Film Review - Knives Out

This image released by Lionsgate shows Ana de Armas, left, and Katherine Langford in a scene from “Knives Out.”

New releases

Knives Out: A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references and drug material. (C14)

Queen and Slim: A couple’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over. Rated R for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language and brief drug use. (C14)

Showing locally

The Addams Family: An animated version of Charles Addams’ series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family. Rated PG for macabre and suggestive humor and some action. (C14)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Rated PG for some strong thematic material, a brief fight and some mild language. (C14, BIJ)

Charlie’s Angels: When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie’s Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all. Rated PG-13 for action/violence, language and some suggestive material. (C14)

Ford v. Ferrari: American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Rated PG-13 for some language and peril. (C14, ST)

Frozen II: Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom. Rated PG for action/peril and some thematic elements. (C14)

The Good Liar: Consummate conman Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes. Rated R for some strong violence, language and brief nudity. (C14)

The Great Alaskan Race: In 1925’s historic great race of mercy, a group of brave mushers travel 700 miles to save the small children of Nome, Alaska from a deadly epidemic. Rated PG for thematic material, brief bloody images, some language and smoking. (BAY)

Harriet: The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Rated PG-13. (C14)

Last Christmas: Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? Accepting to work as Santa’s elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom there, and her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true. Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content. (C14, ER)

Midway: The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and sailors who fought it. Rated PG-13 for sequences of war violence and related images, language and smoking. (C14, GAR)

Playing with Fire: A crew of rugged firefighters meets their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids. Rated PG for rude humor, some suggestive material and mild peril. (C14)

21 Bridges: An embattled NYPD detective is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. Rated R for violence and language throughout. (C14)

Information is based on data available at press time from AMC Classic Cherry Blossom 14 (C14), the State Theatre (ST), Bijou by the Bay (BIJ), The Garden Theater in Frankfort (GAR), the Elk Rapids Cinema (ER), and the Bay Community Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY) and the Cherry Bowl Drive-in Theatre in Honor (CB).

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