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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, November 6; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, November 6; What Will You See?

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, November 6. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.


The Peanuts Movie
Director: Steve Martino
Cast: Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Venus Schultheis, Hadley Belle Miller, Madisyn Shipman, Francesca Capaldi, Noah Johnston, Alexander Garfin, Mariel Sheets, A.J. Tecce, Mar Mar, Rebecca Bloom, Anastasia Bredikhina, William Wunsch
Synopsis: “Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved ‘Peanuts’ gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (4 reviews)


Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jesper Christensen, Stephanie Sigman, Alessandro Cremona, Neve Gachev, Alessandro Bressanello
Synopsis: “A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (10 reviews)


Director: Rock Baijnauth
Synopsis: “Five top baristas find themselves pushing the limits of coffee perfection to win the National Barista Championship – a surreal competition where even one mistake is far too many.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Cleveland and Seattle)

Director: John Crowley
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters, Emily Bett Rickards, Jim Broadbent, Nora-Jane Noone, Michael Zegen, Paulino Nunes, Jenn Murray, Eve Macklin
Synopsis: “Set on opposite sides of the Atlantic, John Crowley’s ‘Brooklyn’ tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.” [Sundance Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (36 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands nationwide throughout November)

Frame by Frame
Director: Alexandria Bombach & Mo Scarpelli
Synopsis: “When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, ‘Frame By Frame’ follows four Afghan photojournalists navigating a dangerous media landscape as they reframe Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects an audience with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.” [SXSW Film Festival] 
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles (opens in New York on November 20th)

The Hallow
Director: Corin Hardy
Cast: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novaković, Michael McElhatton, Michael Smiley
Synopsis: “Deep within the darkness of secluded forest land in rural Ireland dwells an ancient evil. Feared by the nearby superstitious villagers as cursed creatures who prey upon the lost, their secrets have been kept from civilization and remain on their hallowed ground. But when a conservationist from London moves in with his wife and infant child in order to survey the land for future construction, his actions unwittingly disturb the horde of demonic forces. Alone in a remote wilderness, he must now ensure his family’s survival from their relentless attacks.” [Sundance Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B (5 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (also available on VOD)

In Jackson Heights
Director: Frederick Wiseman
Synopsis: “Legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman explores the culture, politics and daily life of the Queens, NYC district of Jackson Heights, which lays claim to being the most diverse neighborhood in the world.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (13 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York 

In the Basement
Director: Ulrich Seidl
Cast: Alessa Duchek, Gerald Duchek, Inge Ellinger, Manfred Ellinger, Walter Holzer, Cora Kitty, Alfreda Klebinger, Fritz Lang, Josef Ochs, Peter Vokurek
Synopsis: “The film is about people and their obsessions. The film is about basements and what people do in them in their free time. The film is about brass-band music and opera arias, expensive furniture and cheap men’s jokes, sexuality and sadism, fitness and fascism, whips and dolls, snakes and guns, love and the longing for love.” [Venice Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: New York

Lost in the Sun
Director: Trey Nelson
Cast: Josh Duhamel, Lynn Collins, Josh Wiggins
Synopsis: “The story of John, a small time crook, who finds an unlikely accomplice in Louis, a newly-orphaned teenage boy. As their open-road adventure progresses and John drags the kid on a string of robberies, the pair forge an unexpected and powerful bond.”
Theatrical Release: New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis

The Man in 3B
Director: Trey Haley
Cast: Lamman Rucker, Billy Dee Williams, Christian Keyes, Brely Evans, Anthony Montgomery, Robert Ri’chard, D.B. Woodside, Kellita Smith, Nafessa Williams, James Black, Olivia Longott, Trisha Mann, Jackee Harry, Marla Gibbs
Synopsis: “Darryl Graham has just moved into a Jamaica, Queens apartment building and his neighbors, both male and female alike, can’t stop talking about him. He immediately becomes intertwined in each of the tenants’ lives, but when a murder happens in the building, everyone becomes a prime suspect.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Washington, DC)

Miss You Already
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Cast: Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine, Jacqueline Bisset, Tyson Ritter, Noah Huntley
Synopsis: “An honest and powerful story following two best friends, Milly and Jess, as they navigate life’s highs and lows. Inseparable since they were young girls, they can’t remember a time they didn’t share everything – secrets, clothes, even boyfriends – but nothing prepares them for the day Milly is hit with life-altering news.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Portland and Seattle)

The Nightingale
Director: Philippe Muyl
Cast: Li Bao-Tian, Li Xiaoran, Hao Qin, Xin Yi Yang
Synopsis: “Zhigen, an old Chinese farmer, has lived alone in Beijing for over 20 years after moving to the city to allow his son Chongyi to attend university. He decides to make the long journey from Beijing to Yangshuo to honour the promise he made to his wife to bring back the bird that has been his only companion in the city. His daughter-in-law Qianying, a beautiful rich career woman, asks him to take along his granddaughter Renxing, an only child brought up in the lap of luxury. While grandfather and granddaughter set out on their journey – one travelling back in time, the other discovering her roots – Chongyi and Qianying, ponder the meaning of the life they have led in the sole pursuit of success and money.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle)

Of Men and War
Director: Laurent Becue-Renard
Synopsis: “Anger consumes a squad of combat vets years after they return from the front. The dozen warriors in Of Men and War come home to the United States, but their minds are stuck out on the battlefield. Like figures from a Greek tragedy, all have traumatic memories that haunt them to this day. Ghosts and echoes of the war fill their lives. Wives, children, and parents bear the brunt of their fractured spirits. At The Pathway Home, a pioneering PTSD therapy center, the protagonists resolve to end the ongoing destruction. Their therapist is a Vietnam vet himself, helping the boys forge meaning from their senseless trauma. Over years of therapy, Of Men and War explores their grueling paths to recovery, as they attempt to make peace with themselves, their past, and their families.” [Cannes Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York, Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati and Dallas) 


Director: Cosima Spender
Synopsis: “In the world’s oldest horse race, the Palio, taking bribes and fixing races threatens to extinguish the passion for the sport itself. Giovanni, unversed in corruption, challenges his former mentor, who dominates the game. What ensues is a thrilling battle, filled with the intoxicating drama that is at the center of Italian tradition.” [Tribeca Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC)

Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict
Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Synopsis: “Bouncing between Europe and the US as often as she would between lovers, Peggy Guggenheim’s life story was as swirling as the design of her uncle’s museum, and reads more like fiction than any reality imaginable. Art Addict is a picture into Guggenheim’s world: abstract, colorful, and as salacious as the artwork she revered.” [Tribeca Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (4 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on November 13th)

Sand Dollars
Director: Laura Amelia Guzmán & Israel Cárdenas
Cast: Géraldine Chaplin, Yanet Mojica, Ricardo Ariel Toribio
Synopsis: “Noelí and her boyfriend earn their living from the tourists in a beach town in the Dominican Republic. When Noelí meets Anne, a mature French woman who promises to take her to Europe, she must decide whether to stay with her loved one or to leave in the hope of a better future.” [Toronto International Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles and Miami on November 13th)

Director: Samba Gadjigo & Jason Silverman
Synopsis: “To speak of African cinema is to speak the name of Ousmane Sembene. Known as ‘the father of African film,’ this was no easy title to bear, as shown in this personal essay about one of the world’s greatest artists. Sembene! takes you from Dakar, Senegal, to the docks of Marseille, France, to New York City. In a career spanning 40 years, Sembene tasted the highs and the lows, only to re-invent himself with a powerful blend of documentary, French New Wave, and Realism, creating films that shocked the sociopolitical power structures of the day. Classics like Xala, Black Girl, and Moolaade established his cinematic vision and made him an international emissary who presented the inner lives of his people on film.” [Sundance Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: New York

Sex, Death and Bowling
Director: Ally Walker
Cast: Adrian Grenier, Selma Blair, Bailey Chase, Melora Walters, Drea de Matteo, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Joshua Rush
Synopsis: “Eli McAllister, our eleven-year-old hero, is on a quest. He is also setting out to win The Fiesta Cup, a local bowling tournament. Joining him is his famous fashion designer uncle, Sean McAllister (Adrian Grenier.) Sean hasn’t spent time with his family – specifically his father – for years. But now he has come home to spend time with his older brother, Eli’s father. Thrown into the tournament as his ailing brother’s substitute, Sean clashes with his father as old wounds are opened. But instead of reliving the past, they pull together to bowl their best for Eli who stands to lose so much.”
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles

Director: Tom McCarthy
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery, Brian D’Arcy James, Billy Crudup, Jamey Sheridan, Len Cariou, Paul Guilfoyle
Synopsis: “The true story of how The Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.”
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (31 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York, Los Angeles and Boston (expands across the country on November 13th)

Director: Naji Abu Nowar
Cast: Jacir Eid, Hussein Salameh, Hassan Mutlag, Marji Audeh, Jack Fox
Synopsis: “1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb (“Wolf”) in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers’ quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. So as not to dishonor his recently deceased father, Hussein agrees to lead them on the long and treacherous journey. The young, mischievous Theeb secretly chases after his brother, but the group soon find themselves trapped amidst threatening terrain riddled with Ottoman mercenaries, Arab revolutionaries, and outcast Bedouin raiders.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (3 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver (expands to various markets into 2016)

This Isn’t Funny
Director: Paul Ashton
Cast: Katie Page, Paul Ashton, Anthony LaPaglia, Edi Gathegi, Mimi Rogers, Ahmed Bharoocha, Gia Carides, Danielle Panabaker, Jessica Mann, Mark Harelik, Angie Milliken
Synopsis: “Meet Eliot Anderson and Jamie Thompson: Masters of Prolonged Adolescence, experts in Self-Sabotage. Faced with the possibility of their true potential, at a time in life when they both know they’re ‘supposed to be’ finding some kind of clarity… the only sensible response seems to be running in the opposite direction. What a perfect time for them to meet. They push each other’s buttons. They fall in love. But just as they open themselves up and see they might be a fit, things start to fall apart. New job opportunities and family crises bring their issues and their future together into sharp focus and their respective modes of escape-therapy begin to fail them.”
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles

Director: Jay Roach
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Helen Mirren, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alan Tudyk, David James Elliott, Roger Bart, Mark Harelik
Synopsis: “The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (7 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands nationwide on Thanksgiving)

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy
Director: David Evans
Synopsis: “Can you imagine what it means to grow up as the child of a mass murderer? While studying the Nuremberg trials, a lawyer becomes fascinated with two men: both sons of famous Nazi Governors, and both with polar opposite views of their fathers’ hand in the war.” [Tribeca Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

Director: Micheal Bafaro
Cast: Anna Hutchison, Drea Whitburn
Synopsis: “Best friends Emily and Lesley go on a road trip to the desert. When Emily decides to get off the highway and take a ‘short cut,’ they become the target of a relentless and psychotic trucker who forces them to play a deadly game of cat and mouse.”
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles

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