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relationship with her sexy older sister. He travels to meet them, but the family is not what its internet presence led him to believe. Rated PG-13. 94 minutes.
Regal Stadium 14, Santa Fe. (Not reviewed)
GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE
OF GLENN GOULD The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, who died in 1982 at the age of 50, displayed psychological oddities that command ongoing fascination. Directors Michèle Hozer and Peter Raymont offer a forthright narrative that traces his biography through documentary material and reminiscences by figures who knew him. Much of the tale has been told before in print and on film, but
Genius Within adds a bit of enrichment concerning his sex life and familial aspirations. One watches with mounting horror as his tragic life unfolds, but when all is said and done, it’s a heck of an interesting train wreck. Not rated. 109 minutes. The Screen, Santa Fe. ( James M. Keller) See review, Page 60.
HEARTBREAKER Normally, when foreign films are remade for the U.S. market, the original proves far superior, but it’s hard to imagine how any remake of this French film could possibly be worse. Romain Duris ( The Beat That My
Heart Skipped), a Romeo-for-hire who breaks up unhappy couples at the behest of concerned siblings, parents, or friends, sets out to derail an impending marriage but falls in love with the bride-to-be (Vanessa Paradis). The idea is good rom-com fodder, and the cast is mostly charming, but the story, which relies heavily on references to Dirty Dancing, wavers between ludicrous and flat-out embarrassing. There are loads of broad, derivative, and utterly enjoyable French genre films; unfortunately, this isn’t one of them. Not rated. 105 minutes. In French with subtitles.
CCA Cinematheque, Santa Fe. ( Jeff Acker)
I WANT YOUR MONEY The American right has never had its Michael Moore, and it probably won’t be director Ray Griggs. His documentary aims to ignore the facts that Barack Obama cut taxes for an overwhelming majority of Americans and that taxes are at their lowest levels in 60 years. Instead, he offers the opinion that Obama wants to take your money and give it to people who don’t work as hard as you. Tea and tin-foil hats are optional. Rated PG. 92 minutes.
Regal Stadium 14, Santa Fe. (Not reviewed)
JACKASS 3D Johnny Knoxville and gang are back to drive a nail into the coffin of the 3-D fad. If you want to pay a hefty surcharge to see a movie about dudes tipping over port-o-potties and laughing about how much they drank the night before, well, it’s a free country. Rated R. 93 minutes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Regal Stadium 14, Santa Fe. Screens in 3-D only at DreamCatcher, Española; Storyteller, Taos. (Not reviewed)
NEvER LET ME GO Kathy, Tommy and Ruth grow up in an English boarding school where something isn’t quite right — the children are subjects in a medical experiment that will kill them before they grow old — but this is literary science fiction, not a futuristic thriller. We meet the trio again as young adults and witness the splintering of their friendship. Great performances make up for uneven storytelling in this film based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. Rated R. 103 minutes.
Regal DeVargas, Santa Fe. ( Jennifer Levin) See review, Page 60.
PEEP “Tv” SHOW The final entry in the Asia Now series is unfortunately also the most frustrating. The loosely knit story revolves around infatuation with terrorism, 9/11 imagery, gothic Lolita fashion, the sex industry, voyeurism, technology, and whatever else you can see in here. Aficionados of Japanese cinema will enjoy various moments, but as a whole, the film collapses under the weight of its own pretentiousness. 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, only. Not rated. 98 minutes. In Japanese with subtitles.
The Screen, Santa Fe. (Robert B. Ker)
RED Would you like to see Helen Mirren playing a tough-as-nails machine-gun-wielding ex-CIA agent? Of course you would. She, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, and John Malkovich play retired agents who are targeted for assassination because of the secrets AROUND A SMALL MOUNTAIN Jacques Rivette is one of the storied pioneers of the French New Wave, and at 82, he’s also one of its survivors. He’s made great movies like L’Amour Fou (1968), his legendary marathon Out 1 (1971), Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974), and La Belle Noiseuse (1991). His latest, a short, meandering quasi-romance featuring nice performances from Sergio Castellito and Jane Birkin, is lovely to look at but dramatically lethargic. It seems to take its cue from the lackluster traveling circus in which it is set, a one-ring, two-bit setup where clowns, aerialists, and other desultory acts play to handfuls of bored spectators and a dark secret is revealed. It’s not Rivette at his peak, but anything by this master is deserving of a visit. Not rated. 84 minutes. In French with subtitles. The Screen, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards) CATFISH It appears as if Regal Stadium 14 is experimenting with lower-budget offerings — first The Virginity Hit a few weeks ago and now this documentary about a man who receives an email and a shockingly good portrait from an 8-year-old girl. When he tries to contact her online, he starts a cyber
The OK-est show on Earth: Jane Birkin and Sergio Castellito in
Around a Small Mountain, at The Screen in Santa Fe