L.A. movie openings, May 8, 10: ‘The Hustle,’ ‘Poms’ and more
Friends celebrating a 50th birthday in Napa find the real world intruding on their bliss. With Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Cherry Jones, Maya Erskine, Jason Schwartzman, Tina Fey. Written by Emily Spivey, Liz Cackowski. Directed by Poehler. (1:43) R.
All Is True
Kenneth Branagh directed and plays William Shakespeare in this drama about one of the darkest periods of the Bard’s life. With Judi Dench, Ian McKellen. Written by Ben Elton. (1:41) PG-13.
The Biggest Little Farm
Documentary about an L.A. couple that leaves the big city to create a sustainable farm. Directed by John Chester. (1:31) PG.
Documentary celebrates the island nation of Jamaica and its people. Written by Khalik Allah and Leah Giblin. Directed by Khalik Allah. (1:17) NR.
Carmine Street Guitars
Documentary on the venerable Greenwich Village music shop. Featuring Jim Jarmusch, Nels Cline, Lenny Kaye, Marc Ribot, Charlie Sexton. Directed by Ron Mann. (1:20) NR.
A grad student attempts to deprogram three women who committed murder for Charles Manson. With Matt Smith, Hannah Murray, Marianne Rendón, Sosie Bacon, Merritt Wever, Suki Waterhouse, Chace Crawford, Annabeth Gish. Written by Guinevere Turner; based on a book by Karlene Faith, Ed Sanders. Directed by Mary Harron. (1:44) R.
Game Girls Documentary follows two young women trying to make their relationship work against the backdrop of Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood. Directed by Alina Skrzeszewska. (1:30) NR.
Documentary about a failed but influential Silicon Valley tech company; featuring Tony Fadell, Joanna Hoffman, Steve Jobs. Written by Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude, Jonathan Key. Directed by Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude. (1:30) NR.
Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson play con women who join forces for revenge. With Alex Sharp. Written by Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning, Dale Launer, Jac Schaeffer; story by Shapiro, Henning, Launer. Directed by Chris Addison. (1:43) PG-13.
Just Say Goodbye
A young woman tries to stop her bullied and abused best friend from committing suicide. With Katerina Eichenberger, Max MacKenzie. Written by Layla O’Shea. Directed by Matt Walting. (1:46) NR.
Documentary on indigenous filmmaker and activist Merata Mita of New Zealand. Directed by Heperi “Hepi” Mita. (1:35) NR.
A divorced father will stop at nothing to find his 7-year-old, who disappeared while at camp. With Guillaume Canet, Mélanie Laurent, Olivier de Benoist. Written by Christian Carion, Laure Irrmann. Directed by Carion. In French with English subtitles. (1:24) PG-13.
A controversial author uses his real-life affairs in his novel testing the boundaries of life and literature. With Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Nora Hamzawi. Written and directed by Olivier Assayas. In French with English subtitles. (1:48) R.
Writer-director Kulap Vilaysack touches on issues like immigration and identity as seeks out her biological father in this documentary. Featuring Scott Aukerman, Sarah Silverman, Casey Wilson. (1:46) NR.
A man tries to protect his daughter from dark forces in this Brazilian horror tale. With Ademir Esteves, Ricardo Casella. Written and directed by Samuel Galli. In Portuguese with English subtitles. (1:32) NR.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
The son of a missing detective teams with the titular sleuth to find his father in this mix of live action and animation. With the voice of Ryan Reynolds plus Justice Smith, Suki Waterhouse, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy. Written by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly; story by Hernandez, Samit, Nicole Perlman; based on “Pokémon” created by Satoshi Tajiri, Ken Sugimori, Junichi Masuda, Atsuko Nishida, Tomokazu Ohara, Haruka Utsui. Directed by Rob Letterman. (1:44) PG.
Diane Keaton stars as a woman who starts a cheer squad at a retirement home. With Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Weston, Rhea Perlman. Written by Shane Atkinson; story by Atkinson, Zara Hayes. Directed by Hayes. (1:31) PG-13.
Two Kenyan girls who fall in love are tested by their country’s ban of homosexuality. With Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva. Written by Wanuri Kahiu, Jenna Cato Bass; based on a short story by Monica Arac de Nyeko. Directed by Kahiu. In English and Swahili with English subtitles. (1:23) NR.
The Skin of the Teeth
A young gay man’s romantic evening takes a shocking, surreal turn. With Pascal Arquimedes, Donal Brophy, Tom Rizzuto. Written and directed by Matthew Wollin. (1:20) NR.
Friendship, love and World War I inspire the young writer who would go on to create “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.” With Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi. Written by David Gleeson, Stephen Beresford. Directed by Dome Karukoski. (1:52) PG-13.
Documentary on Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. Army soldier and intelligence analyst convicted in 2013 of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks in violation the Espionage Act. Directed by Tim Travers Hawkins. (1:32) NR.
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