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.
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)
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)
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