20th Century Women: Writer-director Mike Mills fictionalizes snapshot of his late-1970s adolescence in the indie dramedy about a teenager and the women who raise him, featuring a great performance by Annette Bening. Rated R.
The Bye Bye Man: Three college students unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity in a film starring Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway and Douglas Smith based on a short story by Robert Damon Schneck and directed by Stacy Title. Rated PG-13.
Claire in Motion: Following the mysterious disappearance of her husband, a woman begins to research his life and learns how little she knew about him; the film by Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson stars Betsy Brandt, Chris Beetem and Zev Haworth. Not rated. At the Roxie.
Live By Night: Ben Affleck wrote, directed and stars in the film based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane about a bootlegger who becomes a notorious gangster. Rated R.
Monster Trucks: Determined to escape the town where he grew up, a high school senior builds a vehicle from salvaged parts and encounters an unusual subterranean creature, who quickly becomes an ally in the film with Lucas Till, Jane Levy and Barry Pepper. Rated PG.
Patriots Day: The sprawling drama about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt it touched off stars Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon and John Goodman. Rated R.
Neruda: Pablo Larrain’s biopic of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (played by Luis Gnecco) is an imaginative investigation of the artist’s inner world. Rated R.
Sleepless: Jamie Foxx plays a Las Vegas undercover police officer caught between crooked cops and a gangster-controlled casino underground. Rated R.