Sterritt **** Past, present, and future blend into an exquisite whole in this sort-of-sequel to Wong's great "In the Mood for Love," about a writer and an enigmatic train. Filmed to perfection by the great Christopher Doyle and others. In Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese with subtitles. - D.S.
Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck. With Adrianci Gonzalez, Alexander Guerra Hoez, Alexis Rodriguez, Krudas. (69 min.)
Sterritt *** Documentary about Cuba's restless rap-music scene. An eye-opening movie, both socially and politically. In English and Spanish with subtitles. - D.S.
Director: Richard Linklater. With Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear, Sammi Kane Kraft. (111 min.)
Sterritt *** Remake of the 1976 comedy about a burned-out ballplayer who finally grows up while coaching a seemingly hopeless kids' baseball team. Thornton is excellent as the coach, Kraft is just right as the estranged daughter he eventually bonds with, and the kids in the cast are uniformly fine. Look out for lots of foul language and sleaze-oriented gags, though.
Staff ** Sloppy and redundant.
Sex/Nudity: 7 instances. Violence: 9 scenes of schoolyard fighting. Profanity: 125 strong and mild expressions. Drugs: 16 with drinking/smoking.
Director: Tim Burton. With Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore (116 min.)
Sterritt **** A youngster wins a rare ticket for a guided tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious candy-making outfit, where zillions of surprises are in store. Depp wittily plays Willy as a sort of zoned-out hippie capitalist, and Burton lets his imagination soar to some of the most outlandish heights it's ever reached. It's sometimes a patented Burton frightmare.