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This Span­ish drama, based on the 1933 tragedy Blood Wed­ding by Fed­erico Gar­cía Lorca, cen­ters on a woman (Inma Cuesta) who is set to marry one man (Asier Etx­e­an­dia) but still loves an­other (Álex Gar­cía). Just be­fore the wed­ding, a beg­gar ap­pears at the bride-to-be’s door, sug­gests that she not marry her prospec­tive groom if she doesn’t love him, and gives her two crys­tal dag­gers. Not rated. 93 min­utes. In Span­ish with sub­ti­tles. Jean Cocteau Cinema. (Not re­viewed) THE CHILD­HOOD OF A LEADER In the same bad-seed vein as The Omen, this thriller set in World War I-era France imag­ines the child­hood of a dic­ta­tor-to-be. A young Amer­i­can boy (Tom Sweet) is trav­el­ing with his diplo­mat fa­ther (Liam Cunningham) for the sign­ing of the Treaty of Ver­sailles. While the boy is in the care of a tu­tor (Stacy Mar­tin) who dou­bles as his only friend, his ego be­gins to grow out of con­trol, and he starts throw­ing vi­cious tantrums indica­tive of the fas­cist he will be­come as an adult. Not rated. 115 min­utes. In English and French with sub­ti­tles. The Screen. (Not re­viewed)


When three friends break into the home of an el­derly blind man (Stephen Lang), they think they’re on the way to a quick rob­bery and a mas­sive, easy score. Their plans go awry when the man kills one of them, boards up the house, and traps them in­side. From there, the chase is on. The blind man is al­most su­per­nat­u­ral (his hear­ing is ex­tra keen, lead­ing the pro­tag­o­nists to fol­low the di­rec­tive of the ti­tle), ruth­less, creepy, and has some dark se­crets. Rated R. 88 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; DreamCatcher. (Not re­viewed)


Kee­gan-Michael Key of the com­edy duo Key and Peele head­lines this en­sem­ble dram­edy about a New York City im­pro­vi­sa­tional troupe at a cross­roads in the mem­bers’ lives and ca­reers. When two of them are of­fered a big break in the form of an au­di­tion for a TV show sim­i­lar to Sat­ur­day Night Live, the oth­ers come to re­al­ize they might not achieve the same suc­cess. Rated R. 92 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas. (Not re­viewed)


Movies such as Wall Street and The Firm take the male per­spec­tive on the white-col­lar thriller. In this one, it’s the women that get to be the wolves of Wall Street, as Santa Fe na­tive Anna Gunn plays Naomi Bishop, a hot­shot in­vest­ment banker who is ca­pa­ble of mak­ing peo­ple mul­ti­mil­lion­aires. When she is threat­ened with scan­dal and fights back, she dis­cov­ers that the cir­cles she trav­els in are rot­ten with cor­rup­tion. Rated R. 100 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas. (Not re­viewed) FROM AFAR In this Venezue­lan film, fifty-year-old Ar­mando (Al­fredo Cas­tro) de­nies his ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity but pays young men to strip for him while he keeps his dis­tance from them. When a young gang leader named Elder (Luis Silva) beats and robs Ar­mando, the older man ends up tak­ing the younger one un­der his wing. Not rated. 93 min­utes. In Span­ish with sub­ti­tles. Jean Cocteau Cinema. (Not re­viewed)


Robert De Niro won an Academy Award for get­ting in the ring and play­ing pugilist Jake LaMotta in 1980’s Rag­ing Bull. Now seventy-three years old, De Niro finds him­self in an an­other movie based on a real-life boxer, this time play­ing the el­derly trainer. He por­trays Ray Ar­cel, the man who helped guide Pana­ma­nian boxer Roberto Durán (Édgar Ramirez) to glory in the 1970s and ‘80s. Along the way, the two men trans­form each other’s lives. Rated R. 105 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown. (Not re­viewed)


Chris Pine and Ben Foster are two broth­ers in West Texas (a lo­ca­tion played in part by Clo­vis, New Mex­ico) who are cop­ing with a sick mother and in dan­ger of los­ing the fam­ily farm. They are so des­per­ate to re­tain their land that they em­bark on a se­ries of bank rob­beries, which are tightly ex­e­cuted un­til one goes wrong. Jeff Bridges por­trays the griz­zled old sher­iff tasked with track­ing them down. Rated R. 102 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas; Vi­o­let Crown. (Not re­viewed)


Rated PG. 85 min­utes. Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts. Di­rec­tor Ira Sachs by Skype for the 11 a.m. Sat­ur­day, Aug. 27, screen­ing. See re­view, Page 44.


This se­quel to the 2011 ac­tion film The Me­chanic (it­self a re­make of a 1972 Charles Bron­son film) finds Ja­son Statham re­turn­ing as hit­man Arthur Bishop, now re­tired. When his girl­friend (Jes­sica Alba) is kid­napped, he must put his as­sas­sin’s gloves back on and per­form three ex­e­cu­tions around the world to save her. Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Yeoh costar. Rated R. 99 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14. (Not re­viewed)


Tika Sumpter plays Michelle Robin­son and Parker Sawyers plays Barack Obama in this imag­i­na­tion of the first date be­tween the fu­ture Pres­i­dent and First Lady, told mostly from Michelle’s per­spec­tive. In the sum­mer of 1989, the two young Har­vard­e­d­u­cated lawyers have a meet-cute on a work as­sign­ment that re­sults in their roam­ing all over Chicago as they grow closer. Who knew where that first small bit of flir­ta­tion would lead? Rated PG-13. 84 min­utes. Re­gal DeVar­gas. (Not re­viewed)


Not rated. 118 min­utes. In Korean with sub­ti­tles. The Screen. See re­view, Page 46.

Tom Sweet in The Child­hood of a Leader, at The Screen; right, Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers in South­side With You, at Re­gal DeVar­gas

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