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Friday’s openings redux: It’s time for subtitles


OK, Friday's movie schedule adjusted itself just a bit. The Chinese film "Better Days" won't open, but a couple of other foreign-language films will. They are:

"Pain & Glory": Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodover returns with this roman à clef about a filmmaker looking back at his life and regretting some of the choices that he's made. Starring Antonio Banderas. In Spanish with English subtitles. Viva la cinema con subtítulos.

"Parasite": Korean writer-director Bong Juun-ho, whose film won the Palme d'Or at the most recent Cannes Film Festival, gives us a tale about the linking of two families on different ends of the social scale and how their fragile relationship is threatened by a interloper. In Korean with English subtitles.

"Jojo Rabbit": The New Zealand-born filmmaker Taika Waititi takes on a difficult comic project, that of a young boy in Hitler's youth brigade who discovers that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl.

That's it for the moment. I'll adjust as needed.

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