Movies screening in Lincoln theaters Jan. 18-25

All of Us Strangers. A man falls in love with his neighborhood while he’s being pulled back to his hometown past in this ghost-filled tearjerker. R. (Grand). Grade: B.

Anselm. Director Wim Wenders uses 3D to create one of the best art documentaries ever, looking at the life and work of German artist Anselm Kiefer. Unrated. (Ross) Grade: A.

Freud’s Last Session. Anthony Hopkins is Sigmund Freud and Matthew Goode is C.S. Lewis in this well-acted, but narratively unsteady film that posits the pair had a discussion about the existence of God in the months before Freud’s death. PG-13. (Ross). Grade: B-.

I.S.S. The International Space Station becomes the staging ground for a proxy war when a nuclear conflict breaks out between America and Russia in this effective, if obvious sci-fi thriller. R. (Grand, East Park, Edgewood, SouthPointe). Grade: B-.

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Which Brings Me To You. A pair of romantic burnouts come to find each other and explore their lives in 24 hours in this romance that was not screened in advance for critics. Not Rated. (Grand).

American Fiction. Jeffrey Wright is a professor who drunkenly writes a parody of the “Black misery porn” he hates and becomes a sensation in this crowd-pleaser that’s both funny and smart in its satire of race, media, artists, identity politics and Hollywood. R. (Grand). Grade: B.

Anyone But You. This romantic comedy is about a pair that breaks up after a few dates but has to pretend to be a couple at a destination wedding. R. (Grand, East Park, Edgewood, SouthPointe). Grade: C+.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Aquaman teams up with his brother, the former king of Atlantis, to protect their kingdoms and save the world from Black Manta in this superhero picture. PG-13. (Grand). Grade: B-.

The Beekeeper. Jason Statham’s brutal campaign for vengeance takes on national stakes after he is revealed to be a former operative of a powerful and clandestine organization in this dumb, but entertaining action thriller. R. (Grand, East Park, Edgewood, SouthPointe). Grade: C+.

The Book of Clarence. British musician-turned-filmmaker Jeymes Samuel has created an off-beat messiah story with a newly invented tale that runs parallel to the life and death of Jesus in ways both blithely blasphemous and sincerely Christian. PG-13. (Grand). Grade: B.

The Boys In The Boat. Director George Clooney’s tale of a University of Washington rowing crew that defies the odds to row for the United States in the 1936 Berlin Olympics is sweet, old-fashioned and, ultimately, good. PG-13. (Grand, Edgewood). Grade: B.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. Tom Blyth excels as a young President Coriolanus Snow in this “Hunger Games” origin story that could reawaken the YA genre with its combination of adolescent yearning and adventure. PG-13. (Edgewood). Grade: C+.

The Iron Claw. Zac Efron gives his best-ever performance in this bloody, devastating biopic about the Von Erich wrestling family. R. (Grand). Grade: B+.

Mean Girls. Writer Tina Fey presents a new twist on the comedy classic “Mean Girls” that finds a high school girl, who’s welcomed into the top of the social food chain by the popular girls and has to fend off the “queen bee” when she starts dating her ex. PG-13. (Grand, East Park, Edgewood, SouthPointe). Grade: B-.

Migration. A feathered family goes on a vacation like no other in this action-packed animated comedy. (East Park, Edgewood, SouthPointe). Grade: B.

Night Swim. This supernatural thriller that finds a family’s backyard swimming pool unleashing a malevolent force is persuasively acted and quite effective in its first half, scattered and woozy in its second. PG.13. (Grand, East Park, Edgewood, SouthPointe). Grade: C.

Poor Things. Emma Stone gives a stunning performance as a woman created from scratch in this sometimes creepy, perpetually surprising black comedy. R. (Grand, Ross). Grade: A.

Soul. The Pixar 2020 best animation Oscar winner about a teacher and aspiring pianist who falls into a coma and tries to reunite his separated soul and body in time for his big break as a jazz musician returns to theaters. PG. (Grand, Edgewood). Grade: A.

. This playful and heartstring-tugging musical take on the beloved Roald Dahl character — played by Timothee Chalamet — is smarter than it lets on. PG-13. (Grand, East Park, Edgewood, SouthPointe). Grade: B.

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