Movie: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

“If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna) is a faithful, evocative and reverent adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel about a struggling young African-American couple, with many of the attendant weaknesses such careful film realizations can bring with them.

Movie: ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’

The Arthurian legend gets an inventive updating in “The Kid Who Would Be King” (Fox), a thrilling adventure that casts schoolchildren as latter-day Knights of the Round Table, destined to save the world.

Movie: ‘Glass’

Those willing to entertain the real-life existence of superheroes as well as those well-versed in the previous films of director M. Night Shyamalan would appear to be the target audience for his thriller “Glass” (Universal).

Movie: ‘A Dog’s Way Home’

Fans of 2017’s “A Dog’s Purpose” may be anxious to catch the quest-based adventure “A Dog’s Way Home” (Columbia). Both movies are based on novels by W. Bruce Cameron (who co-wrote the current screenplay with his wife, Cathryn Michon) and canine cuteness abounds in both.

Movie: ‘Replicas’

The scientist who serves as the main character of the dull sci-fi misfire “Replicas” (Entertainment Studios) has clearly failed to heed the wisdom of Motown.

Movie: ‘The Upside’

Take the “white savior” formula of 2009’s “The Blind Side,” in which a Caucasian of considerable means changes the life of an impoverished African-American, mix in a little of “Driving Miss Daisy” from 1989, and you have “The Upside” (STX).

Movie: ‘The Favourite’

The latest example, “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight), is a costume comedy-drama about a royal love triangle in 18th-century England (hence the British spelling of “favorite”).