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new in theaters

THE BIRTH OF INNOCENCE: About a decade ago, Vermont storyteller and filmmaker Malcolm D. Parker was convicted of defrauding investors in his new age documentary. Finally, the finished film hits local screens. (74 min, NR. Playhouse, Savoy)

HOCKEYLAND: Rival teams from two Minnesota cities go head-to-head in Tommy Haines’ documentary. (108 mins, NR. Welden)

PEARL: In 1918, a young woman (Mia Goth) dreams of escaping her home on a remote farm in this prequel to last year’s horror flick X, again directed by Ti West. (102 mins, R.Essex, Paramount, Star)

SEE HOW THEY RUN: Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell and Ruth Wilson star in this murder mystery set in the 1950s among London theater people. Tom George directed. (98 mins, PG-13. Essex, Savoy, Star)

WOMAN KING: Viola Davis stars as the general of an all-female protection force in this epic set in the 1820s and inspired by the history of the West African kingdom of Dahomey. Gina Prince-Bythewood directed. (135 mins, PG-13. Big Picture, Capitol, Essex, Sunset)

currently playing

BARBARIC ★★★★ An accidental double-booking turns out to be the least of an Airbnb guest’s problems in this Zach Cregger horror thriller. Georgina Campbell and Bill Skårsgard star. (102 mins, R. Essex, Majestic)

THE BEAST ★★1/2 Idris Elba plays a widowed father who must defend his two teenage daughters from a lion in Baltasar Kormákur’s horror drama. (93 mins, R. Stowe)

BODY BODY BODY ★★★1/2 A hurricane party goes horribly wrong in this comedy horror from director Halina Reijn. With Amandla Stenberg and Maria Bakalova. (95 mins, R. Roxy)

BREAK ★★★1/2 A struggling Marine Corps veteran (John Boyega) turns to bank robbery in this Sundance Film Festival winner from director Abi Damaris Corbin. (103 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Savoy)

HIGH-SPEED TRAIN ★★1/2 In this action movie, a bullet train leaves Tokyo carrying five assassins. With Brad Pitt, Joey King and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. (126 mins, R. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Sunset)

DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-FAMILIES ★★★ Krypto the Super-Dog brings together a gang of crime-fighting creatures in this animated adventure. (106 min, PG. Bijou, Capitol, Majestic, Palace, Sunset)

ELVIS ★★★ Austin Butler plays the rock icon and Tom Hanks plays Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic, also starring Olivia DeJonge. (159 min, PG-13. Capitol, majestic, sunset)

EMILY THE CRIMINAL ★★★★ Aubrey Plaza plays a young woman who solves her debt problem by getting involved in a credit card scam in John Patton Ford’s crime drama. (93 mins, R. Roxy)

FUNNY PAGES ★★★1/2 A teenage cartoonist drops out and goes in search of a mentor in this satire by Owen Kline, nominated for the Cannes Film Festival. (86 mins, R. Roxy)

GIGI & NATE ★★1/2 A young quadriplegic man bonds with his service animal, a capuchin monkey, in this family drama. (114 mins, PG-13. Majestic, Star, Welden)

THE GOOD BOSS ★★★1/2 This Spanish workplace satire stars Javier Bardem. (116 mins, N. Roxy)

HALLUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG This documentary examines the singer-songwriter through the lens of one of his most beloved songs. (118 min, PG-13. Savoy)

THE INVITATION ★★1/2 A young woman (Nathalie Emmanuel) finds romance and terror on an English country estate in this gothic thriller. (104 mins, PG-13. Essex, majestic, palace, sunset)

A LOVE SONG ★★★★ Two former lovers (Dale Dickey and Wes Studi) reunite at a desolate desert campsite in Max Walker-Silverman’s feature debut. (81 min, PG. Savoy)

MARCEL LA COQUILLE WITH SHOES ★★★★1/2 A YouTube star hits the big screen in this all-ages mockumentary. (90 min, PG. Roxy; revised 6/22)

MEDIEVAL ★★1/2 Ben Foster stars as 15th-century Czech warlord Jan Zizka in this historic adventure. Petr Jakl directed. (126 mins, R. Majestic)

ORPHAN: FIRST KILLED ★★1/2 Isabelle Fuhrman stars in the prequel to the 2009 horror film Orphan. (99 min, Palais R.)

THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF DESIRE ★★★ George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) features this modern fable in which a scholar (Tilda Swinton) meets a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes. (108 min, R. Majestic, Marquis, Palace)

old movies and special screenings



BROS PRESENTS KNOCKED UP (Essex, Wednesdays only)


CLERKS III (Essex, Fri-Sun only)


GREASE (Sunset)

FOOTLOOSE (sunset)


LIFEMARK (Essex, Thursday only)

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU ★★★ (Essex, Majestic, Paramount, Star)

NOPE ★★★1/2 (Palace, Paramount, Roxy, Star; reviewed 8/3)

PITCH PERFECT 10TH ANNIVERSARY (Essex, Wednesdays only)

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME ★★★1/2 (Jewel, Majestic, Palace, Star, Stowe, Welden)


TOP GUN: MAVERICK ★★★★ (Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Star, Stowe, Sunset, Welden)

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING ★★1/2 (Jewel, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Star, Welden; revised 7/20)

open theaters

(* = the upcoming program for the theater was not available at the time of going to press)

BIG PICTURE THEATER: 48 Carroll Road, Waitsfield, 496-8994,

*BIJOU CINEPLEX 4: 107 Portland Street, Morrisville, 888-3293,

CAPITOL SHOWPLACE: 93 State St., Montpellier, 229-0343,

*ESSEX CINEMAS & T-REX THEATRE: 21 Essex Way, Suite 300, Essex, 879-6543,

* MAJESTIC 10: 190 Boxwood Street, Williston, 878-2010,

MARQUIS THEATRE: 65 Main Street, Middlebury, 388-4841,

* MERRILL ROXY CINEMAS: 222 College Street, Burlington, 864-3456,

*PALACE 9 CINEMAS: 10 Fayette Dr., South Burlington, 864-5610,

PARAMOUNT TWIN CINEMA: 241 N. Main St., Barre, 479-9621,

PLAYHOUSE MOVIE THEATER: 11 S. Main St., Randolph, 728-4012,

SAVOY THEATER: 26, rue Main, Montpellier, 229-0598,

STAR THEATRE: 17 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, 748-9511,

*STOWE CINEMA 3PLEX: 454 Mountain Road, Stowe, 253-4678,

SUNSET DRIVE-IN: 155 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 862-1800,

WELDEN THEATRE: 104 N. Main St., St. Albans, 527-7888,

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