At Cafe 6
(Taiwan/China) Adapted from the popular Taiwanese novel, “At Cafe 6” is a light hearted coming of age film about a group of high school students who are deeply in love and trying to figure out how to continue their lives after graduation.
(UK/Canada/USA) Steven Spielberg brings the beloved Roald Dahl novel about a bullied gentle giant to the big screen: Young orphan Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is snatched from her bed into a land where roam behemoth troglodytes hungry for “human beans.” It’s a cinematic feast for the eyes, and a rollicking romp into the Giant Country of our childhoods.
Bridget Jones’s Baby
(UK) Everyone’s favorite desperate singleton is back. Now 43, Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) manages to hook up with both her ex, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and new American boy Jack Qwantz (Patrick Dempsey). With a baby roasting in her womb, she has to figure out who the father is. A solid comeback with some less-than-PC moments, Bridget Jones is as delightful as ever.
The First Monday in May
(USA) Documentarist Andrew Rossi (“Page One”) takes audiences into one of the most glamorous events of the year, the Met Gala, and the most attended fashion exhibit in the history of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: “China: Through the Looking Glass.” Beautifully shot with some killer footage of Anna Wintour, but struggles to deal with its subject matter without seeming Orientalist.
(UK/USA) “Genius” takes audiences back to the Roaring 20s, and all the heavy hitters make an appearance: Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds, and the man who cleaned up their greatest works, Max Perkins (Colin Firth). His next biggest project? “Look Homeward, Angel,” by the exceedingly promising (if not slightly longwinded) Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law).