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.