Opening this week at a theatre near you:

KIN (2018) PG-13

KIN

Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

A recently released con-man (Jack Reynor) and his adopted teenage brother (Myles Truitt) who go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin. The brothers are being chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco), the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers. KIN Website

What to Watch For: The film has an impressive cast including Zoe Kravitz, Carrie Coon, and Dennis Quaid.

Word on the Street: The film is based on a short film by co-director Jonathan Baker.

My Take: James Franco always gives an interesting performance.

Opens Nationwide on Friday.

Operation Finale (2018) PG-13

Operation Finale

Photo courtesy of MGM

A group of Israeli secret agents go after Adolph Eichmann (Ben Kingsley), the man responsible for murdering six million Jews,. Eichmann, under a different name, is hiding in South America among a group of Nazi supporters. Operation Finale Website

What to Watch For: The film is based on a true story, as Eichmann was captured by Israeli agents in 1960.

Word on the Street: Some of the film was shot in Argentina, the country that Eichmann was hiding out in.

My Take: I will see any film that Melanie Laurent, who plays an Israeli secret agent, is in.

Opening nationwide on Wednesday.

The Little Stranger (2018) R

The Little Stranger

Photo courtesy of Focus Features

Dr. Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson) is a country doctor, who is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, a large estate that his mother once worked at. He begins to visit on a regular basis, and strange things began to occur. The Little Stranger Info

What to Watch For: The film is based on a novel of the same name by Sarah Waters.

Word on the Street: Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds was a producer on the film.

My Take: One of the greatest actresses of our time, Charlotte Rampling, plays Mrs. Ayres, the matriarch of the estate.

Opening in Atlanta area theatres on Friday.

Searching (2018) PG-13

Searching

Photo courtesy of Screen Gems

After his 16-year old daughter (Michelle La) goes missing, her father (John Cho) with the help of a detective (Debra Messing) practically search for clues on where she could have gone. Searching Website

What to Watch For: The entire film takes place on a computer screen.

Word on the Street: The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

My Take: The film is at a 92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Opening nationwide on Friday.

Juliet, Naked (2018) R

Juliet, Naked

Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions

Annie (Rose Byrne) is a big fan of singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). Will she dump her boyfriend (Chris O’Dowd) when Tucker shows up in her town? Juliet, Naked Website

What to Watch For: The film got second place for Best Narrative Feature at the 2018 Nantucket Film Festival.

Word on the Street: It took three years to create the soundtrack for the film, including a number of original songs that Ethan Hawke’s character sings.

My Take: Director Jesse Peretz is known for directing some of my favorite TV series including GLOW and New Girl.

Opening nationwide on Friday.

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018)

Scotty and the Secert History of Hollywood

Photo courtesy of Altimeter Films

Documentary about Scotty Bowers, who spent decades as a sexual procurer to the stars in Hollywood. Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Website

What to Watch For: Director Matt Tyrnauer, won awards for his 2016 documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.

Word on the Street: Film critics have been loving this film with a score of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

My Take: It will be interesting to see a film about a little known Hollywood secret.

Opening in Atlanta exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

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