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3 Hearts With its ro­man­tic tor­ment and beau­coup cig­a­rettes, this is a tres Gal­lic af­fair. As the smoke thick­ens, the vise tight­ens around a tri­an­gle in­volv­ing sis­ters of op­po­site tem­per­a­ments, played to ag­o­nized per­fec­tion by Char­lotte Gains­bourg and Chiara Mas­troianni. (Sheri Lin­den, March 20) In French with English sub­ti­tles. (1:46) PG-13.

5 to 7 In New York City, an as­pir­ing young writer and the so­phis­ti­cated wife of a French diplo­mat en­ter into a “cinq a sept” af­fair. With An­ton Yelchin, Glenn Close and Frank Lan­gella. Writ­ten and di­rected by Vic­tor Levin. (1:36) R.

Boychoir A re­bel­lious, re­cently or­phaned 12-year-old boy is sent to board­ing school and driven to excel by his de­mand­ing singing teacher. With Dustin Hoffman, Gar­rett Ware­ing and Kathy Bates. Writ­ten by Ben Ri­p­ley. Di­rected by Fran­cois Gi­rard. (1:43) NR. Can’t Stand Los­ing You: Sur­viv­ing the Po­lice A doc­u­men­tary about the rise, breakup and re­u­nion of the English rock band the Po­lice. Di­rected by Andy Grieve. (1:23) NR.

Cin­derella As pure of heart as its hero­ine, “Cin­derella” floats across the screen like a gos­samer con­fec­tion, full of el­e­gant beauty and quiet grace. Di­rected by Ken­neth Branagh, the film stars Lily James in the ti­tle role and Richard Mad­den as the charm­ing Prince. (B.S., March 13) (1:45) PG.

Cup­cakes On a lark, six friends record their re­sponse to an in­ter­na­tional singing con­test and find them­selves elected as the Is­raeli rep­re­sen­ta­tives

for the next in­stall­ment. With Anat Wax­man, Ofer Shechter and Yael Bar-Zo­har. Writ­ten by Eli Bi­jaoui and Ey­tan Fox. Di­rected by Fox. In He­brew with English sub­ti­tles. (1:40) NR.

The Diver­gent Se­ries: In­sur­gent The sec­ond film in the “Diver­gent” se­ries brings back stars Shai­lene Wood­ley and Theo James, but has changed fo­cus from youth­ful ro­mance to the kind of science-fic­tion ac­tion that starred adults once upon a time. (K.Tu., March 20) In 3-D. (1:58) PG-13.

Effie Gray A bi­o­graph­i­cal drama about the scan­dalous love tri­an­gle be­tween Vic­to­rian art critic John Ruskin; his young wife, Euphemia Gray; and pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Mil­lais. With Dakota Fan­ning, Emma Thomp­son and Tom Stur­ridge. Writ­ten by Thomp­son. Di­rected by Richard Lax­ton. (1:48) PG-13.

Fo­cus In this new rom-com-con — as in ro­man­tic com­edy-con artist ca­per — Will Smith comes back from his “Af­ter Earth” fi­asco lead­ing with his heart. The one re­spon­si­ble for get­ting the pulse rac­ing is Mar­got Rob­bie. Their chem­istry is so com­bustible the only ques­tion is: What took Hol­ly­wood so long? (B.S., Feb. 27) (1:45) R.

Fu­ri­ous 7 A crew of fast-driv­ing out­laws battle the venge­ful brother of a van­quished en­emy. With Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne John­son. Writ­ten by Chris Mor­gan. Di­rected by James Wan. (2:09) PG-13.

Get Hard There are too many in­ten­tion­ally un-PC jokes packed into the film, but with Will Fer­rell and Kevin Hart in­volved, it’s prob­a­bly im­pos­si­ble for any­one to com­pletely re­sist their baser in­stincts to be amused by the patently of­fen­sive. (B.S., March 27) (1:40) R.

The Gun­man At one point in “The Gun­man” a pack of well-armed as­sas­sins is in hot pur­suit of Sean Penn’s sniper and his beau­ti­ful dis­tressed dam­sel when sud­denly she stops, re­fus­ing to go one step fur­ther un­til he ex­plains what the heck is go­ing on. My sen­ti­ments ex­actly. (B.S., March 20) (1:55) R.

Home As a cer­tain Boov, buoy­antly voiced by that alien life force Jim Par­sons, might say: Best silly ever is to be hav­ing in “Home.” The new an­i­mated 3-D com­edy is breezy, sen­ti­men­tal, quirky and also stars Ri­hanna and Jen­nifer Lopez. (B.S., March 27) (1:34) PG.

Last Knights A fallen war­rior rises against a sadis­tic ruler to avenge his

dis­hon­ored mas­ter. With Clive Owen, Cliff Curtis and Ak­sel Hennie. Writ­ten by Michael Konyves and Dove Suss­man. Di­rected by Kaz I. Kiriya. (1:55) R.

Man From Reno Set in the Bay Area and di­rected with sin­cere genre artistry by Dave Boyle, this el­e­gant, tan­ta­liz­ing Ja­panese Amer­i­can neo-noir threads to­gether a pair of nar­ra­tive strands ap­peal­ing to any mys­tery buff: the per­co­lat­ing thrill of am­a­teur sleuthing and the cool, de­duc­tive logic of pro­fes­sional case­work. (Robert Abele, March 27) (1:51) NR.

Run All Night Genre to the core, this story of fa­thers and sons, con­flict and ret­ri­bu­tion in New York’s tough neigh­bor­hoods benefits from fine per­for­mances by Ed Har­ris and Liam Nee­son as old friends and bit­ter enemies. (K.Tu., March 13) (1:54) R.

Serena The un­cer­e­mo­ni­ous roll­out of Dan­ish film­maker Su­sanne Bier’s De­pres­sion-era tale be­lies a quite re­spectable, hand­somely made drama that fea­tures a pair of solid star turns by Bradley Cooper and Jen­nifer Lawrence. (Gary Gold­stein, March 27) (1:49) R.

Su­per­fast An un­der­cover cop in Los An­ge­les in­fil­trates a gang of street rac­ers as they plan to dou­ble-cross a crime king­pin. With Alex Ash­baugh, Dale Pavin­ski and Lili Miro­jnick. Writ­ten and di­rected by Ja­son Fried­berg and Aaron Seltzer. Ketchup En­ter­tain­ment (1:39) PG-13.

Woman in Gold Sixty years af­ter flee­ing Vi­enna dur­ing World War II, an el­derly Jewish woman sets out to re­trieve fam­ily pos­ses­sions seized by the Nazis, in­clud­ing a fa­mous Gus­tav Klimt paint­ing. With He­len Mir­ren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Bruhl. Writ­ten by Alexi Kaye Camp­bell. Di­rected by Simon Curtis. (1:50) PG-13.

All movies are in gen­eral re­lease un­less noted. Also in­cluded: the film’s run­ning time and rat­ings. MPAA cat­e­gories: (G) for gen­eral au­di­ences; (PG) parental guid­ance urged be­cause of ma­te­rial pos­si­bly un­suit­able for chil­dren; (PG-13) par­ents are strongly cau­tioned to give guid­ance for at­ten­dance of chil­dren younger than 13; (R) re­stricted, younger than 17 ad­mit­ted only with par­ent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger ad­mit­ted.

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