OPENING THIS WEEK
BEST OF ENEMIES Not rated. 87 minutes. Center for Contemporary Arts. See review, Page 68.
COP CAR In this small, dark indie film, Kevin Bacon plays a small-town sheriff who is a bit of a meanie. When two teenagers take his car for a joyride, he undertakes a journey to track them down. Who knows what will happen when he finds them, but the trailer promises violence on par with a Coen Brothers film. Rated R. 86 minutes. Jean Cocteau Cinema. (Not reviewed)
THE FALLING Florence Pugh and Maisie Williams play Abbie and Lydia, two best friends at a strict British boarding school in the 1960s. As the girls begin to drift apart, the school is shaken by a fainting epidemic, and Lydia takes it upon herself to investigate. Not rated. 102 minutes. Jean Cocteau Cinema. (Not reviewed)
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Director Guy Ritchie gave Sherlock Holmes an action-packed, sexy, stylized gloss in two recent films. Now, he does the same for The Man From U.N.C.L.E., based on the 1960s television show. Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) is Napoleon Solo, a CIA agent who partners with Illya Kuryakin, a KGB operative (Armie Hammer), to save the world from a criminal network with access to nuclear weapons. Rated PG-13. 116 minutes. Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown; DreamCatcher. (Not reviewed)
PERFORMANCE AT THE SCREEN The series of high-definition screenings continues with a showing of Verdi’s Nabucco from Italy’s Arena di Verona. Leo Nucci and Fabio Sartori star. 11:15 a.m. Sunday, August 16, only. Not rated. 134 minutes. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Not reviewed)
PHOENIX Rated PG. 98 minutes. In German with subtitles. The Screen. See review, Page 66.
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON In the late 1980s, the hip-hop crew NWA stormed the national scene with a double-platinum record, FBI threats, notorious tours, and more — effectively popularizing “gangsta rap.” This dramatic film by F. Gary Gray charts the group’s rise from the streets of Compton, California. Members Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.) and Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins) became major media moguls. Paul Giamatti plays their opportunistic manager, Jerry Heller. Rated R. 147 minutes. Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown; DreamCatcher. (Not reviewed)