‘Aftersun’, ‘Banshees of Inisherin’ among 20+ new movies this week

The South Korean film “Broker” is one of the films screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Korean Film Nights.

Photo: Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts

Here are the main releases coming to theaters or streaming this week.

“A Unicorn for Christmas”

Family film in which a girl finds a unicorn at a holiday carnival.

Not rated. Opens November 4 at AMC Gulf Pointe 30, Houston; AMC Willowbrook 24, Houston; AMC Deerbrook 24, Humble.

‘Adaraneeya Prarthana’

Romantic drama in the Sinhalese language of Sri Lanka about a man in love with two women.

Not rated. Opens November 4 at Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Houston.

‘After Sun’

Critically acclaimed film festival and independent favorite about a daughter’s memories of her father.

Rated R. Opens November 4 at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston.

“Hour of Armageddon”

James Gray’s latest drama (“Ad Astra”) is a semi-autobiographical reflection of an interracial school friendship in 1980 and its ramifications through his family.

Rated R. Opens Nov. 4 throughout Houston.

“The Banshees of Inisherin”

Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson star in Martin McDonough’s drama about the collapse of a lifelong friendship.

Rated R. Opens Nov. 4 throughout Houston.

“The Bay House”

This drama, set in the Texas town of Seabrook, centers on a politician who must come to terms with his life after stepping down in disgrace after a scandal. Barry Corbin, Sean Farris and James Callis star.

Not rated. Opens November 4 at Primetime Cinema, Galveston; Pearland Premiere 6, Pearland; Tomball Cinema 7, Tomball.

‘Pavement’

Jennifer Lawrence and Bryan Tyree Henry star in a drama about an Afghan war veteran dealing with the results of a traumatic brain injury.

Rated R. Starts streaming November 4 on Apple TV+.

‘Corazón Azul’

Cuban sci-fi film set in an alternate reality Cuba where Fidel Castro turns to genetic engineering to create a next-generation human to help usher in a socialist utopia, but these beings turn against their creators.

Not rated. Screens 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Rice Cinema, Houston.

“Dear Zoe”

Theo Rossi, Jessica Capshaw and Sadie Sin star in a drama about a girl who finds unexpected support after she and her family suffer a major loss.

Rated R. Opens November 4 at Cinepolis Luxury Cinema, The Woodlands; begins streaming on November 4 on various platforms.

‘Enola Holmes 2’

Young detective Enola Holmes returns for a case involving a missing girl. Henry Cavill, Millie Bobby Brown and Helena Bonham Carter star.

Rated PG-13. Starts streaming November 4 on Netflix.

‘The domain’

Toni Collette and Rosemarie DeWitt star in this comedy about a family bickering over the estate of a terminally ill aunt.

Rated R. Opens Nov. 4 throughout Houston.

‘#Gawwezni’

Romantic comedy in Arabic with the Anglo-Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry from the film “Limbo” and the series “The Crown” and “Industry”.

Not rated. Opening November 4 at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston.

“God Forbid: The Sex Scandal That Toppled a Dynasty”

Documentary about the sex scandal that destroyed the career of evangelical Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr.

Rated TV-MA. Now streaming on Hulu.

‘Goodnight Oppy’

Angela Bassett narrates this documentary chronicling NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover (nicknamed Oppy), which was only supposed to run for three months but ended up exploring Mars for almost 15 years.

Rated PG. Opens Nov. 4 at iPic Houston; Cinemark 18, Webster; begins streaming on Prime Video on November 23.

Korean film nights

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s annual celebration of South Korean films, includes: “Broker,” a drama about a traveling mother with two black market baby salesmen; the 16th century battle epic “Hansan: Rising Dragon”; the action-crime movie “The Roundup,” starring Ma Seok-do (“Train to Busan”) and more.

Not rated. On view November 3-6 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

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Indian romantic comedy in Telugu.

Not rated. Opens November 4 at Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Houston; Cinemark Memorial City, Houston; Cinemark 19, Katy; Cinemark 17, The Woods.

“Locked up in society”

German-language comedy in which a father goes to great lengths to get his son into such and such a school.

Not rated. Opens November 4 at AMC Gulf Pointe 30, Houston.

‘Mahaparush’

Nepali-language film from Nepal centering on a widower who gets involved in a new relationship that his sons disapprove of.

Not rated. Opening November 4 at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston.

“The Minute You Wake Up Dead”

Thriller with Morgan Freeman Jr., Cole Hauser and Jaimie Alexander.

Rated R. Opens November 4 at Studio Movie Grill, Pearland.

‘On the line’

Mel Gibson and Kevin Dillon star in a thriller in which a caller threatens a talk show host’s family unless he plays a game of survival.

Rated R. opens November 4 at Studio Movie Grill, Pearland

‘One Piece Movie: Red’

Japanese anime in which a popular singer named Uta reveals herself during a live concert.

Rated PG-13. Opens November 4 throughout Houston.

‘Oye Makhna’

Romance in Punjabi language of India.

Not rated. Opens November 4 at Cinemark Memorial City, Houston.

“The Return of Tanya Tucker: With Brandi Carlile”

Documentary on the return of country singer Tanya Tucker.

Rated R. Opens Nov. 4 throughout Houston.

“Something in the Dirt”

Filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead — the team behind cult indie flicks ‘The Endless’ and ‘Synchronic’ — return with a comedy horror in which two lazy Los Angeles neighbors decide to document strange happenings at their haunted apartment building .

Rated R. Opens Nov. 4 at AMC Willowbrook 24, Houston; Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra, Katy.

‘Tad the Lost Explorer and the Emerald Tablet’

Spanish family animated film.

Rated PG. Opens November 4 throughout Houston.

‘Urvasivo Rakshasivo’

Contemporary love story in the Telugu language of India.

Not rated.

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  • cary darling

    Cary Darling joined the Houston Chronicle in 2017 where he writes about arts, entertainment and pop culture, with a focus on film and media. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, he was a reporter or editor at the Orange County Register, the Miami Herald and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Additionally, he has freelanced for a number of publications, including the Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Morning News.

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