Movie guide: Capsule listings

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Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.

(Critics' Choices capsule reviews are by Kenneth Turan (K.T.), Justin Chang (J.C.) and other reviewers. Openings compiled by Kevin Crust and Matt Cooper.)


"Adam" -- A teen spends the summer in New York City with his older sister, a lesbian and trans activist. With Nicholas Alexander, Bobbi Salvor Menuez, Margaret Qualley. Written by Ariel Schrag, based on her book. Directed by Rhys Ernst. (1:35) NR.

"Already Gone" -- A teen graffiti artist from Coney Island flees with his abusive stepfather's girlfriend. With Seann William Scott, Raquel Castro, Tyler Dean Flores, Shiloh Fernandez. Written and directed by Christopher Kenneally. (1:59) NR.

"American Factory" -- Documentary about a new factory built by a Chinese billionaire in a former General Motors facility in Ohio. Directed by Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert. (1:55) NR.


"Angel Has Fallen" -- Gerard Butler's Secret Service agent returns, this time framed for the attempted assassination of the president. With Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte, Danny Huston. Written by Matt Cook, Robert Mark Kamen, Ric Roman Waugh; based on a story and characters created by Creighton Rothenberger, Kate Benedikt. Directed by Waugh. (2:00) R.

"Asako I & II" -- A young woman meets a man who looks exactly like another she fell in love with two years earlier before he disappeared. With Erika Karata, Masahiro Higashide. Written by Sachiko Tanaka, Ryusuke Hamaguchi; based on a novel by Tomoka Shibasaki; directed by Hamaguchi. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1:59) NR.

"Brittany Runs a Marathon" -- A 20-something party girl in New York City takes up running as part of an effort to get her life together. With Jillian Bell, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Michaela Watkins, Lil Rel Howrey, Mickey Day. Written and directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo. (1:43) R.

"Burn" -- An unstable woman and her convenience-store co-worker are confronted by an armed robber. With Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Josh Hutcherson, Harry Shum Jr., Suki Waterhouse. Written and directed by Mike Gan. (1:28) NR.


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