Film clips / Nov. 22-28

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Two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in this timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor. With Tammy Blanchard, Chris Cooper, Wendy Makkena, Enrico Colantoni. BC / BM / NAM / TC


When a systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels from across the globe are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect society. The film — which does some clever things — never does stand up to even the most modest of expectations of popcorn entertainment. With Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart, Djimon Hounsou. (Bahr, The Associated Press — 11/16). 1 hour, 58 minutes. BC / BM / NAM


Adapted from Stephen King's 2013 book, "Doctor Sleep" shifts the story of tricycle-riding tyke of "The Shining," Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor), now all grown up and dealing, understandably, with a few residual psychological issues from his childhood stay at the Overlook Hotel. Hollywood's insatiable search for new iterations for old intellectual property has wound its way to the House of Kubrick. It's so overwhelmingly a misguided mission that you want to yell "Don't go in there." (Coyle, The Associated Press — 11/12). 2 hours, 32 minutes. BM / NAM / TC


This infectious and engrossing story of the 1966 showdown on a French racetrack between car giants Ford and Ferrari is a high-octane ride that will make you instinctively stomp on a ghostly gas pedal from your movie seat. But you don't need to be a motorhead to enjoy Matt Damon and Christian Bale as a pair of rebels risking it all for purity and glory. Yes, director James Mangold takes you down onto the raceway, with cameras low to the ground and care to show the crack of gear shifts and feet on pedals. Yet he's not created a "Fast and Furious" film — this is more a drama about a pair of visionaries who fight against a smarmy bureaucracy. That vision happens to be on a track. With Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Jon Bernthal, Tracy Letts, Caitriona Balfe, Noah Jupe. (Kennedy, The Associated Press — 11/20). 2 hours, 32 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TM


Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom. With Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Evan Rachel Wood, Sterling K. Brown. 1 hour, 44 minutes. BC / BM / NAM / TC / TM


The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. With Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monae, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters. 2 hours, 5 minutes. TC / TM


A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis), whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in her attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his naive patriotism. 1 hour, 48 minutes. TC / TM

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When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. With Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Ana de Armas, Don Johnson, Katherine Langford, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jaeden Martell. 2 hours, 10 minutes. Beginning Wednesday — BM / TC


Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? That of having accepted to work as Santa's elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true. There are good intentions all around but hardly any jokes, which makes the movie's treacly third act reveal of Tom's identity harder to swallow. With Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh, Patti LuPone, Rob Delaney. (Coyle, The Associated Press — 12/11). 1 hour, 43 minutes. NAM


Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino depicts the life and times of scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi. The film gradually dissects the complex personality and motivations of the billionaire and former Prime Minister of Italy, played by Toni Servillo, during a tumultuous period in his career. "Loro (`Them')" speculates what may or may not have taken place behind closed doors, a timely commentary on the excesses and follies of the power-hungry. Italian with English subtitles. 2 hours, 32 minutes. LC


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Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims' newfound comfort. With Song Kang-ho, Choi Woo-sik, Chang Hyae-jin, Park So-dam, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-Jeong Jo. 2 hours, 13 minutes. NAM / TC


When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson and his elite team of firefighters come to the rescue of three siblings, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet — babysitting. As their lives, jobs and depot get turned upside down, the three men soon learn that children — much like fires — are wild and unpredictable. With John Cena, Brianna Hildebrand, Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer, John Leguizamo, Tyler Mane. 1 hour, 36 minutes. BM / NAM


Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life. With Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Jim Carter, Russell Tovey, J hannes Haukur J hannesson, Mark Lewis Jones. 1 hour, 49 minutes. BM


The subject at hand in Martin Scorsese's 3 hour drama is Frank Sheehan (Robert De Niro), the teamster and mafia figure who claimed right before his death that he was the one who killed Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino). With Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin, Bobby Canavale, Harvey Keitel. 3 hours, 29 minutes. Beginning Wednesday — CT / IC

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Director Robert Eggers has made something truly visionary — stark, moody, surreal; stripped down and out of time — that asks the viewer to simply submit to his distinctive, strange, funny and haunting tale of a pair of "wickies" — Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe — in 1890 New England tasked with keeping a lighthouse running. If there is a complaint to be made, it is simply that "The Lighthouse" doesn't exactly justify its nearly two hour runtime. While the images and actors remain transfixing, the experimental approach starts to wear thin after about 60 minutes. After 90 it's downright mind-numbing and repetitive. (Bahr, The Associated Press — 11/5). 1 hour, 50 minutes. IC


An embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman) is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 bridges that connect Manhattan to New Jersey and all the neighboring boroughs to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island. With Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Taylor Kitsch, Keith David, J.K Simmons. 1 hour, 40 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 (86 Main St., North Adams)

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

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


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