Varsity Theatre

Jan. 12-18

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The Post

NEW

Sat-Mon early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 3:20, 6:15, 9:00

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events. Directed by Steven Spielberg; Starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk. Rated PG-13 for language and brief war violence/115m.

I, Tonya

NEW

Sat-Mon early show: 12:05 Daily showtimes: 2:50, 5:50, 8:45

Golden Globe Winner Best Supporting Actress

Oregon competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. Directed by Craig Gillespie; Starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale. Rated R for pervasive language, violence, and some sexual content/nudity/119m.

Molly's Game

Sat-Mon early show: 11:55 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 6:05, 9:10

Based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe. Directed by Aaron Sorkin; Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O'Dowd, Bill Camp, J.C. MacKenzie. Rated R for language, drug content and some violence/140m.

Darkest Hour

Golden Globe winner for Best Actor

Sat-Mon early show: 11:50 Daily showtimes: 2:40, 5:40, 8:35

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright; Starring Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, Pip Torrens, Samuel West. Rated PG-13 for some thematic material/124m.

The Shape of Water

Four Golden Globes, including Best Director and Best Original Score

Sat-Mon early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 3:30, 6:25, 9:20

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes "the Shape of Water" — an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. Directed by Guillermo del Toro; Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Lauren Lee Smith. Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language/123m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Jan. 12-18

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Paddington 2

NEW

Sat-Mon early show: 12:35 Daily showtimes: 3:10, 5:50, 8:20

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Directed by Paul King; Starring Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi. Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor/105m.

Lady Bird

Golden Globe Winner for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

Daily showtime: 4:10, 9:20

Greta Gerwig makes her directorial debut, finding both humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after the father loses his job, and her teenage daughter. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, "Lady Bird" is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. Directed by Greta Gerwig; Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Lois Smith. Rated R for language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying/93m.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Four Golden Globes, including Best Drama, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay

Sat-Mon early show: 1:25 Daily showtimes: 6:35

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Directed by Martin McDonagh; Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges. Rated R for violence, language throughout, and some sexual references/115m.

The Greatest Showman

Golden Globe winner for Best Song

Sat-Mon early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:35, 6:10, 8:45

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, "The Greatest Showman" is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Directed by Michael Gracey; Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Paul Sparks, Keala Settle, Gayle Rankin. Rated PG for thematic elements including a brawl/105m

Insidious: The Last Key

Sat-Mon early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:15, 6:50, 9:20

Brilliant parapsychologist Elise Rainier receives a disturbing phone call from a man who claims that his house is haunted. Even more disturbing is the address — 413 Apple Tree Lane in Five Keys, N.M. — the home where Elise grew up as a child. Accompanied by her two investigative partners, Rainier travels to Five Keys to confront and destroy her greatest fear — the demon that she accidentally set free years earlier. Directed by Adam Robitel. Starring Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Kirk Acevedo, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Josh Stewart, Tessa Ferrer, Aleque Reid, Ava Kolker, Pierce Pope, Bruce Davison, Javier Botet, Marcus Henderson, Amanda Jaros, Judith Drake, Hana Hayes, Thomas Robie, Josh Wingate, Danielle Kennedy, Melanie Gaydos, Ty Simpkins, Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Joseph Bishara, Stefanie Scott, Barbara Hershey, Danielle Bisutti, Brynn Bowie, Madison Bowie. Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic content, violence and terror, and brief strong language/103m.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Sat-Mon early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 3:00, 6:15, 9:10

The tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into an old video game console by a game they’ve never heard of, and are thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever. Directed by Jake Kasdan; Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Alex Wolff, Rhys Darby. Rated PG-13 for adventure action, suggestive content and some language/119m.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Sat-Mon early show: 11:45 Daily showtimes: (3-D) 2:50, 5:45, 9:00

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. Directed by Rian Johnson; Starring Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Benicio Del Toro, Mark Hamill, Gwendoline Christie. Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence/152m.