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Car­men: Richard Eyre di­rects Ge­orges Bizet’s steamy melo­drama star­ring mez­zoso­prano Anita Rachvel­ishvili in her sig­na­ture role, at the New York Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera. (Not re­viewed)

Hor­ri­ble Bosses: Good for a few laughs, but not more, this se­quel dives right in with­out a link to the pre­vi­ous film other than the fa­mil­iar ac­tors. ★★ HR

Lead­ing Lady: While this rom-com doesn’t ex­actly tread new ground with its premise, its nev­er­the­less en­ter­tain­ing with English teacher-cum-ac­tress Jodi Ruther­ford get­ting schooled in South African cul­ture while find­ing love with an Afrikaans farmer. Whim­si­cal and un­shak­ably charm­ing. ★★★ DT

Skele­ton Twins: Self-de­struc­tive twins Milo (Bill Hader) and Mag­gie (Kris­ten Wiig) re­con­nect in this acidic drama, while try­ing to fig­ure out why their re­la­tion­ships with ev­ery­one are such a mess. ★★★ TS Spud 3: Learn­ing to Fly: Tech­ni­cally strong com­edy from John Barker fur­thers the ad­ven­tures of John Mil­ton AKA Spud (Troye Si­van) at a Dur­ban board­ing school

in the mid-90s. ★★★ TS

The Boxtrolls: Fab­u­lously in­ven­tive, vis­ually in­tri­cate and ec­cen­tric, this stopan­i­ma­tion fam­ily tale works for adults as

well as chil­dren. ★★★★ TS

The Long­est Week: Lack­ing a sig­nif­i­cant character arc or mo­ti­va­tion this turns into a long se­ries of in­sipid con­ver­sa­tions of bored, rich, white New York­ers. The light­hearted tone does not com­pen­sate for the light­weight ma­te­rial. ★★ HR

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