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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Ford v Ferrari,' 'Toy Story 4' and 'This is Tim: A Musical Life'

COURTESY PHOTO: NORTHWEST FILM CENTER - 'Malcolm X: Make It Plain' is part of a film series screening in conjunction with the Hank Willis Thomas' 'All Things Being Equal ...' exhibit at Portland Art Museum.Big screen

Last week, Nov. 8

"Doctor Sleep"; "Last Christmas"; "Midway"; "Honey Boy"; "Playing With Fire"

This week, Nov. 15

"Charlie's Angels" (Sony Pictures), PG-13, 119 minutes

About — 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; Stars — Naomi Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Kristen Stewart; Director — Elizabeth Banks

"Ford v Ferrari" (20th Century Fox), PG-13, 152 minutes

About — 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; Stars — Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal; Director — James Mangold

"The Good Liar" (Warner Bros. Pictures), R, 109 minutes

About — Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. Roy ends up caring about her, but entertains doing a swindle; Stars — Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Jim Carter; Director — Bill Condon

"Waves" (A24), R, 135 minutes

About — It traces the journey of a suburban African American family, led by a well-intentioned but domineering father, as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss; Stars — Taylor Russell, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Aexa Demie, Bill Wise; Director — Trey Edward Shults

Next week, Nov. 22

"Frozen II"; "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"; "21 Bridges"; "Dark Waters"; "Hala"

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. "Toy Story 4"

2. "Spider-Man: Far From Home"

3. "The Lion King"

4. "Hocus Pocus" (1993)

5. "Stuber"

6. "Aladdin"

7. "3 From Hell"

8. "Zombieland" (2009)

9. "Annabelle Comes Home"

10. "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum"

Other recent favorites: "Dark Phoenix"; "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993); "Avengers: Endgame"

Doc spotlight

"This is Tim: A Musical Life"

The documentary about late Portland musician Tim Ellis, produced by his daughter Tiffany Ellis, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. For more: www.hollywoodtheatre.org.

Upcoming events

• In conjunction with the Hank Willis Thomas "All Things Being Equal ..." exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, the Northwest Film Center is screening movies selected by Thomas that grapple with mass media, race and representation in contemporary America. The remaining lineup at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave.: "Koyaanisqatsi," 2 p.m. Nov. 17; "Life and Debt," 2 p.m. Dec. 1; "Malcolm X: Make It Plain," 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14; "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs," 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets: $8-$10, www.nwfilm.org.

• The Northwest Film Center presents Underscan: Cult & Genre Reframed at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., and continues on Sundays with "Vegas in Space," 7 p.m. Nov. 17; "Born in Flames," 7 p.m. Dec. 1; "The Sticky Fingers of Time," 7 p.m. Dec. 22; "Earth Girls Are Easy," 7 p.m. Dec. 29. Tickets: $8-$10, www.nwfilm.org.

• The Portland Circuit is a series of Oregon-made films shown at the Northwest Film Center, Hollywood Theatre, Clinton Street Theater and Cinema 21, in collaboration with the OregonMade Creative Foundation. It runs Nov. 18-21 with Tara Johnson-Medinger's coming-of-age film "My Summer as a Goth." It's the fourth film in the series, following "Sex Weather," "Phoenix, Oregon" and "Canopy Stories." For more: OregonMade.org. For more on the film: www.mysummerasagoth.com.


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