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FRANCES HA—Director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale) and actress Greta Gerwig co-wrote this comedy about a young woman struggling to keep afloat in New York City. Co-starring Mickey Sumner and Adam Driver. Reviewed this issue. Amherst
THE INTERNSHIP—Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as outmoded salesmen trying to salvage their careers by working as interns at Google. It wasn’t previewed locally, but IndieWire calls it “profoundly unfunny…like a ride in Mitt Romney’s station wagon, without the laughs.” Directed by Shawn Levy (the remake of The Pink Panther). Delevan Drive In, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED—Danish comedy-drama about two disparate families gathering for a wedding at an Italian lemon farm. Starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm. Directed by Susanne Bier (In a Better World). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
THE PURGE—Low-budget sci-fi set on a night in the year 2022 when all crime is permitted for a 12-hour period. Variety calls it a “disappointing thriller [whose] thudding shocks and predictability dull its edge.” Starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. Directed by James DeMonaco (Little New York). Flix, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
WHAT MAISIE KNEW—Henry James’ novel about a divorce viewed through the eyes of a seven-year-old girl, updated to modern Manhattan. Starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, and Steve Coogan. Directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel (Bee Season). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
EUGENE ONEGIN—Tchaikovsky’s opera adapted from Alexander Pushkin’s verse novel. Conducted by Robin Ticciati and directed by Kasper Holten. Starring Simon Keenlyside, Krassimira Stoyanova, Elena Maximova, and Pavol Breslik. Amherst, Eastern Hills
HIGHLANDER (1986) and EXCALIBUR (1981)—Swords slash in a 1980s fantasy double feature. Transit Drive-In
RAISE THE RED LANTERN (1991)—Chinese director Zhang Yimou made his international reputation with this typically sumptuous film set in the 1920s about a woman battling for status among her powerful husband’s other three wives. Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film. Presented by the Hubbard Film Society. Sunday, 4pm. Roycroft Powerhouse, South Grove St., East Aurora.
SORRY, WRONG NUMBER (1948)—Suspense classic starring Barbara Stanwyck as an invalid who overhears a murder plot on her telephone. Co-starring Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey, and William Conrad. Directed by Anatole Litvak (The Snake Pit). Screening Room
WHAT’S UP, TIGER LILY? (1966)—Back in the days when he still prized sheer silliness, Woody Allen took a cheesy Japanese spy movie and dubbed it with all new dialogue (probably not bothering to find out what the original plot was about). Best seen with a few friends and an alcoholic beverage or two. Screening Room
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