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The Purge: Elec­tion Year (USA) In the log­i­cal and ever more po­lit­i­cally rel­e­vant ex­ten­sion to the events that went down in the se­ries’ sec­ond in­stall­ment (“The Purge: An­ar­chy”), lead­ing pres­i­den­tial hope­ful Char­lie Roan (Christy Coco) vows to end the Purge tra­di­tion, mak­ing her a prime target for the sin­is­ter New Found­ing Fa­thers; mean­while the rest of her maimed com­pa­tri­ots are des­per­ately cap­ping off their tweets with #ImWithHer and #Any­oneButPurge. Opened Sep 29.

Deep­wa­ter Hori­zon (USA) Based on the 2010 Deep­wa­ter Hori­zon oil spill, this new film by Peter Berg gath­ers A-lis­ters Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich and Kate Hud­son to tell the un­seen story of peo­ple on the rig be­fore, dur­ing, and shortly af­ter its calami­tous ex­plo­sion. Opened Sep 29.

Miss Pere­grine’s Home for Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren (USA/Bel­gium/UK) When tragedy strikes young Ja­cob Port­man (Asa But­ter­field), clues from his grand­fa­ther’s past leads him to a pe­cu­liar or­phan­age full of shapeshift­ing res­i­dents cared for by one very mys­te­ri­ous mistress (Eva Green). Opened Sep 29.

Cafe So­ci­ety (USA) Is it 2016 al­ready? Seems like it was yes­ter­day that we all col­lec­tively meh’d out of Woody Allen’s last in­ap­pro­pri­ate love tri­an­gle (“Ir­ra­tional Man”). His lat­est finds Jesse Eisen­berg as a fresh-faced show­biz as­sis­tant in 1930s Hol­ly­wood named Bobby, hope­lessly in love with Kris­ten Ste­wart, who is caught in a pri­vate af­fair with Bobby’s un­cle, played by Steve Car­rell. Opened Sep 29. Storks (USA) Faced with the dreaded “Where do ba­bies come from?” ques­tion, par­ents can now breathe a sigh of re­lief and let the voices of Andy Sam­berg, Kelsey Gram­mer, Jen­nifer Anis­ton and a solid crew of comedy heavy­hit­ters play it out: The cast of birds must race to get a baby from Stork Moun­tain to the hu­man world. Opened Sep 29.

The Com­mune (Den­mark/Swe­den/Nether­lands) A com­ing-of-mid­dle-age film di­rected by Thomas Vin­ter­berg (“Far from the Madding Crowd,” “The Cel­e­bra­tion”). In 1970s Copen­hagen, a group of artists and aca­demics shack up to­gether in a so­cial ex­per­i­ment. Ex­pect heavy sex­ual ten­sion with a side of SOME­ONE who keeps FOR­GET­TING to PUT AWAY THEIR DISHES, JES­PER. Opened Sep 29.

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