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AR­MORED Some ar­mored truck driv­ers de­cide to rob their em­ploy­ers to the tune of mil­lions of dol­lars. Does the heist go wrong? Do heists ever go right? Matt Dil­lon, Lau­rence Fish­burne, Jean Reno, and Colum­bus Short head the cast. Rated PG-13. 88 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) BROTH­ERS You may re­mem­ber when this movie was be­ing shot in Santa Fe and many women were hop­ing to en­counter Tobey Maguire or Jake Gyl­len­haal out and about. Now we can all fi­nally see the two heart­throbs— for the price of ad­mis­sion, that is, as Jim Sheri­dan’s ( In Amer­ica) drama hits screens. The story cen­ters on an un­der­achiever (Gyl­len­haal) who thinks his brother (Maguire) died in war, and in the process of com­fort­ing the widow (Natalie Port­man) falls in love. Rated R. 110 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed) EV­ERY­BODY’S FINE When Frank’s (Robert De Niro) kids all back out of Christ­mas plans, he trav­els to each of their houses to sur­prise them. It turns out that the sur­prise is on him, as the kids haven’t been too frank with Frank. He learns what their lives are re­ally like, and if the ti­tle is to be be­lieved, they’re not do­ing that badly. Kate Beck­in­sale, Sam Rockwell, and Drew Bar­ry­more co-star. Rated PG-13. 100 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed) THE GOOD SOL­DIER The lat­est Vet­er­ans for Peace screen­ing is a doc­u­men­tary about five vet­er­ans of dif­fer­ent wars, who de­scribe their ex­pe­ri­ence in the armed forces. A live satel­lite in­ter­view with film­mak­ers Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell pre­cedes the screen­ing. 7:30 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 5. Not rated. 79 min­utes. CCA Cin­e­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) THE HEAD­LESS WOMAN Verónica (María Onetto) tries to an­swer her cell­phone while driv­ing and hits some­thing. Is it a dog or a child? She keeps driv­ing and re­mains pas­sive for the rest of the film. Ar­gen­tine di­rec­tor Lu­cre­cia Mar­tel ( The Holy Girl) keeps the movie ac­tive, how­ever — with a va­ri­ety of tricks that will re­mind view­ers of films like Re­pul­sion and Mul­hol­land Drive. Part am­bigu­ous thriller and part so­cial com­men­tary, The Head­less Woman is a taut, fas­ci­nat­ing film. Not rated. 87 min­utes. In Span­ish with sub­ti­tles. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Robert Ben­ziker) See re­view, Page 60. HOME Pho­tog­ra­pher Yann Arthus-Ber­trand cap­tured aerial shots of land­scapes from around the world for this doc­u­men­tary nar­rated by Glenn Close. A dis­cus­sion fol­lows the screen­ing, which is pre­sented by Santa Fe Ac­cueil. 7:30 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 6, only. Not rated. 118 min­utes. CCA Cin­e­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) THE MES­SEN­GER How do you re­spond when war knocks on your door? Oren Mover­man’s mov­ing drama takes a re­fresh­ing ap­proach to the sub­ject as it fo­cuses on two emo­tion­ally wounded war­riors (played by Ben Foster andWoody Har­rel­son) who work in a Ca­su­alty No­ti­fi­ca­tion unit as mes­sen­gers of death. Seem­ingly un­scripted scenes in the first half res­onate with the raw re­al­ity that shrap­nel from war in­jures those back home. The sec­ond half suf­fers from a slow pace and some soap-opera script­ing. The act­ing is top flight. Rated R. 112 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Robert Nott) See re­view, Page 60. THE SANTA FE FILM FES­TI­VAL It’s back and smaller than ever! This five-day love af­fair with cin­ema is cel­e­brat­ing 10 years, say­ing good-bye to its founder/ ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Jon Bow­man and wel­com­ing soon-to-be ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Karen RedHawk Dal­lett. Roughly 125 ti­tles will screen, with an em­pha­sis on doc­u­men­taries. This year’s trib­u­tees are ac­tors Tommy Lee Jones andWes Studi, di­rec­tor/ac­tor Mark Ry­dell, and cin­e­matog­ra­pher Ellen Kuras. Plus there are par­ties, work­shops, panel talks, and so­cial­iz­ing galore. Through Sun­day, Dec. 6. At var­i­ous venues. See sto­ries, beginning on Page 38. THE SANTA FE IN­DE­PEN­DENT FILM FES­TI­VAL Pre­sent­ing an al­ter­na­tive to the Santa Fe Film Fes­ti­val, this mini-fest fo­cuses on in­de­pen­dent films, many of them lo­cally made. Ac­tor Gary Farmer and di­rec­tor Nor­man Pa­trick Brown re­ceive Body of­Work Awards. Fri­day, Satur­day, and Sun­day, Dec. 4, 5, and 6. Venues vary. Visit santafein­de­pen­dent­film­fes­ti­val.com or call 795-8480 for de­tails.

Robert De Niro’s wait­ing:

Ev­ery­body’s Fine, at Re­gal Sta­dium 14 in Santa Fe and Dream­Catcher in Es­pañola

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