In this upstairs, downstairs movie, directed by Bong Joon-ho, a young man from a poor family living in a basement apartment in Korea begins tutoring for a much wealthier family. It's a dark comedy and a thriller about class divides. It's also been widely critically acclaimed, but everyone says to go in without reading too much about it. Now playing at The Manor Theatre and AMC Waterfront.
In this satirical comedy about Hitler Youth (no comment), a young wannabe-Nazi finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their house. Now he must navigate the rocky terrain of World War II with his imaginary friend, Adolf (Taika Waititi, a self-described "Polynesian Jew"). Now playing at The Manor Theatre, AMC Waterfront, and Waterworks Cinemas.
Edward Norton stars as a P.I. with Tourette's Syndrome and a photographic memory who is investigating the death of his mentor. It's based off a 1999 Jonathan Lethem novel of the same name, and although the book was set in the present day, the film is set in the 1950's, which is certainly a choice. Now playing at AMC Waterfront.
A biopic about escaped slave Harriet Tubman, who became an abolitionist and helped others escape through the Underground Railroad. The film is directed by Kasi Lemmons, and stars Cynthia Erivo (breakout star from Widows) as Tubman. Now playing at major theaters.
Soul Witness:The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project
Between 1990 and 1996, a Holocaust testimony expert interviewed dozens of Holocaust survivors in Brookline, Mass. The film draws from over 80 hours of footage of survivors describing their incredible losses, and intense resilience. All proceeds from the film screening will go towards the congregations affected by the Tree of Life shooting. 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 3. Regent Square Theater, 1035 S. Braddock Ave., Regent Square. cinema.pfpca.org
Row House Cinema dives into the classic Japanese genre of Samurai Cinema, with a collection of films from 1958-2002, including The Hidden Fortress, in which two peasants unknowingly escort a princess and general across enemy lines, and Sword of Doom, about a government samurai with a taste for violence and no morals. Continues through Thu., Nov. 7. 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. rowhousecinema.com