Film Times & Capsules

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Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

The massively popular 1999 musical documentary about the legendary Cuban band gets a follow-up. The remaining original members contemplate their contribution to the history of Cuba and play some tunes. 110 minutes PG. (Opens Friday 5/26)
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:40, 3:25, 7:25, 10:35; Sun-Thu 12:40, 3:25, 7:25


Liev Schreiber ("Ray Donovan") stars in this biopic about heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, whose admirably doomed, out-of-nowhere fight with Muhammad Ali inspired Sylvester Stallone to write Rocky. Elisabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman, Michael Rapaport and Jim Gaffigan round out the impressive cast of this rather familiar drama about the perils of "I could have been a contender" fame. 98 minutes R. (Opens Friday 5/26)
High Ridge Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:40, 7:40, 10:20; Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:40, 7:40


Cult director David Lynch's first feature film was this early midnight movie fave from 1977. Jack Nance (who showed up in most of Lynch's films) stars as a shell-shocked dude who lives in an industrial hellscape and struggles to weather the departure of his angry girlfriend and the incessant cries of his newly born mutant child. Also, there's a lady living in his radiator. This surreal nightmare of a film was shot in black and white and continues to confuse us. 89 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 5/26)
Guild Cinema Fri-Sat 10:30

How to Train Your Dragon

In this 2010 3-D CGI cartoon from DreamWorks (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda), a dorky young Viking lad (voiced by She's Out of My League's Jay Baruchel) adopts a baby dragon, much to the chagrin of his dragon-hunting family. Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill and Christopher Mintz-Plasse provide additional voices. A smart script and some awesome visuals make this a treat for all ages. 98 minutes PG. (Opens Saturday 5/27)
Flix Brewhouse Sat 10:30am

In Search of Israeli Cuisine

By profiling chefs, home cooks, farmers, vintners and cheese makers drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today, filmmaker Roger Sherman attempts to create a portrait of a country as defined by its cuisine. Our guide through this world of exotic food is Israeli born chef Michael Solomonov, the James Bear Award-winning owner of several hugely popular restaurants in Philadelphia. 96 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 5/26)
Guild Cinema Fri-Mon 6:15

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Considered one of America's first celebrity chefs, Jeremiah Tower's rise to bad boy culinary fame in the 1970s and '80s is recounted in this tasty documentary. Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Martha Stewart and Ruth Reichi are just a few of the famous foodie faces weighing in on Tower's legacy in the restaurant biz. 103 minutes R. (Opens Friday 5/26)
Guild Cinema Fri-Mon 4:00, 8:15

Lost Highway

Darkness practically bleeds off the screen in David Lynch's creepiest, most unsettling take on the film noir genre. The first of two intermingling stories finds a jazz saxophonist (Bill Pullman) framed for murder. Later on, our protagonist transforms into a young auto mechanic (Balthazar Getty) who gets involved with a gangster and his mistress (Patricia Arquette). Or maybe they're unrelated stories. Or maybe our main guy just goes crazy. You figure it out. Also, Robert Blake may be playing Satan with a video camera. Or not. Whatever. It'll creep you out, big time. Double-featured with Wild At Heart. 134 minutes R. (Opens Tuesday 5/30)
Guild Cinema Tue-Thu 8:30

The Lovers

The Lovers

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts star in this dramedy about an unhappily married couple cheating on one another and contemplating divorce. The "joke" of the film is that our unfaithful spouses suddenly and unexpectedly relocate the spark that brought them together and start cheating on the people they're cheating with. It's more drab and depressing than funny. Winger and Letts (who won a Pulitzer Prize, don't you know) do an impressive job, but ultra-indie director Azazel Jacobs (Terri) relies on their actorly skills far too much, handing them a too-thin script to work off of. FULL REVIEW: Married couple cheat on the cheaters they’re cheating with in admirably drab domestic dramedy by Devin D. O’Leary (5/25/2017). 94 minutes R. (Opens Thursday 5/25)
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 11:55am, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:35

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

I think this is the fifth of Disney's Pirates movies. But I wouldn't swear to it in court. The problem being that, despite some very entertaining moments, the chaotic scripts all blend into one another. (Anyone remember what 2011's On Stranger Tides was about? Or what happened at the end of 2007's At World's End?) This time around, we've got Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow searching for the mystical trident of Poseidon. Also, a ghostly Spaniard (Javier Bardem) is trying to kill him. Also, Paul McCartney is in it. Sure, it's fun. No, it's not a coherent narrative. 129 minutes PG-13. (Opens Thursday 5/25)
AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Mon 10:10am, 11:15am, 2:10, 4:00, 7:00, 8:00; Tue 10:10am, 11:15am, 2:10, 4:00, 6:55, 8:00; Wed 11:15am, 2:10, 4:00, 6:55, 8:00; Thu call for showtimes
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 11:50am, 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20
Century Rio Fri-Sat 9:30am, 11:55am, 12:45, 2:20, 3:10, 5:35, 6:25, 7:15, 8:50, 9:40, 11:20, 12:01am; Sun-Thu 9:30am, 11:55am, 12:45, 2:20, 3:10, 5:35, 6:25, 7:15, 8:50, 9:40
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:15am, 12:15, 2:45, 3;45, 6:15, 7:15, 9:45, 10:45
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Wed 11:00am, 12:00, 2:30, 3:30, 6:00, 7:00, 9:15, 10:15; Thu 11:00am, 12:00, 2:30, 3:30, 7:00, 10:15
Icon Cinemas Albuquerque Fri-Thu 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00, 1:00, 1:20, 1:50, 2:20, 3:30, 4:00, 4:20, 4:40, 5:10, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:20, 10:00, 10:20
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 10:20am, 11:20am, 1:40, 2:40, 3:40, 5:00, 6:05, 8:20, 9:20, 10:20
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:30am, 1:20, 1:30, 1:55, 2:45, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:00, 10:30

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 3D

AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Sun 1:05, 8:45, 10:00; Mon 1:05, 8:45, 9:55; Tue-Wed 1:05, 8:45, 9:50; Thu call for showtimes
Century 14 Downtown Fri-Thu 2:50, 5:50, 8:50
Century Rio Fri-Thu 10:20am, 11:05am, 1:35, 4:00, 4:50, 8:05, 10:30
Cottonwood Stadium 16 Fri-Thu 11:45am, 3;15, 6:45, 10:15
Flix Brewhouse Fri-Thu 11:30am
Rio Rancho Premiere Cinema Fri-Thu 12:20, 7:05
Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 11:45am, 12:30, 2:50, 6:00, 9:30

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales--An IMAX 2D Experience

AMC Albuquerque 12 Fri-Wed 10:40am, 1:35, 4:35, 7:30, 10:25; Thu call for showtimes

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales--An IMAX 3D Experience

Winrock Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX Fri-Thu 10:00am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

Political Animals

The story of the civil rights struggle of this century--the gay rights movement--is chronicled through the eyes of four pioneering lesbian California State Assembly members. Carole Migden, a featured subject in the documentary, will speak after the screening. 87 minutes (Opens Saturday 5/27)
Guild Cinema Sat 1:00

Rarandoi Veduka Chudham

Naga Chiatanya Akkineni and Rakul Preet Singh star in this Indian film that contains lots of chaste romance, tons of singing and dancing, and--because it's required by Indian law or something--a bit of kung fu. In Telugu with English subtitles. 150 minutes Unrated. (Opens Friday 5/26)
Movies West Fri-Sat 9:00

The Road Warrior

Easily the most exciting action movie ever shot, this incredible, nitro-fueled sequel to the 1979 Australian cult film Mad Max features Mel Gibson as the titular post-apocalyptic anti-hero. Max wanders the highways in his battered cop car, fighting off Mohawked bikers and searching for precious gasoline--at least until he finds a purpose in protecting a ragtag band of wasteland pioneers. The film plays out like a punk rock version of an old Howard Hawks Western and still stands up as a thrilling piece of cinema. 94 minutes R. (Tuesday 5/30)
Flix Brewhouse Tue 7:00

Wild At Heart

David Lynch's flamboyant 1990 crime drama follows a poor little rich girl (Laura Dern) and her ex-con boyfriend (Nicolas Cage) on a crazed, cross-country trip filled with guns, snakeskin jackets and sexual weirdness. This is one of Lynch's funniest, most coherent and flat-out enjoyable films. Double-featured with Lost Highway. 125 minutes (Opens Tuesday 5/30)
Guild Cinema Tue-Thu 3:30, 6:00