Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers.
The Hollars A warm, funny and truthful film by director-star John Krasinksi with an endearingly wacky approach that most sets it apart from the myriad of previous dysfunctional family tales. (Gary Goldstein) PG-13.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople This wonderful New Zealand film has a gently absurdist quality, a simultaneously sweet and subversive sensibility all its own, mixing warmth, adventure and comedy in ways that consistently surprise. Don't miss it. (Kenneth Turan) PG-13.
Mia Madre Nanni Moretti's quietly wise, funny and openly sentimental film is tinged with the kind of honest sadness and comic frustrations that suggest a daily journal come to life. (Robert Abele) R.