Steven Spielberg’s 1993 World War II epic drama “Schindler’s List” starring Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley will be re-released this weekend with the director saying there is “more at stake” now than when the Holocaust drama was first released, citing a rise in “collective hate.” Also in theaters this week check out these 11 new releases, including Margot Robbie in “Mary Queen of Scots,” Julia Roberts in “Ben is Back,” and Natalie Portman in “Von Lux.”
Mary Queen of Scots
Biography | Drama | History
What it’s about: Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Directed by: Josie Rourke
Who’s in it: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn
Ben Is Back
What it’s about: A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family’s home on Christmas Eve.
Directed by: Peter Hedges
Who’s in it: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, Kathryn Newton
Drama | Music
What it’s about: An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.
Directed by: Brady Corbet
Who’s in it: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Raffey Cassidy, Christopher Abbott
Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes
What it’s about: A documentary that explores the rise and fall of the late Roger Ailes from his early media influence on the Nixon presidency to his controversial leadership at Fox News.
Directed by: Alexis Bloom
Who’s in it: Roger Ailes, Glenn Beck, Babette Bombshell, Catherine Corcoran
What it’s about: Tyrel, a sole black man, attends an otherwise all-white weekend of drunken bro debauchery on a birthday trip to a cabin in the Catskills.
Directed by: Sebastián Silva
Who’s in it: Christopher Abbott, Trust Arancio, Nicolas Arze, Max Born
Biography | Drama | History | War
What it’s about: Four young Jews survive the Third Reich in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become “invisible.”
Directed by: Claus Räfle
Who’s in it: Max Mauff, Alice Dwyer, Ruby O. Fee, Aaron Altaras
Horror | Thriller
What it’s about: Central Park is a unique, genre bending thriller/horror film that spans one night in the worlds’ most famous park. Six best friends, high school students, prepare for a night of fun. School is boring, family life unbearable, and Harold and his friends have turned Central Park into their ‘spot’. Young and invincible; Harold and his crew own this city. Unbeknownst to them, a revenge-seeking executioner prepares to kill them off one by one to pay for the sins of the father.
Directed by: Justin Reinsilber
Who’s in it: Grace Van Patten, Ruby Modine, Marina Squerciati, Michael Lombardi
Great Great Great
What it’s about: A young couple’s decision to get engaged threatens to break them apart.
Directed by: Adam Garnet Jones
Who’s in it: Sarah Kolasky, Dan Beirne, Richard Clarkin, Meredith Cheesbrough
The Great Pretender
What it’s about: The lives of a French theater director, her ex-boyfriend, and the two actors playing them intersect dramatically in this tangled and darkly funny roundelay set in the New York theater world.
Directed by: Nathan Silver
Who’s in it: Esther Garrel, Maëlle Poesy-Guichard, Keith Poulson, Linas Phillips
Comedy | Drama | Family | Thriller
What it’s about: Set over the course of a single evening in the Reynolds family home in suburban Connecticut, “Clara’s Ghost” tells the story of Clara Reynolds who, fed up with constant ribbing from her self-absorbed showbiz family, finds solace in and guidance from the supernatural force she believes is haunting her.
Directed by: Bridey Elliott
Who’s in it: Paula Niedert Elliott, Chris Elliott, Abby Elliott, Bridey Elliott
Drama | Romance | Thriller
What it’s about: An intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out he falls in love and his past catches up with him.
Directed by: Milad Alami
Who’s in it: Ardalan Esmaili, Soho Rezanejad, Lars Brygmann, Susan Taslimi