Film clips / March 13-19

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BLOODSHOT (PG-13)

After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot recall anything from his former life. But when his memories flood back and he remembers the man that killed both him and his wife, he breaks out of the facility to get revenge, only to discover that there's more to the conspiracy than he thought. With Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonz lez, Sam Heughan. 1 hour, 49 minutes. BM

EMMA (PG)

Jane Austen's beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. With Anya Taylor-Joy, Rupert Graves, Bill Nighy, Miranda Hart, Gemma Whelan, Johnny Flynn, Amber Anderson, Mia Goth, Callum Turner. 2 hours, 3 minutes. BC / TC / TM

FANTASTIC FUNGI (no rating)

Documentary about the magical world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth. 1 hour, 27 minutes. TC

HOPE GAP (PG-13)

Based on William Nicholson's acclaimed Tony Award-nominated play "The Retreat From Moscow," the story charts the life of a woman, shocked to learn her husband is leaving her for another after 29 years of marriage, and the ensuing emotional fallout the dissolution has on their only grown son, until she ultimately regains her footing, and discovers a new, powerful voice. With Annette Bening, Bill Nighy, Josh O'Connor, Rose Keegan, Aiysha Hart, Nicholas Burns, Nicholas Blane, Sally Rogers. 1 hour, 45 minutes. TM

IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: THE MOVIE (PG-13)

The story of a humiliating high school mishap from 1992 that sends the Impractical Jokers on the road competing in hidden-camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and redeem three of the four Jokers. With James Murray, Brian Quinn, Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano. 1 hour, 33 minutes. BM

I STILL BELIEVE (PG)

The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope. With Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Melissa Roxburgh. 1 hour, 45 minutes. BM

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND (R)

This documentary blends rare archival footage, photography iconic songs and interviews with many of Robbie Robertson's friends and collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Martin Scorsese, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more. Although there's no doubt that drugs, alcohol, paranoia and resentments finally tore the group apart, "Once Were Brothers" wouldn't have suffered from a few more dissenting voices to balance Robertson's version of events, which even at its most generous and compassionate can't help but feel self-serving. Still, "Once Were Brothers" is enormously valuable, if only as a reminder of what an extraordinary run this extraordinary convergence of talents enjoyed until their final show on Thanksgiving Day in 1976 (meticulously captured by Scorsese in the magnificent documentary "The Last Waltz"). (Hornaday, The Washington Post — 2/27). 1 hour, 42 minutes. TM

ONWARD (PG)

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Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him. But its eccentric odyssey of two brothers delving into a fantastical past to find their way through grief and self-doubt is a worthy addition to Pixar's canon. Its world is a little incongruous and the movie's depiction of death isn't so well honed as it is in, say, "Up" or "Toy Story 3." But "Onward" makes the most of its strange assemblage to tell a sweet and moving story — enough to leave you yet again shaking your head at Pixar's magic act. With Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer. (Coyle, The Associated Press — 3/7). 1 hour, 42 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (R)

This film — in which everything feels stunningly fresh, raw and new — is a story of unexpected passion between two women. But it's more than that; the film explores this forbidden love against a larger backdrop of the possibilities for female self-fulfillment in the late 1700s, through the story of a young artist, Marianne. French director Celine Sciamma, known for far more gritty and contemporary films, has found a way to make a period film that feels so vital, at moments it seems it could spontaneously combust. "Don't go too fast," a character says at one point in the film. "Take the time to look." She's speaking of the act of painting, but could just as well be advising us moviegoers, and she is right: Don't watch this film too fast. Take the time to look. With Ad le Haenel, No mie Merlant, Luana Bajrami, Valeria Golino, Armande Boulanger. (Noveck, The Associated Press — 2/28). 2 hours, 11 minutes. CT / IC / NAM / TC

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (PG)

Sonic tries to navigate the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound best friend — a human named Tom Wachowski. They must soon join forces to prevent the evil Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his powers for world domination. Respectful of the rich history of the brand and yet welcoming to newcomers, " Sonic the Hedgehog " is a feel-good buddy movie for both adults and their own little aliens. "Nailed it!" screams Sonic at one point and that might be a fitting summary for the film. With Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Lee Majdoub, Frank C. Turner. (Kennedy, The Associated Press — 2/15). 1 hour, 40 minutes. BM / NAM

THE CALL OF THE WILD (PG)

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Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail-delivery dog sled team, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime as he ultimately finds his true place in the world. The latest screen adaptation of Jack London's 1903 adventure saga transforms the novel's menacing gold prospector into a cartoon, played by a sniveling Dan Stevens. Ford's voice-over, as fellow prospector John Thornton, is sleep-inducing. And the CGI dogs look ... very computer-generated, especially when the animals appear side by side with people. But there is no trace of such cynicism in the movie itself. In an age of children's entertainment that's snarky, self-referential and even meta, "The Call of the Wild," adapted by director Chris Sanders and screenwriter Michael Green, stands out for its earnest effort to entertain without commenting on itself or the modern world. (Lieberman, The Washington Post — 2/22).With Harrison Ford. 1 hour, 50 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TM

THE ETRUSCAN SMILE (R)

Rory, a rugged Scotsman, reluctantly leaves his beloved Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his grandson. With Brian Cox, JJ Feild, Thora Birch, Rosanna Arquette, Peter Coyote. 1 hour, 55 minutes. TM

THE HUNT (R)

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen for a very specific purpose — The Hunt. With Hilary Swank. Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Glenn Howerton, Ike Barinholtz, Amy Madigan, Teri Wyble. 1 hour, 30 minutes. BM / NAM

THE INVISIBLE MAN (R)

Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid). But when Cecilia's abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia's sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone she can only sense but not see. And then, all this psychological horror evaporates. So what does that leave us with? A supervillain movie. Not that that's a bad thing by definition. But "The Invisible Man" has a hole at its center; something that was there for a brief, tantalizing second, and then that's gone. It's just a giant missed opportunity to be something more. With Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-carter, Storm reid, Aldsi Huidge, Harriet Dyer. (O'Sullivan, The Washington Post — 2/29). 1 hour, 40 minutes. BC / BM / NAM

THE SONG OF NAMES (R)

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A man searches for his childhood best friend — a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust — who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance. With Tim Roth, Clive Owen, Catherine McCormack, Eddie Izzard, Saul Rubinek, Jonah Hauer-King. 1 hour, 53 minutes. TC

THE WAY BACK (R)

A widowed, former basketball all-star who has lost his lost family foundation in a struggle with addiction attempts a comeback by becoming the coach of a disparate, ethnically mixed high school basketball team at his alma mater. This quiet drama about a lonely alcoholic who gets a lifeline when he's asked to coach a high school basketball team is the kind of movie people like to say "Hollywood doesn't make anymore," which is only partly true. It's also the kind of movie you might feel like you've seen before (also partly true). With Ben Affleck, Janina Gavankar, T.K. Carter, Hayes MacArthur, Sal Velez Jr., Rachael Carpani. (Bahr, The Associated Press — 3/11). 1 hour, 48 minutes. BC / BM

Legend

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 (86 Main St., North Adams)

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

TM: The Moviehouse (48 Main St., Millerton, N.Y.)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Given the fluid nature of the response to COVID-19, please check ahead with all establishments before attending any event.


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