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ABDUCTION—A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website. Starring Taylor Lautner, Maria Bello, and Lily Collins. Directed by John Singleton (2 Fast 2 Furious). Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In
BRIGHTON ROCK—Graham Greene’s 1940s novel updated to the early 1960s milieu of mods and rockers. Starring Sam Riley, Helen Mirren, Andrea Riseborough, and John Hurt. Directed by Rowan Joffe. Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills
DOLPHIN TALE—Family film about a boy and a scientist who build a prosthetic tail for an injured dolphin. Starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Ray McKinnon, Kris Kristofferson, and Harry Connick Jr. Directed by Charles Martin Smith (Never Cry Wolf). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, McKinley, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
KILLER ELITE—Action movie starring Jason Statham as a retired Special Services operative forced into committing a trio of political assassinations. With Clive Owen and Robert De Niro. Directed by Gary McKendry. Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Sunset Drive-In, Transit Drive-In
MONEYBALL—Brad Pitt stars as Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane, who first used computer-generated analysis to select his player drafts. Co-starring Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Robin Wright. Directed by Bennett Miller (Capote). Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
THE WHISTLEBLOWER—Drama based on the true story of a police officer (Rachel Weisz) working for UN peacekeeping forces in Bosnia in 1999 who uncovered evidence of human trafficking that was hushed up at high levels. With Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci, and David Strathairn. Directed by Larysa Kondracki. Eastern Hills
CULTURE IN CINEMA: FAUST—Gounod’s opera, live from the Royal Opera House in London. Starring Vittorio Grigolo, René Pape, Angela Gheorghiu, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Daniel Grice, and Carole Wilson. Conducted by Evelino Pidò and directed by Lee Blakeley. Wed 2pm. Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St. (834-7655 / www.dipsontheatres.com).
DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954)—From Alfred Hitchcock’s era of experimental theater adaptations. Ray Milland stars as a husband who concocts an elaborate plan to kill his cheating wife (Grace Kelly), only to have to improvise at the last minute. With Robert Cummings and John Williams. Fri-Sun, Tue 7:30pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376).
DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST (France, 1951)—Robert Bresson’s first fully realized film of his mature style uses a cast of non-professional actors to look at a young priest who puts his duties above his health for a parish that doesn’t respect him. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tue 7pm. Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, 639 Main St. (855-3022 / www.buffalofilmseminars.com).
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (USSR, 1929)—Dziga Vertov’s documentary about a day in the life of Moscow and its citizens may well be the single most influential film ever made, for its exhilarating range of stylistic techniques. Thu Sep 22 7:30pm. The Screening Room, Northtown Plaza in Century Mall, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst (837-0376 / www.screeningroom.net).
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