Good read: A.O. Scott's Top 10 Movies of 2014 includes Ida, Citizenfour, Dear White People, and Love is Strange, all of which played at the West Newton Cinema! Manohla Dargis's list includes Gloria, National Gallery, and Violette.

NOW PLAYING!

AMERICAN SNIPER (R) 2 hrs 14 min

American Sniper may be the hardest, truest movie ever made about the experience of men in war. Why? Because there’s no glory in it.
— Ty Burr, Boston Globe
If the past is a foreign country, then “Mr. Turner” is one of the most rhapsodic foreign films you may ever see.
— Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
It’s been a long time since intellectual sparring created such excitement onscreen. I’ve heard a few critics dismiss this mind-bender as hopelessly old-hat. Ha! If so, long live retro.
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Shot for shot, Big Eyes is one of the most beautiful-looking movies of 2014...
— Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
A triumph for Witherspoon, Dern and director Jean-Marc Vallee.
— James Verniere, the Boston Herald

NOW PLAYING!

Whiplash (R) 1 hr 46 min 

Primarily two actors and a jazz score, but the result is a crackling good drama that feels almost like a thriller. Smart, stylish and intense.
— Rafer Guzman, Newsday
The West Newton Cinema was built in 1937 and has been independently owned and operated since 1978. We are proud to show a diverse selection of high-quality films on our six screens, and to serve freshly popped popcorn with real butter.  

The West Newton Cinema was built in 1937 and has been independently owned and operated since 1978. We are proud to show a diverse selection of high-quality films on our six screens, and to serve freshly popped popcorn with real butter.