recommended 2001: A Space Odyssey
If you're watching it on your TV, you're doing it wrong. Go see it on the big screen, as Kubrick and HAL 9000 intended. ERIK HENRIKSEN Hollywood Theatre.

Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland
The premiere of Joe Biel's documentary on Portland's cycling community, and the advocacy that's kept it vibrant over the past four decades. Clinton Street Theater.

Being Ginger
Take it away, official synopsis! "Through captivating storytelling, we journey with Scott as he lets the viewer into his thoughts, experiences, and internal processing of how his red hair has influence over his life and how it makes him feel about himself." Clinton Street Theater.

Loosely based on the real-life subject of a portrait that currently hangs in a Scottish castle, Belle is a very Jane Austen-esque portrayal of Dido Elizabeth Belle. The illegitimate child of an African slave and an English gentleman, she was nonetheless raised among the high society of her father's side. There's plenty of fictionalization here, but the basic facts of the real Belle's unusual position allow the film to effectively tackle a satisfying blend of social and personal issues. Race isn't usually the primary topic of such impeccably costumed drawing rooms and garden parties (fear not: husband-hunting remains a close second), but Belle's subject matter is more remarkable than its form—not a bad thing if you appreciate a well-executed, romantic (if conventional) sweep of a period drama (and I do). MARJORIE SKINNER Various Theaters.

See review this issue. Various Theaters.

recommended Chef
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

Divergent's concept reads like someone ran the SparkNotes plot summary of The Hunger Games through Google translate several times, then read it aloud in a mocking voice after six tequila shots. ALISON HALLETT Various Theaters.

recommended The Double
See review this issue. Living Room Theaters.

recommended Experimental Film Festival Portland
Portland's ambitious experimental film fest returns. See next week's Mercury or for more info. Hollywood Theatre.

For No Good Reason
See review this issue. Cinema 21.

Given that it lacks both the haunting allegory of Ishirō Honda's 1954 Godzilla and the wit and personality of last year's Pacific Rim, it's a good thing this Godzilla nails the spectacle. And holy shit, does it ever nail the goddamn spectacle: San Francisco gets wrung through the wringer in Godzilla's second half, and while director Gareth Edwards nods to other, better stories about man overstepping his bounds (both 2001: A Space Odyssey and Jurassic Park get shout-outs), he's more intent on setting monsters loose than saying anything deep. ERIK HENRIKSEN Various Theaters.

recommended Grindhouse Film Festival
The Grindhouse Film Festival takes an interesting turn to the softer (core) side of exploitation cinema with a screening of the Cinemax classic Emmanuelle Around the World. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Jaws
"Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte... just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour." Academy Theater.

recommended Jodorowsky's Dune
At first, Frank Pavich's documentary seems like little more than a glorified DVD bonus feature—a "making of" doc, with the catch that the film it chronicles the making of doesn't exist. In 1984, when the big-budget faceplant of David Lynch's Dune was released, few people knew that audiences could have seen something else entirely. For years, Alejandro Jodorowsky had desperately been trying to make his version of Dune—a film he humbly thought would be "the most important picture in the history of humanity." Jodorowsky's Dune is about his still-burning passion, and it's by turns exciting and heartbreaking to hear him explain—see him show—what might have been. ERIK HENRIKSEN Academy Theater, Laurelhurst Theater.

Johnny Guitar
Joan Crawford isn't just child abuse and wire hangers! In 1954's Johnny Guitar, she's a simple saloon owner who has to fend off a lynch mob after sticking her neck out for Sterling Hayden as a wounded gang member. Laurelhurst Theater.

Locke takes place entirely inside the BMW of one Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy). Considering its self-imposed limitations—85 minutes of a man talking on a car phone—Locke does remarkably well. But it also feels like filmmaking as a stage-y, athletic feat, and the viewing experience falls closer to frustration than enjoyment. MARJORIE SKINNER Living Room Theaters.

recommended Mad Romance: The Films of Leos Carax
See Film, this issue. Whitsell Auditorium.

Portland EcoFilm Festival
A monthly series of "films covering topics of nature conservation, environmental activism, agriculture and community wellness." This month: Bringing It Home, which is about hemp, because of course. Hollywood Theatre.

Portland Latin American Film Festival
The annual Portland Latin American Film Festival branches out to monthly screenings with movies from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. This month: 2+2, an Argentinian erotic comedy. More at Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Re-run Theater
Before Ruffalo, before Norton, before Bana; there was Bill Bixby, there was Lou Ferrigno, and there was The Incredible Hulk. Re-Run Theater resurrects the 1977 CBS TV pilot (complete with vintage commercial interruptions) that caused many a kid to go scurrying behind their couch when Mr. Bixby got angry—and you wouldn't like him when he got angry. BOBBY ROBERTSHollywood Theatre.

Visuals: A Community Film Festival
PSU's student and community film festival featuring short films from local filmmakers. Fifth Avenue Cinema.

X-Men: Days of Future Past
See review this issue. Various Theaters.