What’s in theaters this week: Schindler’s List, Bernie the Dolphin, Maria By Callas

Catch these new movie openings, and a remastering of a classic Spielberg film.
Published December 5 2018


Schindler’s List

Digitally restored version of director Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning 1993 epic about the German factory owner who saved more than 1,100 Jews during World War II. With Liam Neeson, left, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes and Embeth Davidtz. Written by Steven Zaillian; based on the novel by Thomas Keneally. (195 minutes, R)


Bernie the Dolphin

We love our dolphin movies around these parts. In this tale, a 9-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother attempt to reunite a finned friend with his family. The movie is set in St. Augustine and was filmed in St. Petersburg and Clearwater in January and February. With Kevin Sorbo and Patrick Muldoon. Written by Terri Emerson and Marty Poole. Directed by Kirk Harris. (88 minutes, G)

It’s getting a local kickoff party. The premiere starts at 5:45 p.m. Friday at AMC Sundial in St. Petersburg and includes red carpet, a Q&A with the cast, director and producers and an after-party at FarmTable Cucina, upstairs in Locale Market. After that, it’s available via video on demand through your cable provider.

Maria By Callas

Tells the life story of the legendary Greek-American opera singer completely in her own words. Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs. Directed by Tom Volf. (113 minutes, PG)

CriticS’ picks

mA Private War: Rosamund Pike, above, stars as real-life war correspondent Marie Colvin.

Green Book: The rare Hollywood crowd-pleaser that triumphs on all counts and also provides accessible social history.

Widows: Sharp as ever, Viola Davis leads an ensemble cast of women in an unlikely heist.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? Melissa McCarthy stars as a celebrity biographer who hatches a plot to stay relevant.


All dates subject to change.

Dec. 14: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Mortal Engines; The Mule; The Favourite

Dec. 19: Mary Poppins Returns

Dec. 21: Aquaman; Bumblebee; Welcome to Marwen; Second Act; Ben Is Back

Dec. 25: Holmes & Watson; Vice; If Beale Street Could Talk

Jan. 4: Escape Room; Eli

Jan. 11: A Dog’s Way Home; The Upside; On the Basis of Sex