Here’s what’s happening on the movie scene in Seattle during the week of July 28.

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Several new movies open at Seattle-area theaters this week. Here are snapshots of what our movie reviewers thought of them.


★★½  “Atomic Blonde” (R): The sleek, violent spy thriller introduces a new (and very well-heeled and -coifed) movie superspy: Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service. Her mission: to retrieve a microfilmed list of highly confidential espionage information, and to destroy — via shoe, fist or whatever weapon is handy — whoever gets in her way. Full review.

— Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times arts critic


★★★½  “Lady Macbeth” (R): William Oldroyd’s brooding, mesmerizing drama, set in 19th-century rural England, isn’t Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” but it explores a similar kind of ruthlessness. The lonely wife (Florence Pugh) of a wealthy, bitter older man (Paul Hilton) begins a passionate affair with a handsome farmhand (Cosmo Jarvis), and things turn dark from there — very dark indeed. Full review.

— Moira Macdonald


★★★½  “Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan” (not rated; suitable for general audiences): The film is a celebration and a moving portrait of the longtime New York City Ballet principal dancer. It documents a period toward the end of her tenure when, sidelined by hip surgery in 2013, she contemplated a life without ballet. Full review.

— Moira Macdonald


★★★  “Landline” (R): The story is set in the pre-cellphone, pre-Facebook era, but for the film’s three main characters, love is just as complicated and messy as it is today. Jenny Slate, Edie Falco and Abby Quinn star. Full review.

— Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press


★  “The Emoji Movie” (PG): There’s no need to wait and see if this animated film surprises. Nope, it’s a perfect reflection of its main character — meh. Full review.

— Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service