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Oct 4
 Black Panther (PG-13, action, violence) 2 hours 14 minutes

After a tragedy, the new king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an avenger. It earned 7 Oscar nominations, such as Best Film, and won for Best Costumes.

Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis.

Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times: “One of the best superhero movies of the century.”
Rotten Tomatoes score: critics 96, audience 79

Oct 11
 Persuasion 1 hour 44 minutes
This 1995 version of Jane Austen’s novel with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds is a delight. A newer version with Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones is available at the library which we are not licensed to show. It would be fun to watch both.
A young woman falls in love with a naval officer who has no rank or money, so she is encouraged to break off her engagement. After 8 years, she still loves him and regrets her decision. Suddenly he returns as a guest of a new neighbor and she must watch as every eligible girl in the county tries to attract him, as he is now a wealthy officer. Since she refused him once, there is little chance he will woo her again.

Georgia Brown, Village Voice: “A fairy tale for adults! A splendid motion picture!”

Oct 18
 Alpha (PG-13, some intense peril) 1 hour 36 minutes

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. On his first hunt, a young man is injured, left for dead, and must navigate the harsh wilderness before the deadly winter arrives. He relies on a lone wolf abandoned by its pack.

Pete Hammond, Deadline: “Beautifully filmed and deserves to be seen.”
Owen Gleiberman, Variety: “Captivating.”
David Fear, Rolling Stone: “Awe-Inspiring.”
Rotten Tomatoes score: critics 80, audience 70

Oct 25

 The Way Way Back (PG-13, language, sex, drugs) 1 hour 43 minutes

This 2013 movie features actors Steve Carrell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolf, Amanda Peet with Anna Sophia Robb and Liam James.

A 14-year-old is dragged on a family trip with his mother and overbearing boyfriend. He finds a friend at a local water park who guides him on his unforgettable vacation.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: “Bracingly fresh and funny.”
Pete Hammond, Movieline: “One of the year’s best films!”
Rotten Tomatoes score: critics 83, audience 84