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For, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

Yet another distaff action film leads this weekend’s new movies, along with a reworked fairy tale, a World War story from the Philippines, a documentary about a controversial Supreme Court Justice and two collections of Oscar-nominated shorts.

The Rhythm Section” (R). Blake Lively stars in this revenge thriller as a woman who discovers that the plane crash that killed her family three years earlier was not an accident, setting her off on a violent path to find those responsible. With Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown and Max Casella.

“Quezon’s Game” (PG-13). The true story of Filipino President Manuel L. Quezon’s rescue of scores of persecuted Jews on the eve of World War II as he welcomes refugees from Germany to the Philippines in 1938. (Exclusively at the Cinemark Century Theaters.)

“Gretel & Hansel” (PG-13). Sixteen-year-old Gretel takes her 8-year-old brother Hansel on a trek through a dark wood in search of food, eventually coming upon the home of an evil witch in this dark revision of the classic fairy tale. With Alice Krige.


“Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words” (PG-13). This documentary chronicles the life of the controversial titular U.S. Supreme Court justice, most famous for his contentious confirmation battle as he pushed back against accusations of sexual impropriety made by Anita Hill. (Exclusively at the Megaplex Jordan Commons Theaters.)

“2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animated” (Not Rated). The animated short films that are nominated for an Academy Award this year are packaged in this 83-minute collection. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action” (Not Rated). The live-action short films that are nominated for an Academy Award this year are packaged in this 104-minute collection. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)