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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'The Goldfinch,' 'Avengers: Endgame' and Northwest Tracking

COURTESY PHOTO: NORTHWEST FILM CENTER - The Northwest Tracking series includes 'A Perfect 14.'Big screen

Last week, Sept. 6

"It Chapter Two"; "Edie"; "Night Hunter"

This week, Sept. 13

"The Goldfinch" (WB), R, 149 minutes

About — A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Stars — Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Ansel Elgort; Director — John Crowley

"Hustlers" (STXFilms), R, 109 minutes

About — Inspired by the viral New York magazine article, it follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients; Stars — Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer; Director — Lorene Scafaria

"The Sound of Silence" (IFC Films), NR, 85 minutes

About — A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can't solve; Stars — Peter Sarsgaard, Rashida Jones, Tony Revolori, Austin Pendleton; Director — Michael Tyburski

"Freaks" (Well Go USA Entertainment), R, 104 minutes

About — A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control; Stars — Emilie Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Lexly Kolker, Amanda Crew; Director — Zach Lipovsky/Adam B. Stein

Next week, Sept. 20

"Downton Abbey"; "Rambo: Last Blood"; "Ad Astra";

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com

Home rentals

The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:

1. "Avengers: Endgame"

2. "Godzilla: King of the Monsters"

3. "Pokemon Detective Pikachu"

4. "Long Shot"

5. "Alita: Battle Angel"

6. "Shazam!"

7. "Rocketman"

8. "Captain Marvel"

9. "Brightburn"

10. "The Hustle"

Other recent favorites: "The Curse of La Llorona"; "Hellboy"

Upcoming event

• The Northwest Film Center's Northwest Tracking showcases work of independent filmmakers from the region, including Oregon, and whose work reflects the cinematic culture of the region. There'll be single artist retrospectives, features, documentaries and short works. It begins with "The Qualities of Being Human," films by Evan Raymond Spitzler, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. It's three films using different techniques to explore cinema's capacity for presenting a story. The rest of the lineup: "Women in Film PDX: Member Screening," by various filmmakers, 7 p.m. Sept. 19; "A Perfect 14," by Giovanna Morales Vargas, 7 p.m. Sept. 24; "Convergence and Cacophony: Experimental Documents from Dustin Zemel," by Dustin Zemel, 7 p.m. Oct. 17; "The I Never Trilogy," by Mig Windows and Rory Owens, 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Tickets: $8-$10, www.nwfilm.org.


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