Varsity Theatre

July 28-Aug. 3

Note: See www.catheatres.com for days not listed, and ticket prices

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

NEW

Daily showtimes: 12:10, 2:10, 4:10 6:15, 8:20

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the "surfaces" of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive. Directed by Errol Morris; Starring Elsa Dorfman. Rated R for some graphic nude images and brief language/76m.

Lost in Paris

Daily showtimes: 2:40, 7:15

Fiona visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha. Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom, a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing. Directed by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon; Starring Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva, Fiona Gordon, Pierre Richard, Emmy Boissard Paumelle, Céline Laurentie. Not Rated/83m.

Maudie

Daily showtimes: 12:40, 3:25, 6:10, 8:50

'Maudie,"based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. 'Maudie" charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter. Directed by Aisling Walsh; also starring Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose, Zachary Bennett, Lawrence Barry, Greg Malone. Rated PG-13 for some thematic content and brief sexuality/115m.

The Little Hours

Daily showtimes: 12:20, 4:55

A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages. Introduced as a deaf blind man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation. Directed by Jeff Baena; Starring Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke. Rated R for graphic nudity, sexual content and language/90m.

The Big Sick

Daily showtimes: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20

A Pakistani-American stand-up comedian falls for an American woman, despite the fact that his family wants him to consent to an arranged marriage with someone from his own culture. Directed by Michael Showalter; Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Matty Cardarople, Ray Romano, Vella Lovell, Bo Burnham, Anupam Kher. Rated R for language including some sexual references/120m.

The Beguiled

Daily showtimes: 4:20, 9:10

At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events. Directed by Sofia Coppola; Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Addison Riecke, Wayne Pére. Rated R for some sexuality/93m.

The Hero

Daily showtimes: 1:55, 6:45

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. Directed by Brett Haley; Starring Sam Elliott, Nick Offerman, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Katharine Ross, Doug Cox, Max Gail, Jackie Joyner. Rated R for drug use, language and some sexual content/93m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

July 28-Aug. 3

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Atomic Blonde

NEW

Daily showtimes: 1:00, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. Directed by David Leitch; Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, James Faulkner. Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity/115m.

The Emoji Movie

NEW

Daily showtimes: 12:50, 3:20, 5:40, (3-D) 8:00

This animated comedy takes place in Textopolis, a world inside a smartphone that's inhabited by various emojis. There, an emoji named Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) is ashamed that he has multiple facial expressions while his colleagues only have one each, and he embarks on a quest to be like everyone else. Directed by Anthony Leondis; Starring T.J. Miller, James Corden, Ilana Glazer, Jennifer Coolidge, Maya Rudolph, Patrick Stewart, Rob Riggle. Rated PG for rude humor/91m.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Daily showtimes: 12:40, 3:40, 5:30, (3-D) 8:35

In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. Directed by Luc Besson; Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and brief language/137m.

Dunkirk

Daily showtimes: 12:05, 2:40, 6:40, 9:10

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26-June 4, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II. Directed by Christopher Nolan; Starring Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles. Rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language/106m.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Daily showtimes: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark, Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your freindly neighborhood Spider-Man — but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. Directed by Jon Watts; Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly. Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments/133m.

Despicable Me 3

Daily showtimes: 12:30, 2:50, 5:20, 7:40 (No 7:40 showing on Aug. 3)

Villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who's grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the '80s, and proves to be Gru's most formidable nemesis to date. Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon; Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel. Rated PG for action and rude humor/90m.