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Suspiria

Suspiria

Dario Argento’s 1977 masterpiece “Suspiria” was a poetic bloodbath ahead of its time. Now, director Luco Guadagnino (“Call Me by Your Name”) brings us what he’s calling a cover of the original film — his own take on the story “an American girl joins a renowned dance company only to discover that it’s run by witches.” The character names are often similar or the same, as is much of the mythology underlying the tale, but so much is different that it’s hard to call this a remake. Hardcore fans of Argento’s film will need to set aside their detail-oriented love of the original to enjoy this homage.

Inception

Written and Directed by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout.

Crank: High Voltage

Written and Directed by: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam, Efren Ramirez, Art Hsu Rated: R for frenetic strong bloody violence throughout, crude and graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language. Parental Notes: To say this film is not appropriate for children is an understatement. Teens will likely enjoy the frenetic action, but parents may find the content problematic.

In Bruges

Written and Directed by: Martin McDonagh Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Clemence Poesy, Jordan Prentice Rated: Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, and some drug use. Parental Notes: This is not a film for youngsters. The violence in it is graphic in a realistic way rather than a cartoony one, and thus fairly disturbing.

The Fountain

Written and Directed by: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Rachel Weisz, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis Rated: PG-13 for some intense sequences of violent action, some sensuality and language. (edited for re-rating; originally R) Parental notes: This is a reasonable PG-13 film, but because of its philosophical nature it will likely not appeal to preteens.