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March 17, 2013

Now in theaters: Reviews of current films


“Better Mus’ Come”

Against the 1978 Green Bay Massacre in Jamaica, a young community leader becomes a political pawn and connects with a woman aligned with a rival party. With Sheldon Shepherd, Nicole Grey and Ricardo Orgill. Written and directed by Storm Saulter. (1:44) NR.

“The Call”

A 911 operator who takes a call from an abducted teenager must confront a killer from her own past to save the girl’s life. With Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut. Written by Richard D’Ovidio. Directed by Brad Anderson. (1:38) R.

“A Fierce Green Fire”

A documentary chronicling stories of environmental activism over five decades. Narrated by Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Isabel Allende and Ashley Judd. Directed by Mark Kitchell. (1:50) NR.

“Ginger & Rosa”

In 1962 London, two inseparable teenage girls begin to drift apart as one explores her newfound sexuality and the other is drawn to poetry and protest. With Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola and Christina Hendricks. Written and directed by Sally Potter. (1:40) PG-13.

“The Girl”

After losing her job and custody of her son, a distraught single mother takes a job smuggling illegal immigrants over the Texas border and bonds with a young Mexican girl. With Abbie Cornish, Will Patton and Maritza Santiago Hernandez. Written and directed by David Riker. In English and Spanish, with English subtitles. (1:34) NR.

“Hava Nagila (The Movie)”

A documentary exploring the history of the song “Hava Nagila” and how it encapsulates the Jewish journey over the past 150 years. Directed by Roberta Grossman. (1:13) NR.

“If I Were You”

A woman accidentally learns of her husband’s infidelity when she saves his young mistress from a suicide attempt, setting an unlikely relationship in motion. With Marcia Gay Harden, Leonor Watling and Aidan Quinn. Written and directed by Joan Carr- Wiggin. (1:55) R.

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”

Two superstar magicians who have long ruled the Las Vegas Strip together face cracks in their friendship and stiff competition from an edgy street magician. With Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde and Jim Carrey. Written by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. Directed by Don Scardino. (1:41) PG-13.

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