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ABOUT ELLY A group of young mar­ried Ira­ni­ans ar­rive at a sea­side des­ti­na­tion. They have per­suaded Elly (Taraneh Ali­doosti), a teacher, to come along. A lit­tle boy nearly drowns, and when the cri­sis set­tles, Elly is nowhere to be found. Has she left? Has she drowned? As­ghar Farhadi (A Sep­a­ra­tion) builds the ten­sion as more com­pli­ca­tions emerge, and the sit­u­a­tion spi­rals into a night­mare of doubt and fear. Re­move the head­scarves and the Persian lan­guage, and this riv­et­ing drama of well-in­tended lies and un­in­tended

con­se­quences could eas­ily be hap­pen­ing in the Hamp­tons. An un­mis­tak­able take­away of Farhadi’s mas­ter­ful thriller is to make it abun­dantly clear to Amer­i­can view­ers that — guess what? — Ira­ni­ans are a lot like us. Not rated. 92 min­utes. In Persian with sub­ti­tles. The Screen, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

THE AGE OF ADALINE Blake Lively 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; Vi­o­let Crown, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

AVENGERS: AGE OF UL­TRON Marvel’s all-star su­per­hero squad is back, with direc­tor Joss Whe­don at the wheel again. This in­stall­ment is darker and a lit­tle less fo­cused than be­fore. The orig­i­nal lineup (Iron Man, Thor, Cap­tain Amer­ica, Black Widow, Hulk, and Hawk­eye) is al­ready kind of a smor­gas­bord, but the gang has new ad­ver­saries, twins Quick­sil­ver and Scar­let Witch (Aaron Tay­lor-John­son and El­iz­a­beth Olsen) and the AI robot Ul­tron (voiced with smooth, deep-throated creepi­ness by James Spader), who in­sists the only way to save the planet is to kill off the hu­man race. Whe­don hangs on to the hu­mor, and he lends less-de­vel­oped char­ac­ters some depth. We get a few too many wild ac­tion se­quences, and some­times it’s hard to tell ex­actly what’s hap­pen­ing, but the spe­cial ef­fects are eye-pop­ping, as usual, and with all that go­ing on, you won’t have time to check your watch. Rated PG-13. 141 min­utes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14 and Vi­o­let Crown, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Lau­rel Glad­den)

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. (Not re­viewed)

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA Olivier As­sayas (Car­los) cre­ates a fas­ci­nat­ing drama about age and re­cur­rence. Actress Maria En­ders (Juliette Binoche) comes face to face with the specter of her younger self when she is cast in the older role in a re­vival of a play she starred in at the dawn of her ca­reer. Kristen Ste­wart, a su­per­star for her Twi­light vam­pire films, is ex­cel­lent as Maria’s young as­sis­tant. As­sayas mud­dies the line be­tween real life and his movie char­ac­ters, and be­tween his movie char­ac­ters and the play they are re­hears­ing. (Thirty years ago the direc­tor co-scripted

Ren­dez-vous, the An­dré Téch­iné film that made Binoche a star.) Rated R. 123 min­utes. In English and French with sub­ti­tles. Vi­o­let Crown, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards)

DALAI LAMA AWAK­EN­ING The land­scape of cinema in Santa Fe is con­stantly chang­ing, but one con­stant is that peo­ple will al­ways come out for a doc­u­men­tary about the Dalai Lama. This one, which fea­tures West­ern thinkers dis­cussing world prob­lems with His Ho­li­ness, is nar­rated by Har­ri­son Ford. Not rated. 120 min­utes. In English, Hindi, and Ti­betan with sub­ti­tles. Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

DANNY COLLINS Al Pa­cino is the ti­tle char­ac­ter, an aging rock star who has been coast­ing by on his old ma­te­rial for years. When his manager (Christo­pher Plummer) dis­cov­ers a never-seen let­ter of en­cour­age­ment from John Len­non to Collins, the singer is in­spired to write his own songs and tend to his per­sonal life once more. In­spired by folk singer Steve Til­ston’s story. Rated R. 106 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

DESERT DANCER Af­shin Ghaf­far­ian (Reece Ritchie) as­pires to dance pro­fes­sion­ally and have his com­pany in Iran, where his dreams are thwarted in the cul­tur­ally re­pressed state. Based on Ghaf­far­ian’s true story, it also stars Freida Pinto and fea­tures dances by renowned chore­og­ra­pher Akram Khan. Rated PG-13. 98 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

DIOR AND I In the spring of 2012, af­ter the dis­missal of John Gal­liano, the Dior fash­ion house hired a new cre­ative direc­tor — Raf Simons, a forty-some­thing Bel­gian who had de­signed menswear for Jil San­der. That’s where this fly-on-the-wall doc­u­men­tary from Frédéric Tcheng be­gins. If you’re not a fash­ion­ista, this prob­a­bly isn’t the movie for you, and it isn’t the place to start if you want to learn about Chris­tian Dior or Simons. Far from be­ing a prob­ing, jour­nal­is­tic piece of film­mak­ing, it is nonethe­less a de­tailed be­hind-the-scenes look at the cre­ation of a fash­ion col­lec­tion and the peo­ple who make it hap­pen. Not rated. 90 min­utes. In English, French, and Ital­ian with sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe. (Lau­rel Glad­den)

EX MACHINA Nov­el­ist Alex Gar­land, who wrote screen­plays for some of Danny Boyle’s films (28 Days Later, Sun­shine), tries his hand at di­rect­ing with this sci-fi thriller about a com­puter coder (Domh­nall Glee­son) who is cho­sen by his bil­lion­aire boss (Os­car Isaac of In­side

Llewyn Davis) to test the AI of a pro­to­type for a fully hu­man­like an­droid. Gar­land shows a keen vis­ual eye with min­i­mal­ist cool­ness, and the in­ti­macy of the small cast lets the big ques­tions hang in the air nicely. His story steers clear of easy con­ven­tion, thanks in part to the sturdy act­ing. Rated R. 108 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola.

(Robert Ker) FU­RI­OUS 7 This long-run­ning fran­chise be­gan with fairly sim­ple street rac­ing as The Fast and the Fu­ri­ous and now in­cludes a star-stud­ded cast that trav­els the globe us­ing wildly im­plau­si­ble meth­ods to com­bat ter­ror­ists, shadow armies, elab­o­rate hack­ing schemes, and more. The for­mula works, as each film seems more suc­cess­ful than the last. This en­try is the first for Kurt Rus­sell, Dji­mon Houn­sou, and Ja­son Statham (dis­count­ing an un­cred­ited cameo), but the last for Paul Walker, who died dur­ing film­ing and is given a touch­ing send-off. The film is more of the same — re­venge, fam­ily, bad jokes, and vroom vroom — but big­ger than ever. It runs a bit long, and the se­ries has al­ways had third-act strug­gles (How do you go over

the top of over the top?), but, as ever, fans get their money’s worth. Rated PG-13. 137 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Robert Ker)

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. (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 2-D only at Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

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 LONG­EST RIDE The lat­est ro­mance based on a Ni­cholas Sparks book is this weepie that in­ter­twines two tales of po­ten­tially doomed love. Britt Robert­son plays a young woman who, just be­fore mov­ing to New York, meets a strap­ping bull rider (Scott East­wood) who teaches her how to buck a bronco. They’re in­spired by an old-timer (Alan Alda) who shares his own story of ro­mance. Rated PG-13. 139 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed) MONKEY KING­DOM The lat­est doc­u­men­tary from Dis­neyna­ture fol­lows a young monkey as it grows up and fights for sur­vival in an elab­o­rate simian so­ci­ety in the an­cient ru­ins of Southeast Asia. Tina Fey nar­rates. Rated G. 81 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Vi­o­let Crown, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 The Os­car sea­son be­gins early this year, when Kevin James once again grows out his mus­tache and hops aboard a Seg­way to re­gale us all with the ad­ven­tures of Paul Blart, mall cop. This time, the ac­tion spills out of the food court and over to Las Ve­gas. Rated PG. 94 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

THE SALT OF THE EARTH The pos­si­bil­ity of a mega-drought in the South­west makes it rel­e­vant that we ac­quaint our­selves with the work of Se­bastião Sal­gado, a Brazil­ian pho­tog­ra­pher who is the sub­ject of this doc­u­men­tary, co-di­rected by Wim Wen­ders and Ju­liano Sal­gado, the pho­tog­ra­pher’s son. The el­der Sal­gado be­gan his ca­reer as an econ­o­mist, but he soon re­al­ized that the pho­to­graphs he took with his wife’s cam­era on trips to Africa gave him more joy than the eco­nomic de­vel­op­ments re­ports he wrote. With his wife’s con­sent, he made a risky, and ul­ti­mately sat­is­fy­ing, de­ci­sion to switch course and at­tempt a ca­reer as a pho­tog­ra­pher. Rated PG-13. 110 min­utes. Vi­o­let Crown, Santa Fe. (Priyanka Ku­mar)

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)

SEY­MOUR: AN IN­TRO­DUC­TION A chance meet­ing with the re­mark­able mu­si­cian Sey­mour Bern­stein in­spired ac­tor Ethan Hawke to di­rect this in­ti­mate and be­guil­ing doc­u­men­tary. Bern­stein with­drew from a se­ri­ous ca­reer as a con­cert pi­anist when he de­cided that tour­ing did not make him happy, and de­voted him­self in­stead to teach­ing, con­tem­plat­ing, and lov­ing mu­sic. He strews nuggets of wis­dom with­out be­ing self-con­scious or pompous about it. Bern­stein is the sort of el­der sage any­one would ben­e­fit from spend­ing time with, and view­ers can­not help but de­rive in­spi­ra­tion from their ex­po­sure to this kind, sen­si­tive, com­pas­sion­ate soul. No mu­sic lover should miss this op­por­tu­nity — nor should any­one else.

Bern­stein ap­pears via Skype at the 3:30 p.m. screen­ing on Sun­day, May 10, only. Rated PG. 84 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe.

( James M. Keller) 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)

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG Ben Stiller and film­maker Noah Baum­bach, who col­lab­o­rated on 2010’s

Green­berg, re-team to ex­plore the bit­ter­sweet com­plex­ity of mid­dle age once more. This time, Stiller and Naomi Watts play a mar­ried cou­ple whose lives are shaken up when they be­friend a cou­ple in their mid-twen­ties (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried). Rated R. 97 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

WOMAN IN GOLD He­len Mir­ren plays Maria Alt­mann in this art-world thriller, based on true events. More than 50 years af­ter a 1907 por­trait of Alt­mann’s aunt is taken from her hus­band by the Nazis dur­ing World War II, their niece teams with an Amer­i­can lawyer (Ryan Reynolds) to fight the Aus­trian gov­ern­ment for her in­her­i­tance. The paint­ing is Gus­tav Klimt’s iconic Por­trait of Adele

Bloch-Bauer I. Rated PG-13. 109 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

Sofia Ver­gara and Reese Wither­spoon in Hot Pur­suit

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