At the Roxy: ‘The Whale’ and more Sight & Sound selections

The Roxy Theater staff

In this new weekly column, the staff at the Roxy Theater give a rundown on the week’s new releases and curated series.

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‘The Whale’

Darren Aronofsky is back and he’s bringing Brendan Fraser back with him! Finally our long national nightmare is behind us. See everyone’s best friend star as a reclusive (and deathly overweight) teacher trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter. Also stars Hong Chao, Sadie Sink and Gwyneth Paltrow’s fatsuit from “Shallow Hal.” Opening Friday, Jan. 20.

‘When You Finish Saving the World’

You’ve spent your whole life helping people in need, and your son ends up as a vapid livestream celebrity. I guess it could be worse. All you can do now is pray he falls in love with a socially conscious classmate and hope for the best. Julianne Moore, Finn Wolfhard and Alisha Boe star in Jesse Eisenberg’s (yes really) directorial debut. Opening Friday, Jan. 20.

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