OPENING THIS WEEK
THE AMERICAN DREAMER
Not rated. 80 minutes. Jean Cocteau Cinema. See review, Page 42.
Not rated. 112 minutes. Center for Contemporary Arts. See review, Page 46.
LISTEN TO ME MARLON
Filmmaker Stevan Riley got access to hundreds of hours of audiotape of Marlon Brando reflecting on his life and his art, and has fashioned a remarkable exercise in something like documentary autobiography. The tapes, which the actor recorded over the course of much of his life, include musings on roles, celebrity, self-criticism, family, and the highs and lows of his long career. The tapes are buttressed with film clips, TV interviews, screen tests, and TV coverage of several tragedies in his life, including the murder trial of his son and the suicide of his daughter. Most bizarre is a digitized image of himself that he sat for in 1980, prophesying a day when actors long gone will be digitally inserted into new movies. While this documentary is by no means a complete picture, it’s a fascinating self-portrait of the man who was one of our greatest actors — when he felt like it. Not rated. 95 minutes. Center for Contemporary Arts. (Jonathan Richards)
Rated R. 84 minutes. Violet Crown. See review, Page 48.
RIDE THE PINK HORSE
Not rated. 101 minutes. Jean Cocteau Cinema. See story, Page 32.
STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE
Rated R. 128 minutes. Violet Crown Cinema. See review, Page 44.
THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED
Frank Martin — the gruff, no-nonsense mercenary — is back for his fourth go-around. This time, however, Jason Statham is resting his knuckles, ceding the part to Ed Skrein. There’s little chance that Skrein will kick as much butt or mumble as threateningly as Statham, but director Camille Delamarre probably hopes that if he fills the screen with enough beautiful women and fast cars, then nobody will notice. Rated PG-13. 96 minutes. Regal Stadium 14, DreamCatcher. (Not reviewed)
UN GALLO CON MUCHOS HUEVOS
This comic adventure is the first animated film from Mexico to get a wide release in America (the English title is A Rooster With
Many Eggs). The story, which is the latest entry in a popular series, centers on a weak rooster who finds the strength to confront an evil rancher with the help of a bunch of goofy eggs. Not rated. 98 minutes. In Spanish without subtitles. Regal Stadium 14. (Not reviewed)
Filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick follow up Fireproof (2008) and Courageous (2011) with another faith-based movie. This time, they focus on a family that is splintering apart until the mom (Priscilla C. Shirer) meets an older woman (Karen Abercrombie) who keeps a “war room,” where she gets her praying done. Soon enough, it’s time for the family to go to “war.” Rated PG. 120 minutes. Regal Stadium 14. (Not reviewed)
Cocksure: Un gallo con muchos huevos (A Rooster With Many Eggs), at Regal Stadium 14