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★★ ½ The Brothers Grimsby — A foot­ball hooli­gan in North­ern Eng­land sets out to find his sib­ling - they were adopted by dif­fer­ent fam­i­lies - un­aware he is now an MI6 agent. With Sacha Baron Co­hen, Mark Strong and Isla Fisher. Di­rected by Louis Leter­rier. 82 min. (R) for strong crude sex­ual con­tent, graphic nu­dity, vi­o­lence, lan­guage, and some drug use. Col­lid­ing Dreams —“Col­lid­ing Dreams” re­counts the dra­matic his­tory of one of the most con­tro­ver­sial, and ur­gently rel­e­vant political ide­olo­gies of the mod­ern era. The cen­tury-old con­flict in the Middle East con­tin­ues to play a cen­tral role in world pol­i­tics. And yet, amidst this fierce, of­ten-lethal con­tro­versy, the Zion­ist idea of a home­land for Jews in the land of an­cient Is­rael re­mains lit­tle un­der­stood and its mean­ings of­ten dis­torted. “Col­lid­ing Dreams” ad­dresses that void with a grip­ping ex­plo­ration of Zion­ism’s mean­ing, his­tory and fu­ture. 135 min. (U). — Ken­neth Tu­ran, L.A. Times Em­brace of the Ser­pent — At once blis­ter­ing and po­etic, the rav­ages of colo­nial­ism cast a dark shadow over the South Amer­i­can land­scape in “Em­brace of the Ser­pent,” the third fea­ture by di­rec­tor Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stun­ning black-and-white, it cen­ters on Karama- kate, an Ama­zo­nian shaman and the last sur­vivor of his peo­ple, and the two sci­en­tists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friend­ship with him. The film was in­spired by the real-life jour­nals of two ex­plor­ers (Theodor Koch-Grün­berg and Richard Evans Schultes) who trav­eled through the Colom­bian Ama­zon dur­ing the last cen­tury in search of the sa­cred and dif­fi­cult-to-find psy­che­delic Yakruna plant. This is the first Colom­bian film to re­ceive an Os­car nom­i­na­tion for Best For­eign Film and the first film shot in the Ama­zon rain for­est in 30 years. Live Q&A skype with di­rec­tor Ciro Guerra at 7:00 pm Sat. screen­ing - Cinema Par­adiso, Fort Laud­erdale & Hol­ly­wood. 125 min. (U). — Ken­neth Tu­ran, L.A. Times (NR) AHaunt­ing in Caw­dor — In this tense tale of psy­cho­log­i­cal ter­ror, Vivian Miller is a young twen­ties woman who is serv­ing out her jail sen­tence at a work re­lease pro­gram in the Mid­west. Her 90 days of pro­ba­tion takes her to The Caw­dor Barn Theatre, a di­lap­i­dated sum­mer stock the­ater run by Lawrence O’Neil. Lawrence, a failed Broad­way di­rec­tor, is now re­duced to stag­ing am­a­teur pro­duc­tions with young parolees and rag­ing over the mis­takes from his past. Vivian’s ar­rival in Caw­dor starts a ter­ri­fy­ing se­ries of events that brings Lawrence’s se­cret past to the present. Af­ter Vivian views an old taped stage pro­duc­tion of Mac­beth, a force of evil is un­leashed which soon turns its sights on her. With the help of Rod­dya lo­cal out­cast, Vivian sets about try­ing to dis­cover who the su­per­nat­u­ral killer on the tape is be­fore she be­comes the next vic­tim. 100 min. (U). Cinema Par­adiso, Fort Laud­erdale. Knight of Cups — A writer in­dulging in all that Los An­ge­les and Las Ve­gas has to of­fer un­der­takes a search for love and self via a se­ries of ad­ven­tures with six dif­fer­ent women. Di­rected and writ­ten by Ter­rence Mal­ick. Star­ring Chris­tian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Port­man. 118 min. (R) for some nu­dity, sex­u­al­ity and lan­guage. Cinemark Palace 20, Boca Raton; Clas­sic Gate­way Theatre, Fort Laud­erdale. (NR) The Per­fect Match — A smooth op­er­a­tor bets his ther­a­pist sis­ter’s friends that he can re­main in a re­la­tion­ship for a month with­out fall­ing in love. With Ter­rence J., Cassie Ven­tura, Paula Pat­ton, Don­ald Fai­son, Joe Pan­to­liano and Brandy Nor­wood. Di­rected by Bille Woodruff. 96 min. (R) for sex­u­al­ity, some nu­dity, and lan­guage through­out. ★★ ½ 10 Cloverfield Lane — A woman wakes up to find her­self im­pris­oned in a cel­lar, un­sure whether to be­lieve her cap­tor who claims the out­side world has been ren­dered un­in­hab­it­able. With John Good­man, Mary El­iz­a­beth Win­stead and John Gal­lagher Jr. Di­rected by Dan Tracht­en­berg. 103 min. (PG-13) for the­matic ma­te­rial in­clud­ing fright­en­ing se­quences of threat with some vi­o­lence, and brief lan­guage. — Michael Phillips, Tribune News­pa­pers (NR) The Young Mes­siah — The 7-year-old Je­sus Christ and fam­ily dis­cover the na­ture of his di­vine be­ing. With Adam Greaves-Neal, Clive Rus­sell, Vin­cent Walsh. Di­rected by Cyrus Nowrasteh. 111min. (PG-13) for some vi­o­lence and the­matic el­e­ments.

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