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Published January 25, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.


Finn Wolfhard in When You Finish Saving the World - COURTESY OF KAREN KUEHN/A24 FILMS
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  • Finn Wolfhard in When You Finish Saving the World

new in theaters

INFINITY POOL: A couple's island vacation turns into a surreal, dystopian nightmare in the latest horror flick from Brandon Cronenberg (Possessor), starring Alexander Skarsgård, Cleopatra Coleman and Mia Goth. (117 min, R. Essex)

LIVING: Bill Nighy received an Oscar nomination for his performance as a civil servant in 1950s England who decides to change his life after receiving disturbing news in this remake of a Japanese classic, directed by Oliver Hermanus. (102 min, PG-13. Savoy)

currently playing

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER ★★★1/2 Director James Cameron returns to Pandora for this sequel in which Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and his family face a new threat. (192 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Star, Stowe)

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER ★★★1/2 In Marvel Comics' fictional African kingdom, the Wakandans mourn King T'Challa and protect their nation from new threats. (161 min, PG-13. Majestic)

BROKER ★★★★ In South Korea, two men take advantage of a church drop-off for unwanted babies to sell the children for adoption in this acclaimed drama from Hirokazu Koreeda. (129 min, R. Catamount [ends Thu 26], Roxy, Savoy; reviewed 1/25)

THE DEVIL CONSPIRACY ★★ A biotech company has satanic plans for the shroud of Turin in this horror flick directed by Nathan Frankowski. (111 min, R. Majestic)

EO ★★★★1/2 This Oscar nominee from director Jerzy Skolimowski explores modern Europe from the point of view of a donkey. With Sandra Drzymalska and Isabelle Huppert. (86 min, NR. Savoy)

THE FABELMANS ★★★★ A teen in midcentury Arizona sets out to become a filmmaker in Steven Spielberg's acclaimed autobiographical drama, starring Michelle Williams and Gabriel LaBelle. (151 min, PG-13. Majestic, Palace, Playhouse, Savoy, Welden; reviewed 12/14)

A MAN CALLED OTTO ★★1/2 In the American adaptation of Fredrik Backman's best seller A Man Called Ove, Tom Hanks plays a widower in need of a new lease on life. Marc Forster directed. (126 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Roxy, Star, Welden)

M3GAN ★★★1/2 A robotics engineer (Allison Williams) makes the bad decision to introduce her young niece to her new lifelike creation in this viral horror flick. (102 min, PG-13. Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Star, Stowe, Welden)

MISSING ★★★1/2 Storm Reid plays a girl who must use digital sleuthing to find her mom (Nia Long), who disappeared on a Colombian vacation, in this thriller from Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick. (111 min, PG-13. Essex, Majestic, Palace)

PLANE ★★★ Gerard Butler plays a pilot who makes a successful crash landing only to find more trouble on the ground in this action thriller from Jean-François Richet. (107 min, R. Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace)

PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH ★★★★ Antonio Banderas again voices the titular cool cat in this animated adventure in which Puss seeks to restore his nine lives. (100 min, PG. Bijou, Capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Star, Stowe, Welden)

SKINAMARINK ★★★1/2 Two young children wake to find their parents gone and their home a prison in Kyle Edward Ball's low-budget horror film, which is already gathering a cult following. (100 min, R. Palace)

THE WHALE ★★★ Brendan Fraser plays an obese, shut-in English teacher at a critical life juncture in this drama directed by Darren Aronofksky, based on Samuel D. Hunter's play. (117 min, R. Catamount, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Roxy, Savoy; reviewed 1/18)

WHEN YOU FINISH SAVING THE WORLD ★★★ Jesse Eisenberg makes his directorial debut with this comedy-drama in which Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard play a mother and teenage son. (88 min, R. Roxy)

WHITNEY HOUSTON: I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY ★★1/2 This biopic from Kasi Lemmons traces the R&B singer's rise to megastardom. Naomi Ackie stars. (146 min, PG-13. Marquis, Welden)

older films and special screenings

CESAR CHAVEZ (Catamount, Wed 25 only)

FATHOM'S BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: ROMAN HOLIDAY 70TH ANNIVERSARY (Essex, Wed 25 only)

open theaters

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

Note: These capsule descriptions are not intended as reviews. Star ratings come from Metacritic unless we reviewed the film (noted at the end of the description). Find reviews written by Seven Days critic Margot Harrison at sevendaysvt.com/onscreen-reviews.