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‘The Dinner’ and ‘Their Finest’ open this weekend at the movies

The big Marvel superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is opening Friday and dominating screens at local theaters. If you’re looking for something different, or looking to avoid the crowds, there’s more opening this weekend.

Their Finest

Set during World War II, Their Finest is a wartime drama and romance that centers on a British Ministry of Information film production. It concerns a morale boosting film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France during the Battle of Britain and the London Blitz.

Gemma Arterton (“The Disappearance of Alice”) plays a copy writer and married woman who develops an affection for a screenwriter (played by Sam Claflin) while making the film. Adapted from Lissa Evans’ novel Their Finest Hour and a Half and directed Lone Scherfig (An Education). The Pointe 14

the dinner

The Dinner

Richard Gere and Laura Linney star again (they were both in 1996’s Primal Fear) in this taut family drama based on the book by author Herman Koch and written and directed by Oren Moverman (“The Messenger”). It’s about two couples – two brothers and their wives who meet for dinner and discuss something sinister that has happened with their children. Mayfaire 16

 

 

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