An ethnomusicologist from New Jersey finds himself immersed in the lives of the Bayaka pygmies in Central Africa, who are clashing with a powerful local politician and a developer. With Kris Marshall, Isaach de Bankole and Will Yun Lee. Written by Lavinia Currier, Louis Sarno and Suzanne Stroh. Directed by Currier. Dada Films

The Skin I Live In

Twelve years after his wife was severely burned in a car crash, a prestigious plastic surgeon has taken obsessive and unscrupulous measures to cultivate a resilient artificial skin. With Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes and Jan Cornet. Written and directed by Pedro Almodovar. In Spanish with English subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics

Texas Killing Fields

In a small Texas town, a local homicide detective and his partner, a transplanted cop from New York, track a sadistic serial killer who begins taunting them. With Chloe Moretz, Sam Worthington and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Written by Donald F. Ferrarone. Directed by Ami Canaan Mann. Anchor Bay Films

The Thing

An alien creature thought to be deceased is excavated in an isolated outpost on Antarctica, where it awakens and begins killing off the researchers stationed there. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Ulrich Thomsen. Written by Eric Heisserer. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen. Universal Pictures


When a wealthy businessman and his family fall victim to a home invasion, they fight back and try to turn the tables on their captors. With Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Cam Gigandet and Liana Liberato. Written by Karl Gajdusek. Directed by Joel Schumacher. Millennium Entertainment

OCT. 21

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

A documentary exploring the career of the Los Angeles-based black punk band Fishbone. With Angelo Moore and Norwood Fisher. Narrated by Laurence Fishburne. Directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler. Pale Griot Film


A documentary about the lives and careers of the Ukrainian brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, both of whom are world-class boxers. Directed by Sebastian Dehnhardt. In German, Russian and English, with English subtitles. Corinth Films

The Man Who Will Come

In 1944 in northern Italy, a tight community of farmers is threatened by the impending arrival of Nazi soldiers. With Maya Sansa, Claudio Casadio and Greta Zuccheri Montanari. Written by Giorgio Diritti, Giovanni Galavotti and Tania Pedroni. Directed by Diritti. In Italian with English subtitles. Palisades Tartan

Margin Call

In the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis, a low-level analyst discovers information that could lead to his firm's downfall and sets off a tense chain reaction. With Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons and Zachary Quinto. Written and directed by J.C. Chandor. Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions

Martha Marcy May Marlene

A young woman who has recently fled an abusive cult struggles to re-integrate with her family. With Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Hugh Dancy and Sarah Paulson. Written and directed by Sean Durkin. Fox Searchlight Pictures