The stars are aligned. Music stars, that is.
Directed by Arnaud Desplechin.
With Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, and Mathieu Amalric. In French with subtitles. Distributed by Magnolia Pictures.
Directed by Jeff Nichols. With Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, and Sam Shepard. Distributed by Warner Bros.
Directed by Marc Abraham. With Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, and Cherry Jones. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.
Miscast and cratered with missed opportunity, I Saw the Light - a biopic of country-and-western legend Hank Williams - offers the feeblest kind of costume drama, where the costumes have more impact than the drama and where the period details serve only as distraction, reminding audiences that things looked different back then and not much else.
10 Cloverfield Lane From producer J.J. Abrams and Philly native Dan Trachtenberg, a wickedly clever nightmare entertainment (and spiritual offspring of 2008's Cloverfield), with Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a woman who wakes up shackled in some weird guy's underground bunker. John Goodman is that guy, John Gallagher Jr. is a fellow, um, guest, and the world outside ain't what it used to be. PG-13
The Bronze A story of small-town celebrity, of achievement and then not achieving anything at all, starring (and co-written by) Melissa Rauch, who plays a medal-winning gymnast who has spent the last decade chugging booze, snorting drugs, and hurling insults. And then she gets a chance at redemption. A mostly ferociously funny comedy, with Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, and Haley Lu Richardson. R
Directed by Bryan Buckley. With Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch,
Haley Lu Richardson, and Sebastian Stan.
Directed by Robert Schwentke. With Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Naomi Watts, Jeff Daniels, and
Miles Teller. Distributed by
Directed by Grímur Hákonarson. With Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, and Charlotte Bøving.
In Icelandic with subtitles.
Distributed by Cohen Media.