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BEETLE­JUICE This year’s Hal­loween movie at the Len­sic is Tim Bur­ton’s 1988 com­edy about the ghosts of a cou­ple of re­cently de­ceased peo­ple (Alec Bald­win and Geena Davis), who hire an ob­nox­ious spirit (Michael Keaton) to scare the new own­ers out of their house. Keaton and Bur­ton were at the peak of their pow­ers in this imag­i­na­tive, funny fable. Wi­nona Ry­der, the goth-girl heart­throb of her era, still charms. 7 p.m. Fri­day, Oct. 31, only. Rated PG. 92 min­utes. Len­sic

Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, Santa Fe. (Robert Ker)

BE­FORE I GO TO SLEEP Ni­cole Kid­man plays a character who suf­fers from a strange disorder that causes her to wake up ev­ery morn­ing with no mem­ory. Could it have some­thing to do with that ac­ci­dent she suf­fered? Def­i­nitely. What about that sus­pi­cious hus­band (Colin Firth)? Pos­si­bly. Rated R. 92 min­utes.

Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola.

(Not re­viewed)

THE BLUE ROOM Bel­gian crime nov­el­ist Ge­orges Si­menon was a pro­lific writer, turn­ing out about a cou­ple of hun­dred nov­els and nu­mer­ous short sto­ries. This adap­ta­tion of his work feels like a slen­der French pa­per­back, its 76-minute run­ning time draw­ing us for­ward through a shuf­fled nar­ra­tive and frac­tured chronol­ogy so swiftly that by the time we fig­ure out what’s go­ing on, it’s over. Mathieu Amal­ric di­rected and co-wrote the script with Stéphanie Cléau (his real-life part­ner), with whom he also co-stars. It’s a steamy tale of sex­ual pas­sion and mur­der that is less of a who­dunit than a what-hap­pened. We start in a blue ho­tel room, where two lovers writhe in car­nal embrace on a rum­pled bed; by the end, we’ve been drawn into a night­mare from which a man grad­u­ally un­der­stands he will not wake up. Not rated. 76 min­utes. In French with sub­ti­tles.

The Screen, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards) See re­view,

Page 38.

HORNS Ig Per­rish (Daniel Rad­cliffe) has a se­ri­ous prob­lem. His girl­friend and first love, Mer­rin (Juno Tem­ple), has been bru­tally mur­dered, and he’s sus­pected of be­ing the per­pe­tra­tor by just about ev­ery­one in town. The fact that Ig sprouts devil horns on top of his head doesn’t help his cause — although they prove to be more of a bless­ing than a curse when he be­gins to un­der­stand their unique abil­i­ties. This is a de­cent hor­ror film, but its forced at­tempts at hu­mor, un­con­vinc­ing CGI snakes, and ham-handed sym­bol­ism keep it from be­ing a good, per­haps even great, one. On fire as the horned devil, Rad­cliffe is com­pelling to watch, but

Horns suf­fers from an iden­tity cri­sis. It’s a hy­brid of com­edy, hor­ror, mys­tery, and drama — and not all of that works. Rated R. 120 min­utes. Cen­ter for

Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe. (Michael Abatemarco)

See re­view, Page 40.

IN­TER­STEL­LAR Di­rec­tor Christo­pher Nolan re­turns with his first non-Bat­man movie since 2010’s

In­cep­tion. Matthew McConaughey plays a wi­d­ower on an Earth that is rapidly run­ning out of food; he joins a mis­sion to fly a ship through a worm­hole in space in or­der to find any­thing that will help hu­man­ity. The film’s mar­ket­ing is be­ing very coy about what he will find there. It opens wide on Nov. 7, but the Jean Cocteau Cin­ema screens it be­gin­ning Tues­day, Nov. 4. Re­gal Sta­dium 14 of­fers sneak pre­views on Thurs­day, Nov. 6. Rated PG-13. 169 min­utes. (Not re­viewed)

LIS­TEN UP PHILIP This is a sendup of lit­er­ary nov­els and writ­ing cul­ture. Await­ing pub­li­ca­tion of his sec­ond novel, Obidant, Philip Lewis Friedman ( Ja­son Schwartz­man) meets a lu­mi­nary nov­el­ist named Ike Zim­mer­man ( Jonathan Pryce). Fame has made them both crazy. Philip keeps look­ing for the woman who can set him on the path to right­eous­ness, ex­cept that he hates women — and him­self and re­ally ev­ery­one else, too. The sub­ver­sion here is that this bril­liant movie re­fuses to give Philip what he de­sires. Not rated. 108 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe. ( Jen­nifer Levin) See re­view, Page 39.

MANUSCRIPTS DON’T BURN Shot in Iran with­out per­mis­sion and shrouded in se­crecy un­til re­cently, this is the dar­ing new drama from Mo­ham­mad Ra­soulof, who has been banned by the Ira­nian gov­ern­ment from mak­ing films or leav­ing the coun­try. Re­port­edly in­spired by ac­tual events, it fo­cuses on two gov­ern­ment agents who are as­signed to in­ter­ro­gate, ter­ror­ize, tor­ture, and mur­der dis­si­dent writ­ers and in­tel­lec­tu­als. Not rated. 125 min­utes. In Per­sian with sub­ti­tles.

The Screen, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) THE MET LIVE IN HD: CAR­MEN Anita Rachvel­ishvili stars in this Richard Eyre pro­duc­tion of Bizet’s opera, which is broad­cast live from the Met. The cast also in­cludes Alek­san­drs An­to­nenko and Il­dar Ab­draza­kov. 11 a.m. Satur­day, Nov. 1, with a 6 p.m. en­core. Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts

Cen­ter, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

NIGHTCRAWLER Jake Gyl­len­haal plays a sleazy young man who finds his way into the world of night­time crime jour­nal­ism in Los An­ge­les. After cov­er­ing ac­ci­dents, mur­ders, and fires for long enough, he finds him­self ma­nip­u­lat­ing the sto­ries to boost his

ca­reer. Rated R. 117 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS The ex­pe­ri­ence of Na­tive peo­ple in Canada — par­tic­u­larly the in­jus­tices they faced in the res­i­den­tial school sys­tem — is ex­am­ined in this drama, set in 1976 at a Mi’kmaq reser­va­tion. The story cen­ters on Aila (Kawen­na­here Dev­ery Ja­cobs), a teenage girl who loses her par­ents to prison and sui­cide and must deal drugs to take care of her­self and her un­cle. Rated R. 88 min­utes. Jean

Cocteau Cin­ema, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

SAW Where has the time gone? It’s been 10 years since the orig­i­nal Saw film first made au­di­ences queasy, and to com­mem­o­rate the an­niver­sary, here is a Hal­loween-ready limited-en­gage­ment re-re­lease. Re­mem­ber when that guy had to crawl through the ra­zor-wire maze un­til his guts spilled out ev­ery­where? We were all so young then. Rated R. 103 min­utes.

Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

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