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San Francisco Chronicle - - DATEBOOK - — Wal­ter Ad­diego

Anna and the Apoc­a­lypse:

Who can re­sist the idea of a zom­bie film set in Scot­land at Christ­mas­time? What’s more, it’s a mu­si­cal.

Bit­ter Melon:

A Filipino Amer­i­can fam­ily plots to kill a vi­o­lent fam­ily mem­ber dur­ing the hol­i­days in this dark com­edy from San Fran­cisco’s H.P. Men­doza.

Di­vide and Con­quer: The Story of Roger Ailes:

This doc­u­men­tary fo­cuses on the work of the man who served as me­dia ad­viser for sev­eral Re­pub­li­can pres­i­dents and later be­came the head of Fox News.

Dumplin’:

Jen­nifer Anis­ton and Danielle Macdon­ald star in this mu­si­cal adap­ta­tion of the young-adult novel by Julie Mur­phy about an over­weight teenager who sud­denly loses her self-con­fi­dence.

Peo­ple’s Re­pub­lic of De­sire:

A doc­u­men­tary about China’s ob­ses­sion with live stream­ing, which en­ables per­form­ers with lim­ited tal­ent to at­tract mil­lions of fans and get rich.

Swim­ming With Men:

Oliver Parker di­rects this com­edy-drama about a man suf­fer­ing a midlife cri­sis who joins an all-male syn­chro­nized swim team.

Vox Lux:

Natalie Port­man and Jude Law lead the cast in this drama about a young singer who be­comes a pop su­per­star fol­low­ing a na­tional tragedy.

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