In this week’s new releases, “Eddie the Eagle” tells the story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), the first British athlete to compete in the Olympic ski-jump competition. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Kate Winslet and Casey Affleck star in the crime drama “Triple 9.”


Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman star in "Eddie the Eagle." (Larry Horricks/Twentieth Century Fox)

★★★ “Eddie the Eagle” (PG-13) “Edwards is brought to quirky, affectionate life by Taron Egerton in “Eddie the Eagle,” a rousing, liberally dramatized story of hard work and rewards for which the term “heartwarming” was apparently invented.” – Ann Hornaday

★★ “Triple 9” (R) “A downbeat air of menace and mendacity suffuses ‘Triple 9,’ in which a stellar cast and taut pacing lend only modest interest to what might otherwise have been a thoroughly disposable urban thriller. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie and Casey Affleck take the lead in a grim crime drama in which bad cops seem to be squinting from beneath every cherry top, and even the good cops are slightly tarnished.” – Ann Hornaday


A scene from the Studio Ghibli film "Only Yesterday," which has been released in the United States after 25 years. (1991 Hotaru Okamoto/Yuko Tone/GNH)

★★★½ “Only Yesterday” (PG) “Directed by Isao Takahata (‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’), the film is a poetic, yet lucidly rendered, meditation on memory and maturity. Centering on Taeko (Ridley), a 27-year-old Tokyo office worker with no significant other and (apparently) not much of a life, the movie jumps back and forth between the present day and Taeko’s recollections of her fifth-grade self, triggered by a visit to a rural farm belonging to relatives of her married sister.” – Michael O’Sullivan

★★★ “The Last Man on the Moon” (Unrated) “In ‘The Last Man on the Moon,’ director Mark Craig uses archival footage and recent interviews to delve into the life of Gene Cernan, a lively octogenarian who was an astronaut during the Apollo program. His 1972 moon landing was NASA’s final manned mission to the lunar surface.” – Stephanie Merry