Editor’s note: Reviews used here are taken from Advocate staff, wire and Tribune News Service reports. Critics are attributed as M.P. — Michael Phillips; L.B. — Lindsey Bahr; J.C. — Jake Coyle; J. Ch. — Justin Chang; Jocelyn Noveck — J.N.; K.W. — Katie Walsh; M.S. — Matt Sigur.

Films are awarded:

HHHH — Excellent

HHH — Good

HH — Fair

H — Poor

Ratings are assigned by the Motion Picture Association of America. G rating means all ages admitted; PG means parental guidance suggested, since some material may be unsuitable for children; PG-13 strongly cautions parents that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13; R requires accompanying parent or adult guardian for those younger than 17; NC-17 refuses admission to anyone younger than 17.

Baton Rouge-area theaters:

AMC BATON ROUGE 16: 16040 Hatteras Ave. For information, call (225) 753-2744 or visit amctheatres.com.

AMC MALL OF LOUISIANA 15: 9168 Mall of Louisiana Blvd. For information, call (225) 769-5176 or visit amctheatres.com.

CELEBRITY THEATRES BATON ROUGE 10: 15365 George O'Neal Road. For information, call (225) 755-3851 or (225) 755-8888 or visit celebritytheatres.com.

CINEMARK PERKINS ROWE AND XD: 10000 Perkins Rowe. For information, call (800) 246-3627 or visit cinemark.com.

MALCO GONZALES CINEMA: 1406 N. Airline Highway. For information, call (225) 644-2128 or visit malco.com.

MANSHIP THEATRE: 100 Lafayette St. For information, call (225) 344-0334 or visit manshiptheatre.org.

MOVIE TAVERN CITIPLACE: 2610 Citiplace Court. For information, call (225) 412-0410 or visit movietavern.com.

MOVIE TAVERN JUBAN CROSSING: 9998 Crossing Way, Suite 700, Denham Springs. For information, call (225) 960-4529 or visit movietavern.com.

OPENING FRIDAY

"DOWNHILL": Rated R/1 hr., 26 mins. — A married couple (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell) reevaluates their relationship after escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"FANTASY ISLAND": Rated PG-13/1 hr., 50 mins. — Maggie Q and Lucy Hale star in this horror adaptation of the popular 1970s show about a magical island resort.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"THE PHOTOGRAPH": Rated PG-13/1 hr., 46 mins. — LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae star in this romantic drama about a series of intertwining love stories set in the past and present.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"SONIC THE HEDGEHOG": Rated PG/1 hr., 40 mins. — A small-town police officer helps a small, blue, fast hedgehog defeat an evil genuis (played by Jim Carrey) in this family-friendly adventure based on the popular SEGA video game.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"WORLD FAMOUS LOVER": Not Rated/2 hrs., 40 mins. — Vijay Deverakonda and Raashi Khanna star in this Telugu romantic drama.

At Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY

"VALENTINE'S DAY": Rated PG-13/2 hrs., 5 mins. — Couples and singles in Los Angeles make up and break up on the romantic holiday in this ensemble drama starring Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx and Anne Hathaway.

At 7 p.m. both dates at AMC Baton Rouge 16 and AMC Mall of Louisiana 15.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

"POCAHONTAS": Rated G/1 hr., 21 mins. — The daughter of an Algonquin chief shares a romance with an English soldier in this 1995 animated drama from Disney.

Screening at Movie Tavern Citiplace and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs). $6.

SATURDAY

"MET LIVE — PORGY AND BESS": Not Rated/3 hrs., 40 mins. — Eric Owens and Angel Blue star in director James Robinson's production of the Gershwins' modern drama.

At 12:55 p.m. at Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

TUESDAY

"PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE — THE RED SEA MIRACLE, PART 1": Not Rated/2 hrs., 30 mins. — This faith-based documentary examines evidence of one of the greatest miracles from the Bible.

At 7 p.m. at Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

WEDNESDAY

"RIDE YOUR WAVE": Not Rated/1 hr., 45 mins. — This new anime movie from director Masaaki Yuasa revolves around a surf-loving college student who is looking for her identity after moving to a small seaside town.

At 7 p.m. at Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, and Movie Tavern Citiplace.

THURSDAY

"NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE — CYRANO DE BERGERAC": Rated R/3 hrs. — James McAvoy stars in this inventive new adaptation of Edmond Rostand's masterwork, directed by Jamie Lloyd.

At 7 p.m. at Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

OPENING THURSDAY

"BRAHMS: THE BOY II": Rated PG-13/1 hr., 30 mins. — A family's son makes friends with a life-like, evil doll named Brahms.

At Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

"THE CALL OF THE WILD": Rated PG/1 hr., 50 mins. — A sled dog struggles for survival with his owner (played by Harrison Ford).

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing.

"THE LODGE": Rated R/1 hr., 48 mins. — Strange events take place as a soon-to-be-stepmom is snowed in with her fiance's two children.

At Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

CONTINUING

"1917": HHHH Rated R/1 hr., 59 mins. — British soldiers in World War I must deliver a message deep in enemy territory in this drama from director Sam Mendes. A dazzling technical feat with a story that's hugely effective and visceral. — J.N.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"BAD BOYS FOR LIFE": HH½ Rated R/2 hrs., 3 mins. — Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return as Miami detectives who reunite for one fitfully fun, stylish, if not derivative, last ride. — J. Ch.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"BIRDS OF PREY: AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN": HHH Rated R/1 hr., 49 mins. — Margot Robbie returns as the anti-hero who forms a supergroup to save a young girl from a crime lord. It's a riotous rodeo that distills Quinn's character in all the right ways. — K.W.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"DOLITTLE": H Rated PG/1 hr., 46 mins. — Robert Downey Jr. stars as the physician who discovers he can talk to animals. An unfunny, suffocating mess. — J.C.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"THE GENTLEMEN": HH½ Rated R/1 hr., 53 mins. — Guy Ritchie writes and directs this action movie about a British drug lord trying to sell off his empire to Oklahoma billionaires, including Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam. Stylish and full of swagger, but that's about it. — K.W.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"GRETEL AND HANSEL": H Rated PG-13/1 hr., 27 mins. — A young girl leads her little brother into the woods, stumbling on a nexus of evil in this tedious and dreadful horror adaptation of the fairy tale. — M.K.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL": Rated PG-13/2 hrs., 3 mins. — Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan return in this sequel about teenagers sucked into a magical but dangerous video game.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"JUST MERCY": Rated PG-13/2 hrs., 16 mins. — Michael B. Jordan stars as Bryan Stevenson, a civil rights defense attorney who works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner (played by Jamie Foxx).

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15 and Movie Tavern Citiplace.

"KNIVES OUT": HHH Rated PG-13/2 hrs., 10 mins. — Daniel Craig plays a detective who has been hired to investigate the mysterious death of a crime novelist. A snappy script and game cast make this fun, even when it's too full of itself. — M.S.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, and Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

"THE LAST FULL MEASURE": Rated R/1 hr., 50 mins. — This war drama revolves around airman William H. Pitsenbarger Jr., who was awarded the nation's highest military honor 34 years after his death.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, and Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

"LIKE A BOSS": Rated R/1 hr., 23 mins. — Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek and Tiffany Haddish star in this comedy about women who start a beauty company together.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16 and AMC Mall of Louisiana 15.

"LITTLE WOMEN": HHHH Rated PG/2 hrs., 15 mins. — This latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel moves back and forth through the life of Jo March (played by Saoirse Ronan). Written and directed with soul, wit and grace by Greta Gerwig. — M.S.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, and Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

"PARASITE": HHHH Rated R/2 hrs., 12 mins. — A poor family weaves their lives into the home of the wealthy Park family in this searing thriller about social class from director Joon-ho Bong. The best movie of 2019. — M.S.

At Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

"STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER": HH Rated PG-13/2 hrs., 22 mins. — The final chapter in the Skywalker saga is good fun until director J.J. Abrams starts checking off the nostalgia boxes, and well, the force isn't with this one. — M.S.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16 and AMC Mall of Louisiana 15.

"THE TURNING": Rated PG-13/1 hr., 34 mins. — A brother and sister make life hell for a young governess (Mckenzie Davis) in this horror take on Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw."

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15 and Malco Gonzales Cinema.