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ENDINGS—Indie drama about three strangers drawn to share what they expect will be the last day of their lives. Starring Matthew Brumlow, Ellen Dolan, Joseph Frost, and Emma Hansen. Directed by Chris Hansen, Reviewed this issue. Screens

IMMORTALS—Greek gods mess up the lives of mortals, in 3D. Starring Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Stephen Dorff, and Freida Pinto. Directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell). Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In

J. EDGAR—Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover, in a film written by Dustin Lance Black (Milk) and directed by Clint Eastwood. Reviewed this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

JACK AND JILL—Adam Sandler in drag. With Katie Holmes and a lot of SNL alumni. Directed by Dennis Dugan (I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry). Market Arcade, Flix, Maple Ridge, McKinley, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE—Psychological drama about a young woman (Elizabeth Olsen) who runs away from a rural cult but can’t shake the hold it has on her mind. Co-starring John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson, and Hugh Dancy. Directed by Sean Durkin. Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills

THE SKIN I LIVE IN—From Pedro Almodovar, a horror film starring Antonio Bandaras as a surgeon who re-creates his dead wife. With Elena Anaya and Marisa Paredes. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills


CULTURE IN CINEMA: SLEEPING BEAUTY—David Hallberg, the first American ever selected to be Principal dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet, stars in this live broadcast from Moscow. Sun 10 am Amherst. Amherst

FORGOTTEN ANIMATION PIONEERS 1906-1918—A special program of rarely seen animated films, including work by Winsor McCay, Ladislaw Starewicz, J Stuart Blackton, and Emile Cohl. Thurs Nov. 17 7:30 pm. Sugar City Arts Collaborative, 19 Wadsworth St.

HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)—If Howard Hawks’ adaptation of the newspaper comedy The Front Page isn’t the funniest movie ever made, I don’t know what is. Hawks’ stroke of genius was to rewrite the part of reporter Hildy Johnson for a woman (casting Rosalind Russell was pretty smart too), adding a layer of sexual tension to her dealings with editor Cary Grant. Despite the heavy competition, Ralph Bellamy nearly steals the show as the schlub who gets between them. Fri 7 pm. Screening Room

THE GREEN WAVE—Documentary about the reform movement in Iran among intellectuals and young people in early 2009 that hoped to replace that country’s repressive leadership with a reform government, using tactics that led to the Arab Spring of this year. Presented in conjunction with the University at Buffalo’s International Education Week. Free and open to the public. Mon 7 pm. University at Buffalo, Student Union Theater, North Campus

METROPOLIS (1925/1984)—Music producer Giorgio Moroder’s reedited cut of Fritz Lang’s dystopian masterpiece, scored with new songs by Moroder and a cast of 1980s pop stars. Thurs Nov 10 7 pm. Screening Room

RICHARD III (1995)—Shakespeare’s play updated to a pre-WWII Britain that has fallen to Fascism. Starring Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr., Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Bill Paterson. Directed by Richard Loncraine (Brimstone & Treacle). Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Tues. 7 pm. Market Arcade Film and Arts Center 639 Main St. (855-3022). November 22 Frida Julie Taymor (2002)

THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS—There are alien monsters in the hills of Vermont in this adaptation of the H. P. Lovecraft story, recently named “Best Film” by audiences at the Buffalo International Film Festival. Fri 9 pm. Screening Room