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The Leg­end of PaLe MaLe Twenty-six red-tailed hawks now fly over greater New York City — likely all sired by Pale Male, a fe­ro­cious, hand­some rap­tor who has presided over Cen­tral Park for much of the past two decades. This de­light­ful, if un­even, doc­u­men­tary fol­lows the bird as he bat­tles evic­tion by co-op boards, at­tracts a pha­lanx of celebrity ad­mir­ers, fends off a pack of crows, and courts fe­males. We root for Pale Male as an up-by-his-boot­straps New Yorker, fend­ing off gen­tri­fi­ca­tion and other city ter­rors to keep his mates and brood alive. Opens Satur­day, Jan. 1. Not rated. 85 min­utes. CCA Cine­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Casey Sanchez) See re­view, Page 44.

now in the­aters

aLL good ThIngS Kirsten Dunst and Ryan Gosling give ex­cel­lent per­for­mances in this con­fused, be­la­bored film based on the “true story” of Robert Durst — long a sus­pect in his wife’s dis­ap­pear­ance. It’s a tale rife with pos­si­bil­i­ties that are ut­terly squan­dered by the screen­writ­ers, who rely on cliché and de­riv­a­tive stylis­tic tricks to fill the gaps in the nar­ra­tive. The film is di­rected by award­win­ning doc­u­men­tary filmmaker An­drew Jarecki, and there are note­wor­thy sup­port­ing per­for­mances by Nick Of­fer­man, Kris­ten Wiig, and Philip Baker Hall. Rated R. 101 min­utes. CCA Cine­math­eque, Santa Fe. (Jen­nifer Levin)

BLaCK SWan

Dar­ren Aronof­sky ( The Wrestler) turns his bru­tal vi­sion on the world of bal­let in this story of a young dancer driven to mad­ness by artis­tic am­bi­tion. Ris­ing bal­le­rina Nina (Natalie Port­man) must get in touch with her dark side to play the Black Swan while main­tain­ing her vir­ginal good­ness for the White Swan in a fa­mous bal­let. The movie has lots of pain, blood, eroti­cism, and con­spic­u­ous ex­cess. Vin­cent Cas­sel is ex­cel­lent as the im­pre­sario who chal­lenges Nina to this trip into schizophre­nia. Port­man delivers the char­ac­ter, but she’s no prima bal­le­rina. Rated R. 110 min­utes. Re­gal DeVargas, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

BUR­LeSQUe

Christina Aguil­era por­trays a small­town girl who flees to Los An­ge­les and be­comes a ris­ing star at a bur­lesque club. Cher plays her men­tor, and Stan­ley Tucci is the male lead in an es­tro­gen­heavy movie once again. Rated PG-13. 100 min­utes.

Re­gal North, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

The ChRon­I­CLeS of naRnIa: The VoY­age of The daWn TReadeR

In this snoozy adap­ta­tion of the third book in C.S. Lewis’ beloved se­ries, Ed­mund (Skan­dar Keynes), Lucy (Ge­orgie Hen­ley), and their ob­nox­ious cousin Eus­tace (Will Poul­ter, won­der­ful) set sail with Caspian (Ben Barnes), Reepicheep (con­fi­dently voiced by Simon Pegg), and crew to re­claim seven magic swords and free Nar­ni­ans cap­tured by an “eeevilll” green mist. Di­rec­tor Michael Apted is less in­ter­ested in story, though, than he is in swash­buck­ling sword fights and CGI ef­fects that are only oc­ca­sion­ally spe­cial. A bet­ter ti­tle might have been “Voy­age of the Yawn Treader.” Rated PG. 115 min­utes. Screens in 2-D only at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. Screens in 3-D only at Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Lau­rel Glad­den)

Di­rec­tor David O. Rus­sell ( Three Kings) re­turns to the screen af­ter a six-year ab­sence with a ter­rific boxing story based on the ca­reer of “Ir­ish” Micky Ward, a tough brawler from Low­ell, Mas­sachusetts. The cast is great, with Mark Wahlberg por­tray­ing the stolid Ward, Chris­tian Bale as his flaky, drug-ad­dict half-brother Dicky Ek­lund (a for­mer fighter who helps train Micky), and Melissa Leo as the brassy, con­trol­ling mother. Amy Adams is the tough but ten­der girl­friend who helps steer Micky on the right path. The movie is as much about fam­ily as it is about boxing; bat­tling his way clear of his fam­ily may have been Ward’s tough­est fight. Rated R. 115 min­utes. Re­gal DeVargas and Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher,

Es­pañola; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Jonathan Richards)

The fIghTeR

Jack Black brings the comic per­sona he made fa­mous in School of

Rock to Gul­liver’s Trav­els, a film based on the po­lit­i­cal satire by Jonathan Swift that was pub­lished al­most 300 years ago. The movie is pre­dictable and re­lies heav­ily on Black’s repet­i­tive ram­bunc­tious hu­mor, which has seen its day. Ja­son Segel as Ho­ra­tio and Amanda Peet as Darcy Silverman strug­gle to give the film some bal­ance. The movie has a whis­per of ap­peal but doesn’t travel nearly the dis­tance that Le­muel Gul­liver does. Rated PG. 85 min­utes. Screens in 2-D only at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe, and

Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. Screens in 3-D only at Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Nicolas Roesler)

gUL­LIVeR’S TRaV­eLS

Tourist at­trac­tion: Ru­fus Sewell and An­gelina Jolie in The Tourist, at Re­gal Sta­dium 14

in Santa Fe and Dream­Catcher in Es­pañola

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