AltiplanoWhen remnants of long-ago silver mining bring illness and death to a Peruvian village, locals mistakenly attribute the outbreak to Western doctors who work in the mountains. With Magaly Solier, Jasmin Tabatabai and Olivier Gourmet. Written and directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Hope Woodworth. (1:49) NR.
Barry Munday A suburban wannabe ladies man finds it takes losing his manhood to be a better man. With Patrick Wilson, Judy Greer, Chloe Sevigny, Jean Smart, Cybill Shepherd, Christopher McDonald, Billy Dee Williams and Malcolm McDowell. Screenplay by Chris D’Arienzo, based on a novel by Frank Turner Hollon. Directed by D’Arienzo. (1:34) R.
Case 39 A social worker’s efforts to save a 10-year-old girl take a terrifying turn. With Renee Zellweger, Ian McShane and Bradley Cooper. Written by Ray Wright. Directed by Christian Alvart. (1:49) R.
Freakonomics A documentary expose debunking conventional wisdom of everything and revealing what answers may come if one just asks the right questions. Written (in segments) by Peter Bull and Alex Gibney; Jeremy Chilnick and Morgan Spurlock; Eugene Jarecki; Seth Gordon; Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. Based on the book by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Directed (segments) by Alex Gibney, Morgan Spurlock, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, Eugene Jarecki and Seth Gordon. (1:25) PG-13.
The Freebie A sexually frustrated couple experiments with one night of carousing to spice up their life. With Dax Shepard and Kathryn Aselton. Written and directed by Aselton. (1:20) R. Story on Page D6
The Girl The story of a 10-year-old girl left alone in her countryside house in summer 1981. With Blanca Engstrom, Shanti Roney and Annika Hallin. Screenplay by Karin Arrhenius. Directed by Fredrik Edfeldt. In Swedish with English Subtitles. (1:35) NR.
Hatchet II Deformed swamp-dweller Victor Crowley is back terrorizing the Louisiana swamplands. With Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder and A.J. Bowen. Written and directed by Adam Green. (1:29) NR (horror, violence).
Howl The story of how Beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s seminal work broke down societal barriers in the face of an infamous public obscenity trial. With James Franco, Jon Hamm, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeff Daniels. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. (1:30) NR.
Let Me In A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. With Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Elias Koteas. Screenplay by Matt Reeves, based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and film by Tomas Alfredson. Directed by Reeves. R.
The Social Network The journey of Mark Zuckerberg, from Harvard student to the world’s youngest billionaire as co-founder of Facebook. With Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake. Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. Directed by David Fincher. (2 hrs.) PG-13. Stories on
The Temptation of St. Tony Amidlevel manager finds himself confronting the mysteries of middle age and morality as he loses grasp of what was once his quiet life. With Taavi Eelmaa, Ravshana Kurkova, Tiina Tauraite, Sten Ljunggren and Denis Lavant. Written and directed by Veiko Ounpuu. In Estonian, Russian, French and English with English subtitles. (1:50) NR.