After accidentally shoving Kate Moss into the river Thames, Britain’s favorite problemdrinking fashionistas hit the road to the south of France. AbFab is an entertaining satire of the fashion industry and packed with great cameos, but you’ll only really love it if you’re British or have watched the show before.
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. Blair Witch
Twenty-two years after Heather Donahue disappeared into the woods in 1999’s cult phenomenon “The Blair Witch Project,” her brother (James Allen McCune) and his group of handycam-toting buddies head back into Black Hills Forest to uncover the legend.
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-thanPC moments, Bridget Jones is as delightful as ever.
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. Deepwater Horizon See review, above.
In a dystopian future in which society has managed to shed the inefficient burden of human emotions, Silas (Nicholas Hoult) and Nia (Kristen Stewart) are infected with a disease that awakens their ability to feel.
The First Monday in May
Documentarist Andrew Rossi (“Page One”) turns his lens the Met Gala, and their most famous exhibition, “China: Through the Looking Glass.” Beautifully shot, but struggles to deal with its subject matter without seeming Orientalist.
(USA) (Hong Kong)
In this new film by Andy Lo, a lost man finds himself in Hong Kong, rejected by his father and mourning the death of his mother. He befriends a reclusive and temperamental auntie, but their relationship deepens after she is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Bridget Jones’s Baby