Just Released March 24 —

1917 R/Drama/Dir: Sam Mendes (Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays) Winner of two Golden Globes. Two young British soldiers during W.W. I are ordered to deliver a message deep inside enemy territory that will save 1,600 men.

Recent Releases —

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD PG/Biography, Drama/Dir: Marielle Heller (Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper) Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a tale of kindness triumphing over cynicism. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned to write a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism.

BOMBSHELL R/Biography, Drama/Dir: Jay Roach (Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie) Send in the blondes! Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson famously charged Fox News head Roger Ailes with sexual harassment, leading to his ouster. In this docudrama, great performances don’t resolve the contradictions and discordant jumble of styles in the film — painting glamorous women who were right-wing cheerleaders as feminist heroes is an iffy propostition.

DARK WATERS PG-13/Biography, Drama/Dir: Todd Haynes (Anne Hathaway, Bill Pullman, Mark Ruffalo) A corporate attorney who was just made a partner at his prestigious law firm, largely due to his work defending Big Chem companies, finds himself conflicted after being contacted by farmers who believe the local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste in a nearby landfill that is destroying their fields and killing their cattle.

THE FAREWELL PG/Comedy, Drama/ Dir: Lulu Wang (Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin) Originally a segment on “This American Life,” “The Farewell” tells the true story of a benign lie and its effects. Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi returns to China with her family to see her grandmother, ill with cancer, for the last time. However, her family members are determined not to reveal this and tell the matriarch they are coming for a wedding.

FORD v FERRARI PG-13/Action, Biography/Dir: James Mangold (Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Roberta Sparta) American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966.

JOKER R/Crime, Drama/ Dir: Todd Phillips (Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz) A new story plumbs the psyche of the arch villain known from Batman comics and films. Clown Arthur Fleck, who aspires without success to be a stand-up comic, becomes a killer who terrorizes Gotham. The film won top prize at Venice International Film Festival; it has also sparked claims that it could inspire violence.

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL PG-13/Action, Adventure/Dir: Jake Kasdan (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Awkwafina) The third film in the Jumanji franchise; all involve characters who disappear into a game (originally a board game, now a vintage video game). This time, a group of friends returns to Jumanji to rescue another — who, after finding the discarded game, has unwittingly “fallen in.” They must brave parts unknown and unexplored, from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world’s most dangerous game.

KNIVES OUT PG-18/Comedy, Crime/Dir: Rian Johnson (Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis) When a famous crime novelist is found dead just after his 85th birthday, a star-studded assembly of relatives is sequestered at his estate while a mysterious detective probes to discover whodunit.

PAIN AND GLORY R/Drama/Dir: Pedro Almodóvar (Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Penélope Cruz) Widely acclaimed film about a film director — whose life parallels Almodóvar’s in many particulars — whose career is in decline. In physical and emotional pain, depressed and drug-dependent, he seeks to make peace with his past, which is vividly depicted in a series of flashbacks.

PARASITE R/Comedy, Drama/Dir: Joon-ho Bong (Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo) The Park family, paragons of aspirational wealth, and the Kims, rich in street smarts but not much else, are brought together and a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage battle for dominance breaks out. Devastating social satire. Awarded the Oscar for Best Picture.