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Pasatiempo - - MOVING IMAGES - See re­view, Page 40.

CHAR­LIE’S COUN­TRY Not rated. 108 min­utes. In Yol­ngu and English with sub­ti­tles. The Screen, Santa Fe. See re­view, Page 38.

THE CON­NEC­TION Rated R. 135 min­utes. In French with sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe.

(DIS)HON­ESTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES At his Cen­ter for Ad­vanced Hind­sight at Duke Uni­ver­sity, be­hav­ioral econ­o­mist Dan Ariely con­ducts lab­o­ra­tory ex­per­i­ments into how and why peo­ple lie. Direc­tor Yael Me­lamede uses an Ariely lec­ture on ly­ing as the con­nec­tive tis­sue in this some­times fas­ci­nat­ing, some­times slug­gish look at the moral rel­a­tiv­ity we all live with. The doc­u­men­tary fea­tures nu­mer­ous in­ter­views with peo­ple who have lied, been caught, and paid the price, of­ten with jail time — an NBA ref­eree, a stock trader, a cheat­ing wife, and many oth­ers. There are some sur­pris­ing rev­e­la­tions. Re­mind­ing peo­ple of moral stan­dards tends to raise them; and bankers lie even more than politi­cians. In his ex­am­i­na­tion of the var­i­ous fac­tors (self-de­cep­tion, so­cial norms) that peo­ple use to jus­tify vary­ing de­grees of dis­hon­esty, Ariely never com­ments, even iron­i­cally, on the lies they tell. Not rated. 90 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe. (Jonathan Richards)

IN­SID­I­OUS: CHAP­TER 3 James Wan con­cedes the direc­tor’s chair of this semi-popular hor­ror fran­chise to Leigh Whan­nell, who wrote the first two films — and there­fore is per­haps the only per­son who un­der­stands what hap­pened in them. This one is a pre­quel, which shows us how the psy­chic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) got in­volved in this spooky busi­ness to begin with. Rated PG-13. 97 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

LOVE & MERCY Rated PG-13. 120 min­utes. Vi­o­let Crown, Santa Fe. See “Ter­rell’s Tune-Up,” Page 18.

SPIKE IS­LAND This com­edy cen­ters on kids in a band in 1990 Manch­ester, Eng­land, who travel to Spike Is­land to give their demo tape to iconic U.K. band the Stone Roses. Things don’t go as planned, but the kids grow to­gether. Not rated. 105 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)

SPY Actress Melissa McCarthy and direc­tor Paul Feig, who en­joyed great suc­cess with Brides­maids and The Heat, re-team to tweak the spy genre. She plays an of­fice-bound CIA op­er­a­tive who is forced into ac­tion when a top agent (Ja­son Statham) is com­pro­mised. Jude Law co-stars. Rated R. 120 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14, Santa Fe; Vi­o­let Crown, Santa Fe; Dream­Catcher, Es­pañola. (Not re­viewed)

SYM­PHONY OF THE WILD Three seg­ments are awk­wardly stitched to­gether in this as­sem­blage of wildlife footage, be­gin­ning with a bland na­ture trav­el­ogue about Australia. There fol­lows a 25-minute bit in which shots of crit­ters are edited to play out as dra­mas il­lus­trat­ing Saint-Saëns’ Car­ni­val of the An­i­mals. The con­clud­ing sec­tion is given over to the 50-minute (though seem­ingly end­less) Con­certo for Whale and Orches­tra by Rob John, in which sounds of hump­backed whales are ac­com­pa­nied by the “Wild Ark Phil­har­monic.” A con­duc­tor, wear­ing tails, oc­ca­sion­ally ap­pears in the land­scapes, wav­ing his ba­ton at rock out­crop­pings. This will far ex­ceed your min­i­mum daily re­quire­ment for kitsch. Not rated. 90 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe. (James M. Keller)

TAN­GER­INES Ivo (Lem­bit Ulf­sak), an Es­to­nian, agrees to re­main be­hind and help a friend har­vest his tan­ger­ines when the rest of the vil­lagers flee eth­nic con­flicts in Ge­or­gia dur­ing the civil war in 1992. Two sol­diers on op­po­site sides of the war sur­vive a bru­tal shootout in the vil­lage, and Ivo takes the in­jured men into his home to re­cover from their wounds — but the enemies con­tinue their fight, trad­ing weapons for barbs and in­sults. Zaza Urushadze’s poignant, and of­ten comic, anti-war film tells the story of a man caught in the mid­dle of other men’s war. Time and prox­im­ity to one an­other have a hu­man­iz­ing ef­fect on the sol­diers as they tran­scend their dif­fer­ences.

Tan­ger­ines is a mov­ing film, nom­i­nated this year for an Academy Award for best for­eign lan­guage film. Not rated. 87 min­utes. In Es­to­nian, Rus­sian, and Ge­or­gian with sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Santa Fe. (Michael Abatemarco)

Arms and the woman: Melissa McCarthy in Spy, at Re­gal Sta­dium 14

and Vi­o­let Crown in Santa Fe and Dream­Catcher in Es­pañola

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