and his wife of almost 50 years (Helen Mirren). The third point of the triangle is Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), who wants Tolstoy’s work for the public domain. Rated R. 110 minutes. Regal DeVargas, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)
M. HULOT’S HOLIDAY This classic French comedy, released in 1953, features one of the sublime creations of cinema, Jacques Tati’s immortal Monsieur Hulot, an amiable, bumbling fellow with long legs, a springy step, and a cheerful countenance who manages to sow mild chaos wherever he goes — in this case, a little French seaside resort. Tati was an enormous influence on later filmmakers, French and otherwise. There’s a little unimportant dialogue; this is almost a silent comedy, in the spirit of Chaplin and Keaton. Not rated. 87 minutes. In French with a few subtitles.
CCA Cinematheque, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards) A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET I dreamed the other night that the guy who directed the video for Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” remade A Nightmare on Elm Street as a dreary mystery. Jackie Earle Haley played Freddy Krueger, and despite his credentials as an Oscarnominated actor, he lacked the malicious screen presence of Robert Englund in the role. The movie wasn’t just bad, it was boring: while watching teenagers struggle to stay awake for 95 minutes, the audience could certainly sympathize. And the worst thing is — it wasn’t even scary! Wait, this wasn’t a dream? It was a real movie? Aaaagh!!! Rated R. 95 minutes.
Regal Stadium 14, Santa Fe; Dream Catcher, Española; Storyteller, Taos. (Robert Benziker)
OCEANS The latest film in the Disneynature documentary line (after last year’s Earth) takes us under the sea. Despite the big mouse ears on the title screen, there are no singing crabs down here; just narration by Pierce Brosnan and a whole lot of majestic footage of the ecosystems that humans are swiftly destroying. Co-directed by Jacques Cluzaud and Jacques Perrin, the guys who gave us Winged Migration. Rated G. 103 minutes. Regal Stadium 14,
Santa Fe; Dream Catcher, Española; Storyteller, Taos. (Not reviewed)
THE SECRET OF KELLS This animated film centers on a young boy who sets out 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 recently. Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, only. Not rated. 75 minutes.
CCA Cinematheque, Santa Fe. (Not reviewed)
A SINGLE MAN This debut from fashion designer Tom Ford recounts a day in the life of George (Colin Firth), a literature professor mourning the death of his longtime lover (Matthew Goode). The film is meticulously tailored and beautifully styled — sometimes overly so — but it’s also heartbreaking. Rated R. 101 minutes. CCA Cinematheque, Santa Fe. (Laurel Gladden)
Ms. Capulet, don’t tear down this wall: Vanessa Redgrave and Amanda Seyfried in
at Regal Stadium 14 in Santa Fe and DreamCatcher in Española
Letters to Juliet,