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Reel to reel | Week of March 7, 2013

Colin Farrell is not a very convincing killer. He should know which eye to close when looking through a scope.

21 AND OVER

In this comedy from the writers of The Hangover, one beer inevitably turns into many more the night before Jeff Chang’s medical school interview. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

AISHA

Aisha is a girl with a simple problem — everyone’s business is her business. Arjun is a boy with even a simpler set of beliefs — Aisha should mind her own business. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

AMOUR

Georges and Anne are a couple in their 80s about to experience one of the perils of mortality, dementia. Rated PG-13. At Century and Chez Artiste. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.

ARGO

Ben Affleck’s latest directing project (in which he also stars) is based on true events from the Iranian revolution in 1979. Rated R. At Century and Esquire.

AUGUSTINE

Writer-director Alice Winocour has adapted a true-story case of a progressive 19th century doctor/therapist and his unusual patient. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

A BAND CALLED DEATH

Death finally saw their first album, “...For the Whole World to See”, released by Drag City Records in 2008 after the discovery of the 1974 demo tapes in an attic. At Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

A 6-year-old girl, buoyed by her childish optimism, believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

BOULDER JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

This festival runs for two weeks and includes Foreign Letters; Orchestra of Exiles; Got Balz; In Heaven, Underground; AKA Doc Pomus; La Rafle; Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy; Let My People Go. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

CONSUMING SPIRITS

The three principal characters’ vividly ugly faces, gangly bodies and dry, weary voices are likely to haunt you long after the movie is over. At Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series

DARK SKIES

A couple begins to fear for the safety of their family after they’re plagued by a series of unexplainable events. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

DEAD MAN DOWN

Colin Farrell is a man who has lost everything, or rather has had everything taken from him. Now he’s out for revenge. He doesn’t have much to say in this high octane action thriller, but his message comes through loud and clear. Rated R. At Colony Square and Century.

DJANGO UNCHAINED

Quentin Tarantino does to slave owners what he did to Nazis in Inglourious Basterds. Rated R. At Colony Square. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.

EMPEROR

General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH

An animated space hero (voiced by Brendan Fraser) fights to defend his planet, Beeb. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

FILLY BROWN

Majo Tonorio, a.k.a. “Filly Brown,” is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits rhymes from the heart. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE GATEKEEPERS

The head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service, is present for every decision made. Six former heads share their insights and reflect on their actions and decisions. At Esquire. –– Landmark Theatres

GET TOGETHER GIRLS

In the mountains around Nairobi, Kenya, there is a place where education, protection, creativity and initiative give hope for a better future for Kenyan girls. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

GINGER AND ROSA

As the Cold War meets the sexual revolution in 1962 London, Ginger and Rosa’s lifelong friendship is shattered. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE GIRL

Struggling with the loss of her child to Social Services, a single mother is trapped in the quicksand of her south Texas life. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

GIRL RISING

Like the 66 million girls around the world who dream of going to school, what Sokha, Suma, Ruksana and the rest want most is to be students: to learn. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

John McClane is out to get the bad guys in Moscow, but this time his son is helping him do it. Rated R. At Colony Square.

GRANNY’S FUNERAL

Although he made no effort to see his grandmother in her waning years, Armand must now deal with her funeral arrangements, in a comedy stamped with caustic wit. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

A documentary shot over a decade with unprecedented access to photographer Gregory Crewdson that bares the artist’s process. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

HANNAH ARENDT

Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex- Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker — controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils — introduced her now-famous concept of the “Banality of Evil.” Part of VOICES series at SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

IDENTITY THIEF

The director of Horrible Bosses returns with a redemption tale. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

THE IMPOSSIBLE

A beautifully acted survival tale based on the 2004 tsunami in Eastern Asia. Rated PG-13. At Chez Artiste.

INESCAPABLE

One afternoon, on a typical day at work, Adib is confronted with devastating news: His eldest daughter, Muna, has gone missing in Damascus. At SIE FilmCenter — Denver Film Society

INOCENTE WITH GIRL GOING UP THE STAIRS

Inocente is the winner of Best Documentary Short at the 85th Academy Awards. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER 3D

Jack climbs a beanstalk, fights giants and adds to a list of other action fairytale flicks. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

JOURNAL DE FRANCE

Depardon’s brilliant self-portrait takes a surprising point of view on the great documentarian’s life. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

JULIE AND JULIA

Julie & Julia intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

LA SCALA BALLET’S NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

Notre-Dame de Paris, inspired by Victor Hugo’s novel, returns to La Scala after more than 10 years. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

THE LAST EXORCISM PART II

Nell picks up the pieces after an ordeal she can barely remember. But the force that terrorized her isn’t finished. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Century.

LIFE OF PI 3D

Pi and a Bengal tiger survive a shipwreck. Rated PG. At Muenzinger Auditorium, Century and Colony Square.

LINCOLN

Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln during the Civil War trying to pass the 13th Amendment. Rated PG-13. At Century.

LORE

Left to fend for themselves, five German children undertake a harrowing journey. At Esquire. –– Landmark Theatres

MENTAL

The Moochmore girls are certain they all suffer from some kind of undiagnosed mental illness. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION

The Griswolds and family head by station wagon for the California fun park Walley World. At Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2013: ANIMATED

This year’s program is being hosted by last year’s winners: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2013: LIVE ACTION

This year’s program will be hosted by last year’s winner: Luke Matheny. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL 3D

We know all about Dorothy and have heard the Wicked Witch’s take. Now it’s the Wizard of Oz’s turn. Rated PG. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

PALEYFEST FEATURING THE WALKING DEAD

Stars of The Walking Dead screen special footage. At Century.

PHANTOM

To protect the free world, a submarine captain leads a dangerous mission. Rated R. At Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

A PLACE AT THE TABLE

Forty-nine million people in the U.S. — one in four children — don’t know where their next meal is coming from. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

QUARTET

A singer returns home and shocks everyone. Rated PG-13. At Century and Esquire. — Landmark Theatres

RICH IS THE WOLF

Perplexed at the sudden disappearance of her husband, a wife watches hours of videotape to piece together some clues. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

SAFE HAVEN

In the latest tearjerker from a novel by Nicholas Sparks, a woman moves to leave her past behind. Doesn’t happen. Rated PG-13. At Twin Peaks.

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

A musician whose albums bombed in the U.S. unknowingly became an icon in South Africa. At Mayan. — Landmark Theatres

SIDE EFFECTS

After her husband returns home from jail, a woman takes pills for anxiety that may cause her to murder. Rated R. At Century.

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Everything is sanitized and clichéd enough to make this a feel-good romance. Rated R. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

After his wife Maggie passes away, Sam Baldwin and his adolescent son Jonah relocate from Chicago to Seattle. At SIE FilmCenter. ­— Denver Film Society

SNITCH

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays a dad who must become a drug cartel-fighting informant. Rated PG-13. At Century, Colony Square and Twin Peaks.

SOUND CITY

Deep in the San Fernando Valley, amidst rows of dilapidated warehouses, was rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret: Sound City. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE SUICIDE SHOP

Master filmmaker Leconte makes a departure from his previous work with this animated 3D musical about a family business offering certain special “end-of-life” services. At Boedecker. — Boedecker Theater

VOICES SHORTS PACKAGE

A collection of short films that include both professional women and student filmmakers. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

THE WAITING ROOM

Peter Nicks creates a chronicle of the life of an overburdened Oakland emergency room. At Muenzinger Auditorium. — International Film Series

WARM BODIES

See full review page 47. Rated PG-13. At Century.

WEST OF MEMPHIS

The untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to stop Arkansas from killing an innocent man. At Chez Artiste. — Landmark Theatres

WONDER WOMEN!

Wonder Women! looks at how representations of powerful women reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. At SIE FilmCenter. — Denver Film Society

YOGAWOMAN

Yogawoman shows how women have embraced yoga for easing health conditions. At SIE FilmCenter — Denver Film Society

ZERO DARK THIRTY

Have you heard about the time we shot Osama bin Laden? No? Well do we have the movie for you. Rated R. At Century. — The Reader of Omaha, Neb.

 

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