Categories: Arts Movies and TV

Films opening Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

Christopher Robin: Winnie the Pooh’s friend, now grown (Ewan McGregor) is stressed and overwhelmed by life, but his childhood stuffed animals band together to help him find his way in the live-action movie based on characters created by A.A. Milne. Rated PG.

The Darkest Minds: Teens with strange powers unite to resist the government that has turned on them in the film starring Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Bradley Whitford based on the novel by Alexandra Bracken and directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. Rated PG-13 PG-13.

Far From The Tree: Thdocumentary follows multiple families who meet extraordinary challenges — presented by Down syndrome, dwarfism, autism,and having a child in prison — through love, empathy and understanding. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.

Good Manners: Filmmakers Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra’s second collaboration is a stylish Brazilian werewolf drama and dark gothic fable with sharp social commentary. Not rated. At the Roxie.

Love, Cecil: The life of legendary photographer, theater and film designer, painter and gifted diarist Cecil Beaton is profiled in documentary by Lisa Immordino Vreeland. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.

Puzzle: Marc Turtletaub directs the film about a woman taken for granted as a suburban mother who discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles, which unexpectedly draws her into a new world. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.

The Spy Who Dumped Me: Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon play best friends unexpectedly plunged into the world of international espionage in a film co-written and directed by Susanna Fogel. Rated R.

The Third Murder: A Japanese defense attorney suspects a dark plot is behind his client’s self-confessed murder of a wealthy industrialist in the movie by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Not rated. At the 4-Star.

Examiner Staff

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