Not rated. 102 minutes. In English, Spanish, French, and Japanese with subtitles. Violet Crown. See review, Page 37.
With a Republican president in the White House after eight years of Obama, it’s time for Michael Moore to surface with a documentary that pokes and prods him. His latest documentary references several of Moore’s pet topics: He calls back to Fahrenheit 9/11 with the title (taken for 11/9/16, the day Trump’s electoral college victory was announced), revisits the gun control debate of Bowling for Columbine by tracking the school-shooting survivors-turned-activists David Hogg and Emma González, and returns to his Michigan hometown setting of Roger & Me by exploring Flint’s current water crisis. Rated R. 125 minutes. Center for Contemporary Arts; Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown. (Not reviewed)
THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS
Filmmaker Eli Roth rose to prominence with brutal, R-rated horror movies such as Hostel. Here, he tries his hand at catering to the Goosebumps crowd, adapting the 1973 young adult novel by John Bellairs into a scary movie about a young orphan named Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who moves in with his uncle Jonathan (Jack Black), who lives in a house that has a ticking clock in its walls. He soons finds that his uncle is a warlock, and their next door neighbor Florence (Cate Blanchett) is a witch. When Lewis dabbles in spells and accidentally sets an evil spirit (Kyle MacLachlan) free, the three of them must make right and save the day. Rated PG. 104 minutes. Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown. (Not reviewed)
In this lifetime-spanning romance, Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde play a couple who fall in love, get married, and have children. Writer and director Dan Fogelman uses this story to jump backward and forward in time, and even take viewers to Spain (for a love story headed by Antonio Banderas) to show how events echo and reverberate through time and space. Mandy Patinkin, Annette Bening, and Olivia Cooke also star. Rated R. 118 minutes. Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown. (Not reviewed)
Rated R. 105 minutes. Regal Stadium 14. See review, Page 36.
PICK OF THE LITTER
Not rated. 81 minutes. The Screen; Violet Crown. See review, Page 38.
SANTA FE WINE AND CHILE FILM FIESTA
With the 2018 Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta taking place all over the city this week, Violet Crown gets into the fun, offering moviegoers a wine and food reception at 5 p.m., followed by their choice of one of two film screenings. On Sunday, Sept. 23, people can choose between A Year in Champagne (2014) and Cement Suitcase (2013). On Monday, Sept. 24, the options are A Year in Burgundy (2013) and Cement Suitcase (2013). Violet Crown. (Not reviewed)
THE SUN AT MIDNIGHT
This fable filmed at the Arctic Circle centers on Lia (Devery Jacobs), a teenager who is forced to spend the summer with her Gwich’in grandmother (Sarah Jerome) in a remote town in Canada’s Northwest Territories after her mother’s death. When she tries to flee, she becomes lost until she runs into Alfred (Duane Howard), a Gwich’in hunter. The two reluctantly bond, and Lia grows closer to her ancestral heritage — and soon, it is Alfred who must rely on her to survive. Not rated. 93 minutes. Jean Cocteau Cinema. (Not reviewed)
He’s at it again: Michael Moore in Fahrenheit 11/9, at Center for Contemporary Arts, Regal Stadium 14, and Violet Crown