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EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP Full of comedy, high jinks, and images of some of the most divisive art of our time, this is a strange gem of a film. After the original filmmaker proved inept at making the movie, the subject of the documentary took over. Ostensibly a profile of Banksy, the British provocateur artist, this “prankumentary” shows how over the course of a decade, street art — the post-graffiti renaissance of stenciling, wheatpasting, LED art, and sticker bombing in hijacked public spaces — transformed from a dangerous underground artistic pursuit into a highly profitable farce. Rated R. 87 minutes.
CCA Cinematheque, Santa Fe. (Casey Sanchez)
See review, Page 64. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE Part two of the international publishing and film phenomenon the Millennium Trilogy picks up where the first one, The Girl With the
Dragon Tattoo, left off, with only a slight dip in quality, which may have as much to do with loss of novelty as anything else. Noomi Rapace is again memorable as the brooding, bristling computer genius Lisbeth Salander. Rated R. 129 minutes. In Swedish with subtitles. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Jonathan Richards) See review, Page 64.
I AM LOVE Luca Guadagnino has fashioned a sweeping melodrama with the feel of a classic. Tilda Swinton (who also produced) is magnificent as the alabaster icon who serves a wealthy Milanese family as wife, mother, hostess, and domestic CEO with passionless efficiency until her inner fires are kindled by a perfectly prepared shrimp and by the young chef with the recipe. The film is superbly photographed by the mellifluously named Yorick Le Saux and bolstered by a muscular John Adams score. Rated R. 119 minutes. In Italian with subtitles. Regal DeVargas, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards) See review, Page 64.
INCEPTION A star-studded cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard makes its way through a dreaming man’s subconscious in one of the strangest variations on the heist flick to ever play the multiplexes. Writer/director Christopher Nolan’s sprawling, inventive examination of dreaming and forgiveness rarely fails to entertain, though, like a dream, it makes more sense while it’s unfolding than it does when it’s over. Rated PG-13. 148 minutes. Regal DeVargas & Regal Stadium 14, Santa Fe; DreamCatcher, Española; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Storyteller, Taos. (Jeff Acker)
WINTER’S BONE A 17-year-old girl (Jennifer Lawrence) sets out to find her drug-dealing father, who put the family’s house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. Along the way, she confronts resistance from within the family and without. This thriller, set in the Ozark Mountains, won the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Debra Granik co-wrote and directed.
Deadwood alumni Garret Dillahunt and John Hawkes help round out the cast. Rated R. 100 minutes. Regal
DeVargas, Santa Fe. (Not reviewed)