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Now Playing in Theaters: September 21-27


Published September 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Updated September 21, 2022 at 10:22 a.m.

Thuso Mbedu in The Woman King - COURTESY OF SONY PICTURES
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new in theaters

DON'T WORRY DARLING: In the 1950s, a homemaker (Florence Pugh) begins to suspect there's something wrong with the utopian community where she and her husband (Harry Styles) live in this thriller from director Olivia Wilde. (122 min, R. Capitol, Essex, Marquis, Paramount, Star, Welden)

LOVING HIGHSMITH: Eva Vitija's documentary examines the life of classic thriller writer Patricia Highsmith through the lenses of love and family. (83 min, NR. Savoy)

MOONAGE DAYDREAM: This documentary from Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture) traces the career of David Bowie with cooperation from his estate. (135 min, PG-13. Savoy)

RAILWAY CHILDREN: City children are evacuated to Yorkshire during World War II in this family drama directed by Morgan Matthews. John Bradley and Jenny Agutter star. (95 min, PG. Essex)

currently playing

BARBARIAN ★★★★ An accidental double booking turns out to be the least of an Airbnb guest's problems in this horror thriller from Zach Cregger. Georgina Campbell and Bill Skårsgard star. (102 min, R. Capitol, Essex, Majestic)

BEAST ★★1/2 Idris Elba plays a widowed dad who must defend his two teenage daughters from a lion in Baltasar Kormákur's horror drama. (93 min, R. Bijou, Stowe)

THE BIRTH OF INNOCENCE: About a decade ago, Vermont storyteller and director Malcolm D. Parker was convicted of defrauding investors in his new age documentary. At long last, the finished film hits local screens. (74 min, NR. Savoy)

BODIES BODIES BODIES ★★★1/2 A hurricane party goes very wrong in this horror-comedy from director Halina Reijn. With Amandla Stenberg and Maria Bakalova. (95 min, R. Roxy)

BREAKING ★★★1/2 A struggling Marine Corps veteran (John Boyega) turns to bank robbery in this Sundance Film Festival honoree from director Abi Damaris Corbin. (103 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Savoy)

BULLET TRAIN ★★1/2 In this action flick, a bullet train leaves Tokyo carrying five assassins. With Brad Pitt, Joey King and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. (126 min, R. Majestic, Palace)

DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS ★★★ Krypto the Super-Dog assembles a band of crime-fighting critters in this animated adventure. (106 min, PG. Bijou, Capitol, Majestic, Palace, Sunset)

ELVIS ★★★ Austin Butler plays the rock icon and Tom Hanks plays Colonel Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann's biopic, also starring Olivia DeJonge. (159 min, PG-13. Sunset)

FUNNY PAGES ★★★1/2 A teenage cartoonist drops out of school and goes in search of a mentor in this satire from Owen Kline, a nominee at the Cannes Film Festival. (86 min, R. Roxy)

GIGI & NATE ★★1/2 A young man who is quadriplegic bonds with his service animal — a capuchin monkey — in this family drama. (114 min, PG-13. Bijou, Welden)

HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG: This documentary looks at the singer-songwriter through the lens of one of his most beloved songs. (118 min, PG-13. Savoy)

HOCKEYLAND: The rival teams of two Minnesota towns square off in Tommy Haines' documentary. (108 min, NR. Welden)

THE INVITATION ★★1/2 A young woman (Nathalie Emmanuel) finds romance and terror at an English country estate in this gothic thriller. (104 min, PG-13. Majestic)

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON ★★★★1/2 A YouTube star comes to the big screen in this all-ages mockumentary. (90 min, PG. Roxy; reviewed 6/22)

MEDIEVAL ★★1/2 Ben Foster plays 15th-century Czech warlord Jan Zizka in this historical adventure. Petr Jákl directed. (126 min, R. Majestic)

ORPHAN: FIRST KILL ★★1/2 Isabelle Fuhrman stars in the prequel to 2009 horror film Orphan. (99 min, R. Palace)

PEARL ★★★★★ In 1918, a young woman (Mia Goth) dreams of escaping her home on an isolated farm in this prequel to last year's horror film X. (102 min, R. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Roxy, Star; reviewed 9/21)

SEE HOW THEY RUN ★★★ Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell and Ruth Wilson star in this murder mystery set in the 1950s among London theater folk. (98 min, PG-13. Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Savoy, Star)

THE SILENT TWINS ★★★ Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance play twins who will speak only to each other in this fact-inspired drama. (113 min, R. Roxy)

THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING ★★★ George Miller directed this modern fable in which a scholar (Tilda Swinton) meets a Djinn (Idris Elba). (108 min, R. Palace)

THE WOMAN KING ★★★★ Viola Davis plays the general of an all-female protective force in this action epic set in the 1820s. Gina Prince-Bythewood directed. (135 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Roxy, Sunset)

older films and special screenings

AVATAR (2009) (Essex, Majestic)

THE BLOB (Sunset)



STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2022: HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (Essex, Sun & Wed 28 only)

GREASE (Sunset)


LIFEMARK (Essex, Thu-Sun)

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU ★★★ (Majestic, Paramount, Star)

NOPE ★★★1/2 (Roxy, Star; reviewed 8/3)

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME ★★★1/2 (Stowe)



TOP GUN: MAVERICK ★★★★ (Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Star, Stowe, Sunset, Welden)

TREMORS (Sunset)

WANDERING... BUT NOT LOST (Savoy, Fri only)

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING ★★1/2 (Bijou, Majestic, Palace, Welden; reviewed 7/20)

open theaters

(* = upcoming schedule for theater was not available at press time)

*BIG PICTURE THEATER: 48 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, 496-8994,

*BIJOU CINEPLEX 4: 107 Portland St., Morrisville, 888-3293,

CAPITOL SHOWPLACE: 93 State St., Montpelier, 229-0343,

ESSEX CINEMAS & T-REX THEATER: 21 Essex Way, Suite 300, Essex, 879-6543,

*MAJESTIC 10: 190 Boxwood St., Williston, 878-2010,

*MARQUIS THEATER: 65 Main St., Middlebury, 388-4841,

*MERRILL'S ROXY CINEMAS: 222 College St., Burlington, 864-3456,

*PALACE 9 CINEMAS: 10 Fayette Dr., South Burlington, 864-5610,

PARAMOUNT TWIN CINEMA: 241 N. Main St., Barre, 479-9621,

PLAYHOUSE MOVIE THEATRE: 11 S. Main St., Randolph, 728-4012,

SAVOY THEATER: 26 Main St., Montpelier, 229-0598,

STAR THEATRE: 17 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, 748-9511,

*STOWE CINEMA 3PLEX: 454 Mountain Rd., Stowe, 253-4678,

SUNSET DRIVE-IN: 155 Porters Point Rd., Colchester, 862-1800,

WELDEN THEATRE: 104 N. Main St., St. Albans, 527-7888,