Casablanca

Best Bets for Independent Classic and Foreign Films:

Boston

Museum of Fine Arts
www.mfa.org/film

Brookline

Coolidge Corner Theatre
3 screens
www.coolidge.org

Cambridge

Kendall Theatre
Kendall Square
9 screens
landmarktheatres.com

Brattle Theatre
Harvard Square
Brattlefilm.org

Waltham

Embassy Theatre
6 screens
landmarktheatres.com

Newton

West Newton Cinema
6 screens
westnewtoncinema.com

.Movies

‘Here are some of the movies I recently saw, and liked and the mini reviews culled from the NYTimes

‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ (PG, 1:48) The best, and maybe the only, way to appreciate “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is to surrender to its mad digital excess and be whirled around through time and space in a world of grotesque overabundance. This sequel to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” is so cluttered with an unwieldy mixture of Victoriana and digital gadgetry that every nook and cranny is crammed with stuff. There’s more to gape at than the eye can take in. Otherwise the movie, with its stale inspirational clichés, is a dud. (Stephen Holden)

‘The Angry Birds Movie’ (PG, 1:37) A superficially amiable ball of fluff based on the spectacularly popular video game. Jason Sudeikis gives voice to an irritable red bird who’s suspicious when his homeland is visited by some cheery green pigs. Slapstick, body humor and unsettling possible allegories ensue. (Glenn Kenny)

★ ‘A Bigger Splash’ (R, 2:04) Tilda Swinton stars in Luca Guadagnino’s seductive, reluctant thriller about a rock star, her lover, her former lover and a pretty young thing vacationing under the beautiful Italian sun. Bad things happen, because, you know, life is pain. In the meantime, do enjoy the magnificent digs, the designer threads and the frolicking nude stars. (Manohla Dargis)

‘Captain America: Civil War’ (PG-13, 2:27) More of a collegial misunderstanding, really, but this episode in the lavish workplace sitcom known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in which the Captain (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) quarrel about United Nations policy, does have some amusing banter and a few entertaining superhero brawls. (A. O. Scott)

 

‘The Lobster’ Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz star in Yorgos Lanthimos’s mordant allegory of managed emotion and mandatory monogamy, set in a chilly, plausibly cruel imaginary world. (Scott)

★ ‘Maggie’s Plan’  Rebecca Miller’s new film is a sharp, genial comedy about Maggie, a young New Yorker (Greta Gerwig) who falls in love and starts a family with an older man (Ethan Hawke), after which things get complicated. Ms. Miller’s ear for emotional foibles is acute, and the cast is in good form, in particular Julianne Moore as Maggie’s rival, a Danish professor. (Scott)

Money Monster George Clooney and Julia Roberts together again. Clooney plays a financial TV persinality ,"Mad Money "style who in the middle of a live broadcast is taken hostage, along with his crew. The ginman (Jack Oconnell) financially ruined by bad investment advice wants explamations and justice. Directed by Jodie Foster.