BIG MIRACLE John Krasinski gives up alongside Drew Barrymore in this family-friendly, heartstring-yanking film based on a real-life attempt to free whales trapped by Arctic pack ice. Opens Feb. 10.
CHRONICLE Three young friends gain superpowers and soon discover some of the more unpleasant downsides in this PG-13 flick written by Max Landis, son of director John Landis. And you know what that means? Yep, you’re old. Opens Feb. 10.
INTOLERANCE D.W. Griffith’s 1916 silent classic gets the live-soundtrack treatment from Maryland’s own Boister, performing its own original score for the film. At Stevenson University’s Inscape Theatre Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.
THE MILL AND THE CROSS Based on Michael Francis Gibson’s book of the same name, Lech Majewski’s 2011 film explores Bruegel’s 16th-century masterpiece “The Way to Cavalry” and its times through a visually potent mix of imagery based on the painting itself and subtle CGI as well as a foreground story starring Rutger Hauer (as Bruegel), Charlotte Rampling, and Michael York. At the Charles Theatre Feb. 2 at 9 p.m.
THE WAGES OF FEAR Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1953 existential thriller manages to be as white-knuckle thrilling as it is existential, as desperate men truck unstable nitroglycerine over South American peaks on treacherous roads. At the Charles Theatre Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. and Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.
THE WICKER MAN The 1973 cult classic, not the sucktacular 2006 remake with Nicolas Cage. A straight-laced British police officer (Edward Woodward) travels to a bucolic island community to investigate a girl’s disappearance only to find naked hippie dancing and all sorts of ominous goings-on. Best twist ever. At the Zodiac Feb. 8 at 9 p.m.
THE WITCHFINDER GENERAL Vincent Price stars as the title freelance inquisitor in this gruesome 1968 cult-fave horror flick. At the Zodiac Feb. 1 at 9 p.m.
THE WOMAN IN BLACK Daniel “Harry Potter” Radcliffe makes his first post-HP screen outing in this horror flick directed by James Watkins, who also directed The Descent: Part 2, which is maybe not such a good sign. Opens Feb. 10.