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AMER­I­CAN SNIPER Based on the mem­oir by Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most pro­lific sniper in Amer­i­can mil­i­tary his­tory, this is Clint East­wood’s most com­mer­cially suc­cess­ful movie but far from his best ar­tis­ti­cally. East­wood han­dles the ac­tion scenes pow­er­fully but doesn’t thread them to­gether with the kind of nu­anced sto­ry­telling he’s ca­pa­ble of, and he leaves some loose ends dan­gling. The home-front scenes of Kyle with his wife (Si­enna Miller) and fam­ily be­come a bore, but Cooper is ex­cel­lent as a man in­creas­ingly ad­dicted to com­bat. Rated R. 132 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas , Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

CHAP­PIE Direc­tor Neill Blomkamp brought us the much-loved sci-fi film Dis­trict 9 and the lit­tle-liked sci-fi film Ely­sium . Now he of­fers a glimpse of a fu­ture in which so­ci­ety is po­liced by ag­gres­sive ro­bots. A man (Dev Pa­tel) re­pro­grams one to think and feel, and it fights back against the op­pres­sion. Hugh Jackman co-stars. Rated R. 120 min­utes. Dream­Catcher , Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

CIN­DERELLA Direc­tor Ken­neth Branagh tack­les the famed fairy tale, shoot­ing it as an all-ages cos­tume drama de­void of singing mice. Lily James plays the ti­tle char­ac­ter, Richard Mad­den is Prince Charm­ing, Cate Blanchett plays the wicked step­mother, and He­lena Bon­ham Carter is the fairy god­mother. Rated PG. 112 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14 , Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher , Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

DO YOU BE­LIEVE? The lat­est Chris­tian-based drama looks at a wide cross-sec­tion of peo­ple and shows us how God has had an im­pact on their lives. Ev­ery­one from a white doc­tor (Sean Astin) to an African-Amer­i­can crim­i­nal (Senyo Amoaku, play­ing a char­ac­ter who is ac­tu­ally named Krim­i­nal) is cov­ered. Mira Sorvino also stars. Not rated. 115 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14 , Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

FO­CUS Will Smith at­tempts a ca­reer come­back, play­ing a slick con man who meets a beau­ti­ful pick­pocket (Mar­got Rob­bie) and falls in and out of love with her over the course of two jobs: one at the Su­per Bowl in New Or­leans and the other at an auto race in Buenos Aires. It’s usu­ally fun to watch slick grift­ing of this na­ture, but there aren’t many sur­prises, the jokes never quite work, and the film is bro­ken up like two episodes of a TV

show. Aim­ing for The Sting , Fo­cus ends up closer to The Sting II . Rated R. 104 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14 , Santa Fe. (Robert Ker)

GETT: THE TRIAL OF VI­VIANE AM­SALEM Vet­eran Is­raeli brother-and-sis­ter di­rect­ing team Shlomi and Ronit Elk­a­betz take on the dra­co­nian sys­tem of Or­tho­dox Jewish law and mat­ters of di­vorce pro­ceed­ings in the pow­er­ful fol­low-up to the films To Take a Wife (2004) and 7 Days (2008). Ronit reprises her role as Vi­viane Am­salem, who faces off against judges, lawyers, and her dom­i­neer­ing, emo­tion­ally abu­sive hus­band but rou­tinely gets ig­nored at a rab­bini­cal court, where the law is slanted un­fairly to­ward the male as head of the house­hold. This taut, tense, and claus­tro­pho­bic drama is an in­dict­ment of a cul­ture that un­der­val­ues women’s voices in mat­ters of author­ity. Not rated. 115 min­utes. In He­brew, French, and Ara­bic with sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts , Santa Fe. (Michael Abatemarco)

THE GUN­MAN Sean Penn typ­i­cally shies away from straight­for­ward ac­tion pics, but here he seems to be go­ing for the late-ca­reer resur­gence that Liam Nee­son has en­joyed in the Taken fran­chise — even work­ing with that film’s direc­tor, Pierre Morel. Penn plays a for­mer sniper who is forced back into the life of vi­o­lence in or­der to take out a bad guy ( Javier Bar­dem), with whom he shares a past. Rated R. 115 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14 , Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher , Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

IN­SUR­GENT The 2014 sci-fi film Diver­gent was a mod­est suc­cess, but it has enough fans for this se­quel, re­leased al­most one year later. To the unini­ti­ated, the plot may seem like non­sense, but ad­mir­ers of the first film and the book se­ries on which it is based will get it. Rated PG-13. 119 min­utes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14 , Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher , Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

KINGS­MAN: THE SE­CRET SER­VICE The spy movie shifts away from the gritty re­al­ism of Ja­son Bourne and Daniel Craig’s James Bond and back to the spirit of the 1960s se­cret-agent men in this col­or­ful, over-the-top ca­per by direc­tor Matthew Vaughn. Taron Eger­ton plays an aim­less kid who is re­cruited into an elite spy or­ga­ni­za­tion by Harry Hart (Colin Firth) and soon finds him­self try­ing to stop a hare­brained scheme by bil­lion­aire mas­ter­mind Valen­tine (Sa­muel L. Jack­son). This is a sat­is­fy­ing, en­er­getic, ir­rev­er­ent romp that is full of ideas. The MVP award goes to cos­tume designer Ari­anne Phillips. Rated R. 129 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14 , Santa Fe. (Robert Ker)

LEG­ENDS FROM THE SKY You don’t see too many Navajo sci-fi pics. This one uses a mostly Na­tive cast and crew to tell the story of a vet­eran (Ed­sel Pete) who re­turns to his reser­va­tion to find his grand­fa­ther miss­ing and a shady gov­ern­ment or­ga­ni­za­tion in charge. Not rated. 85 min­utes. In English and Diné with sub­ti­tles. Re­gal DeVar­gas , Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed) MCFARLAND, USA Kevin Cost­ner, who knows his way around an in­spi­ra­tional sports movie, plays a cross-coun­try run­ning coach in this film, which is based on true events. It’s 1987, and the coach finds him­self work­ing in a Latino com­mu­nity full of kids who have never been given a chance. He gets them to be­lieve in them­selves, over­come a va­ri­ety of hur­dles, and win a cham­pi­onship. Rated PG. 128 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14 , Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher , Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

MR. TURNER Mike Leigh’s por­trait of J.M.W. Turner is a warts-and-all im­pres­sion of Eng­land’s great­est painter, con­structed us­ing the direc­tor’s process of im­pro­vi­sa­tion, dis­cus­sions with his ac­tors to de­velop a script, and months of re­hearsal. The re­sult is a movie that is il­lu­mi­nat­ing, beau­ti­fully per­formed, unim­peach­ably re­searched, and shot with an in­spired Turneresque beauty by cine­matog­ra­pher Dick Pope. The film is per­haps a lit­tle long at two and a half hours, but that’s how long it takes. Rated R. 150 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas , Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

RUN ALL NIGHT Liam Nee­son takes a break from play­ing a man whose daugh­ter is in dan­ger in the Taken se­ries and changes things up. Here, he plays a man whose son is in dan­ger, when an an­gry mob boss (Ed Har­ris) wants re­venge. Rated R. 114 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14 , Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher , Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

THE SEC­OND BEST EX­OTIC MARIGOLD HO­TEL The whole gang is back — most no­tably Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Bill Nighy — for an­other stay in the ho­tel for re­tired Brits in In­dia. This time, Richard Gere brings an Amer­i­can twist to the pro­ceed­ings, get­ting a few of the women all atwit­ter. Rated PG. 122 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas , Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

’71 A squad of Bri­tish sol­diers is routed to Belfast dur­ing the con­flict in North­ern Ire­land. One of the men ( Jack O’Con­nell) is sep­a­rated from the rest and must find a way back to safety. First-time direc­tor Yann De­mange and cine­matog­ra­pher Tat Rad­cliffe paint the screen with a fine sense of chiaroscuro, us­ing dark­ness and sil­hou­ettes to evoke wartime noir. How­ever, they don’t let us get to know the pro­tag­o­nist, so there’s lit­tle emo­tional at­tach­ment. Rated R. 99 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas , Santa Fe. (Robert Ker)

STILL ALICE Get ready to add this film to your list of “hard­est movies to watch.” A renowned au­thor and lin­guis­tics pro­fes­sor, Alice (Ju­lianne Moore, Os­car win­ner for best actress) is in the mid­dle of a lec­ture when she loses her train of thought. Af­ter vis­its to a neu­rol­o­gist, she is di­ag­nosed with early-on­set Alzheimer’s. From here, we watch with dread as Alice and her fam­ily en­dure the dis­ease’s pro­gres­sion. The film can feel pre­dictable and a lit­tle too neat, but it’s held aloft by Moore. Rated PG-13. 101 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas , Santa Fe. (Lau­rel Glad­den)

TIM­BUKTU In 2012, rad­i­cal Is­lamists oc­cu­py­ing the north­ern Mali town of Aguel­hok ex­e­cuted an un­mar­ried cou­ple by public ston­ing. The in­ci­dent prompted Abderrahmane Sissako to make this film about the im­po­si­tion of Sharia law af­ter the ji­hadist takeover of the leg­endary city at the edge of the Sa­hara Desert. For the most part, he leaves the vi­o­lence im­plied, and the film man­ages to main­tain some light­ness, even hu­mor, amid its darker strands. Not rated. 97 min­utes. In English and var­i­ous lan­guages with sub­ti­tles. The Screen , Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHAD­OWS This mock­u­men­tary fea­tures the daily lives of vam­pires living to­gether in Welling­ton, New Zealand. Vi­ago (Taika Waititi), Dea­con (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav ( Je­maine Cle­ment) ar­gue over the stan­dard of clean­li­ness in their vam­pire den and go out for nights on the town. At about 85 min­utes, the film is nearly too long, but it main­tains its ap­peal through ab­sur­dity and sheer charm. Writ­ten and di­rected by Waititi and Cle­ment (best known in this coun­try for their work on the HBO se­ries Flight of the Con­chords ), Shad­ows presents vam­pires living in so­cial ex­ile, bum­bling along, and do­ing their best. Not rated. 86 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts , Santa Fe. (Adele Oliveira)

THE WRECK­ING CREW Denny Tedesco’s mu­sic doc pays homage to his fa­ther and the other mem­bers of the Wreck­ing Crew — a group of leg­endary ses­sion mu­si­cians who recorded on many of the big­gest hits of the 1960s and ’70s. In ad­di­tion to giv­ing th­ese play­ers their due, the film al­lows them to re­visit the parts they made fa­mous decades ago, in­stru­ments in hand. Though the nar­ra­tive drags at times, the film in­cor­po­rates suf­fi­cient hu­mor and his­tory along­side the hits to sat­isfy mu­sic nerds and laypeo­ple alike. Rated PG. 98 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema , Santa Fe. (Loren Bien­venu)

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