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TIME OF FAVOR (NR) The best attribute of this Israeli film from first time director Joseph Cedar is its exploration of the roots of religious fundamentalism in Judaism. Essentially a romantic triangle about a soldier, a brilliant scholar and the rabbi's daughter they both love all living on the same remote yeshiva, these more conventional aspects of the drama don't discount Cedar's important message. April 28 at 5 p.m., Rich Auditorium, High Museum. Co-sponsored by the Intown Jewish Life Center. In Hebrew with English subtitles. $7, $6 for museum members.--Felicia Feaster
THE URBAN ORGANIC SHORT FILM SHOWCASE (NR) This evening of short films features Rolando Hudson's "The Life," Phillippe Roc's "Stay Tuned for More Details," Raymond Thomas' "12 Minutes" and Olufunmilayo Gittens' "Lucky." Black Cinema Club Cafe, April 29, 6 p.m. Woodruff Arts Center, Rich Auditorium, 1280 Peachtree St.
THEY WON'T FORGET (1937) (NR) The 1915 Atlanta lynching of Leo Frank forms the basis of Melvyn Leroy's courtroom drama based on Ward Green's novel Death in the Deep South. Presented with the short film "Between the World and Me." Eyewitness: Lynching and Racial Violence in America. April 25, 7 p.m., William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring St. Free.--CH
WHAT TIME IS IT THERE? (NR) Star-crossed lovers, one in Paris, the other in Taipei, quietly long for each other in a minimalist drama from Malaysian-born director Ming-liang Tsai. GSU's cinefest, April 26 - May 1.--CH
ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS (R) A tough bounty hunter (Ice Cube, who also co-wrote the film) and a wisecracking bail jumper (Mike Epps) join forces to fleece some diamond thieves in this action comedy named for the P. Diddy song. Featuring Anthony Michael Hall and Lil' Bow Wow.
AMADEUS (1984) (PG) A robust and gossipy blend of think-piece and costume drama, Milos Forman improves on Peter Shaeffer's award-winning play about the rivalry between the acclaimed Salieri (Oscar-winner F. Murray Abraham) and the languishing Mozart (Tom Hulce), whose music makes an engaging soundtrack to the film's meditation on genius vs. mediocrity. The new director's cut features restored footage. --CH
AMELIE (R) A popular and critical hit in France, this not-to-be-missed sweet-as-pie, stylistic knockout is a dazzling live-action cartoon for grown-ups. The ultra-cute Audrey Tautou is a do-gooding sprite living in a magical Montmartre who dedicates herself to helping others. From Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the director of The City of Lost Children and Delicatessen. -- FF
A BEAUTIFUL MIND (PG-13) In an either bold or ignorant move, director Ron Howard may have made the first action-adventure film about schizophrenia. Russell Crowe stars in this story of real life Princeton mathematician John Nash who won the Nobel Prize, but also suffered from mental illness. Howard allows emotional button-pushing to triumph over character development and insight in this earnest but flat entry in Hollywood's disability canon.--FF
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (G) The only animated feature ever to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award -- and one of the best classic-style musicals of the past 20 years -- Disney's 1991 animated gem gets a polish to fit the scalle of a really, really big IMAX screen. Mall of Georgia IMAX Theater, I-85 at Buford Drive, Buford. -- CH
BIG TROUBLE (PG-13) Director Barry Sonnenfeld makes a dismal attempt to recreate the rat-tat-tat patter and inspired casting of Get Shorty in this insufferable adaptation of Dave Barry's novel. Depicting how a mysterious suitcase effects the lives of a dozen characters, the screwball antics are annoying rather than amusing, although Dennis Farina and Janeane Garofalo arguably come off best. --MB
BLADE 2 (R) With arteries being punctured left and right and vampires disintegrating after getting blasted by silver bullets, this is as disreputable a genre film as Queen of the Damned, but a helluva lot more fun. It tops its 1998 predecessor thanks in no small part to director Guillermo Del Toro of The Devil's Backbone, although Wesley Snipes' half-human, half-vampire renegade still proves a dull superhero. --MB
CHANGING LANES (R) A traffic accident between an opportunistic lawyer (Ben Affleck) and a recovering alcoholic (Samuel L. Jackson) sets off a dangerous game in which both men try to one-up each other. Neither character is depicted as a hero or a villain in this rare bird of a film, a studio product that largely steers clear of black and white by adorning itself in an appealing shade of gray. --MB
CLOCKSTOPPERS (PG) A teen and his girlfriend stumble across an invention that makes time seem to stand still, and must stop a bad guy from exploiting it. This revisit of the ideas of The Girl, The Gold Watch and Everything is directed by "Star Trek's" Jonathan Frakes, who has some experience with temporal anomalies.
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