Movies in North Texas Theaters November 25 and Coming Soon

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Letter grades are listed only when a review is available.

(B+) BONES AND ALL Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet play a pair of young cannibals in this 1980s-set road movie that’s more tenderly lyrical than most conventional romances. The film is both brutal and beautiful, and Mark Rylance, as a fellow cannibal, plays one of the creepiest characters in movies in recent years. R (for strong, bloody, disturbing violent content, full language, some sexual content, and brief graphic nudity). 130 minutes In wide release.

(B) DEVOTION Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell play real-life Korean War airmen Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner, whose friendship reflects the US Navy’s early attempts at integration as Brown becomes the first airman in the color to complete the Navy Basic Training Program. It’s a boxy but satisfying social justice drama. PG-13 (for strong language, some action of war/violence and smoking). 138 minutes In wide release.

(A) THE FABELMANS In this deeply personal film, legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg focuses on his own upbringing, parents, and childhood journey to becoming a filmmaker. It’s fun, warm, loving and complicated. Starring Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Matthew Zoryon Francis-DeFord and Gabriel LaBelle. PG-13 (for some strong language, thematic elements, brief violence, and drug use). 151 minutes In wide release.

(A) GLASS ONION: A MYSTERY OF KNIVES OUTSIDE Daniel Craig stars as a detective facing a new murder case in this sequel to the 2019 hit. glass onion It tops the utterly charming original with more action, more delicious comeuppances, edgier design, and some genuinely amazing cameos just for good measure. Also starring Ed Norton, Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, and Leslie Odom Jr. PG-13 (for strong language, drug content, some violence, and sexual material). 139 minutes In wide release.

(B) THE INSPECTION Facing a bleak future, a gay black man (Jeremy Pope) joins the Marines and finds camaraderie and a sense of belonging in this surprisingly personal portrait of the military under the motto “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Despite the intense physicality of his performance, Pope does much of his acting with his eyes, which can signal fear and anxiety one moment and radiate defiant seduction the next. R (for full language, sexual content, some nudity and violence). 95 minutes At AMC NorthPark, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Cedars and Cinemark West Plano.

(B) STRANGE WORLD Three generations of explorers trek through unknown territories to save their city in this enchanting sci-fi original from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The fantastical world is meticulously and wonderfully rendered, with a painterly feel that draws inspiration from the pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s. Featuring the voices of Jake Gyllenhaal, Gabrielle Union, Dennis Quaid, Lucy Liu, Alan Tudyk, and Jaboukie Young-White. PG (for action/danger and some thematic elements). 102 minutes In wide release.

COMING NEXT WEEK

HOLY SPIDER A journalist investigates the murders of sex workers in the Iranian holy city of Mashhad. Not Rated. 116 minutes In Persian with subtitles.

THE FILM OF THE LIMEFIERS BY QUINTUAL Five sisters vie for their guardian’s affections in this animated romantic comedy based on a popular manga series. Not Rated. 136 minutes In Japanese with subtitles.

WILD SALVATION A recovering opioid addict seeks revenge against the dealers he blames for the death of a loved one. Starring Robert De Niro, Jack Huston and John Malkovich. R (for strong violence and drug use, and language everywhere). 101 minutes

VIOLENT NIGHT In this violent action comedy film, Santa Claus (David Harbor) steps in to save the day after mercenaries attack a wealthy family’s property. R (for strong bloody violence, full language, and some sexual references). 101 minutes

CURRENT RELEASES

(A) THE BANSHES OF INISHERIN A man (Brendan Gleeson) abruptly ends a lifelong friendship with a fellow Irishman (Colin Farrell), with alarming consequences for both. Playwright Martin McDonagh and a small group of wonderful actors have sculpted an aching reverie about friendship and the realization that it’s one of the best movies of the year. R (for full language, some violent content, and brief graphic nudity). 109 minutes

(C+) BARDO: FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS An acclaimed journalist turned documentary filmmaker (Daniel Giménez Cacho) returns to his homeland of Mexico in this often dull comedy-drama from Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Filled with carefree surrealism, it is Iñárritu’s most ambitious and forgiving film to date. R (for full language, strong sexual content, and graphic nudity). 159 minutes In Spanish with subtitles.

(C+) ADAM BLACK This superhero movie isn’t bad; he’s just predictable, stealing from other movies as an IP supervillain. But Dwayne Johnson is a natural in the lead role, mixing strength with humor. PG-13 (for sequences of strong violence, intense action and some language). 124 minutes

(B) BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Following the 2020 death of star Chadwick Boseman, director/co-writer Ryan Coogler and co-writer Joe Robert Cole went back to the drawing board for this sequel, penning a script that centers on his sister, Shuri (Letitia Wright), coming into power while dealing with grief and loss. Wright steps up and demonstrates her skills and seriousness as an actress, carrying the emotional weight of this film, which is as much a bittersweet sendoff for Boseman as it is for her character, T’Challa. PG-13 (for sequences of strong violence, action and some language). 161 minutes

(B-) DC SUPERPETS LEAGUE In this animated story, Superman’s dog Krypto leads a team of other superpowered animals to save the Justice League after they are captured by Lex Luthor. It’s a fun and sweet update on DC lore that should please fans old and new. PG (for action, mild violence, language, and crude humor). 106 minutes

(A-) GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO Set in Fascist Italy, the fantasy master’s stop-motion interpretation of the classic tale is mildly indulgent but never dull. Vivid, luxurious and bizarre, this is a rare piece of children’s entertainment that isn’t afraid to mystify children as much as it enchants them. Featuring the voices of Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Gregory Mann, Tilda Swinton, Finn Wolfhard, and Christoph Waltz. PG (For Danger, Dark Themed Material, Brief Smoking, Some Crude Humor, and Violence). 117 minutes

(C) LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE Josh Gordon and Will Speck directed this breathy live-action/animation hybrid film adaptation of Bernard Waber’s eponymous 1965 children’s book about a singing crocodile (voiced by Shawn Mendes) living in New York City. The film is a strange beast that can’t decide whether it wants to be a warm and whimsical family adventure comedy or a tongue-in-cheek hallucinatory fever dream aimed at adult viewers. Also starring Javier Bardem, Constance Wu and Scoot McNairy. PG (for light danger and thematic elements). 106 minutes

(B+) THE MENU Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult star as a couple who travel to a remote island to eat at an upscale restaurant headed by a chef (Ralph Fiennes) who puts more than food on the menu. This dark comedy thriller skewers high-end food culture with hilarious and shocking enthusiasm. R (for strong/disturbing violent content, general language, and some sexual references). 106 minutes

(B-) MINIONS: RISE OF GRU The fifth entry in the animated. My favorite villain The franchise offers a mild but satisfying origin story for 12-year-old Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) as he seeks to become the world’s greatest supervillain. This is a perfectly painless romp that should captivate kids, entertain adults, and keep Minions cosplayers employed for many birthday parties to come. PG (for some action/violence and crude humor). 87 minutes

ONE PIECE MOVIE: RED In this Japanese anime movie, the 15th in the One piece series: a mysterious pop singer decides to reveal herself to the world in a live show. PG-13 (for violence, suggestive material and language). 115 minutes In Japanese with subtitles.

PREY FOR THE DEVIL Set out to perform an exorcism to save the soul of a young woman (Posy Taylor), a nun (Jacqueline Byers) is confronted by a demonic force linked to her past. PG-13 (for disturbing and violent content, horror, thematic elements, and brief language). 93 minutes

(B) SHE SAID Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan play Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, the New York Times journalists whose reporting helped expose Harvey Weinstein’s abuse. The drama is tense, tense, and compelling, albeit with less payoff than you’d like. R (for language and descriptions of sexual assault). 128 minutes

SMILE After witnessing a traumatic incident that results in the death of a patient, a doctor (Sosie Bacon) begins to experience terrifying and inexplicable events. R (for strong violent content and lurid images and language). 115 minutes

ENERGETIC Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds star in this musical version of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol which tells the story from the perspective of the ghosts of the past, present and future. Also starring Octavia Spencer. PG-13 (for language, thematic elements and some suggestive material). 127 minutes

(B-) ENTRANCE TO PARADISE George Clooney and Julia Roberts seem to have had a great time making this Bali-set comedy, starring a group of bitterly divorced parents whose daughter (Kaitlyn Dever) just finished law school. The familiar rhythms are sincerely played, though there isn’t as much to laugh about here as you might expect. PG-13 (for some strong language and brief suggestive material). 104 minutes

(A) UNTIL Danielle Deadwyler gives a powerful, career-making performance as the mother of 14-year-old lynching victim Emmett Till (Jalyn Hall). Director Chinonye Chukwu shows the brutality of Till’s murder only obliquely, focusing instead on the aftermath, as the mother fights for justice and finds her own voice as a civil rights activist. PG-13 (for thematic content involving racism, strongly disturbing images, and racial slurs). 130 minutes

(A) THE WOMAN KING Powerful performances and technical precision come together to glorious effect in director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s moving historical epic, featuring Viola Davis as the general of an army of female warriors who protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey in the 19th century. . It’s a lush and crowd-pleasing piece of entertainment. Also starring John Boyega. PG-13 (for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing material, thematic content, brief language and partial nudity). 126 minutes

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