★★★½ (out of four)”Everything everywhere all at once(A; 140 mins): This chaotic, messy, and oddly beautiful film sends a woman (Michelle Yeoh) through a multitude of parallel universes, and a parade of unlived lives. In one, she’s a famous action movie star (playfully commenting on the great Yeoh’s background); in another, she’s in a world where everyone has hot dogs for their fingers. While it feels overly long in places, it’s full of happy gifts, ranging from awkwardly choreographed fight scenes to a glorious central performance by Yeoh, who wryly holds the film in his hands (without a hot dog). Full review here. Several theaters — Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times film critic
★★”Morbius(PG-13; 110 mins): Step aside, Bruce Wayne. Meet the real Batman, Michael Morbius, the so-called Living Vampire. Jared Leto, in the central role, exudes menace if not charisma as he agonizes through director Daniel Espinosa’s loud and dreary exploration of the dark side of Marvel’s highly conflicted character. Full review here. Several theaters. — Soren Andersen, special for the Seattle Times
★★ ½ (of four)”The contractor(R; 103 mins): Chris Pine dons his best spy gear for director Tarik Saleh’s character study (masked as a thriller) of a US Army Ranger who tries his hand at murky world of private security. The film paints a deeply cynical picture of the after-service life of American military heroes, having destroyed their bodies on the battlefield and left to fend for themselves and their families in an increasingly brutal world. Pine is excellent, but he’s never better than against Ben Foster. The chemistry they create in their hurt but loyal brotherhood is undeniable. Full review here. Several theaters. — Katie Walsh, Tribune press service
★★ ½”the devil you know(R; 116 mins): Charles Murray’s effective and well-acted family drama focuses on the tense dynamic between two brothers: Marcus (Omar Epps), a recovering alcoholic and recovering criminal, and Drew ( William Catlett), who has just lost his job and appears to be involved in a brutal crime. Marcus is torn between becoming a police informant – sharing what he knows of Drew’s potential involvement – and protecting his younger brother. or not to report, in other words, that is the question.Full review here.Multiple theaters. —Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post
“Memory(PG; 136 minutes; in English and Spanish, with subtitles): A British expat living in Colombia (Tilda Swinton) hears a noise — loud and slightly metallic, somewhere between a bang and a thump. He seems to exist only for his ears in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s enigmatic and enchanting new film. Jessica is taken aback by the sound, but she doesn’t seem delirious. She is curious, gently questions the people she meets. The film operates in a similar spirit, following an unseen map to a surprising destination. (The New York Times does not provide star ratings with reviews.) Full review here. SIFF Egyptian Cinema. —AO Scott, The New York Times
★★ ★ ½”You won’t be alone(R; 109 minutes; in Macedonian, with subtitles): Goran Stolevski’s chilling but hauntingly beautiful fable about a witch (Sara Klimoska) who longs to be human – and can take the form of a human being – takes place in 19th century Macedonia. It has all the opening. But you haven’t seen anything yet. Stolevski is in no rush to lay down all his cards at once, and the movie isn’t for the impatient, but stick with it and you’ll be rewarded. Full review here. Several theaters. —Michael O’Sullivan
“Gagarin(unclassified; 98 minutes; in French, with subtitles): A teenager (Alséni Bathily) who dreams of becoming an astronaut must first fight to save his house from demolition. Several theaters.