open­ing this week

Pasatiempo - - Moving Images -

THE BI­CY­CLE THIEF Vit­to­rio De Sica’s 1948 Ital­ian ne­o­re­al­ist mas­ter­piece tells the story of a fa­ther who dis­cov­ers how far he will go to se­cure a job. It is ev­ery bit as mov­ing and pow­er­ful (and, sadly, timely) as it was decades ago. If you haven’t seen it in years, its depth with sur­prise you all over again. Fri­day and Satur­day, April 9 and 10, only, with a fundraiser screen­ing for the Chain­breaker Col­lec­tive, a lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion that re­pairs and re­dis­tributes bikes, at 8 p.m. Fri­day. Not rated. 93 min­utes. In Ital­ian with sub­ti­tles. CCA Cin­e­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Robert Ben­ziker)

DATE NIGHT Di­rec­tor Shawn Levy (the Night at the Mu­seum fran­chise) aban­dons his walk­ing di­noskele­tons and minia­ture cow­boys for ro­man­tic com­edy. Don’t worry — there are still wild an­tics aplenty. Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a cou­ple who have a “date night” to help rekin­dle their mar­riage, only to find that a case of mis­taken iden­tity leads to an un­for­get­table evening. Mark Wahlberg and James Franco co-star. Rated PG-13. 88 min­utes. Re­gal

Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Not re­viewed)

MOTHER Pro­moted as some­thing of a re­venge noir, Mother is just as much about the lengths a mama will go to in prov­ing her love for her off­spring. When the ti­tle char­ac­ter’s son is framed for the mur­der of a seem­ingly in­no­cent school­girl, she (Hye-ja Kim) sets off on her own warpath to find the guilty party. Di­rected and co-writ­ten by South Korean film­maker Joon-ho Bong (who brought us 2006’s so­cio-eco­log­i­cal hor­ror film The Host), this film is a tense thriller with a few plot holes and some lax di­rect­ing. The act­ing is first-rate across the board. Rated R. 128 min­utes. In Korean with sub­ti­tles. Re­gal

DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Robert Nott) See re­view, page 48.

THE RUNAWAYS In the 1970s, the all-girl rock group The Runaways bucked trends and kicked butt. Sev­eral mem­bers went on to suc­cess­ful solo ca­reers, in­clud­ing Joan Jett and Lita Ford. The film is based on the mem­oirs of band mem­ber Cherie Cur­rie. Dakota Fan­ning plays sex sym­bol Cur­rie, and Kris­ten Ste­wart plays hard rocker Jett. The film cen­ters on their friend­ship and rise to fame. Rated R. 105 min­utes.

Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

THE SE­CRET OF KELLS This an­i­mated film cen­ters on a young boy who sets out on an ad­ven­ture to com­plete the Book of Kells and fights Vik­ings and a ser­pent god along the way. It was nom­i­nated for a 2010 Academy Award for Best An­i­mated Fea­ture but didn’t reach Amer­i­can the­aters un­til now. Not rated. 75 min­utes. CCA Cin­e­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

VOICES FROM IN­SIDE: IS­RAELIS SPEAK Di­rec­tor Lucy Martens in­ter­viewed 16 peo­ple in the Is­raeli peace move­ment for this doc­u­men­tary on the his­tory and fu­ture of Zion­ism. Pro­ducer Mar­jorie Wright ap­pears in per­son. 6 p.m. Sun­day, April 11, only. Not rated. 64 min­utes. CCA Cin­e­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

I love rock ’n’ roll, so put an­other dime in my iTunes ac­count, baby: from left, Alia Shawkat, Scout Tay­lor Comp­ton, Stella Maeve,

Kris­ten Ste­wart, and Dakota Fan­ning in The Runaways, at Re­gal DeVar­gas in Santa Fe

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.