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Movie capsules

New releases

The Call Halle Berry stars as a 911 operator trying to save kidnapped teen Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”), who’s stuck in a psycho’s trunk with a dying cellphone. Grueling, effective suspense, and the scenes in the call center are novel, but the movie gets increasingly stupid as it caves into thriller clichés. (90 min., R) (Ty Burr)

½ A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III The actor/walking disaster known as Charlie Sheen gives a perfectly credible performance as a graphic design rock star coming undone in LA. It’s the rest of Roman Coppola’s film that tries your patience. Sun-drenched, Art Deco, unambitious, it’s what you’d imagine a Hollywood scion would make. With Bill Murray. (86 min., R) (Ty Burr)

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Steve Carell plays a fatuous Las Vegas magician. It’s a lazy “Anchorman” rip that you watch in a happy state of expectation anyway, because the concept’s rich and just enough of it gets onto the screen, along with fine comic actors like Steve Buscemi, Alan Arkin, and James Gandolfini. Less so Jim Carrey, who’s over-indulged. (101 min., PG-13) (Ty Burr)

La Sirga A young woman (Joghis Seudyn Arias) escapes the violence that kills her family and shows up at her estranged uncle’s inn at a remote lakeside village in the High Andes. Sofia Oggioni’s naturalistic photography establishes an atmosphere of isolation and William Vega’s sparse direction casts a hypnotic, ominous spell. (89 min., unrated) (Loren King)

Upside Down Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst play young lovers who live in adjoining worlds. Both lovers and worlds are kept apart by politics and physics. Writer-director Juan Solanas’s film combines elements of sci-fi, dystopian fantasy, love story, and political allegory. The movie doesn’t quite mesh, but it’s often excitingly imaginative and visionary. (108 min., PG-13) (Mark Feeney)

½ West of Memphis A clear-eyed overview of the “West Memphis Three” case that provides a larger picture that the “Paradise Lost” trilogy of documentaries sometimes missed. Director Amy Berg takes us from the 1993 murders of three young boys to the gradual but total dismantling of the case against three men widely believed to have been wrongly convicted. (147 min., R) (Ty Burr)

Find an archive of reviews at www.boston.com/movies.
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