Categories: Arts Movies and TV

Films opening Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Darkest Hour: Gary Oldman portrays Winston Churchill in a film set during the early days of World War II, when Great Britain’s prime minister faced the choice of negotiating peace with Nazi Germany or fighting for liberty and freedom. Rated PG-13.

Just Getting Started: Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones and Rene Russo appear in the action comedy about rivals at a Palm Springs seniors resort who compete for the attention of an attractive newcomer. Rated PG-13.

The Other Side of Hope: The wry and melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki tells the story of what happens when a Finnish traveling salesman and a Syrian refugee cross paths. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza.

Shadowman: The documentary profiles pioneering artist Richard Hambleton, who painted startling silhouettes on walls in lower Manhattan and helped spark the street art movement. Not rated. At the Roxie.

The Shape of Water: The discovery of a secret otherworldly experiment changes the life of a lonely government employee in 1962 in the movie by Guillermo del Toro with Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer. Rated R. At the Embarcadero.

Wonder Wheel: Woody Allen’s 1950s-set drama tells the story of four people (played by Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi, Justin Timberlake and Juno Temple) whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park. Rated PG-13. At the Embarcadero.

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