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BRIDGE OF SPIES—Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama tells the true story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a New York lawyer tasked by the C.I.A. to negotiate the release of a captured American pilot (Austin Stowell) in exchange for a Soviet spy (Mark Rylance). Co-starring Alan Alda and Amy Ryan. Reviewed in this issue. Dipson Amherst, Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

CRIMSON PEAK—Guillermo Del Toro’s gothic romance concerns a young English writer (Mia Wasikowska) who marries a charming wealthy man (Tom Hiddleston) and moves into his family’s mansion only to learn he and the building hold dark and mysterious secrets. Reviewed in this issue. Co-starring Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam. Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

FREEHELD—Drama about a New Jersey police officer diagnosed with terminal cancer (Julianne Moore) and her struggles to ensure her pension benefits can be accessed by her domestic partner (Ellen Page). Co-starring Steve Carell, Michael Shannon, and Luke Grimes. Directed by Peter Sollett. Eastern Hills

GOOSEBUMPS—Adventure horror-comedy based on the popular children’s book series of the same name, about a couple of kids who must team up to stop the creations of Goosebumps author R.L. Stine (Jack Black) when the monsters have been set loose in their small town. Directed by Rob Letterman. Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden

MEET THE PATELS—Director Geeta V. Patel’s light-hearted romantic documentary follows her brother, Indian-American actor Ravi V. Patel, as he embarks on a quest to find a wife and make his family happy. Eastern Hills.

WOODLAWN—Christian sports drama about a desegregated high school football team who overcome adversity on the field and racial tensions in their community through their coach’s faith-based teachings. Starring Sean Astin, Jon Voight, and C. Thomas Howell. Directed by Andrew and Jon Erwin. Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara, Regal Quaker, Regal Walden


CARRIE (1976)—Brian De Palma’s supernatural horror thriller based on Stephen King’s first published novel about a shy misfit (Sissy Spacek) who uses her newfound telekinetic powers to unleash vengeance on her bullying classmates and domineering religious fanatic mother (Piper Laurie). Co-starring Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, and John Travolta. Riviera Theater Thu 7:30

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (1964)—The Beatles feature film debut detailing a typical day in the life of the fab four at the height of Beatlemania still ranks as arguably the greatest rock film ever produced. Directed by Richard Lester. The Screening Room Tue 7:30 Fri 5:30

THE MALTESE FALCON (1940)—John Huston’s directorial debut, sometimes cited as the the first major American film noir, stars detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) as he attempts to discover the whereabouts of a priceless statue wanted by the cities criminal underworld after accepting a case brought to him by a gorgeous femme fatale (Mary Astor). North Park Mon 7

MISSING (1982)—Political drama based on the true story of an American businessman (Jack Lemmon) and his wife (Sissy Spacek) who search for their son, an idealistic writer (John Shea), after he goes missing during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile. Directed by Costa-Gravas. Presented by the Buffalo Film Seminars. Dipson Amherst Tue 7

MY FAIR LADY (1965)—50th anniversary presentation of George Cukor’s classic musical adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Broadway production, about a pompous professor (Rex Harrison) who attempts to transform a cockney working-class girl (Audrey Hepburn) into a member of high society. Dipson Amherst

THE THIRD MAN—Carol Reed’s noir masterpiece set in post-war Vienna tells the story of a pulp novelist (Joseph Cotton) investigating the mysterious death of his old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles), unearthing a sordid conspiracy of love, deception, and murder. Co-starring Alida Valli. North Park Mon 2 4:30 Tue & Wed 2 4:30 7

THE TRIBE—Ukrainian drama about a young man who becomes joins a gang of criminals and becomes a thief and a pimp while attending a school for the boarding school for the deaf. Directed by Myroslav Slaboshpyskiy. Squeaky Wheel Wed 7

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