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AN­OTHER YEAR Mike Leigh ( Hap­pyGo-Lucky) has turned out an­other ter­rific movie us­ing his won­der­ful reper­tory com­pany of ac­tors ( Jim Broad­bent, Ruth Sheen, and a bril­liant Les­ley Manville) to tell a story of

a happy cou­ple and their friends and ac­quain­tances, whose lives are vari­a­tions on a theme of des­per­a­tion. Leigh holds his cen­tral cou­ple up as an ideal, like an idyl­lic fam­ily scene glimpsed through a win­dow by a pass­ing trav­eler, all warmth and light and ev­ery­thing the less for­tu­nate would like their lives to be. Rated PG-13. 129 min­utes. Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

Di­rec­tor Ale­jan­dro González Iñár­ritu is work­ing here with­out his for­mer writ­ing col­lab­o­ra­tor Guillermo Ar­riaga (with whom he made and The re­sult is more lin­ear than those films, and it’s re­lent­lessly grim. But it’s pow­er­ful, and it some­times shocks you with its beauty and tragedy, while at other times it pum­mels you with its lugubri­ous ex­cess. There are many rea­sons to see the film, high­lighted by Javier Bar­dem’s ex­tra­or­di­nary per­for­mance, which has earned him an Os­car nom­i­na­tion. Rated R. 148 min­utes. In Span­ish with sub­ti­tles. Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)





Sta­dium 14,

Re­gal DeVargas,

21 Grams

Re­gal DeVargas,


Di­rec­tor David O. Rus­sell 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 drug-ad­dict half-brother Dicky Ek­lund, and Melissa Leo as their con­trol­ling mother. Amy Adams is the tough but ten­der girl­friend who helps steer Micky on the right path. Nom­i­nated for seven Academy Awards, in­clud­ing for best pic­ture and di­rec­tor. Bale, Leo, and Adams also got nods. Rated R. 115 min­utes. Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)


Re­gal Sta­dium 14,


Dar­ren Aronof­sky 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. Port­man de­liv­ers the char­ac­ter, but she’s no prima bal­le­rina. Nom­i­nated for five Academy Awards, in­clud­ing for best pic­ture, di­rec­tor, and ac­tress (Port­man). Rated R. 110 min­utes.

Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)


Chan­ning Ta­tum plays a Ro­man cen­tu­rion who brings his Bri­tish slave ( Jamie Bell) on a mis­sion to Scot­land to fig­ure out why a le­gion of Ro­man sol­diers dis­ap­peared there, only to be taken cap­tive. Rated PG-13. 114 min­utes.

Santa Fe; Española. (Not re­viewed)



Wil­liam Shake­speare is no doubt do­ing som­er­saults in his grave thanks to this movie, which trans­forms his great ro­man­tic tragedy

into an ob­nox­ious com­edy star­ring an­i­mated gar­den gnomes. The movie’s lingo (“Call me!”), pop-cul­ture ref­er­ences ( and mu­sic (1970s-era El­ton John) feel more dated than the Bard’s time­less tale. Rated G. 84 min­utes. Screens in 3-D only at Santa Fe; Los Alamos; Taos. Screens in 2-D only at

Española. (Not re­viewed)

Romeo and Juliet

The Ma­trix),

Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Sto­ry­teller, Dream­Catcher,

Reel Deal,

Writer/star Seth Ro­gen tai­lors his slacker char­ac­ter to the Green Hor­net, the hero born as a 1930s ra­dio se­rial, later a TV show that launched Bruce Lee to star­dom as Kato, the Hor­net’s chauf­feur, in­ven­tor, and mar­tial-arts side­kick (played here by Jay Chou). Ro­gen’s Britt Reid (the Hor­net’s al­ter ego) is a jerk. Di­rec­tor Michel Gondry com­pen­sates with ex­plo­sions, bat­tles, and enough de­struc­tion to en­sure that if there’s a se­quel it won’t be in L.A., be­cause there’s not enough of it left. Rated PG-13. 110 min­utes. Screens in 3-D only at Santa Fe. Screens in 2-D only at Española. ( Jonathan Richards)

THE GREEN HOR­NET Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Dream­Catcher,

The lat­est an­i­mated film from French di­rec­tor Syl­vain Chomet ( is a fit­ting homage to iconic film­maker Jac­ques Tati in both style and sub­stance. At the hands of lead il­lus­tra­tor Lau­rent Kircher and his an­i­ma­tion team, it is also a mas­ter­ful con­tem­po­rary con­tri­bu­tion to the his­tory of 2-D an­i­ma­tion. When a down-and-out ma­gi­cian be­friends a young girl in Scot­land, the two form a fa­ther-daugh­ter bond that can only be main­tained by the girl’s be­lief that his magic is real. Nom­i­nated for a 2011 Academy Award for best an­i­mated film. Rated PG. 82 min­utes.

Santa Fe. (Rob DeWalt)




The Triplets of


The new­est doc­u­men­tary from Os­car-nom­i­nated di­rec­tor Charles Fer­gu­son ( may not of­fer the blood and guts found in other films, but it presents its own brand of car­nage in deal­ing with the re­cent eco­nomic cri­sis. In­ter­views with play­ers and vic­tims of the dereg­u­la­tion shell game re­veal a decades-old pat­tern of po­lit­i­cal and cor­po­rate be­hav­ior that led to a world­wide im­plo­sion of fi­nan­cial mar­kets. Rated PG-13. 108 min­utes.

Santa Fe. (Rob DeWalt)


CCA Cine­math­eque,


No End in Sight)

Adam San­dler plays a plas­tic sur­geon who pre­tends to be mar­ried in or­der to get women to sleep with him. When he falls for one of these women (Brook­lyn Decker), he asks his as­sis­tant ( Jen­nifer Anis­ton) to make be­lieve she’s his wife, so that he can “di­vorce” her and pur­sue the re­la­tion­ship. Don’t ask how this scheme is go­ing to work. Don’t even ask what Ni­cole Kid­man is do­ing in a movie like this. Just go with it. Rated PG-13. 110 min­utes.

Santa Fe; Española; Los Alamos; Taos. (Not re­viewed) Sta­dium 14, Deal,

Dream­Catcher, Sto­ry­teller,



For any­one over the age of 20 who isn’t a par­ent, here’s a primer: Justin Bieber is a singer who made a huge splash in the pop-mu­sic world at 14, af­ter be­ing dis­cov­ered on YouTube. of­fers a look at his in­cred­i­ble re­solve dur­ing his ar­dous rise to suc­cess, along with a healthy heap­ing of con­cert footage and a chance to see his fa­mous hair in three glo­ri­ous di­men­sions. Rated G. 105 min­utes. Screens in 3-D only at Santa Fe; Española. (Not re­viewed)

Never Say Never


Re­gal Sta­dium 14,

It’s not easy be­ing king, and in­fin­itely tougher if you can’t ut­ter a sen­tence with­out an ag­o­niz­ing stam­mer. This ter­rific movie stems from the true cir­cum­stance of the speech im­ped­i­ment suf­fered by Eng­land’s King Ge­orge VI, fa­ther of the cur­rent queen. It’s a story of courage and de­ter­mi­na­tion told with wit and feel­ing. There are su­perb per­for­mances by a cast headed by Colin Firth as the af­flicted monarch, Ge­of­frey Rush as his speech ther­a­pist, and He­lena Bon­ham Carter as the king’s de­voted wife, El­iz­a­beth. The film led the pack in Os­car nom­i­na­tions with 12, in­clud­ing for best pic­ture, ac­tor, and di­rec­tor. Rated R. 110 min­utes. Santa Fe; Taos. ( Jonathan Richards)


Re­gal DeVargas,


The red-tailed hawks that fly over New York City to­day were all likely sired by Pale Male, the 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 celebrity ad­mir­ers, and courts fe­males. Not rated. 85 min­utes.

Santa Fe. (Casey Sanchez)


CCA Cine­math­eque,

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