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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)

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)

GET HARD One of the hottest comics of the 2000s (Will Fer­rell) teams up with one of the hottest comics of the 2010s (Kevin Hart) for this pri­son film. Fer­rell plays a white-col­lar crim­i­nal who finds him­self in the big house, where he forms an un­likely friend­ship with an in­mate (Hart) who helps him get by, with of­ten-wacky re­sults. Rated R. 100 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14 , Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher , Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

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 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 ac­tion pics, but here he seems to be go­ing for the late­ca­reer 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 a 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. (Not re­viewed)

HOME An alien named Oh (voiced by Jim Par­sons) ar­rives on Earth and meets a hu­man named Tip (Ri­hanna). He turns her set of wheels into a hover car, and they go on a road trip around the world. This com­edy from Dream­Works An­i­ma­tion looks vaguely like Lilo & Stitch, only with fart jokes and Steve Martin as an alien who de­liv­ers lines like “Give daddy some sugar.” Rated PG. 94 min­utes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at 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. Screens in 2-D only at Dream­Catcher , Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed) IT FOL­LOWS Direc­tor David Robert Mitchell’s creep-fest is an un­nerv­ing film that plays its cards too soon and loses ten­sion just when it should be amp­ing up. Set to a 1980s-style synth sound­track à la John Car­pen­ter,

It Fol­lows is the story of Jay (Maika Mon­roe), a young, at­trac­tive stu­dent who sleeps with Hugh (Jake Weary) on their first date and sub­se­quently be­comes the vic­tim of a su­per­nat­u­ral stalker that fol­lows her — on foot — wher­ever she goes. If “It” catches her, she’s dead, un­less she can pass the crea­ture to an­other per­son by hav­ing sex with them. While its role as a moral­ity les­son is ques­tion­able, the film works bet­ter when it ex­plores the na­ture of death, de­spite hav­ing a rel­a­tively low body count for the genre. The beau­ti­fully com­posed shots in­vite view­ers to ques­tion what they’re re­ally see­ing, while

It Fol­lows ’ al­most-gotcha mo­ments be­come tire­some and ex­pected, de­spite some gen­uine scares early on. Rated R. 100 min­utes. Dream­Catcher , Es­pañola. (Michael Abatemarco) 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-thetop 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)

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 DeVar­gas , 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)

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)

SERENA Bradley Cooper and Jen­nifer Lawrence, who made au­di­ences swoon with Sil­ver Lin­ings

Play­book , are a cou­ple of lovers in De­pres­sion-era North Carolina in this film, which had a some­what trou­bled process go­ing from script to screen. Rated R. 109 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema , 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 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 there, 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)

STILL DREAMING Two theater di­rec­tors in­spire a troupe of res­i­dents at a re­tire­ment home for ac­tors to put on a pro­duc­tion of Shake­speare’s A Mid­sum­mer

Night’s Dream . Rather than set­tle for be­ing a feel-good movie about tri­umph­ing over ob­sta­cles, this doc­u­men­tary from film­mak­ers Hank Roger­son and Ji­lann Spitzmiller presents the ex­pe­ri­ence as a com­bi­na­tion of tri­umph and fail­ure — a col­li­sion of ide­al­ism with re­al­ity. Im­ped­i­ments do not mag­i­cally dis­ap­pear, but small suc­cesses count for a lot among this crowd, and view­ers are bound to ap­pre­ci­ate them as much in their pride as in their sor­rows. Not rated. 93 min­utes. The Screen , Santa Fe. ( James M. Keller)

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 (the HBO se­ries Flight of the

Con­chords ), Shad­ows presents vam­pires bum­bling along and do­ing their best. Not rated. 86 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts , Santa Fe.

(Adele Oliveira)

WILD TALES Writer/direc­tor Damián Sz­ifron dis­sects and cau­ter­izes mod­ern Ar­gen­tine so­ci­ety with this Os­carnom­i­nated black com­edy an­thol­ogy of six sto­ries con­nected by a com­mon theme: re­venge. Some of the episodes make their point with econ­omy and an al­most sur­gi­cal pre­ci­sion. Oth­ers drag on. The tales grow in­creas­ingly darker in mood, un­til some­times it’s hard to see the com­edy through the pes­simism, and some of the ma­te­rial is not for the faint of heart. Cin­e­matic re­venge, served cold or hot, is al­ways sat­is­fy­ing, and Sz­ifron takes us through a wild as­sort­ment of fla­vors and sea­son­ings. Rated R. 122 min­utes. In Span­ish with sub­ti­tles. Re­gal DeVar­gas , Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

THE WRECK­ING CREW Denny Tedesco’s doc pays homage to his fa­ther and the other mem­bers of the Wreck­ing Crew — a group of 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. Though the nar­ra­tive drags at times, the film in­cor­po­rates 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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