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Cap­sule re­views are by Kenneth Tu­ran (K.Tu.), Betsy Sharkey (B.S.), Mark Olsen (M.O.) and other re­view­ers. Compiled by Oliver Get­tell.



The 11th Hour A busi­ness ex­ec­u­tive who suf­fers yet another mis­car­riage is told she’s too old to carry a child but re­fuses to ac­cept her fate. With Kim Basinger, Jor­dan Pren­tice and Peter Stor­mare. Writ­ten and di­rected by An­ders Mor­gen­thaler. (1:37) NR.

The Cain Com­plex Three years af­ter a fam­ily tragedy, a man strug­gling with PTSD has to fight off a home in­va­sion. With Billy Blair, Sue Rock and Sam Eid­son. Writ­ten and di­rected by Mar­cello Za­mar­ripa. (1:26) NR.

Ev­ery Last Child A documentary fol­low­ing five peo­ple af­fected by the po­lio cri­sis in Pak­istan, where the Tal­iban is­sued a ban against vac­ci­na­tions. Di­rected by Tom Roberts. (1:25) PG-13.

Hun­gry Hearts A young mother’s ob­ses­sion with pro­tect­ing her baby from the out­side world forces her hus­band to rec­og­nize the true dan­ger to the child. With Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher and Roberta Maxwell. Writ­ten and di­rected by Save­rio Costanzo. (1:48) NR.

Juras­sic World At an is­land theme park where di­nosaurs have been res­ur­rected through sci­ence, a new ge­net­i­cally en­gi­neered spec­i­men es­capes con­fine­ment and plunges the park into chaos. With Chris Pratt, Bryce Dal­las Howard and Vin­cent D’Onofrio. Writ­ten by Derek Con­nolly and Colin Trevor­row. Di­rected by Trevor­row. In 3-D. (2:04) PG-13.

Live From New York A documentary trac­ing the early years of the latenight sketch show “Satur­day Night Live” and its evo­lu­tion into a com­edy in­sti­tu­tion. Di­rected by Bao Nguyen. (1:22) NR.

Love at First Fight In a small French town, a mild-man­nered car­pen­ter en­lists in an army boot camp to pur­sue a tough-minded young woman. With Adele Haenel, Kevin Azais and An­toine Lau­rent. Writ­ten by Thomas Cail­ley and Claude Le Pape. Di­rected by Cail­ley. In French with English sub­ti­tles. (1:38) NR.

Madame Bo­vary Des­per­ate to es­cape the dull­ness of pro­vin­cial life, a young mar­ried woman in 19th-cen­tury France pur­sues a se­ries of in­dis­creet af­fairs. With Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller and Rhys Ifans. Writ­ten by Felipe Marino and So­phie Barthes. Di­rected by Barthes. (1:58) R.

Me and Earl and the Dy­ing Girl An awk­ward high-school se­nior is forced by his mom to spend time with a class­mate he hasn’t spo­ken to since kinder­garten, a girl who has just di­ag­nosed with cancer. With Thomas Mann, Olivia Cook and R.J. Cyler. Writ­ten by Jesse Andrews. Di­rected by Al­fonso Gomez-Re­jon. (1:44) PG-13.

One Cut, One Life Adocumentary fol­low­ing non-fic­tion film­maker Ed Pin­cus as he teams with a col­lab­o­ra­tor make one last movie af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with a ter­mi­nal ill­ness. Di­rected by Pin­cus Lu­cia Small. (1:45) NR.

Rebels of the Neon God A new restora­tion of the 1992 film about a cram school stu­dent in Taipei who be­comes ob­sessed with a petty thief. With Chen Chao-jung, Jen Chang-ben and Lee Kang-sheng. Writ­ten and di­rected by Tsai Ming-liang. In Man­darin with English sub­ti­tles. (1:46) NR.

Redeemer An ex-hit­man seeks re­demp­tion for his sins by ex­act­ing vig­i­lante jus­tice and crosses paths with a drug lord. With Marko Zaror, Loreto Aravena and Jose Luis Mosca. Writ­ten and di­rected by Ernesto Diaz Espinoza. In Span­ish and English, with English sub­ti­tles. (1:30) NR.

Vendetta When his wife is killed by a crim­i­nal he put away, a hard-nosed de­tec­tive de­lib­er­ately gets ar­rested to get re­venge. With Dean Cain, Paul “The Big Show” Wight and Michael Ek­lund. Writ­ten by Justin Shady. Di­rected by Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska. (1:30) R.

Crit­ics’ Choices

Ex Machina Shrewdly imag­ined and per­sua­sively made, this is a spooky piece of spec­u­la­tive fic­tion about ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence that’s com­pletely plau­si­ble, ca­pa­ble of think­ing big thoughts and pro­vid­ing pulp thrills. But even say­ing that doesn’t do full jus­tice to this qui­etly un­nerv­ing Alex Gar­land film star­ring Domh­nall Glee­son, Os­car Isaac and Ali­cia Vikan­der. (K.Tu., April 10) (1:50) R.

Iris The late Al­bert Maysles was one of America’s great doc­u­men­tar­i­ans, a force in the field for nearly six decades, but his lat­est film has got to be one of his most charm­ing. With her trade­mark huge round glasses and her ge­nius for cos­tume jew­elry, the 93year-old Iris Apfel could qual­ify as the world’s old­est fash­ion­ista. But when she talks, you want to lis­ten. (K.Tu., May 6) (1:18) PG-13.

Mad Max: Fury Road Words are not re­ally the point when it comes to deal­ing with this barn-burner of a postapoc­a­lyp­tic ex­trav­a­ganza in which siz­zling, un­set­tling im­ages are the or­der of the day. Tom Hardy and Char­l­ize Theron are the leads, but the real

Fox Searchlight

THOMAS MANN and Olivia Cooke in “Me and Earl and the Dy­ing Girl,” writ­ten by Jesse Andrews and di­rected by Al­fonso Gomez-Re­jon.

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