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Pasatiempo - - MOVING IMAGES - — com­piled by Robert Ker

THE AGE OF ADALINE Blake Lively (Gos­sip Girl) plays a woman who is im­mor­tal and eternally young. For years, she has lived alone. When she meets a man (Michiel Huis­man) she could love, but who could also cause her to lose her im­mor­tal­ity, she faces a big de­ci­sion. Rated PG-13. 110 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream-Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

CUP­CAKES Imag­ine if Pe­dro Almod­ó­var had di­rected an episode of Glee. The re­sult might have been some­thing like this light­hearted, candy-colored film from Is­raeli direc­tor Ey­tan Fox. Six friends — five gals and a guy — in con­tem­po­rary Tel Aviv find them­selves cho­sen to rep­re­sent Is­rael in a tele­vised singing com­pe­ti­tion (some­thing like Amer­i­can Idol), de­spite the fact that only one of them is a pro­fes­sional mu­si­cian. The film treads no new ground. It’s ma­nip­u­la­tive, al­beit in a well-mean­ing way, and the char­ac­ters are nei­ther com­plex nor fully de­vel­oped. Still, if you have a sunny dis­po­si­tion, it’s a per­fectly bub­bly way to pass some time. Not rated. 90 min­utes. In He­brew with sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe. (Lau­rel Glad­den)

EX MACHINA English nov­el­ist (The Beach) and screen­writer (28 Days Later) Alex Gar­land makes his di­rec­to­rial de­but with this small-scale sci-fi thriller about a com­puter coder (Domh­nall Glee­son) who is cho­sen to work on an ef­fort to make fully hu­man­like an­droids a re­al­ity. The sub­ject is Ava (Ali­cia Vikan­der), a hu­manoid robot with a blend of fe­male and me­chan­i­cal fea­tures. Rated R. 108 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

5 TO 7 In the world of up­town Man­hat­tan, a youngish cou­ple (An­ton Yelchin and Bérénice Mar­lohe) meet and fall in love. The only hitch is that she’s hitched. For­tu­nately, she’s in an open mar­riage, but the lovers can only con­duct their re­la­tion­ship be­tween 5 and 7 p.m., which, ap­par­ently, is a French thing. Frank Lan­gella and Glenn Close co-star. Rated R. 95 min­utes. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

THE KID­NAP­PING OF MICHEL HOUELLE­BECQ Michel Houelle­becq is a con­tro­ver­sial French nov­el­ist and poet whose work has won prizes and been de­nounced as hate speech. He was the car­i­ca­tured cover boy of the

Char­lie Hebdo is­sue when the mur­der­ous attack took place, on the same day his novel Sub­mis­sion, about a 2022 Is­lamist takeover of the French gov­ern­ment, hit the book­stores. In 2011, while he was pro­mot­ing an­other novel, Houelle­becq briefly dis­ap­peared, and the ru­mor was that he had been ab­ducted by al-Qaida. This pro­vides the point of de­par­ture for Guil­laume Ni­cloux’s movie about his fic­tional kid­nap­ping by three French goons. The movie starts aim­lessly, but af­ter the snatch, things ac­quire an in­trigu­ing drollery. Not rated. 92 min­utes. In French with sub­ti­tles. The Screen, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards) See re­view, Page 38.

LIT­TLE BOY Jakob Sal­vati plays Pep­per Flynt Bus­bee, a young child in the 1940s who idol­izes his dad (Michael Rapaport) and loves the ad­ven­tures they pre­tend to have. When his fa­ther is called away to fight in the war, Pep­per tries hard, through faith and imag­i­na­tion, to bring him back home. Kevin James, Emily Wat­son, and Tom Wilkin­son co-star. Rated PG-13. 100 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

THE MET LIVE IN HD: CAVAL­LE­RIA RUS­TI­CANA AND PAGLI­ACCI Marcelo Ál­varez stars in this dou­ble bill of op­eras, by Mascagni and Leon­cav­allo re­spec­tively, which is broad­cast live from the Met. Eva-Maria West­broek (Cav) and Pa­tri­cia Racette (Pag) also star. 10:30 a.m. Satur­day, April 25, with a 6 p.m. en­core. Lensic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

MON­STERS: DARK CON­TI­NENT This se­quel to the 2010 sci-fi hor­ror film Mon­sters finds the “in­fected zones” spread­ing and mon­sters ev­ery­where. Peo­ple are in panic mode and mil­i­tary ef­forts are ramp­ing up, which in­spires the ques­tion: Are we the real mon­sters? Rated R. 119 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

PER­FOR­MANCE AT THE SCREEN The se­ries of high-def­i­ni­tion screen­ings con­tin­ues with a show­ing of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, from the Fest­spiel­haus in Baden-Baden, Ger­many. Rolando Vil­lazón di­rects and stars. 11:15 a.m. Sun­day, April 26, only. Not rated. 135 min­utes. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

THE RIOT CLUB This drama tells the story of a group of stu­dents at Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity who are all quite posh but are also a bunch of wankers. Hav­ing been kicked out of all the pubs in town, they join the Riot Club, a long-stand­ing drink­ing estab­lish­ment for spoiled young Brits. Once they learn the se­cret hand­shake, they begin hir­ing pros­ti­tutes, pum­mel­ing one an­other, and dodg­ing ac­count­abil­ity for their ac­tions. Rated R. 107 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

SONG FROM THE FOR­EST In the 1980s, New Jer­sey born eth­no­mu­sic-ol­gist Louis Sarno trav­eled to the forests of Cen­tral Africa to record the mu­sic of the Bayaka Pygmy tribe. He found the en­vi­ron­ment so ap­peal­ing

that he de­cided not to re­turn to the U.S. Michael Obert’s med­i­ta­tive doc­u­men­tary looks at Sarno’s life as he brings his young half-Bayakan son to New York. Rather than fo­cus too much on Sarno’s past, Obert contrasts tribal and city life with an ob­jec­tive eye that high­lights the beauty of both places and ac­cen­tu­ates their dif­fer­ences with­out stat­ing a pref­er­ence for ei­ther one. Not rated. 98 min­utes. In English and Yaka with sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe. (Robert Ker) See re­view, Page 36.

THE WA­TER DIVINER Rus­sell Crowe di­rected and stars in this his­tor­i­cal drama about an Aus­tralian farmer in 1919 who learns that his sons died in the Battle of Gal­lipoli. Af­ter his wife kills her­self, he trav­els to Turkey to bring his sons’ bod­ies home, and learns that one of them may still be alive. Rated R. 111 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

We got a thin gg oing on: Bérénice Mar­lohe and An­ton Yelch­ing in 5to7 , at The Screen in Santa Fe

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