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CEME­TERY OF SPLEN­DOR

Not rated. 122 min­utes. In Thai with sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. See re­view, Page 39.

EYE IN THE SKY

He­len Mir­ren plays Kather­ine Pow­ell, an army colonel lead­ing a drone mis­sion against a ter­ror­ist cell in Kenya. When an in­no­cent nine-year- old girl en­ters the tar­get area, she must make a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion about whether to pro­ceed or not. Alan Rick­man co-stars in one of his fi­nal roles. Rated R. 102 min­utes.

Re­gal DeVar­gas. (Not re­viewed)

GOD’S NOT DEAD 2

In the two years since the break­out hit God’s Not Dead, God still hasn’t died. To prove it, a com­mu­nity stands up for a teacher (Melissa Joan Hart) who lands in hot wa­ter when she ex­presses her faith to a class­room. Robin Givens and Ernie Hud­son co-star, and Chris­tian rock band News­boys per­form. Rated PG. 121 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown; Dream­Catcher. (Not re­viewed)

I SAW THE LIGHT

Rated R. 123 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas. See re­view, Page 36.

JOUR­NEY IN SEN­SU­AL­ITY: ANNA HAL­PRIN & RODIN

Not rated. 52 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema. See re­view, Page 38.

THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON

This doc­u­men­tary takes view­ers into the life of Apollo as­tro­naut Gene Cer­nan, the last hu­man to set foot on the moon, back in 1972. He sits with cam­eras and de­scribes his story, which is ac­com­pa­nied by lots of archival footage and sprin­kled with per­sonal de­tails of love and loss. Not rated. 95 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema. (Not re­viewed)

MEET THE BLACKS

The 2013 hor­ror film The Purge has an­other se­quel com­ing later in the year, but if you can’t wait that long, then this par­ody could tide you over. Mike Epps plays Carl Black, a fa­ther who moves his African-Amer­i­can fam­ily to Bev­erly Hills. When “the purge” comes around — the one night a year when all crimes are le­gal — his racist neigh­bors try to break into his house and kill ev­ery­one, to many laughs. Mike Tyson and Ge­orge Lopez co-star. Rated R. 90 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14. (Not re­viewed)

THE PREPPIE CON­NEC­TION

Toby ( Thomas Mann) wins a schol­ar­ship to board­ing school, where he crushes on a pretty class­mate, Alex (Lucy Fry). To win the ad­mi­ra­tion of Alex and her wealthy friends, Toby be­comes a drug mule, traf­fick­ing un­cut co­caine from Columbia to Con­necti­cut. This ut­terly in­ert story, set in 1984 and based on true events, is told al­most en­tirely in voice- over by Toby. The act­ing is flat, there is no char­ac­ter devel­op­ment, all di­a­logue is ex­pos­i­tory, and the plot is a re­hash of dozens of other, bet­ter movies. The clothes, hair, mu­sic, and over­all tone evoke re­claimed ideas of 1980s fash­ion — not the era it­self. Rated R. 95 min­utes. The Screen. (Jen­nifer Levin)

RE­MEM­BER

Ac­claimed di­rec­tor Atom Egoyan’s ( The Sweet Here­after) com­pelling drama fea­tures a stel­lar cast that in­cludes Christo­pher Plum­mer, Martin Lan­dau, Bruno Ganz, and Jür­gen Prochnow. Zev Guttman (Plum­mer) is on a revenge mis­sion to bring the man who killed his fam­ily at Auschwitz to jus­tice. He is an elderly wi­d­ower suf­fer­ing from de­men­tia and must rely on on his friend Max (Lan­dau) to re­motely guide him on his quest. Af­ter es­cap­ing from a re­tire­ment home, Zev has only his de­tailed letters of in­struc­tions from Max and his own fal­ter­ing wits to keep him on track as he’s led across Amer­ica, seek­ing one of four men who may be re­spon­si­ble for the crime. Mean­while, Zev’s son Charles (Henry Czerny) is fran­ti­cally search­ing for his fa­ther af­ter learn­ing of his es­cape from the home. Plum­mer de­liv­ers an un­der­stated per­for­mance as he goes from lo­ca­tion to lo­ca­tion in his search, frus­trated by dead ends. Some will see the cli­matic twist com­ing a mile away, but it’s nev­er­the­less, ef­fec­tive, and heart­break­ing, if some­what far-fetched. Rated R. 94 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cinema. (Michael Abatemarco)

THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST

Not rated. 105 min­utes. I n English, French, Bam­bara, Song­hay, and Ta­mashek with sub­ti­tles. The Screen. See re­view, Page 40.

Queen in fa­tigues: He­len Mir­ren in Eye in the Sky, at Re­gal DeVar­gas

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