Film clips / Oct. 14-20


A MAN CALLED OVE (PG-13): A world-weary 58-year-old curmudgeon finds his life in turnaround when an accident involving minor property damage leads to an unexpected friendship. Based on the 2012 novel by Fredrik Backman. In Swedish, with English subtitles. 2 hours 10 minutes. TC

DEEPWATER HORIZON (PG-13): True-life drama chronicling the heroic efforts of first responders and the crew on the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico to contain one of the biggest man-made disasters in history. The story of the aftermath, even six years later, is still being written. But the how-did-it-happen is another thing, and the point of director Peter Berg's intensely thrilling indictment of the greed and gross negligence that contributed to the horrific outcome. With Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, John Malkovich, Kurt Russell, Dylan O'Brien, Gina Rodriguez. • (Bahr, The Associated Press — Oct. 1). 1 hour 47 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

LANDFILL HARMONIC (PG): Documentary about a Peruvian musical group whose instruments are made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, they are suddenly thrust into the spotlight of international fame. But a natural disaster in their community forces the ensemble to balance its newfound celebrity with its humanitarian imperatives. 1 hour 35 minutes. LC

MASTERMINDS (PG-13): A bored armored car driver pulls off a $1.7 million, only to be double-crossed by the gang that hatched the scheme. On the lam, evading police and a hit man, he plots his revenge. With Zach Galafiankis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson. 1 hour 36 minutes. BM / NAM

MAX STEEL (PG-13): Desperately trying to fit into his surroundings in a new community, a 16-year-old boy discovers he has uncommon powers which, unbeknownst to him, are coveted by an extraterrestrial. 1 hour 32 minutes. BM

MIDDLE SCHOOL — THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE (PG): A mischievous new student at a middle school teams up with a friend to drive their tyrannical principal crazy and get back at some school bullies as well. 1 hour 32 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (PG-13): Left clues to a mystery spanning time and different worlds by his grandfather, a young boy stumbles across a magical place that has mysteries of its own, not to mention formidable enemies. Directed by Tim Burton, from the novel by Ransom Riggs. With Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell. 2 hours 7 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC

STORKS (PG): With storks now delivering packages for a global internet giant instead of babies, the company's top delivery stork races against time to drop an unauthorized baby girl before the corporate big-wigs find out. The movie doesn't have enough to hang itself on; the premise is too flimsy and that old question "Where do babies come from?" remains oddly avoided, even in a child-friendly way. With the voices of Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Jennifer Aniston, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan Michael-Key, Jordan Peele. (Coyle, The Associated Press — Sept. 24). 1 hour 40 minutes. BM / NAM

SULLY (PG-13): Despite widespread praise for his courageous, heroic safe landing of a damaged passenger jet in New York's Hudson River, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger faces a grueling investigation that could destroy his career and reputation. Director Clint Eastwood has sucked all the life out of Sullenberger's great feat with this weary parable that, as Eastwood has often done, pulls the curtain away from a celebrated public figure and reveals the inner trauma and sense of responsibility that lies inside a regular man thrust into an unwanted spotlight. With Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart. • (Coyle, The Associated Press — Sept. 10). 1 hour 36 minutes. BC / BM / CT / NAM / TC

THE ACCOUNTANT (R): Behind the cover of a small town CPA office, a seemingly unassuming man with a savant-level facility with numbers works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. His life takes a dramatic turn when, with the U.S. Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division on his trail, he takes on a legitimate clientm a robotics firm where an accounting clerk has found a discrepancy worth millions. With Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, Anna Kendrick. 2 hours 8 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

THE BEATLES — EIGHT DAYS A WEEK, THE TOURING YEARS (NR): Through archival clips. found footage, interviews, and other sources, Ron Howard's documentary follows the Fab Four on the road from 1963 through 1966. 2 hours 18 minutes. 2 hours 18 minutes. CT

THE BIRTH OF A NATION (R): Nate Parker stars in, wrote and directed this controversial film about a lay Baptist preacher named Nat Turner who led a short-lived, violent pre-Civil War slave uprising. 2 hours. BC / IC / NAM / TC

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (R): Already on the edge after a harrowing divorce, a young woman fantasizes about a seemingly perfect couple she sees from the window of her train on her daily commute, until one day she witnesses something unexpected and is drawn into a web of deceit, betrayal, suspicion and, possibly, murder. Based on the novel by Paula Hawkins. With Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney. 1 hour 52 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (PG-13): Desperate residents of an Old West mining town at the mercy of a greedy industrialist seek help from a bounty hunter who recruits a ragtag group of gunslingers. The pieces are there but they never quite come together in this dutiful, solid rehashing. With Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Peter Sarsgaard. 2 hours 13 minutes. • (Bahr, The Associated Press — Sept. 23). BM / NAM


The theaters at which the movies listed in Film Clips are playing are:

BC: Beacon Cinema (Pittsfield)

BM: Berkshire Mall 10 (Lanesborough)

CT: Crandell Theatre (Chatham, N.Y.)

IC: Images Cinema (Williamstown)

LC: Little Cinema (Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield)

NAM: North Adams Movieplex 8

TC: Triplex Cinema (Great Barrington)


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