Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
by Kam Williams
OPENING THIS WEEK
BIG BUDGET FILMS
Inferno (PG-13 for action, violence, profanity, disturbing images, mature themes and brief sensuality) Third installment of The Da Vinci Code franchise finds symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) suffering from amnesia and on the run with his physician (Felicity Jones) from a billionaire geneticist (Ben Foster) with a diabolical plan to depopulate the planet. With Omar Sy, Irfan Khan, Ana Ularu and Sidse Babett Knudsen.
INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS
By Sidney Lumet (Unrated) The legendary director reflects upon his life and career in this revealing biopic based on an intimate interview conducted a few years before his death in 2011.
Gimme Danger (R for profanity and drug use) Reverential rockumentary, directed by Jim Jarmusch, taking a fond look back at the groundbreaking punk band Iggy and The Stooges.
New Life (PG for mature themes) Bittersweet romance drama about a couple of childhood sweethearts/lifelong lovers (Jonathan Patrick Moore and Erin Bethea) whose marital bliss is irreversibly altered by an unfortunate tragedy. With James Marsters, Barry Corbin and Terry O'Quinn.
Portrait of a Garden (Unrated) Horticultural documentary, set in Holland, highlighting the enduring friendship of green-thumbed, 85 year-old Jan Freriks and his devoted, longtime protege, Daan van der Have, as they prune the orchards, arbors and espaliers of his sprawling, verdant estate. (In Dutch with subtitles)
The Unspoken (Unrated) Harrowing horror flick revolving around a close-knit family which disappeared from their home without a trace 17 years ago only to resurface now. Co-starring Jodelle Ferland, Sunny Suljic, Matt Bellefleur and Trevor Carroll.
The Windmill (Unrated) High body-count horror flick revolving around a group of tourists who begin disappearing one-by-one after their bus breaks down in Amsterdam near the spot where, according to ancient legend, a demented miller once grounded human bones instead of grain. Cast includes Noah Taylor, Charlotte Beaumont and Ben Batt.