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Movies in Tampa Bay theaters: ‘The Gentlemen,’ ‘The Song of Names’

‘The Last Full Measure’ and ‘The Turning’ complete this guide to box office newcomers.

THURSDAY

THE GENTLEMEN

An American drug kingpin in London faces threats to his empire. With Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant. Written and directed by Guy Ritchie; story by Ritchie, Ivan Atkinson, Marn Davies. (113 minutes, R)

THE LAST FULL MEASURE

Fact-based drama about efforts to secure a Medal of Honor for a heroic Air Force medic who saved scores of lives during the Vietnam War. With Sebastian Stan, Jeremy Irvine, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Peter Fonda, LisaGay Hamilton, Diane Ladd, Amy Madigan, Linus Roache, John Savage, Alison Sudol, Bradley Whitford, Grant Gustin, Michael Imperioli, Robert Pine. Written and directed by Todd Robinson. (110 minutes, R)

The movie poster for "The Last Full Measure." [ Courtesy of Roadside Attractions ]

THE TURNING

A new nanny is tasked with caring for a pair of disturbed orphans at a secluded estate in rural Maine. With Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince. Written by Carey W. Hayes, Chad Hayes; based on the Henry James novella The Turn of the Screw. Directed by Floria Sigismondi. (94 minutes, PG-13)

FRIDAY

THE SONG OF NAMES

A British man discovers that his childhood friend, a Polish-Jewish refugee and violin prodigy who disappeared on the eve of his London debut concert in 1951, might still be alive. With Tim Roth, Clive Owen, Catherine McCormack, Magdalena Cielecka, Eddie Izzard, Saul Rubinek, Marina Hambro. Written by Jeffrey Caine; based on Norman Lebrecht’s novel. Directed by François Girard. (113 minutes, PG-13)

"The Song of Names" stars Tim Roth as Martin. [ SABRINA LANTOS | Sony Pictures Classics ]

PIE HARD: PIZZA AND A MOVIE

Pair pizza and dessert with a soft drink while watching the Pizza and a Movie screening of Downton Abbey. The flick is based on the popular PBS series about a family preparing for a royal visit to their mansion. $7. 5 p.m. Thursday. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City Center. (813) 634-1252.

DEATH-ROW DRAMA: CLEMENCY

Tampa Theatre shows this well-reviewed Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner through Jan. 30. Starring Alfre Woodard, Clemency follows a weary prison warden who makes a connection with an inmate scheduled for execution. Opens at 4:45 p.m. Friday. $11, $8 members. 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.

CRITICS’ PICKS

Atlantics: Worthy winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, this feature directing debut from the French Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop tells a hypnotic story of migration and abandonment, romance and ghosts.

Ford v Ferrari: A barnburner of a motion picture that mainlines heart-in-mouth excitement and tug-at-the-heart emotion in a career-defining effort by director James Mangold, this glorious throwback combines a smart, modern sensibility with the best of traditional storytelling, plus sterling acting by Matt Damon and Christian Bale and a tiptop supporting cast.

Marriage Story: An emotionally lacerating experience, a nearly flawless elegy for a beautifully flawed couple played by Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, both in peak form. Writer-director Noah Baumbach, a peerless observer of domestic pettiness and passive-aggressive behavior, puts every unflattering detail under his dramatic microscope.

UPCOMING RELEASES

All dates subject to change.

Jan. 31: Gretel & Hansel; The Rhythm Section

Feb. 7: Birds of Prey

Feb. 14: Buffaloed; Downhill; Fantasy Island; Sonic the Hedgehog

Times staff writer Meaghan Habuda and Times wires

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