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LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON—The families of two six-year-old boys discover that their sons were switched at birth in this Japanese drama that was awarded the Jury Prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Starring Masaharu Fukuyama and Machiko Ono. Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda (After Life). Reviewed this issue. Amherst

NON-STOP—Liam Neeson as an air marshall on a transatlantic flight with a terrorist threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes. Co-starring Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Corey Stoll and Lupita Nyong’o. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

SON OF GOD—Edited version of the TV miniseries The Bible. With Diogo Morgado, Sebastian Knapp, and Roma Downey. Directed by Christopher Spencer (Nazi Mega Weapons). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

STALINGRAD—3-D epic about the battle that turned the tide of World War II, as Russian soldiers fought back the invading Nazis. Starring Thomas Kretschmann, Petr Fedorov, Yanina Studilina, and Andrei Smolyakov. Directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk (whose father Sergey directed the 1966 War and Peace, by many estimates the most expensive film ever made). Regal Transit

THE WAIT—Jena Malone and Chloë Sevigny as sisters who keep the corpse of their mother in their home in the belief that she will return to life. Co-starring Luke Grimes and Michael O’Keefe. Directed by M. Blash. Screening Room

THE WIND RISES—The life of a famed Japanese airplane designer is the subject for the final film from Hayao Miyazaki, by common consensus the greatest living animator (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro). Regal Transit


FOUL PLAY (1978)—Chevy Chase’s attempt to move from TV smartass to mainstream movie star got off to a shaky start with this convoluted comedy-mystery that was more successful at propelling the career of co-star Dudley Moore. With Goldie Hawn, Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts, Billy Barty and Brian Dennehy. Directed by Colin Higgins (Nine to Five). Screening Room

THE GREAT CHICKEN WING HUNT—Documentary of a quest through New York State to find the perfect Buffalo wing. Directed by Matt Reynolds. Aurora

NIGHT AND A SWITCHBLADE (2013)—Writer-director Ben Finer will be present to introduce and answer questions about his debut feature, a lurid rock and roll odyssey over one night in a small Vermont town. Squeaky Wheel

STOOGEFEST—A night with the original headbangers, Curly, Larry and Moe. And of course Shemp. Riviera

TWO-LANE BLACKTOP (1971)—Seventies cult classic starring James Taylor, Warren Oates and Dennis Wilson as drivers drag racing their way across America. Co-starring Laurie Bird and Harry Dean Stanton. Directed by Monte Hellman (The Shooting). Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminars. Market Arcade.