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


Abominable—A yeti must be reunited with his family in this computer-animated adventure. Rated PG.

The Death of Dick Long—A couple of ne’er-do-wells in small town Alabama find themselves covering up a crime, when their bandmate bro turns up dead. 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.


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

★★★ After the Wedding—Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams outshine the script, in this gender-flipped remake of the 2006 Danish drama. Rated PG-13. —Glenn McDonald

Aquarela—Victor Kossakovsky’s documentary about the unruly beauty of water is set to a Finnish heavy-metal score. Rated PG. 

★★½ Angel Has Fallen—Secret Service agent Mike Banning is framed for an assassination attempt on POTUS. It’s not as wretched as London Has Fallen, and Nick Nolte as a conspiracy theorist is almost worth it. Rated R.—Neil Morris

The Angry Birds Movie 2—Jason Sudekis leads a surprisingly decent film about an iPhone game. Rated PG.

Brittany Runs a Marathon—This comedy mines body image for laughs but does so with uplift rather than cringes, as a woman makes positive changes in her life by running a marathon. Rated R.

David Crosby: Remember my Name—The Byrds singer gets his due in a doc about his tumultuous road to rehabilitation and beyond. 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.

★★ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw—The testosterone-driven repartee between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham is the only reason to endure this cartoonish, logically and temporally challenged CGI fest. Rated PG-13. —NM

★★★★The Farewell— A family travels to China to say goodbye to the family matriarch, who is dying of cancer. The twist? They feel that it’s more benevolent to not tell her she’s dying. Rated PG. —Sarah Edwards

The GoldfinchJezebel put it best: “Everyone already hates The Goldfinch,” which makes a pretentious muck of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning novel of art and grief. Rated R.

★★★½ Good Boys—In this Superbad for tweens, a trio of sixth-grade BFFs have misadventures as they try to find the cool-kids party. The profuse profanity is cut by the kids’ infectious charm. Rated R. —NM

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.

★★½  The Lion King—Jon Favreau’s photorealistic palette is the boon and bane of Disney’s “live-action” computer rendering of an animated classic. Rated PG. —NM

★★★★ Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of my Voice—This rock-doc uses Ronstadt’s vocal range as a stand-in for everything the Queen of Rock has represented: adaptability, doggedness, moral clarity. Unrated. —SE

★★ 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. — MNP

★★★ 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

★★★★ Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins—Reviewed on page 29. Unrated.

Rambo: Last Blood—The Vietnam War was a long time ago now, but wily veteran Rambo is still out here, this time waging one-man war on a drug cartel. Rated R.

Ready or Not—A new bride is drawn into a brutal game of hide-and-seek with her husband’s wealthy family in this class-ragey, horror-comedy-thriller. Rated R.

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

★★½ Spider-Man: Far from Home—It’s a bedrock truism that a superhero story is only as good as its villain, and Mysterio’s motivations are entirely and conspicuously dumb. Rated PG-13. —GM

★★★ Toy Story 4—A spork’s severe ontological distress ballasts a half-daring, half-predictable extension of a beloved animated franchise. Rated G. —NM

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