BEFORE THE RAINS
The English-language debut of Indian writer-director Santosh Sivan is a drama set against the nationalist movement of 1937 India. A British spice baron (Linus Roache) is torn between two worlds when he becomes involved in an adulterous relationship with a village woman (Nandita Das). At Village Square (98 minutes.) PG-13; violence, sexuality.
A school teacher (Sharon Cuneta) decides to take a more lucrative job abroad as a caregiver in a London nursing home in this Filipino drama (in English and Tagalog). At Village Square. No U.S. rating; parental guidance suggested by Philippines rating system.
Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs”) tries to revive his movie mojo with this tale of an apocalyptic crisis that triggers global hysteria — and prompts stars Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel and John Leguizamo to go on the run. At multiple locations. (91 minutes.) R; violent and disturbing images.
More than two decades after its early ’80s heyday, the urban dance craze outsiders call breakdancing — and participants call “B-boying” — is alive and well and inspiring astounding acrobatic moves from, among others, Las Vegas’ own Knucklehead Zoo crew. This documentary follows Knucklehead Zoo as they represent the U.S., competing against crews from France, Japan and Korea to win 2005’s international Battle of the Year. At Village Square (101 minutes.) NR; brief profanity.
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Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris (“The Fog of War”) returns to examine America’s embrace of torture as a weapon of war, focusing on incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces in Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison. At Suncoast. At Suncoast (117 minutes.) R; disturbing images and content involving torture and graphic nudity, profanity.
— By CAROL CLING