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Movie listings: Feb. 16-22 (Feb. 17-22 Varsity Theatre)

Varsity Theatre

Feb. 17-22

Note: Some showtimes for the Varsity Theatre are from Saturday to Thursday. See www.catheatres.com for days not listed, and ticket prices

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts


Daily showtimes: 6:40

Traffic Stop — Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, USA, 30 minutes; Edith + Eddie — Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wrights, USA, 29 minutes; Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 — Frank Stiefel, USA, 40 minutes; Heroin(e) — Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon, USA, 39 minutes; Knife Skills— Thomas Lennon, USA, 40 minutes. Rated R for violence, drug abuse and language/184m with 10 minute intermission.

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts


Sat-Mon early show: 11:50

Rated R for violence, drug abuse and language/184m with 10 minute intermission.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor (Harrelson and Rockwell)

Daily showtimes: 3:25, 9:10

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Directed by Martin McDonagh; Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges. Rated R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual references/115m.

Phantom Thread

Six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress

Daily showtimes: 3:35, 6:30, 8:25

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants, and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson; Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps, Sue Clark, Joan Brown, Harriet Leitch, Dinah Nicholson. Rated R for language/130m.

Call Me by Your Name

Four Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Lead Actor, Adapted Screenplay and Original Song

Sat-Mon early show: 12:25 Daily showtimes: 6:10

In northern Italy in 1983, 17-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape. Directed by Luca Guadagnino; Starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois. Rated R for sexual content, nudity and some language/132m.

The Post

Two Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Lead Actress

Sat-Mon early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 5:40, 9:20

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events. Directed by Steven Spielberg; Starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk. Rated PG-13 for language and brief war violence/115m.

The Shape of Water

Thirteen Academy Award nominations, including, Best Picture, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Score, Costume Design, Film Editing, Original Screenplay, Cinematography

Sat-Mon early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 6:00, 9:00

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes "the Shape of Water" — an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. Directed by Guillermo del Toro; Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Lauren Lee Smith. Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language/123m.

I, Tonya

Three Academy Award nominations, including Supporting Actress

Sat-Mon early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:50

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Directed by Craig Gillespie; Starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale. Rated R for pervasive language, violence, and some sexual content/nudity/119m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Feb. 16-22

Note:  See www.catheatres.com for additional days not listed, and ticket prices

Black Panther


Sat-Mon early show: 12:00, (3-D) 1:30 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 4:35, 6:05, (3-D) 7:40, 9:10

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. Directed by Ryan Coogler; Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett. Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture/134m.

Fifty Shades Freed

Sat-Mon early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 4:25, 6:55, 9:20 (No 6:55 showing Feb. 22)

Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins. Directed by James Foley; Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford. Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, and language/101m.

The 15:17 to Paris

Sat-Mon early show: 12:10, 2:30 Daily showtimes: 4:50, 7:10, 9:30

In the early evening of Aug. 21, 2015, the world watched in stunned silence as the media reported a thwarted terrorist attack on Thalys train #9364 bound for Paris, an attempt prevented by three courageous young Americans traveling through Europe. Directed by Clint Eastwood; Starring Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer, Thomas Lennon, Bryce Gheisar, Jaleel White, Tony Hale, P.J. Byrne, Sinqua Walls. Rated PG-13 on appeal for bloody images, violence, some suggestive material, drug references and language/94m.

Peter Rabbit

Sat-Mon early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 5:35, 8:00

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). Directed by Will Gluck; Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Margot Robbie, James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Sam Neill, Bernardo Santos. Rated PG for some rude humor and action/94m.

Lady Bird

Five Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Director, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress and Original Screenplay

Sat-Mon early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 9:00

Greta Gerwig makes her directorial debut, finding both humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after the father loses his job, and her teenage daughter. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, "Lady Bird" is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. Directed by Greta Gerwig; Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Lois Smith. Rated R for language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying/93m.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Daily showtimes: 3:25, 6:15, 9:00

The tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into an old video game console by a game they’ve never heard of, and are thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever. Directed by Jake Kasdan; Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Alex Wolff, Rhys Darby. Rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language/119m.