The INDY uses a five-star rating scale. Unstarred films have not been reviewed by our writers.


Charlie’s Angels—Producer and director Elizabeth Banks helms a new generation of the angels. Rated PG-13.

Ford v. Ferrari—Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in a biographical sports drama about a legendary race. Rated PG-13.

The Good Liar—Sparks fly between an elderly couple who meet on a dating website. One of them, though, is a con artist. Rated R.

Parasite—This highly-anticipated social satire from filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho is full of dark twists. Rated R. 

The Warrior of Queen Jhansi—Based on the true story of Jhansi, a feminist icon who led a revolt against the British Empire in India in 1857. Rated R.


Downton Abbey—King George V and Queen Mary pay a visit to the abbey and cause a flurry of activity in this spin-off of the television series. Rated PG.

Ad Astra—A tortured but calm Brad Pitt traverses the solar system in search of his lost father. Rated PG-13.

The Addams Family —In this star-studded new Addams installation, the macabre clan face-off with a reality television show host. Rated PG.

Black and Blue—A rookie cop captures a murder by corrupt cops, in this timely thriller. Rated R.

Countdown—Apps may kill us all, and in this horror film, they do (the app in question is a countdown clock that predicts your time of death; not surprisingly, it may also be a killing mahine). Rated PG-13.

Doctor Sleep—Stephen King sequel to The Shining. Rated R.

Downton Abbey—King George V and Queen Mary pay a visit to the abbey and cause a flurry of activity in this spin-off of the television series. Rated PG.

The Gemini Man—Will Smith always seems to be being hunted by mutants and/or clones; in this horror flick, the clone killer is his younger self. Rated PG-13.

Harriet—Kasi Lemmons stars in this biographical film about the heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Rated PG-13.

Hustlers—The true story of strippers drugging and stealing from Wall Street stock traders is the stuff think pieces are made of. Rated R.

IT Chapter Two—The mixed reviews for the second part of Stephen King’s killer-clown opus mainly agree that it’s just not that scary. Rated R.

Jexi—A man’s life is ruined by his phone when an AI program goes haywire. Rated R.

Jojo Rabbit—This black comedy is about a German boy who discovers that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in the attic. Rated PG-13.

Joker—At first, the buzz around this star vehicle for Batman’s greatest villain was all about Joaquin Phoenix’s intense turn in a role Heath Ledger made famous. But as more details of the plot have emerged, there’s been a justified backlash about what sounds like an antihero myth for violent incels. Rated R.

Judy—Renee Zellweger, in a role that will likely make her an Oscar frontrunner, plays Judy Garland during the last few years of her life. Rated PG-13.

Last Christmas—Halloween is over, so of course it’s time for a Christmas rom-rom. In this rendition; an unlucky department store elf falls in love. Rated PG-13.

★★★ The Lighthouse—Birds caw, fog looms, and waves crash in this hallucinatory horror film about two lightkeepers trapped in a remote lighthouse. A campy art house flick that will leave you paranoid about both seagulls and other people.  Rated R. —Sarah Edwards

Lucy in the Sky—This Noah Hawley film gives an existential touch to the story of disgraced astronaut Lisa Nowak (see: every tabloid story in 2007).  Rated R.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil—Angelina Jolie was perhaps born to do many things, but surely playing one of Disney’s greatest villianesses is one of them. Rated PG.

Midway—This WWII flick about Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Battle of Midway stars a fleet of hunks.

Rated PG-13.

Motherless Brooklyn—Edward Norton plays a loner private detective with Tourette’s syndrome in this adaptation of the Jonathan Lethem novel. Rated PG.

★★ Once Upon a Time In Hollywood—Quentin Tarantino portrays the late-sixties Hollywood film industry and vaguely mumbles something about the Manson family in this tedious, irrelevant exercise in bland nostalgia for a bygone era of unaccountable hypermasculinity. Rated R.—Marta Núñez Pouzols

★★½ Pain and Glory—In this auto-fictional exercise, the director Pedro Almodóvar is honest about his life but guarded about his psyche. Rated R. -—Marta Núñez

★★★ The Peanut Butter Falcon—This heartwarming Tom-and-Huck tale features a breakout performance by Zack Gottsagen, who has Down syndrome, and a soulful Shia LaBeouf. Rated PG-13. —GM

Playing with Fire—Family comedy about a crew of firefighters who are tasked with babysitting. Rated PG.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark—The classic anthology of ghoulish tales gets mined for incidents in this horror throwback. Rated PG-13.

Terminator: Dark Fate—It’s like nothing after Terminator 2: Judgement Day ever happened as James Cameron returns to the fold of the classic sci-fi franchise.  Rated R.

Where’s My Roy Cohn?–This documentary about Donald Trump’s mentor and fixer exposes the seamy roots of the American political machine.  Rated PG-13.

Zombieland: Double Tap—A heartland sequel to the 2009 cult classic. Rated R.

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