Released January 12 —

HEARTS AND BONES
NR/Drama/Dir: Ben Lawrence (Hugo Weaving, Andrew Luri, Hayley McElhinney) A war photographer has just returned home to prepare for his latest exhibition when a South Sudanese refugee appears at his door with a request that he not exhibit any photographs of the massacre in his village, taken 15 years earlier. What emerges is an unlikely friendship.

Recent Releases —

AVA
R/Action/Dir: Tate Taylor (Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common) Ava is a mercenary who works for a black ops organization specializing in high-profile hits. Her career takes a bad turn when a job goes wrong. With a botched hit (as well as a record of questioning the validity of her targets), Ava is told to take a break; secretly, the head of the organization has ordered a hit on her to ensure nothing traces back to the company.

BLACKBIRD NR/Drama/Dir: Roger Michell (Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska) Lily and Paul summon their loved ones to their beach house for a final gathering after Lily decides to end her long battle with ALS. The mood becomes strained when unresolved issues surface between Lily and her daughters.

THE LAST SHIFT R/Comedy/Dir: Andrew Cohn (Richard Jenkins, Shane Paul McGhie, Da'Vine Joy Randolph) Stanley, an aging fast-food worker, plans to call it quits after 38 years. His last weekend takes a turn while training his replacement, Jevon, a talented but stalled young writer whose provocative politics keep landing him in trouble. A flicker of comradery sparks during the long overnight hours in a quiet kitchen.

LOVE AND MONSTERS PG-13/Comedy/Dir: Michael Matthews (Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker) After monsters take over the world, Joel and the rest of humanity are forced to live underground. He believes he’s lost everyone he has ever loved, and then discovers that his high school sweetheart lives just 80 miles away. Facing unknown dangers, Joel sets off on the impossible journey across a monster-infested land to be with the girl of his dreams.

MADE IN ITALY R/Comedy/Dir: James D’Arcy (Liam Neeson, Yolanda Kettle, Micheál Richardson) Bohemian London artist Robert returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from Jack’s late mother. As Robert and Jack painstakingly restore the villa to its previous glory, they also start to mend their relationship.

MONSOON NR/Drama/Dir: Hong Khaou (Henry Golding, William Do, David Tran) Kit, a young British Vietnamese man, returns to his birth country for the first time in over 30 years. No longer familiar with this country and unable to speak his native language, he embarks on a journey from Saigon to Hanoi in search of a place to scatter his parents’ ashes.

THE OPENING ACT NR/Comedy/Dir: Steve Byrne (Jimmy O. Yang, Alex Moffat, Cedric the Entertainer) Will is trying to become a stand-up comedian. When he gets a chance to go on the road, opening for his hero, the realities of life onstage come crashing in. Between hecklers, drunks and hard-to-impress DJs, things get off to a rough start. Even if he can learn from his idols and overcome the challenges, he’ll have to prove he has what it takes.

PROXIMA NR/Drama/Dir: Alice Winocour (Eva Green, Zélie Boulant, Matt Dillon) A French astronaut who is the only woman in a male-dominated program is also a single mother, and she will have to leave behind her young daughter to participate in a yearlong mission aboard a space station. She is concerned that the long absence will compromise the close relationship she shares with her child.

A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK PG-13/Comedy/Dir: Woody Allen (Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Liev Schreiber) A young couple decides to get away for a weekend trip to New York. They are eager to let their adventure unfold and let the fun begin. Instead, they are faced with terrible weather and some unexpected twists.

THE SECRET GARDEN PG/Drama/Dir: Marc Munden (Dixie Egerickx, Richard Hansell, David Verrey) Another iteration of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic 1911 novel, which has proved irresistible to filmmakers. The story of a lonely, imaginative orphan is, in this version, “as lovely as you remember,” according to The New York Times.

THE WAR WITH GRANDPA PG/Comedy/Dir: Tim Hill (Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle) Peter, a sixth-grader, is forced to give up his most prized possession, his bedroom, when his recently widowed grandfather moves in with his family. Peter devises a series of pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa won’t go without a fight. Soon, the friendly combatants are engaged in a slapstick Armageddon.