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By Kam Williams | The Skanner News
Published: 19 September 2018

WIDE RELEASES

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (PG for sorcery, mature themes, action, scary images, rude humor and mild epithets) Adaptation of John Bellairs' sci-fi fantasy about a young orphan (Owen Vaccaro) who enters a world of magic after being sent to live with his warlock uncle (Jack Black). With Cate Blanchett, Lorenza Izzo and Colleen Camp.

Life Itself (R for profanity, sexual references, violent images and brief drug use) Romance drama chronicling a couple's (Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde) relationship from college to marriage to the birth of their first child. Ensemble cast includes Annette Bening, Samuel L. Jackson, Antonio Banderas and Mandy Patinkin.

Fahrenheit 11/9 (R for profanity and disturbing material and images) Michael Moore documentary takes a humorous and thought-provoking look at the 2016 election and the presidency of Donald Trump.

 

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

American Dresser (Unrated) Buddy adventure about a grieving widower (Tom Berenger) who talks his BFF (Keith David) into joining him on a cross-country motorcycle trip from New York to the West Coast. Supporting cast includes Bruce Dern, Gina Gershon and Penelope Ann Miller.

Assassination Nation (R for disturbing violence, gore, pervasive profanity, menacing, and teen drug and alcohol use) Suspense thriller set in Salem, Massachusetts where a high school senior (Odessa Young) and her friends turn on each other after an anonymous hacker starts posting details of their private lives. With Suki Waterhouse, Anika Noni Rose, Joel McHale, Maude Apatow and Bella Thorne.

Colette (R for sexuality and nudity) Keira Knightley portrays the title character in this biopic about Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), the French feminist and novelist best known for Gigi, which was adapted to the screen as the classic musical which won 9 Oscars, including Best Picture. Cast includes Dominic West, Denise Gough and Eleanor Tomlinson.

The Sisters Brothers (R for profanity, violence, disturbing images and some sexuality) Western comedy based on Patrick DeWitt's best seller, set in Oregon in the 1850s, about a gold prospector (Riz Ahmed) being chased across the desert by a couple of notorious assassins (John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix). With Jake Gyllenhaal, Rutger Hauer and Carol Kane.

 

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable (Unrated) Reverential retrospective of the career of Garry Winogrand (1928-1984), serendipitous, NYC street photographer famous for capturing the cultural and political upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s.

Love, Gilda (Unrated) Novel retrospective offering an intimate look at the life and times of original Saturday Night Live cast member Gilda Radner (1946-1989) in her own words, via her diaries, home movies and recently discovered audiotapes, along with archival footage and interviews with friends and colleagues. Featuring commentary by Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman and Lorne Michaels.

Tea with the Dames (Unrated) Revealing documentary shot over the course of a weekend in retreat the country shared by four legendary British actresses who have been friends for over a half-century: Dames Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright.

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