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ARGENTINA Not rated. 97 min­utes. In Span­ish with English sub­ti­tles. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. See re­view, Page 48. THE FALLEN IDOL In one breath­tak­ing stretch in the late 1940s, Carol Reed made a string of clas­sic thrillers that equal or bet­ter the best of Hitch­cock. They are Odd Man Out (1947), The Fallen Idol (1948), and The Third Man (1949). This one, about an am­bas­sador’s son (Bobby Hen­rey) who idol­izes the em­bassy but­ler (Ralph Richard­son) and gets him in a heap of trou­ble while try­ing to pro­tect him, has been re­dis­cov­ered as a lost gem in the last decade. It has re­stored some of the stature of Reed as well. Not rated. 95 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cin­ema. (Jonathan Richards) GU­RUKU­LAM This doc­u­men­tary takes view­ers in­side a re­mote ashram in south­ern In­dia, al­low­ing them to ex­pe­ri­ence the re­laxed rhythm of life there and learn about med­i­ta­tion, yoga, and phi­los­o­phy. The footage is split be­tween the stu­dents and Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who passes along his teach­ings about the mean­ing of life. Not rated. 108 min­utes. In English, Tamil, and San­skrit. The Screen. (Not re­viewed) MIKE AND DAVE NEED WED­DING DATES Zac Efron and Adam Devine play two brothers who man­age to ruin ev­ery event they at­tend with their aw­ful be­hav­ior. To pre­vent them from ru­in­ing their sis­ter’s wed­ding, their par­ents make them bring dates. The plan back­fires when the women (Anna Ken­drick and Aubrey Plaza) turn out to be wilder than their es­corts. Rated R. 98 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown; DreamCatcher. (Not re­viewed) THE MU­SIC OF STRANGERS: YOYO MA AND THE SILK ROAD EN­SEM­BLE

Cel­list Yo-Yo Ma, thor­oughly charis­matic and in­tro­spec­tive in this doc­u­men­tary, unites mu­si­cians from all over the world (with a par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on the Mid­dle East and Asia) as the Silk Road En­sem­ble. This en­gross­ing film high­lights Ma along with other mu­si­cians, in­clud­ing Chi­nese pipa player Wu Man and Ira­nian ka­mancheh player Kay­han Kal­hor — and ties it to­gether with out­stand­ing pho­tog­ra­phy, crisp edit­ing, and pre­dictably won­der­ful mu­sic. Rated PG-13. 96 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. (Robert Ker) SCOTT PIL­GRIM VS. THE WORLD Bryan Lee O’Mal­ley’s bril­liant graphic-novel se­ries comes to hy­per­ac­tive life in this 2010 sleeper hit cour­tesy of Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead). The plot cen­ters on the ti­tle char­ac­ter (Michael Cera), an indie-rock bassist who falls for the new hot­tie in town, Ra­mona Flow­ers (Mary El­iz­a­beth Win­stead), and must bat­tle her seven evil ex-boyfriends to win her love. There’s lit­tle emo­tional core to prop up this story, and the movie ex­hausts it­self on its own en­ergy and ideas. But at least it has en­ergy and ideas. Rated PG-13. 113 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cin­ema. (Robert Ker) THE SE­CRET LIFE OF PETS Have you ever won­dered what your pets do when you leave the house all day? This an­i­mated movie, made by the folks be­hind the De­spi­ca­ble Me fran­chise, pre­sumes that they be­have with quirky, snarky hu­mor of that fran­chise’s Min­ions. The plot in­volves a dog named Max (voiced by Louis C.K.) who must put aside his dif­fer­ences with a ri­val dog called Duke (Eric Ston­estreet) when a greater men­ace (led by a bunny voiced by Kevin Hart) arises. Rated PG. 90 min­utes. Screens in 3-D and 2-D at Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown; DreamCatcher. Screens in 2-D only at Re­gal DeVar­gas. (Not re­viewed) YARN Au­thor Bar­bara King­solver con­trib­utes a nar­ra­tive voice-over about the fun­da­men­tal na­ture of wool in this doc­u­men­tary homage to knit­ting and cro­chet­ing. Yarn fol­lows fe­male fiber artists from Poland, Ice­land, and Ja­pan as they push past what they con­sider to be a sex­ist bias in the art world against any medium as­so­ci­ated with hand­i­crafts, a bias strong enough to cause some of them to leave their home coun­tries and seek ac­cep­tance else­where. Not rated. 76 min­utes. Jean Cocteau Cin­ema. (Jen­nifer Levin)

Did the but­ler do it? Bobby Hen­rey, Ralph Richard­son, and Michèle Mor­gan in The Fallen Idol, at Jean Cocteau Cin­ema

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