American Pastoral: Ewan McGregor directed and stars in the film based on Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a former star athlete, married to a former beauty queen, who goes in search of his daughter after she is accused of a violent act. Rated R.
The Battle of Algiers: The Italian neorealism classic directed by Gillo Pontecorvo based on events during the Algerian War (1954–62) against the French government in North Africa screens in a 50th anniversary digital restoration. Not rated. At the Opera Plaza and Shattuck.
Certain Women: Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and Lily Gladstone star in writer-director Kelly Reichardt’s beautifully understated triptych about four women making their way through life in small-town Montana. Rated R. At Landmark’s Embarcadero and Shattuck.
Christine: In a film based on real events, Rebecca Hall plays a Florida newscaster in 1974 whose frustration about the pursuit of ratings over substance and an unfulfilling personal life drive her to a dark place. At the Sundance Kabuki and Landmark Shattuck. Rated R.
Miss Hokusai: The delicate animated film is about the relationship between famed 19th century Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai and his daughter. Rated PG-13. At Landmark’s Clay and Shattuck.
Jack Reacher-Never Go Back: Tom Cruise stars for the second time as the nomadic investigator who must break a former Army colleague out of military prison to unravel a government conspiracy. Rated PG-13.
Keeping Up With the Joneses: A suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) become embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are covert operatives. Rated PG-13.
Ouija-Origin of Evil: In this sequel set in 1965 Los Angeles, a single mother and her two daughters unwittingly unleash a terrifying spirit when they add a twist to their bogus seance routine. Rated PG-13.
reVISIONS: Local actors and musicians — JP Allen, Bekka Fink, Sally Clawson, Michelle Drexler. Joe Estlack, Chris Pflueger, Ashley Rain Turner and Jason Wolos — star in the comic romance (by filmmaker Allen) about a San Francisco writer trying to win back the love of his life. Not rated. At the Vogue. The cast is slated to appear at Oct. 21 and Oct. 23 screenings.