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At the Movies: May 4-10

Varsity Theatre

May 4-10

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London Live, National Theatre — Young Marx


10 a.m. May 6, 1 p.m. May 7

It’s 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke and restless, the 32-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night than Karl Heinrich Marx. Directed by Nicholas Hytner; Starring Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris, Miltos Yerolemou, Nancy Carroll, Laura Elphansteine/220m. Adults: $25; full-time students with ID and children under 12: $10.



Sat-Sun early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 4:20, 6:40, 9:00

A mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully. Directed by Jason Reitman; Starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Emily Haine, Kitty Crystal, Elaine Tan, Elfina Luk. Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity/95m.

Lean on Pete

Sat-Sun early show: 12:15 Daily showtimes: 3:05, 5:55, 8:45

As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland, where Charley takes a summer job with a washed-up horse trainer and befriends a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete. Directed by Andrew Haigh; Starring Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Charlie Plummer, Travis Fimmel, Thomas Mann, Steve Zahn, Rachael Perrell-Fosket. Rated R for language and brief violence/121m.

You Were Never Really Here

Daily showtimes: 4:30, 9:20 (No 4:30 showing May 7)

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening. Directed by Lynne Ramsay; Starring Joaquin Phoenix, John Doman, Judith Roberts, Alex Manette, Ekaterina Samsonov, Dante Pereira-Olsen. Rated R for strong violence, disturbing and grisly images, language, and brief nudity/89m.


Sat-Sun early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 4:45, 7:00

Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Directed by Alison Chernick; Starring Itzhak Perlman, Toby Perlman, Alan Alda, Billy Joel, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky. Not Rated/82m.


Sat-Sun early show: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 6:50

A U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA a operative (Rosamund Pike) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. Directed by Brad Anderson; Starring Hamm, Pike, Dean Norris, Larry Pine, Shea Whigham, Mark Pellegrino, Douglas Hodge, Leïla Bekhti. Rated R for language, some violence and a brief nude image/110m.


Sat-Sun early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 9:10 (No 2:10 showing May 6)

Ted Kennedy’s life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. Directed by John Curran; Starring Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, Clancy Brown, Olivia Thirlby, Andria Blackman. Rated PG-13 for thematic material, disturbing images, some strong language, and historical smoking/106m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

May 4-10

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Bad Samaritan


Sat-Sun early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 4:05, 6:40, 9:15

A valet develops a clever scam to burglarize the houses of rich customers. Things go smoothly until he robs the wrong customer, and discovers a woman being held captive in his home. Afraid of going to prison, he leaves the woman there and makes a call to the police, who find nothing when they investigate. Now, the valet must endure the wrath of the kidnapper who seeks revenge on him, all while desperately trying to find and rescue the captive woman he left behind. Directed by Dean Devlin; Starring David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Carlito Olivero, Kerry Condon, Jacqueline Byers, Lisa Brenner, Hannah Barefoot. Rated R for violence, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity/107m.

Avengers: Infinity War

Sat-Sun early show: 12:00, (3-D) 1:05, 2:15 Daily showtimes: 3:25, (3-D) 4:30, 5:40, 6:50, (3-D) 7:55, 9:00

The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo; Starring Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Scarlett Johansson, Vin Diese, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, language and some crude references/149m.

I Feel Pretty

Sat-Sun early show: 1:15 Daily showtimes: 3:50, 6:30, 9:10 (No 6:30 May 10)

A woman who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem that hold her back everyday wakes from a brutal fall in an exercise class believing she is suddenly a supermodel. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed? Directed by Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein; Starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some partial nudity, and language/110m.

A Quiet Place

Sat-Sun early show: 12:25, 2:40 Daily showtimes: 4:55, 7:15, 9:30

A family lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound. Directed by John Krasinski; Starring Emily Blunt, Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds. Rated PG-13 for terror and some bloody images/90m.