Top new films: ‘See How They Run,’ ‘Woman King’ top 20+ releases – Houston Chronicle

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This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan in a scene from “See How They Run.”
Here are some of the new films being released in theaters or for streaming, broadcast, rental or purchase this week.

‘A Jazzman’s Blues’
Tyler Perry directs this drama about forbidden love in the Deep South in the early 20th century, with a soundtrack from Terence Blanchard and choreography from Debbie Allen. Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer star.
Rated R. Opens Sept. 16 at iPic Houston; begins streaming Sept. 23 on Netflix.

‘Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali’
Telugu-language drama from India.
Unrated. Opens Sept. 16 at Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Houston; Cinemark Memorial City, Houston; Cinemark 19, Katy; AMC First Colony 24, Sugar Land; Cinemark 17, The Woodlands.

‘Cities That Sing: Paris’
A different type of travelogue featuring the streets of Paris coupled with the operatic voice of Renée Fleming. After the screening, there’s an interview with Fleming by Kelsey Grammer about the impact the city of Paris has made on the arts through the centuries.
Unrated. Screens at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at AMC Loews Fountains 18, Stafford.

‘Confess, Fletch’
Jon Hamm stars as Irwin M. “Fletch” Fletcher, a role first created by Chevy Chase in the 1985 comedy “Fletch.” This time, he is the prime suspect in multiple murders. Roy Wood Jr., Marcia Gay Harden and Kyle MacLachlan co-star.
Rated R. Opens Sept. 16 throughout Houston.

‘Do Revenge’
In this Gen Z update on “Strangers on a Train,” two students promise to carry out revenge on each other’s enemies.
Unrated. Begins streaming Sept. 16 on Netflix.

‘God’s Country’
Thandiwe Newton stars as a woman who ends up in a battle with two hunters trespassing on her property.
Rated R. Opens Sept. 16 throughout Houston.

‘Goodnight Mommy’
The 2014 Austrian film “Goodnight Mommy,” about twin boys who make a strange discovery about their mother, was a minor masterpiece of understated horror. Now it has been remade in English starring Naomi Watts.
Rated R. Begins streaming Sept. 16 on Prime Video.

‘I Used to Be Famous’
A down-on-his-luck former pop star is inspired to get back in the game after befriending an autistic young drummer. Ed Skrein and Eion Macken star.
Unrated. Begins streaming Sept. 16 on Netflix.

‘Land of Dreams’
Matt Dillon and Sheila Vand star in this psychological/sci-fi thriller set in a near-future where the government attempts to control people’s dreams.
Unrated. Opens Sept. 16 at Studio Movie Grill Pearland.

‘Loving Highsmith’
Documentary about Texas writer Patricia Highsmith, who wrote “Strangers on a Train” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”
Unrated. Screens 7 p.m. Sept. 16-17, 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. MFAH is also showing Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” at 2 p.m. Sept. 17-18.
‘Maa Da Ladla’
Punjabi comedy-drama from India.
Unrated. Opens Sept. 16 at Cinemark Memorial City, Houston.

‘Mija’
Director Isabel Castro’s documentary, which follows the struggle of aspiring musician’s manager and a young singer, has been a film fest favorite, picking up nominations at Sundance and the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Rated PG-13. Begins streaming Sept. 16 on Disney+.

‘Moonage Daydream’
Brett Morgen’s heavily anticipated documentary about David Bowie.
Rated PG-13. Opens Sept. 16 at AMC Gulf Pointe 30 IMAX, Houston; AMC Willowbrook 24 IMAX, Houston; AMC Loews Fountains 18 IMAX, Stafford.

‘The Mystery of Padre Pio’
Documentary about the priest who claimed to bear the stigmata of Jesus on his hands, feet and side for 50 years.
Unrated. Opens Sept. 16 at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston; Regal Grand Parkway, Richmond; Regal Lone Star, Tomball .

‘Nenu Meeku Baga Kaavalsinavaadini’
Telugu-language film from India.
Unrated. Opens Sept. 16 at Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Houston; Cinemark Memorial City, Houston; Cinemark 19, Katy; Cinemark 17, The Woodlands; Cinemark Hollywood Movies 20, Pasadena.

‘Pearl’
Ti West’s latest horror film, a prequel to his movie “X,” shows how Pearl (Mia Goth) became a killer.
Rated R. Opens Sept. 16 throughout Houston.

‘Pursuit of Freedom’
Drama, partially filmed in Conroe, about a Ukrainian woman sold into trafficking by Russian mobsters.
Rated R. Opens Sept. 16 at America Cinemas Houston.

‘Running the Bases’
Faith-based film about a small-town baseball coach who finds his world turned upside down when he takes a job in a bigger city.
Rated PG. Opens Sept. 16 throughout Houston.

‘See How They Run’
A tongue-in-cheek, period whodunit starring Saiorse Ronan, Adrien Brody, David Oyelowo and Sam Rockwell.
Rated PG-13. Opens Sept. 16 throughout Houston.

‘Shakini Dakini’
Telugu action-comedy from India
Unrated. Opens Sept. 16 at Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Houston; Cinemark 19, Katy.

‘The Silent Twins’
Drama based on the experiences of the real-life Gibbons twins, who grew up only communicating with each other and no one else.
Rated R. Opens Sept. 16 at Regal Greenway Grand Palace 24, Houston; AMC First Colony 24, Sugar Land; Cinemark 18, Webster; Cinemark 17, The Woodlands.

‘Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu’
Tamil-language crime-drama from India about a young man who moves to the big city.
Unrated. Opens Sept. 16 at Cinemark Tinseltown 290, Houston; Cinemark Memorial City, Houston; Cinemark 19, Katy; Cinemark 17, The Woodlands.

‘The Woman King’
Viola Davis portrays a 19th-century general in the all-female army of West Africa’s Dahomey kingdom as it fights off tribal rivals and Portuguese slave traders. Lashana Lynch and John Boyega co-star.
Rated PG-13. Opens Sept. 16 throughout Houston.
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Cary Darling joined the Houston Chronicle in 2017 where he writes about arts, entertainment and pop culture, with an emphasis on film and media. Originally from Los Angeles and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, he has been a features reporter or editor at the Orange County Register, Miami Herald, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In addition, he has freelanced for a number of publications including the Los Angeles Times and Dallas Morning News.
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