KOLYA (PG-13) (110 min.) _ One of this year's Oscar nominees for best foreign language film makes it to Tampa Bay just in time for Monday's big event in L.A. This sentimental entry from Czechoslovakia has as good a chance as any of the other international honorees.
Zdenek Sverak stars as Louka, a classical cellist with a playboy streak to his life away from the stage. His rascally ways are cramped when he tries to make some money by marrying a Russian woman so she can escape the Soviet Union. She deserts him, leaving her cute son Kolya (Andrej Chalimon) behind in his unwilling care.
Kolya opens today at Tampa Theatre. In Czech and Russian with English subtitles. B+
+ THE GOLD RUSH (Not rated, probably G) (100 min.) _ Charlie Chaplin's classic silent film returns to Tampa Theatre, with acclaimed organist Rosa Rio providing live accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
The Gold Rush is showing Sunday only at 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre. A
+ SUBURBIA (R) (121 min.) _ Trim away the last half hour of Richard Linklater's latest look at teenagers in flux and Suburbia would be a fine companion piece to his 1993 film Dazed and Confused. The time is now, not the 1970s, but the aimlessness and intoxication levels are just about the same. Held over until Tuesday at Movies at Pinellas Park. B
+ UNHOOK THE STARS (R) (105 min.) _ Gena Rowlands plays Mildred, a 50-something widow, whose daughter (Moira Kelly) has become estranged. Mildred's humdrum life is punctuated by the little things that a mother does to show she still cares. Held over at Beach Theater. B+
+ SECRETS AND LIES (R) (142 min.) _ Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn plays Cynthia, a factory worker and single parent of Roxanne (Claire Rushbrook). Roxanne's sneer and snippy atitude don't make life easier. Oscar nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste co-stars. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including best picture and best director. Held over at Beach Theater. B-
+ MICHAEL (PG-13) (110 min.) _ What's a mainstream movie starring John Travolta doing here in the Peripheral Visions listings? It's due to six special screenings of the film at Beach Theater this weekend.
Michael will be shown in open-captioned format, with subtitles that convey dialogue and sound effects for hearing-challenged moviegoers. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Deaf Service Center.
Showtimes are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $3. For more information, call Beach Theater at 360-6697. _ STEVE PERSALL