Annette Bening is getting rave reviews for her performance in "20th Century Women." (Courtesy A24)

Annette Bening is getting rave reviews for her performance in "20th Century Women." (Courtesy A24)

Films opening Jan. 13, 2017

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.

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