OPEN­ING THIS WEEK

Pasatiempo - - MOVING IMAGES - — com­piled by Robert Ker

BEASTS OF NO NA­TION

Not rated. 135 min­utes. Vi­o­let Crown. See re­view, Page 48.

BREATHE

Not rated. 91 min­utes. In French with sub­ti­tles. The Screen. See re­view, Page 46.

BRIDGE OF SPIES

Rated PG-13. 141 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown. See re­view, Page 44.

CRIM­SON PEAK

Af­ter a brief time spent with gi­ant mon­sters and robots on Pa­cific Rim, di­rec­tor Guillermo del Toro re­turns to the gothic hor­ror genre that made him fa­mous. Mia Wasikowska plays a woman in 19th-cen­tury Eng­land who mar­ries a mys­te­ri­ous man (Tom Hid­dle­ston) and soon dis­cov­ers that the crum­bling man­sion he shares with his sis­ter (Jes­sica Chas­tain) con­tains some very dark se­crets. Rated R. 118 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown; DreamCatcher. (Not re­viewed)

FREE­HELD

Ju­lianne Moore por­trays po­lice of­fi­cer Lau­rel Hester in this fic­tion­al­ized ac­count of Hester’s equal-rights bat­tle against her county to have her pen­sion trans­ferred to her reg­is­tered do­mes­tic part­ner (Ellen Page) af­ter she was di­ag­nosed with ter­mi­nal lung can­cer in the mid-2000s. Steve Carell and Michael Shan­non co-star in this film that is partly inspired by the 2007 Academy Award-win­ning doc­u­men­tary short of the same ti­tle.

Rated PG-13. 103 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas. (Not re­viewed)

GOOSE­BUMPS

R.L. Stine’s pop­u­lar young-adult hor­ror books get a film adap­ta­tion — but it’s not the kind you might ex­pect. A young boy named Zach (Dy­lan Min­nette) moves to a new neigh­bor­hood, where he meets Han­nah (Odeya Rush), whose fa­ther is the au­thor Stine (Jack Black). When they and another

boy (Ryan Lee) open up one of his manuscripts, all of the

mon­sters are set free. Rated PG. 103 min­utes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown. Screens in 2-D only at DreamCatcher. (Not re­viewed)

GUID­ANCE

What should a child ac­tor do when he hits rock bot­tom as an adult, strug­gling with al­co­holism and a can­cer di­ag­no­sis? For David Gold (Pat Mills), the an­swer is to fake his cre­den­tials and get a job as a high-school guid­ance coun­selor. Soon af­ter, he wins over the stu­dents through his un­ortho­dox meth­ods, which in­clude do­ing lots of drugs with them. Mills also wrote and di­rected this dark in­die com­edy. Not rated. 81 min­utes.

Jean Cocteau Cin­ema. (Not re­viewed)

THE MET LIVE IN HD: OTELLO

Alek­san­drs An­to­nenko stars in this stag­ing of Verdi’s opera, which is broad­cast live from the Met. The cast also in­cludes Sonya Yoncheva as Des­de­mona and Željko Lučić as Iago in a pro­duc­tion di­rected by Bartlett Sher. 11 a.m. Satur­day, Oct. 17, with a 6 p.m. Mon­day, Oct. 19 encore. 207 min­utes. Len­sic

Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. (Not re­viewed)

PER­FOR­MANCE AT THE SCREEN

The se­ries of high-def­i­ni­tion screen­ings con­tin­ues with a show­ing Ken­neth MacMil­lan’s tragic work L’His­toire de Manon danced by mem­bers of the Paris Opera Bal­let. 11:15 a.m. Sun­day, Oct. 18, only. 141 min­utes. The Screen. (Not re­viewed)

THE SANTA FE IN­DE­PEN­DENT FILM FES­TI­VAL

The fes­ti­val of in­de­pen­dent cin­ema re­turns for a sev­enth year with a host of new fea­tures in­clud­ing dra­mas, thrillers, doc­u­men­taries, and comedies, as well as short films, panel dis­cus­sions, par­ties, and more. Events take place at venues around town, and tick­ets can be pur­chased at www.tick­etssantafe. org and by vis­it­ing or call­ing the Len­sic box of­fice at 505988-1234. The fes­ti­val con­tin­ues through Sun­day, Oct. 18. Visit www.santafein­de­pen­dent­film­fes­ti­val.com.

THIS CHANGES EV­ERY­THING

Naomi Klein wrote and nar­rates this doc­u­men­tary, which looks at the eco­nomic sys­tems that have led to cli­mate change, fo­cus­ing on var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties around the world that are deal­ing with the prob­lem first hand. Even bet­ter, how­ever, is that she takes a pos­i­tive spin on the sit­u­a­tion, look­ing at ways in which we can use the prob­lem to re­shape the world into a bet­ter place. Avi Lewis di­rects. The Lan­nan Foun­da­tion presents free com­mu­nity screen­ings on Tues­day, Oct. 20, only. Not rated. 89 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. (Not re­viewed)

WOODLAWN

There are so many faith-based football movies these days that it has be­come a genre unto it­self. The latest stars Sean Astin as a football coach in a newly de­seg­re­gated high school in 1973 Alabama; he uses the Bi­ble to help ev­ery­one get along. Caleb Castille plays the star run­ning back Tony Nathan, and Jon Voight is leg­endary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. Based on true events.

Rated PG. 123 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14. (Not re­viewed)

EVER­EST

This ad­ven­ture film is based on the 1996 Mount Ever­est dis­as­ter, in which sev­eral peo­ple died in a bliz­zard while try­ing to reach the moun­tain’s sum­mit. Jake Gyl­len­haal, Josh Brolin, and John Hawkes play some of the climbers, and Keira Knight­ley and Emily Wat­son co-star. The film boasts such sweep­ing vis­tas that it was re­leased in IMAX the­aters a week be­fore it showed in tra­di­tional the­aters. Rated PG-13. 121 min­utes. Screens in 2-D only at Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown; DreamCatcher. (Not re­viewed)

GOOD­NIGHT MOMMY

If you’re in the mood to be freaked out by a for­eign hor­ror film this Hal­loween, Good­night Mommy has you cov­ered. Two young broth­ers (Lukas and Elias Sch­warz) live in a mod­ern house in the mid­dle of the coun­try with their mother (Su­sanne Wuest), who re­cently had surgery that left her face cov­ered in ban­dages. As the sit­u­a­tion grows creepier, the broth­ers won­der if this per­son re­ally is their mom. Rated R. 99 min­utes. In Ger­man with sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. (Not re­viewed)

GRANDMA

Lily Tom­lin is a pow­er­house in this sweet, funny, thought­ful re­la­tion­ship movie writ­ten and di­rected by Paul Weitz. When her grand­daugh­ter Sage (Ju­lia Garner) turns up need­ing an abor­tion, Elle (Tom­lin) springs into ac­tion as the two visit a num­ber of Elle’s friends and ac­quain­tances try­ing to bor­row the money. There’s ter­rific sup­port from Mar­cia Gay Har­den as Elle’s daugh­ter and Sage’s mother, and from Sam El­liott, who takes us well be­yond that lov­able growl of a voice to un­cover lay­ers and depths of char­ac­ter he’s sel­dom called upon to tap. Grandma suf­fers a few awk­ward mo­ments, but for the most part it stays sharp. Weitz does in­ter­est­ing things with old movie con­ven­tions about les­bian re­la­tion­ships and abor­tion, weav­ing them into a story that bor­rows from triedand-true fa­mil­iar for­mats — it’s a bit of a road movie, a bit of a buddy movie — and then qui­etly goes its own way. Rated R.

79 min­utes. Vi­o­let Crown. (Jonathan Richards)

HE NAMED ME MALALA

The latest doc­u­men­tary by Davis Guggen­heim (An In­con­ve­nient

Truth) looks at Malala Yousafzai, the Pak­istani teenager who spoke out about grant­ing young women the op­por­tu­nity to pur­sue ed­u­ca­tion, and was nearly killed by the Tal­iban as a re­sult. In 2014, she be­came the youngest per­son ever to win the No­bel Peace Prize. Rated PG-13. 87 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas.

(Not re­viewed)

HO­TEL TRANSYLVANIA 2

Adam San­dler again lends his goofy ac­cent to Drac­ula in this se­quel to the 2012 an­i­mated hit. This time, the gang of mon­sters (in­clud­ing voice­work by Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, and David Spade) try to help the Count’s half-hu­man grand­son un­leash his in­ner mon­ster. Mel Brooks voices the kid’s hu­man-hat­ing great-grand­fa­ther. Rated PG. 89 min­utes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14. Screens in 2-D only at Vi­o­let Crown; DreamCatcher. (Not re­viewed)

THE IN­TERN

In the latest movie by writer and di­rec­tor Nancy Mey­ers, Robert De Niro plays a re­tired wi­d­ower who can’t fig­ure out what to do with all of his time, so he be­comes an in­tern for the founder of an online fash­ion site (Anne Hath­away). The jokes stem from the tough old-timer at an in­ter­net start-up, and the heart­warm­ing bits from the boss lean­ing on his sturdy wis­dom. Rated PG-13. 121 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Re­gal DeVar­gas; DreamCatcher. (Not re­viewed)

LADRONES

The Span­ish-lan­guage com­edy (the English trans­la­tion is Thieves) from the Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic is the se­quel to the 2007 film Ladrón que roba a ladrón (To Rob a Thief). Fer­nando Col­unga and Miguel Va­roni re­turn as two crooks who once more must steal from even big­ger crim­i­nals who are ex­ploit­ing the poor. Rated PG-13. 105 min­utes. In Span­ish with sub­ti­tles. Re­gal Sta­dium 14. (Not re­viewed)

LEARN­ING TO DRIVE

Wendy (Pa­tri­cia Clark­son), a New York book critic in the midst of a fail­ing mar­riage, takes driv­ing lessons from Dar­wan, a Sikh In­dian (Ben Kings­ley). A pro­fes­sor in In­dia who was im­pris­oned for his re­li­gious be­liefs, Dar­wan is now a part-time cab driver in the U.S., where he has won po­lit­i­cal asy­lum. As she learns to drive, these two peo­ple from very dif­fer­ent back­grounds bond over their prob­lems and form a friend­ship. Based on a New Yorker es­say by Katha Pol­litt. Rated R. 90 min­utes.

Re­gal DeVar­gas. (Not re­viewed)

THE MAR­TIAN

Mark Wat­ney (Matt Damon) may have been stranded on the Red Planet too early to get the memo about wa­ter on Mars, but he makes do with in­ge­nu­ity and a cocky wit. Left be­hind for dead by his be­lea­guered crew­mates af­ter a Mar­tian storm, he has to rely on can-do Amer­i­can spirit and science smarts (he’s the team’s bi­ol­o­gist) to grow enough food to last him un­til a res­cue mis­sion can be mounted. Di­rec­tor Ri­d­ley Scott (Alien) is back in space, and he keeps things lively in the thin at­mos­phere forty mil­lion miles from home. The movie is much more than a one-man show. Jes­sica Chas­tain heads a strong team aboard the space­craft, Jeff Daniels and Chi­we­tel Ejio­for run things at NASA, bat­tling over hu­man­i­tar­ian, sci­en­tific, and po­lit­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions as they work to bring their man back home. Damon gives a star per­for­mance. The great thing about this film is that it makes in­tel­li­gence cool. Rated PG-13. 141 min­utes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown. Screens in 2-D only at DreamCatcher. (Jonathan Richards)

MAZE RUN­NER: THE SCORCH TRI­ALS

At the end of the 2014 film The Maze Run­ner (based on the first book in a pop­u­lar young-adult se­ries), the kids es­cape the maze. So what can they pos­si­bly do for a se­quel? This time, they must nav­i­gate the Scorch, a dan­ger­ous, de­crepit, desert city — the movie was shot pri­mar­ily in Al­bu­querque — and fight the op­pres­sive or­ga­ni­za­tion WCKD. Rated PG-13. 131 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14. (Not re­viewed)

MEET THE PA­TELS

Ravi Pa­tel is an In­dian-Amer­i­can man who is still sin­gle in his thir­ties. His par­ents back in In­dia do not ap­prove of this, and to ap­pease them, he joins a match­mak­ing ser­vice. He and his sis­ter Geeta film what hap­pens next for this comedic doc­u­men­tary, which takes Ravi on the whirl­wind of mod­ern dat­ing and cul­tural di­vides. Rated PG. 88 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas.

(Not re­viewed)

MR. HOLMES

It is 1947. Sher­lock Holmes (Ian McKellen) is ninety, long re­tired, liv­ing in seclu­sion in Sus­sex, and keep­ing bees. He is cared for by his wid­owed house­keeper, Mrs. Munro (Laura Lin­ney), and her pre­co­cious young son Roger (Milo Parker). Holmes is en­gaged in writ­ing his own rec­ol­lec­tions of his fi­nal case, one that still trou­bles him, the case that led him to give up de­tect­ing. Wat­son’s ac­count of the af­fair tricked it out with suc­cess, but Holmes re­mem­bers it dif­fer­ently — to the ex­tent that he can re­mem­ber it at all. That great mind is be­gin­ning to slip its moor­ings. There are three story strands cov­er­ing dif­fer­ent pe­ri­ods and places, and di­rec­tor Bill Con­don weaves them to­gether with un­hur­ried skill, abet­ted by the great McKellen. Rated PG. 103 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas. (Jonathan Richards)

99 HOMES

Cel­e­brated in­die di­rec­tor Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop) at­tempts his most main­stream pic­ture yet, a thriller about the un­for­giv­ing na­ture of mod­ern Amer­i­can cap­i­tal­ism. An­drew Garfield plays a fa­ther who is evicted on one day’s no­tice by a cruel busi­ness­man (Michael Shan­non). Des­per­ately need­ing money, he ends up work­ing for the busi­ness­man, and soon finds that one of his du­ties in­volves evict­ing other fam­i­lies from their homes.

Rated R. 112 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas. (Not re­viewed)

PAN

Di­rec­tor Joe Wright (Atone­ment) takes a crack at a fam­ily film with a new ver­sion of the Peter Pan story, in­tended as a pre­quel to au­thor J.M. Bar­rie’s iconic work. In this telling, Peter (Levi Miller) is whisked off to Nev­er­land, and finds him­self sid­ing with the man who will some­day be Cap­tain Hook (Gar­rett Hed­lund) to take down the ruth­less pi­rate Cap­tain Black­beard (Hugh Jack­man). Rated PG. 111 min­utes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14. Screens in 2-D only at DreamCatcher; Vi­o­let Crown. (Not re­viewed)

THE PER­FECT GUY

Fresh from a breakup in which her whole life came crash­ing down, Leah (Sanaa Lathan) re­bounds with some­one who seems like the ideal part­ner (Michael Ealy). Be­fore long, how­ever, he starts to creep her out. Is he truly dan­ger­ous? Rated PG-13.

100 min­utes. DreamCatcher. (Not re­viewed)

THE SEC­OND MOTHER

Di­rec­tor Anna Muy­laert gives us a very en­joy­able story, which nonethe­less could have been more nu­anced. Val (Regina Casé) is a full-time maid who has taken care of Bar­bara’s only child, Fabinho, since he was a tod­dler. Bar­bara (Karine Te­les), a fa­mous style-set­ter, is al­ways busy work­ing. Her hus­band, Dr. Car­los, is a spaced­out re­tiree — he has in­her­ited some wealth and has given up his as­pi­ra­tions to be a pain­ter. Val’s labors pro­vide the grease to keep the fam­ily’s do­mes­tic life run­ning. When Val’s teenage daugh­ter, Jés­sica (Camila Márdila), ar­rives for a tem­po­rary stay, this cozy ex­is­tence is up­ended. Rated R. 112 min­utes. In Por­tuguese with English sub­ti­tles. The Screen. (Priyanka Ku­mar)

SI­CARIO

The latest film by De­nis Vil­leneuve (Pris­on­ers) brings us in­side an at­tempt by a shad­owy U.S. task force to take down a Mex­i­can drug lord. The de­tails are vague, and that’s partly be­cause we’re shown the

mis­sion through the eyes of an FBI agent (Emily Blunt), who is of­ten kept in the dark as much as we are. She fol­lows the or­ders of a ca­su­ally no-non­sense chief (Josh Brolin) and the si­cario, or hit man, who trav­els along­side him (Beni­cio Del Toro). The story can get very dark, but the film is mes­mer­iz­ing due to its vir­tu­oso act­ing, lean script, moral am­bi­gu­ity, ef­fi­cient edit­ing, and the tow­er­ing cin­e­matog­ra­phy of Roger Deakins, who cap­tures the ru­ral and ur­ban desert land­scapes as evoca­tively as any­one in film has achieved. In­deed, the movie would come close to be­ing con­sid­ered a mod­ern mas­ter­piece if it didn’t lose fo­cus in the home stretch. Rated R. 121 min­utes.

Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown; DreamCatcher. (Robert Ker)

THE VISIT

The latest film by M. Night Shya­malan cen­ters on two chil­dren (Olivia DeJonge and Ed Ox­en­bould) who spend a week at their grand­par­ents’ house. When they stay up past their strict bed­time, they learn that Nana (Deanna Du­na­gan) gets up to some pretty weird stuff at night. When Pop Pop (Peter McRob­bie) also starts act­ing strange, the ques­tion be­comes whether or not they’ll sur­vive the visit. Rated PG-13. 94 min­utes.

Re­gal Sta­dium 14. (Not re­viewed)

THE WALK

In 2008, the doc­u­men­tary Man on Wire told the story of Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk be­tween the Twin Tow­ers of New York’s World Trade Cen­ter. Now, di­rec­tor Robert Ze­meckis (For­rest Gump) gives a nar­ra­tive ac­count of the same feat. Joseph Gor­donLe­vitt plays Petit. Rated PG. 123 min­utes. Screens in 2-D only at Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown; DreamCatcher. (Not re­viewed)

A hero­ine for the ages: Gena Row­lands in Glo­ria, screen­ing at Vi­o­let Crown as part of the Santa Fe In­de­pen­dent Film Fes­ti­val

Free­held, at Re­gal DeVar­gas

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