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Bradley Cooper heads up this kitchen-based drama, play­ing a star chef who blew his ca­reer due to an over­sized ego and a drug prob­lem. Cleaned up and seek­ing re­demp­tion, he heads to Lon­don to as­sem­ble the best restau­rant in the world. Si­enna Miller and Emma Thomp­son also star. Rated R. 100 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown; DreamCatcher. (Not re­viewed)


Rated PG-13. 109 min­utes. In Man­darin with sub­ti­tles. Vi­o­let Crown. See re­view, Page 40.


Just when you thought you’d seen doc­u­men­taries about ev­ery sub­ject pos­si­ble, here comes one about slime mold. Tim Grab­ham and Jasper Sharp’s film, which in­cludes early cin­e­matic tech­niques, looks at the sci­en­tists, artists, and hob­by­ists who have stud­ied or found in­spi­ra­tion in the fun­gus­like or­gan­ism. Not rated. 81 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cin­ema. (Not re­viewed)


This low-bud­get dance movie banks on some stan­dard tropes, in­clud­ing the new girl in town (Whit­ney Car­son) who falls for the cute guy (Che­hon We­spi-Tschopp), deals with the dis­ap­prov­ing par­ents, and en­ters the big com­pe­ti­tion. The ev­er­green no­tions that dance crosses cul­tures and love con­quers all re­in­force the re­la­tion­ship — and the film. Oh yes, it’s on. Rated PG.

89 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14. (Not re­viewed)


Jo­han Botha stars in this stag­ing of Wag­ner’s opera, which is broad­cast live from the Met. The cast also in­cludes Gün­ther Groiss­böck, Eva-Maria West­broek, and Michelle DeYoung. James Levine con­ducts. 10 a.m. Satur­day, Oct. 31. Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)


Chilean di­rec­tor Se­bastián Silva (The Maid) presents an ab­sur­dist English-lan­guage com­edy about a cou­ple named Freddy and Mo (played by Silva and Tunde Ade­bimpe, re­spec­tively) who want to have a baby but, both be­ing men, need to en­list the help of a friend (Kris­ten Wiig). At the same time, Freddy at­tempts to make a short film in which he plays a scream­ing baby. Rated R. 100 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. (Not re­viewed)


Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch (TV’s Sher­lock) has been earn­ing ac­co­lades for his per­for­mance in the ti­tle role of Shake­speare’s great tragedy, filmed at Lon­don’s Bar­bican. Lyn­d­sey Turner di­rects. 7 p.m. Fri­day, Oct. 30. Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. Call 505-988-1234 for ticket avail­abil­ity. (Not re­viewed)


San­dra Bul­lock plays Jane Bo­dine, a po­lit­i­cal con­sul­tant who is hired to help a Bo­li­vian politi­cian (Joaquim de Almeida) win his elec­tion in 2002. Un­for­tu­nately, his op­po­nent hired Jane’s neme­sis, con­sul­tant Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thorn­ton), set­ting off a po­lit­i­cal chess match. This movie is loosely based on ac­tual events (seen in the 2005 doc­u­men­tary of the same name) but played for dram­edy at the hands of di­rec­tor David Gor­don Green. Rated R. 107 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown. (Not re­viewed)


The se­ries of high-def­i­ni­tion screen­ings con­tin­ues with a show­ing of the Ro­man­tic clas­sic Giselle, in a ver­sion chore­ographed by Yuri Grig­orovich and danced by mem­bers of the Bol­shoi Bal­let. 11:15 a.m. Sun­day, Nov. 1, only. Not rated. The Screen, Santa Fe. (Not re­viewed)


This doc­u­men­tary, which screened in early Oc­to­ber as part of a cel­e­bra­tion of the work of di­rec­tor Aviva Kemp­ner, re­turns for an en­core show­ing. It cen­ters on Julius Rosen­wald, part owner of Sears, Roe­buck, who was in­spired by the writ­ing of Booker T. Wash­ing­ton and worked ex­ten­sively to build schools in African-Amer­i­can com­mu­ni­ties dur­ing the early part of the 20th cen­tury. Not rated. 100 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. (Not re­viewed)


Images from Stan­ley Kubrick’s 1980 foray into hor­ror have thor­oughly en­tered our col­lec­tive mythol­ogy, from the creepy twins to the “Here’s Johnny” mo­ment. The film tells the story of a man (Jack Ni­chol­son) who takes his fam­ily to a re­mote Colorado re­sort for an iso­lated care­tak­ing job, where he learns that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Thanks to decades of DVD spe­cial fea­tures and doc­u­men­taries such as Room 237, the lore about the movie is al­most as well known as the movie it­self; Kubrick’s long shoot nearly broke Shel­ley Du­vall, and author Stephen King hated the fi­nal film, which was adapted from his book. Yet the movie re­tains its power to scare, thanks in part to cold, clin­i­cal cin­e­matog­ra­phy and the ghostly images that get un­der your skin. It’s still great fun. 7 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 31, only. Rated R. 146 min­utes. Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. (Robert Ker)


Not rated. 82 min­utes. In Per­sian with sub­ti­tles. The Screen. See re­view, Page 38.


Rated R. 121 min­utes. Vi­o­let Crown. See re­view, Page 36.

Cud­dle pud­dle: Tunde Ade­bimpe and Kris­ten Wiig in Nasty Baby, at the Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts

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