THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen stars in his first lead role since 2012’s The Dictator, playing Nobby, an uncouth football hooligan bumming around his hometown of Grimsby in England. When Nobby discovers the location of his long-lost brother (Mark Strong), he sets off for London for the big reunion, only to find that his brother is an assassin in MI6. The unlikely duo must then team up to save the world. Rated R. 83 minutes. Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown. (Not reviewed) RABIN, THE LAST DAY The presence of Yitzhak Rabin, the peace-seeking prime minister of Israel assassinated in 1995 by a Jewish religious zealot, hangs over this semi- documentary that revisits the atmosphere and the circumstances surrounding his murder. Filmmaker Amos Gitai veers uncomfortably between interviews, actual amateur footage of the killing and the political rally where it took place, and dramatic recreations that focus mainly on the commission of inquiry looking at the breakdown of security that gave the killer access to his victim. These are competent and well shot, but unconvincing. The film does little to build dramatic or emotional tension, but it does send a timely reminder of the terrible consequences of religious fanaticism, and the dangers of the forces that seek to promote ignorant, fear-based discord in any society. Not rated. 153 minutes. In Hebrew with subtitles. The Screen. (Jonathan Richards) RAN Rated R. 162 minutes.In Japanese with subtitles, Jean Cocteau Cinema. See Screen Gems, Page 38. THE 17TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS Not rated. 97 minutes. Jean Cocteau Cinema. See review, Page 41. 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE This follow-up to the 2008 film Cloverfield is not a direct sequel as much as it is a sequel in spirit. The story doesn’t focus on a monster crashing through Manhattan, but something similarly disruptive: A woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up from a car accident in a cellar. The strange man with her (John Goodman) insists that an apocalyptic event has occurred outside, and that he is keeping her safe, but she’s not so sure. Rated PG-13. 105 minutes. Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown; DreamCatcher. (Not reviewed) VERY SEMI-SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS A Skype interview with New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake accompanies the screening at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, March
13. Not rated. 83 minutes. Center for Contemporary Arts. See review, Page 40.
THE YOUNG MESSIAH The latest film about the life of Jesus stars young Adam GreavesNeal in the role. Based on Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord: Out of
Egypt, the story centers on Jesus’ childhood, as he flees Egypt for his home in Nazareth and discovers more about who he is and what he is destined to become. Sean Bean also stars as Severus. Rated PG-13. 111 minutes. Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown. (Not reviewed)
Grim and grimmer: Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong in The Brothers Grimsby, at Regal Stadium 14 and Violet Crown