After a car accident leaves him with nerve damage that ends his career as a New York neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) travels to Kathmandu in the hope of finding an otherworldly cure for his injuries. There, a powerful mystic known as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) accepts him as her pupil and trains him in the art of sorcery. Eventually, Strange must use his new powers to stop a rival (Mads Mikkelsen) from causing chaos by accessing the Dark Dimension. Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Benedict Wong co-star in this entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Scott Derrickson (Scott Derrickson). ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi
In this icy drama, a widowed child psychologist (Naomi Watts) holed up in New England with her disabled son learns that one of her patients, a young boy (Jacob Tremblay), has disappeared. When the search for the child proves fruitless, she becomes consumed with the idea that his ghost is haunting her. Directed by Farren Blackburn. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi
This drama charts the life of a black gay youth named Chiron as he grows up in a rough neighborhood in Miami. In the first segment, Chiron is a ten-year-old nicknamed "Little" (Alex Hibbert) who is taken in by a kindhearted Cuban drug dealer (Mahershala Ali) and his girlfriend (Janelle Monáe). In the middle installment, a teenage Chiron (Ashton Sanders) explores his sexuality as he falls in love with a close friend. The final chapter follows Chiron in his twenties (Trevante Rhodes) as he reconnects with faces from his past. Directed by Barry Jenkins, Moonlight was adapted from a short play called In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi
In this thriller from director Paul Verhoeven, the head of a successful video-game company (Isabelle Huppert) has her world turned upside down when she is sexually assaulted in her home. Instead of reporting the crime to the police, however, she opts to hunt down the man responsible on her own. When she finally tracks down her assailant, they become locked in a dangerous game that threatens to consume them both. ~ Rovi
In this sequel to the 2003 cult hit , professional thief and Santa impersonator Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up with his dwarf sidekick (Tony Cox) and hell-raising mother (Kathy Bates) for his latest heist: robbing a Chicago charity during Christmas Eve. However, he begins to have second thoughts about the caper when he falls for the charity's director (Christina Hendricks). Directed by Mark Waters (Mark Waters). ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi
In this WWII spy thriller, Canadian airman Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) and French Resistance operative Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cotillard) pose as a married couple for a dangerous mission in Casablanca. Their cover story soon leads to an actual love affair and their starting a family together, but Max's happiness is shattered when he's told that he must take part in an investigation to determine whether Marianne is really a double agent working for the Nazis. Jared Harris, Lizzy Caplan, and Matthew Goode co-star. Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Robert Zemeckis, Robert Zemeckis). ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi
Mel Gibson directed this biopic about World War II Army medic Desmond Doss (played here by Andrew Garfield). A conscientious objector who refused to take a life or even carry a weapon, Doss was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, and Sam Worthington co-star in Gibson's return to the director's seat. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi
After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.In his first film since 2011’s acclaimed Margaret, Lonergan once again proves himself a powerful and visionary storyteller as he seamlessly weaves past and present together, crafting a tension-filled tale that deftly eschews sentimentality in favor of penetrating emotional insight and deeply affecting human relationships.