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AMER­I­CAN UL­TRA

In this stoner com­edy, Jesse Eisen­berg plays a slacker con­ve­nience store clerk who is shocked to dis­cover that he’s ac­tu­ally a CIA agent un­der such deep cover that he was hyp­no­tized un­til awak­ened with a spe­cial code word, and is now pos­sessed of tal­ents that al­low him to kill peo­ple with ease. These skills come in handy when a lot of peo­ple show up to take him out. Kris­ten Ste­wart plays his girl­friend. Rated R. 96 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown. (Not re­viewed)

THE END OF THE TOUR

Rated R. 106 min­utes. Vi­o­let Crown. See re­view, Page 96.

HIT­MAN: AGENT 47

The pop­u­lar video-game se­ries Hit­man was given a film adap­ta­tion in 2007, which missed its mark. Ap­par­ently, there are enough peo­ple who care enough about the prop­erty to give it a sec­ond shot, and so here is round two, this time star­ring Ru­pert Friend as the bald-headed hired gun. Rated R. 96 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas; Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Dream­Catcher. (Not re­viewed)

THE LIFE, BLOOD, AND RHYTHM OF RANDY CASTILLO

A vi­tal fig­ure in New Mex­ico rock his­tory is ex­plored in this documentary about Randy Castillo, the Al­bu­querque-born drum­mer who went on to be­come a long­time mem­ber of Ozzy Os­bourne’s band and a fill-in mem­ber of Möt­ley Crüe, be­fore dy­ing of cancer in 2002. Lita Ford, the artist who gave him his big break, nar­rates. Not rated. 65 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema. (Not re­viewed)

THE LOOK OF SI­LENCE

Rated PG-13. 99 min­utes. In In­done­sian and Ja­vanese with sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. See re­view, Page 94.

NO ES­CAPE

Owen Wil­son sets aside the funny busi­ness and tries his hand as the hero in an ac­tion-thriller. He plays a man who re­lo­cates his fam­ily to South­east Asia, only to find their lives are in dan­ger when the coun­try is en­gulfed by a vi­o­lent coup. Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan co-star. Rated R. 103 min­utes.

Re­gal Sta­dium 14. (Not re­viewed)

PEO­PLE PLACES THINGS

If you’re look­ing for a lit­tle twee in your life, Je­maine Cle­ment

(Flight of the Con­chords) plays a fel­low who is both a col­lege pro­fes­sor and comic book artist (nat­u­rally) who lives in Brooklyn (of course) and has a cri­sis when his mar­riage crum­bles. He flies kites, finds new love, and learns to be a bet­ter par­ent. Rated R. 85 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. (Not re­viewed)

THE PRINCESS OF FRANCE

Ar­gen­tine di­rec­tor Matías Piñeiro has made a cot­tage in­dus­try of short fea­ture riffs on Shake­speare, with Ros­alinda (2011) and Vi­ola (2012), and here he plays whim­si­cal ro­man­tic games around Love’s Labours Lost .A witty open­ing se­quence, buoyed by a stir­ring sound­track of Schu­mann’s Spring Sym­phony, hov­ers high above a soc­cer game on an ur­ban play­ground as the play­ers be­low keep shift­ing sides un­til it’s all against one. Af­ter that, the movie fol­lows Vic­tor (Julián Lar­quier Tel­lar­ini), who has re­turned to Buenos Aires to do a ra­dio play of the bard’s ro­man­tic com­edy. He’s sur­rounded by a bevy of beau­ti­ful ac­tresses, all of whom seem to have de­signs on him, or vice versa, and it takes for­ever to sort them out. The cam­era ca­resses them, and the sen­sual con­tours of the 19th-cen­tury pain­ter Bouguereau’s lush nudes, as the women read the men’s roles in the ra­dio adap­ta­tion, and real-life scenes re­peat them­selves look­ing for a dif­fer­ent out­come. Con­fused? You will be af­ter you see it, too. But it’s worth puz­zling over. Not rated. 70 min­utes. In Span­ish and Ital­ian with sub­ti­tles. The Screen. (Jonathan Richards)

SIN­IS­TER 2

The first Sin­is­ter movie (2012) was re­garded as one of the scarier hor­ror movies of the past few years. Get ready for more sleep­less nights with this se­quel, which in­volves a sin­gle mother, a farm­house where a fam­ily was once mur­dered, a box of snuff films in the base­ment, and a boogey­man. Rated R. 97 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Dream­Catcher. (Not re­viewed)

THE TRIBE

This film from Ukraine is one of the most talked-about movies on the for­eign-film cir­cuit this year. If you don’t like sub­ti­tles, then don’t worry: this movie doesn’t have any. The story is set in a board­ing school for the deaf and fea­tures no spo­ken di­a­logue, as it tells the story of a new stu­dent (Grig­oriy Fe­senko) who nav­i­gates a dan­ger­ous clique known as the Tribe. Not rated. 132 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema. (Not re­viewed)

No rest for the wicked: The Life, Blood, and Rhythm of Randy Castillo

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