L.A. movie openings, July 21-28: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and more
The Great Hack
Documentary on the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data breach. Directed by Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer. (1:53) NR.
A senior citizen enters a national competition to win a trip to outer space. With Richard Dreyfuss, Lyriq Bent, Krista Bridges, Graham Greene, Colm Feore. Written and directed by Shelagh McLeod. (1:37) NR.
An employee leads coworkers in resisting the closure of a factory in France. With Vincent Lindon, Mélanie Rover. Written by Stéphane Brizé, Olivier Gorce. Directed by Brizé. In French with English subtitles. (1:53) NR.
Be Happy! (the musical)
Diverse characters deal with life, love and relationships in this musical fable set in Spain. With Sian Phillips, Vicky Pena, Usha Jadhav. Written and directed by Ventura Pons. (1:45) NR.
Syrian filmmaker Waad al-Kateab and her co-directer Edward Watts chronicle life during wartime for al-Kateab and her young daughter in this documentary. Directed with Edward Watts. (1:35) NR.
A solitary beekeeper in Macedonia finds her life upended by the arrival of unruly new neighbors in this documentary. Directed by Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov. In Turkish with English subtitles (1:25) NR.
I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians
A young theater director faces opposition from local authorities when he tries to stage a re-enactment of the slaughter of Ukrainian Jews by Romanian soldiers decades earlier. With Ioana Iacob, Alexandru Dabija, Alex Bogdan. Written and directed by Radu Jude. In Romanian with English subtitles. (2:20) NR.
Mike Wallace Is Here
Documentary chronicles the career of the journalist and longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent. Directed by Avi Belkin. (1:30) PG-13.
A troubled young photographer joins a doctor who specializes in performing lobotomies on a tour of mental hospitals in the 1950s. With Tye Sheridan, Jeff Goldblum, Udo Kier, Hannah Gross. Written by Rick Alverson, Dustin Guy Defa, Colm O’Leary. Directed by Alverson. (1:46) NR.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Leonardo DiCaprio is a has-been TV star and Brad Pitt plays his longtime stunt double in writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s 1969-set multi-narrative tale set during the closing days of the studio system’s Golden Age. With Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, James Marsden, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis, Lena Dunham, Bruce Dern, Luke Perry, Brenda Vaccaro. (2:39) R.
Documentary from 1968 goes behind the scenes of a drag-queen beauty contest in New York City that featured Andy Warhol as a judge. Directed by Frank Simon. (1:08) NR.
See You Soon
An injured American soccer star finds romance with a Russian single mom. With Liam McIntyre, Jenia Tanaeva, Harvey Keitel. Written by Jenia Tanaeva, Mike Cestari. Directed by David Mahmoudieh. (1:47) R.
A heavily tattooed white supremacist turns his back on his hateful past and tries to start anew. With Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Vera Farmiga, Bill Camp. Written and directed by Guy Nattiv. (1:59) R.
Bio-drama inspired by the story of the law-enforcement officer who helped create the Make-A-Wish Foundation. With Andrew Steel, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Tom Sizemore, Danny Trejo, Frank Whaley. Written and directed by Theo Davies. (1:47) NR.
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