THE GODFATHER “Psst. Your fly’s down.”

recommended Back to the Future
"Let me show you my plan for sending you home. Please excuse the crudity of this model. I didn't have time to build it to scale or paint it." Academy Theater.

Begin Again
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

The Bloom Series
A web series "illuminating the emerging culture of Transformational Festivals." UGHGHGUUH Clinton Street Theater.

Breaking Away
The 1979 film about a teen obsessed with Italian bike racing. Featuring younger, more attractive versions of Dennis Quaid and Daniel Stern, with a indelible appearance by Jackie Earle Haley as "Moocher." Laurelhurst Theater.

Call Me Kuchu
The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival presents a look at the lives of LGBT activists fighting the rise of anti-gay legislation in Uganda, with a Q&A with two of the activists in the film following the screening. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Captain America: The Winter Soldier
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! America.

Deliver Us From Evil
What's this? Another crappy-looking horror flick that wasn't screened for critics? Why, I never.... Various Theaters.

Earth to Echo
Four dumb kids find some stupid little robot. Not screened for critics. Various Theaters.

recommended Edge of Tomorrow
A fun, funny action movie with science-fiction smarts, deft satire, a nail-biter of a plot, and lots of cool explosions. If you see a better popcorn movie this summer, it's going to be a very good summer indeed. NED LANNAMANN Various Theaters.

recommended An Evening with Orland Nutt
See Film, this issue. Whitsell Auditorium.

recommended The Godfather
"This is Tom Hagen, calling for Vito Corleone, at his request. Now, you owe your don a service. He has no doubt that you will repay him." Screens in 35mm as a tribute to cinematographer Gordon Willis. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended A Hard Day's Night
That "Fabulous Foursome" performs all their greatest hits! Keep an ear out for "I'm a Believer," "Daydream Believer," "Mary, Mary," and "(Theme From) The Monkees"! Hollywood Theatre.

Kaleidoscopic Visions: Animation Classics
See Film, this issue. Whitsell Auditorium.

recommended Kung Fu Theater
Marvel has Iron Fist, but he's got nothing on Lo Lieh as Chao Chih-Hao, the star of legendary kung fu revenge flick Five Fingers of Death. Screens in 35mm. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Life Itself
See review this issue. Living Room Theaters, On Demand.

Lucky Them
Toni Collette plays a Seattle rock journalist assigned to track down a Kurt Cobain/Elliott Smith type who supposedly committed suicide years ago, but might simply be in hiding. Thomas Hayden Church is a rich guy with a camera who decides to tag along, for no real reason. The movie's idea of what it's like to write for a regional music magazine is beyond ludicrous, but Lucky Them just barely skates by on the charms of its lead actors—particularly Hayden Church, who's able to convey flakiness and integrity at the same time. NED LANNAMANN Living Room Theaters.

recommended Night Moves
Kelly Reichardt isn't a traditional storyteller. Her films, written in collaboration with Portland writer Jonathan Raymond (Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff), are like enlarged fragments of longer narratives: We meet characters with little context, and when we part ways with them, it's most often without a clear sense of resolution. But in Night Moves, Reichardt engages more than ever with... well, plot. Genre, even. Night Moves is her most easily classifiable work to date; thankfully, Reichardt keeps herself at enough of a remove from traditions that she retains her identity as a purveyor of the unanswered. MARJORIE SKINNER Laurelhurst Theater.

recommended Obvious Child
Obvious Child will always be known, first and foremost, as "the abortion comedy." That's the pitch, the premise, and the novelty of writer/director Gillian Robespierre's great new film: It's about a young woman who has an abortion and doesn't feel bad about it. In defiance of every film trope about abortion, which insist that soul-searching and guilt must necessarily accompany a legal medical procedure, there's no equivocating about whether terminating a pregnancy makes sense for Obvious Child's main character. She doesn't agonize over her decision; she doesn't feel guilty; she doesn't pledge to write a letter to her aborted fetus on its birthday every year. She's single, unemployed, and ambitious. Of course she's going to get an abortion. But Obvious Child isn't content to simply portray abortion as the medical procedure that it is: Here, the consequences of an unprotected hookup essentially provide the "cute" in a topsy-turvy millennial meet-cute where drunken sex, pregnancy tests, and Planned Parenthood waiting rooms all come before deciding if you really even like someone. ALISON HALLETT Various Theaters.

Sex Worker Film Series
A series offering "the best films by and about sex workers." This week's selection: The Price of Sex. More at Clinton Street Theater.

recommended Snowpiercer
See review this issue. Cinema 21, Hollywood Theatre.

See review this issue. Various Theaters.

Trans4mers: Dinopocalypse
So many of Trans4mers' scenes centering on humans would be totally unremarkable if it weren't for the copious product placement and Michael Bay's frequent inclusions of American flags in the background to remind us what these giant robots are fighting for, after all—but even with his many failings, let's be clear that Bay is absolutely a maestro at filming Imaginary Giant Robots Running Across a Screen in Slow Motion as Rain or Ash or Fire Falls in the Foreground because that's his particular genius and (as much as anyone might want to find deeper meaning in Bay's frequent attempts to mock ineffective or corrupt government agents even as he parades old-fashioned American patriotism around the screen every five minutes) he's not interested in anything besides the beautiful vulgarity of transcendental mayhem. PAUL CONSTANT Various Theaters.