This Week at the Movies – April 5-11, 2019

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This Week at the Movies – April 5-11, 2019

What’s playing at the movies this week, ranked by how good the movies might be.

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Current Releases

1. Shazam!
directed by David F. Sandberg
starring Zachary Levi, Michelle Borth, Djimon Hounsou
playing daily at all the big movie theaters

2. Lucifer
Malayalam with English subtitles
directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran
starring Mohanlal, Vivek Oberoi, and Manju Warrier
playing daily at East Providence 10

3. The Hummingbird Project
directed by Kim Nguyen
starring Salma Hayek, Alexander Skårsgard, and Jesse Eisenberg
playing daily at Cinemaworld Lincoln

4. Climax
directed by Gaspar Noe
starring Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, and Souheila Yacoub
playing Friday and Saturday only at Avon Cinema

5. Cliffs of Freedom
English and Greek with English subtitles
directed by Christian Petzold
starring Tania Raymonde, Patti Lupone, and Christopher Plummer
playing daily at Cinemaworld Lincoln


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Click here for a whole email about the Art and Design Film Festival, running April 5-14. Since a whole email was dedicated to that one, this list features five other titles playing in Rhode Island this week.

1. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)
directed by RaMell Ross
advance registration required
screening Monday, April 8 (7pm) at Metcalf Auditorium
followed by a moderated Q&A with guest critic Tayler Montague

2. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
directed by Hayao Miyazaki
DUBBED: Sunday, April 7 (12:55pm) and Wednesday, April 10 (7pm)
SUBTITLED: Monday, April 8 (7pm)
playing at Showcase Cinemas (Providence Place/Warwick) and Regal Cinemas Swansea

3. Tazzeka (2018)
Arabic and French with English subtitles
directed by Jean-Philippe Gaud
starring Mahdi Belemlih, Ouidad Elma, and Olivier Sitruk
part of the Middle Eastern Studies Comedy Film Series
screening Tuesday, April 9 at Watson Institute (5pm)

4. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)
directed by William Greaves
featuring Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows, and Bob Rosen
presented by Kino-Eye Club
screening Saturday 4/6 at RISD Auditorium (9pm)

5. Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019)
directed by Xavier Burgin
featuring Jordan Peele, Ernest Dickerson, and Rusty Cundieff
screening Thursday April 11 at Granoff Center for the Arts (3pm)
part of Ivy Film Festival

Also Opening

Best of Enemies
Pet Sematary
The Mustang

Still Playing

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (*****) 
East Providence 10

Gloria Bell (****)
Showcase Cinemas (Providence Place/Warwick only) and Cinemaworld Lincoln