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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)


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

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