened
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together, they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.
Director: Corin Hardy
Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons
Peppermint – screening Wednesday night
Riley North awakens from a coma after surviving a brutal attack that killed her husband and daughter. When the system shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerrilla. Channeling frustration into motivation, the young widow spends years in hiding — honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force.
Director: Pierre Morel
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Tyson Ritter
God Bless the Broken Road – 3 stars
Amber’s ideal life is shattered when she loses her husband to the war in Afghanistan. Two years later, she finds herself in a struggle to save her home while providing for her 9-year-old daughter, Bree. When up-and-coming race car driver Cody Jackson rolls into town, Amber and Bree become wrapped up in his pedal to the metal way of life.
Director: Harold Cronk
Starring: Jordin Sparks, Kim Delaney
Opening next week:
— American Chaos
— The Predator
— A Simple Favor
— Unbroken: Path to Redemption
— The Wife
— White Boy Rick