“American Assassin”: In this action thriller based on the 2010 novel by Vince Flynn, Dylan O’Brien (“The Maze Runner”) stars as CIA black-ops recruit whose fiancée was killed in a terrorist attack. Michael Keaton (“Spotlight”) co-stars as his hard-nosed trainer as they team up with Turkish agents to stop a new threat in the Middle East. Supporting cast includes Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar,and Taylor Kitsch. 1 hr. 51; R.
“Landline”: Director Gillian Robespierre reteams with her “Obvious Child” star Jenny Slate for this fast-paced ensemble comedy set in mid-’90s New York City. Slate plays Dana Jacobs, older sister of teenage Ali (Abby Quinn) and daughter of Alan (John Turturro, “O Brother, Where Art Thou”), whom they suspect may be cheating on their mother, Pat (Edie Falco, “The Sopranos”). Playing exclusively at Athens Ciné. 1 hr. 37; R.
“Mother!”: Writer-director Darren Aronofsky (“The Wrestler”) returns to the psychological horror genre for the first time since his 2010 Oscar winner “Black Swan” with a powerhouse cast lead by Jennifer Lawrence (“The Hunger Games”) as a housewife whose life is disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious couple (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer). Javier Bardem (“No Country For Old Men”) co-stars. 2 hr.; R.
“The Trip To Spain”: The third installment of director Michael Winterbottom’s feature-length adaptations of the enduring British mockumentary television series “The Trip” finds leading men Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan once again playing fictionalized versions of themselves as they drink wine, eat gourmet meals, and battle one another with their impersonations. Playing exclusively at Athens Ciné. 1 hr. 50; NR.
– Compiled by Andrew Shearer/Staff