Talk about variety!
- ‘Wadjda.’ The titular character, a 10-year-old girl living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, gently kicks against the patriarchal system in which she lives; meanwhile, all she really wants is a bicycle. The beauty of the film is in its simplicity, perspective, sincerity, and gravity. Reviewed here. Recommended. (Angelika Dallas)
- ‘Bad Milo.’ A man discovers that a demon is living in his intestines. It’s a horror comedy starring Patrick Warburton, Gillian Jacobs, Ken Marino, Peter Stormare, and Mary Kay Place. Not previewed. (Texas Theatre)
- ‘Blue Caprice.’ The real-life case of the young sniper who terrorized Washington, D.C. under the command and control of another man. Advance reviews have been mostly positive. Not previewed. (Texas Theatre) Pictured above.
- ‘Parkland.’ Billy Bob Thorton and Paul Giamatti head an all-star ensemble cast in a movie that revisits November 22, 1963, focusing on the supporting characters on that terrible day in Dallas. Not previewed. (Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano)
- ‘Running Wild: Life of Dayton O. Hyde.’ Described officially as “a documentary that chronicles a cowboy’s triumph in his quest to protect wild horses and the American West.” Not previewed. (AMC Grapevine Mills)
Opening in wide release across the Metroplex:
- ‘Gravity.’ Gripping, often spectacular thriller set in orbit around the Earth, as Sandra Bullock and George Clooney desperately struggle to stay alive after a disaster in space. Reviewed here. Recommended highly.
- ‘Runner Runner.’ Justin Timberlake plays a college student who thinks he’s been cheated at online gambling and heads to Costa Rica to get his money back, only to be ensnared by the evil, evil Ben Affleck. Not previewed.
- ‘Grace Unplugged.’ Faith-based drama set in the musical world follows a teen facing a crisis of conscience. Not previewed.
- ‘Pulling Strings.’ Romantic comedy about a diplomat who becomes involved with the Mariachi singer whose visa she has rejected. Not previewed.