Movie recommendations from critics Kenneth Turan, Justin Chang and other reviewers. Click title for full review.
The Age of Shadows Kim Jee-woon (mildly) tones down the ultra-violence of "I Saw the Devil" with this thrillingly taut and intricate 1920s spy yarn, which will represent South Korea in the Oscar race for best foreign-language film. (Justin Chang) NR.
Aquarius A career-crowning performance by Sonia Braga is the highlight of this lovely, ruminative drama from the Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho, about a woman refusing to leave her home despite growing local pressure. (Justin Chang) NR.
Certain Women Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and a revelatory Lily Gladstone star in writer-director Kelly Reichardt's beautifully understated triptych about four women making their way through life in small-town Montana. (Justin Chang) R.
Closet Monster Singular and dazzling, Canadian writer-director Stephen Dunn's semi-autobiographical fever dream of a feature debut is nothing less than an emotional exorcism. (Gary Goldstein) NR.
Newtown A devastating documentary about the 2012 massacre of kindergarten and first-graders in Connecticut, tells one of the saddest stories ever told. (Kenneth Turan, Oct. 14) (1:25) NR.
Other People Darkly funny, enormously moving and wonderfully observed, writer-director Chris Kelly's comedy-drama is a strong, idiosyncratic, real-life-inspired film about an adult son's return home to be with his ill mother. (Gary Goldstein) NR.
Sand Storm Winner of six Israeli Oscars, including best picture, this urgent family drama, as tense as any thriller, is set not in familiar territory but inside that country's insular Bedouin community. (Kenneth Turan) NR.
Voyage of Time: The Imax Experience Elaborating on the creation sequence from "The Tree of Life," Terrence Malick delivers a glorious cosmic reverie, full of visually stunning ideas of what the origins of the universe and life on Earth may have looked like. (Justin Chang, Oct. 7) (:45) G.