Film clips: What's playing at local cinemas

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Brooklyn (PG-13): A young woman leaves her native Irish village, her mother and her sister to make a life for herself in New York in 1950. With Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson. TC

Creed (PG-13): Rocky Balboa agrees to come out of retirement to mentor and train the son of his former arch rival, the late boxing champion Apollo Creed. With Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson. BC / BM / NAM

Meet the Patels (PG): Indian filmmaker Geeta V. Patel follows her brother, Indian-American actor Ravi V.Patel, on his quest to find a wife and satisfy his family. LC

Secret in Their Eyes (PG-13): Thirteen years after the brutal murder of an FBI investigator's daughter and an obsessive search for the killer, a new lead could bring resolution and closure to the case, but with an unexpected turn. A sluggish, semi-coherent remake of the 2010 Argentine film that won the Oscar for best foreign picture. With Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman. (Holden, The New York Times — Nov. 24). 1 hour 51 minutes. BM / NAM

Spectre (PG-13): On a mission to find the daughter of an old nemesis, James Bond penetrates the center of SPECTRE and discovers a chilling connection between himself and its leader. Handsome and riveting as it often is, this newest, globetrotting installment in the 007 series opens with a doozy of a sequence during a Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico City but never again reaches such heights. • With Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Naome Harris. • (Coyle, The Associated Press — Nov. 7). 2 hours 28 minutes. BM / NAM / TC

Spotlight (R): Drama based on the true story of the Boston Globe special investigative team that broke the story about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. This is the kind of simmering process film that makes you root for the scrappy reporters to defy the tye system, their families and their town for the greater good. With Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Billy Crudup. Jamey Sheridan. • (Bahr, The Associated Press — Nov. 23). 2 hours 8 minutes. BC / TC

Suffragette (PG-13): A working wife and mother in early 20th century Britain is drawn into a diverse group of women actively fighting for women's equality and the right to vote. With Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw. IC

The Good Dinosaur (PG): Separated from his parents by a storm that leaves him bruised and battered, a young dinosaur named Arlo teams up with Neanderthal boy named Spot for an epic journey to reunite Arlo with his family. BC / BM / NAM

The Hunger Games — Mockingjay Part 2 (PG-13): Katniss Everdeen and her closest friends leave District 13 with the aim of liberating Panem and assassinating President Snow. What should have been one movie has been stretched to two and it shows. The film is dull, infused with a sense of time passing. Clearly, the game is over. With Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willow Shields, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci. (Coyle, The Associated Press — Nov. 21). 2 hours 17 minutes. BC / BM / CT / NAM / TC

The Night Before (R): In a last hurrah as one of them prepares to become a first-time father, three lifelong buddies who gather each Christmas Eve to mark the holiday with a bang, prepare to end their decade-long tradition with a debauched celebration to end all debauched celebrations. A coming-of-age stoner-buddy comedy with warm holiday cheer. Make no mistake; it's still a silly romp with dope smoke and dumb jokes, but the performances are solid and there's some surprising sentiment behind the wacky antics. With Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie. • (Cohen, The Associated Press — Nov. 23). 1 hour 41 minutes BC / BM / BAM

The Peanuts Movie (G): The gang's all here doing what comes naturally in this charmer of a big-screen debut as Charlie Brown tries to deal with his feelings for The Little Red-Headed Girl and Snoopy takes on the Red Baron and tries to win the heart of Fifi, a beautiful young pilot. The Peanuts gang stays true to their original selves and the sweetness is satisfyingly old-fashioned. (Cohen, The Associated Press — Nov. 9). 1 hour 32 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC

Victor Frankenstein (PG-13): Another retelling of the Mary Shelley classic. This one, set in London, stars James McAvoy as Dr. Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe as a gifted surgeon who offers the good doctor an opportunity to work with him on ground-breaking research about life and death. BM

Legend

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

BC: Beacon Cinema (Pittsfield)

BM: Berkshire Mall Cinema 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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