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2011 OS­CAR-NOM­I­NATED LIVE­AC­TION SHORT FILMS Re­mem­ber: many an ac­claimed fea­ture-length au­teur started out mak­ing short films. This year’s Os­carnom­i­nated batch ranges in tone from pro­found ( The Con­fes­sion, about a boy­hood prank gone hor­ri­bly wrong; Na Wewe, which flashes back to 1994’s Rwan­dan geno­cide; and Wish 143, about a dy­ing boy’s un­usual re­quest) to play­ful (the Valen­tine Dayap­pro­pri­ate God of Love and The Crush, which is both sweet and sus­pense­ful). Who knows — this could be your chance to see the early work of the next Martin Scors­ese. Not rated. 140 min­utes to­tal. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Laurel Glad­den) UN­KNOWN Di­rec­tor Jaime Col­let-Serra dis­plays a real hand for main­tain­ing sus­pense in this in­volv­ing thriller about a man (Liam Nee­son) who wakes up from a coma in Ber­lin and dis­cov­ers that no­body — not even his wife — knows who he is. The story is strong enough to carry you along for a good three-fourths of the film, and you’ll be so in­volved you won’t be too harsh in judg­ing the last fourth. All the ac­tors — in­clud­ing Bruno Ganz as an aged pri­vate de­tec­tive and Diane Kruger as a taxi driver who wants to help — com­mit fully, and there are some good chase, fight, and flight scenes. Rated PG-13. 113 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Española; Reel Deal, Los Alamos; Sto­ry­teller, Taos. (Robert Nott) see se­lec­tions with­out the Pixar pedigree — The Lost Thing alone is worth the price of ad­mis­sion. Let’s Pol­lute plays like a tongue-in-cheek retro PSA, while Mada­gas­car, Car­net de Voy­age uses a cre­ative blend of an­i­ma­tion styles in a video travel di­ary. The Gruf­falo fol­lows a clever mouse on a walk through the woods; fea­tur­ing voice work by He­lena Bon­ham Carter, Tom Wilkin­son, and Rob­bie Coltrane, it’ll charm au­di­ences young and old. Not rated. 65 min­utes to­tal. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Laurel Glad­den)

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