L.A. movie openings, July 28-Aug. 4: ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ and more
An incarcerated teen struggles to keep his sexuality a secret. With Matej Zemljic, Timon Sturbej. Written and directed by Darko Stante. In Slovenian with English subtitles. (1:35) NR.
A mother and daughter running a small bed-and-breakfast near the U.S.-Mexico border are shaken by the arrival of two unwanted guests. With Camila Mendes, Adriana Barraza, Andrés Veléz. Written by Sara Seligman, Thomas Bond. Directed by Seligman. (1:33) NR.
A romantically challenged slacker who still lives with his mother must use his rock-climbing skills to help save others when a mysterious cloud of gas envelops Seoul. With Cho Jung-seok, Lim Yoona. Directed by Lee Sang-geun. In Korean with English subtitles. (1:40). NR.
A Faithful Man
A woman returns to her former lover after the death of the man she left him for years earlier. With Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta, Lily-Rose Depp. Written by Garrel, Jean-Claude Carrière. Directed by Garrel. In French with English subtitles. (1:15) NR.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham grudgingly team to battle a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist wielding a bio threat in this globe-spanning spinoff of the speed-fueled action series. With Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren. Written by Chris Morgan, Drew Pearce; story by Morgan; based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson. Directed by David Leitch. (2:14) PG-13.
The Ground Beneath My Feet
A tragedy forces a business consultant with a type-A personality to confront her past. With Valerie Pachner, Pia Hierzegger. Written and directed by Marie Kreutzer. In German and English with English subtitles. (1:48) NR.
Is That You?
A teen unleashes horror when she uses an occult ritual to find her missing father. With Gabriela Ramos, Jorge Enrique Caballero, Lynn Cruz. Written and directed by Rudy Riverón Sánchez. In Spanish with English subtitles. (1:47) NR.
An ex-soldier from Australia seeks forgiveness from the family of a civilian he killed during the war in Afghanistan. With Sam Smith, Mohammad Mosam. Written and directed by Benjamin Gilmour. In English and Pushto with English subtitles. (1:18) NR.
Kings of Beer
Brewmasters compete in a lager-making competition in this documentary. With Aisha Tyler, Jay Chandrasekhar. With Sean Mullin. (1:23) NR.
Eight teenage girls descend into cruelty and manipulation when they are trapped in an isolated house in the wake of a natural disaster. Ariela Barer, Annalise Basso, Ryan Simpkins, Odessa Adlon, Maya Hawke, Tatsumi Romano. Written and directed by Amanda Kramer. (1:33) NR.
Documentary profiles Anton Yelchin, the young “Star Trek” actor who died tragically in 2016. With Chris Pine, Jennifer Lawrence, Zachary Quinto, Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Frank Langella, J.J. Abrams, William Dafoe. Directed by Garret Price. (1:33) NR.
An all-star student finds himself at the center of a racially driven conflict between his adopted parents and his high school teacher. With Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tim Roth. Written by J.C. Lee, Julius Onah; based on the play by Lee. Directed by Onah. (1:49) R.
One couple’s relationship falters while a new romance blossoms at a weeklong art event in the desert. With Susan Buice, Panache Desai, Roger Ingraham, Jessica Porter, Josh Steinbauer, Tarynn Wiehahn. Written by Susan Buice, Roger Ingraham, Tarynn Wiehahn, Josh Steinbauer. Directed by Arin Crumley. (1:17) NR.
In 1820s Tasmania, a young female convict from Ireland enlists an Aboriginal tracker in her quest for revenge against the British officer who abused her. With Aisling Francios, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr. Written and directed by Jennifer Kent. (2:16) R.
An Israeli agent disappears while engaged in espionage against Iran’s nuclear program. With Diane Kruger, Martin Freeman, Cas Anvar. Witten and directed by Yuval Adler. In English, German, Persian and Hebrew with English subtitles. (1:56) NR.
Three moms head to New York City to check up on their now grownup sons. With Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, Jake Lacy, Sinqua Walls, Jake Hoffman. Written by Mark Andrus, Cindy Chupack; based on a novel by William Sutcliffe. Directed by Chupack. (1:40) R.
A Score to Settle
An ex-mob enforcer who spent more than two decades in prison for a crime he did not commit seeks revenge against his former bosses. With Nicolas Cage, Benjamin Bratt, Noah Le Gros. Written by John Stuart Newman, Christian Swegal. Directed by Shawn Ku. (1:43) NR.
A high school English teacher crosses several lines when he tries to stop his favorite students from being bullied. With David Dastmalchian, Kevin Pollak, Curtis Edward Jackson. Written and directed by Adam Dick. (1:40) NR.
Tel Aviv on Fire
A Palestinian man who works on a popular soap opera gets plot tips from an Israeli solder whose wife is a big fan of the show. With Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton. Written by Dan Kleinman, Sameh Zoabi. Directed By Zoabi. (1:40) NR.
Them That Follow
The daughter of a Pentecostal pastor in Appalachia challenges the traditions of her sect. With Alice Englert, Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Jim Gaffigan, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann, Lewis Pullman. Written and directed by Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage. (1:38) R.
A woman dresses as a man and fights in the Civil War, then continues living as a man once the war is over. With Whitney Hamilton, Virginia Newcomb, Ben Keepers. Written and directed by Hamilton. (2:15) NR.
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