Film Clips / Aug. 25-31


A seemingly harmless doll takes on a life of her own and strikes terror for a former toymaker and his wife who lost their 7-year-old daughter in an automobile accident years earlier. 1 hour, 49 minutes. BM / NAM


This high-energy action flick follows a young getaway driver who's reached a crossroad in his life. Will he run off with the waitress of his dreams? In this underground world, no one is "real" — they're all slick coats of paint and simulated cool, right down to the carefully calculated soundtrack. But what more do you want from an action pic? With Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Lily James. (Bahr, Associated Press — 6/28). 1 hour, 53 minutes. BM


Over dinner at the home of a wealthy client, a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer is drawn into in an escalating war of words with a ruthless real estate mogul who cares more about money than people. With Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton. 1 hour, 22 minutes. NAM


Set in San Francisco in 1964, this drama deals with a challenge fight between the then up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man. 1 hour, 43 minutes. BM


Rather than resume a life of crime after he has been fired by the new boss of the Anti-Villain League, Gru decides to stay in retirement and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. One gets the sinking feeling that ideas are starting to slowly run out. With the voices of Steve Carrell, Trey Parker, Pierre Coffin, Kristin Wiig. (Noveck, The Associated Press — 6/30). 1 hour, 36 minutes. BM / NA


Director Christopher Nolan's account of the daring rescue of Allied troops trapped on the beach at Dunkirk after the German invasion of France in 1940. Big in subject, reach, emotion and image. With Harry Styles, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy. (Dargis, New York Times — 7/24). 1 hour, 47 minutes. BM / NAM / TC


Four girl friends rekindle their bond — and let loose at the same time — on a trip to New Orleans for the Essence Festival. The women are so distinct and well-drawn, they're universally relatable. And keep an eye on Tiffany Haddish. If there were such a thing as "Comedy Oscars," she would win, hands down, for her performance here. With Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish. (Cohen, The Associated Press — 7/24). 2 hours, 2 minutes. BM / NAM


Three women at different stages of life confronting fidelity, with Jenny Slate playing a suddenly hesitant fiancee, her mother (Edie Falco) simmering in what seems a broken marriage, and a rebellious younger daughter (Abby Quinn) unsure how to make lasting ties to people. 1 hour, 36 minutes. IC


An 11-year-old orphan without any money in Paris in 1884 borrows someone else's identity and enrolls in the Paris Opera Ballet School in order to realize her young life's ambition— to become a prima ballerina. 1 hour, 30 minutes. BM


A laid-off West Virginia family man teams up with his brother and sister to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. With Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keogh, Seth McFarlane, Hilary Swank. 1 hour, 59 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC


A Canadian librarian in search of her missing 88-year-old aunt in Paris encounters an amiable but annoying tramp who won't leave her alone. 1 hour, 23 minutes. NAM


Drama about the relationship between Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis and the fishmonger for whom she works as a live-in housekeeper. With Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke. 1 hour, 55 minutes. CT


Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, young Peter Parker tries to adjust to his new identity as Spider-Man while trying to build a normal life as Peter Parker, all of which is threatened when the evil Vulture surfaces. For the most part, this is a joy. It's light-hearted, smart, a little meta and the first Marvel film to really consider what it might be like for kids living in a world where superheroes are real. With Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton. (Bahr, The Associated Press — 7/7) 2 hours, 13 minutes. BM


A new film based on a hugely popular exhibition, The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887 - 1920, from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely considered a home of American Impressionism. LC


In this romantic comedy, the relationship between a Pakistani comic and a grad student he meets at one of his shows takes a complicated turn and he is left to deal with her parents. With Kumail Nunjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano. 2 hours, 4 minutes. BC / NAM / TC


The future of the world is at stake in this sci-fi western as the Gunslinger (Idris Elba) tries to keep the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) from destroying the Dark Tower, the key to keeping the universe together. A long-in-development, not-ready-for-prime-time studio dump. (Coyle, The Associated Press — 8/7). 1 hour, 35 minutes. NAM


An exuberant emoji with multiple expressions is determined to become like all the other single-expression emojis in his smartphone. The good news is that "The Emoji Movie" is not evil. The bad news is it's just mediocre, or, in emoji parlance, simply "meh." (Bahr, The Associated Press — 7/29). 1 hour, 31 minutes. BM / NAM


Four siblings raised by an alcoholic father who has sober moments of brilliance and a mother for whom the idea of raising a family is abhorrent fend for themselves. Based on the 2005 memoir by Jeannette Walls. With Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts. 2 hours, 7 minutes. BC / TC


The world's top protection agent is hired to protect his mortal enemy — the world's top hitman, who must testify at the International Court of Justice. With Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek. 1 hour, 58 minutes. BM


Surly the squirrel and his pals take on the slimy mayor of Oakton when he decides to raze the park they call home. 1 hour, 35 minutes. BM


An FBI agent teams up with a veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. With Jeremy Renner. 1 hour, 51 minutes. BC / BM / TC


This origins story traces the development of Diana, Princess of the Amazons, who leaves her sheltered island home and, emerging as Wonder Woman, takes on the evil forces who are waging world war. The movie rises with powerful grace above the noise. It's not perfect but it's often good, sometimes great and exceptionally re-watchable. With Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Danny Huston. (Bahr, The Associated Press — 6/2). 2 hours, 21 minutes. BM


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

BC: Beacon Cinema (57 North St.,Pittsfield)

BM: Berkshire Mall 10 (Route 8, Lanesborough)

CT: Crandell Theatre (48 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.)

IC: Images Cinema (50 Spring St.,Williamstown)

LC: Little Cinema (Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield)

NAM: North Adams Movieplex 8 (80 Main St., North Adams)

TC: Triplex Cinema (70 Railroad St., Great Barrington)


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