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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).

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