Emma (Opens Fri Feb 21, various theaters) Anya Taylor-Joy and music video director Autumn de Wilde team up with the ghost of Jane Austen.
Guns Akimbo (Opens Fri Feb 28, various theaters) Daniel Radcliffe plays some schlub with guns stuck to his hands! Bang! Bang! Crucio! Crucio!
The Invisible Man (Opens Fri Feb 28, various theaters) Elisabeth Moss plays a woman stalked by her invisible ex in Upgrade director Leigh Whannell’s feminist spin on H.G. Wells’ novel.
Wendy (Opens Fri Feb 28, various theaters) Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Benh Zeitlin’s take on Peter Pan.
Cosmos: Possible Worlds (Starts Mon March 9, National Geographic) Originally scheduled for last year, the follow-up to 2014’s excellent Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey—a companion piece to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos—was delayed after sexual mis-conduct allegations against host Neil deGrasse Tyson.
43rd Portland International Film Festival (Fri March 6-Sun March 15, various locations) Lots of changes have been going on at the Northwest Film Center, but the film org is still going all-out for PIFF.
Bloodshot (Opens Fri March 13, various theaters) Vin Diesel plays a growling cyborg soldier in a film that was this close to getting included in PIFF.
A Quiet Place Part II (Opens Fri March 20, various theaters) Cowriter/director John Krasinski’s creepy, clever thriller gets a sequel/prequel.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Opens Fri March 27, Cinema 21) Eliza Hittman’s Sundance-approved film about two girls and an unplanned pregnancy.
Beastie Boys Story (IMAX screenings Fri April 3, streams on Apple TV+ Fri April 24) Spike Jonze’s doc about the group, based, in part, on Ad-Rock and Mike D’s exhaustive, exhilarating Beastie Boys Book. ERIK HENRIKSEN