NOT RATED, 1 HR., 39 MINS.
Director Yuval Adler’s Israeli import is a slow-burn police procedural set in the West Bank, where a Jewish agent (Tsahi Halevy) forms a fatherly bond with the younger brother (Shadi Mar’i) of a Palestinian militant. Family ties and clan loyalty are put to the test as the confused teenager questions whom he can trust. The answer, sadly, is no one. B —Chris Nashawaty
The Face of Love
PG-13, 1 HR., 32 MINS.
If Hitchcock’s Vertigo were ever turned into a Lifetime movie, you’d end up with something like this far-fetched story of a widow (Annette Bening) who has an affair with a man who looks exactly like her late husband (Ed Harris). What could have been a haunting tale of loss and grief spirals into a hash of too-convenient coincidences. B- —Chris Nashawaty
R, 1 HR., 30 MINS.
Elijah Wood stars in a loopy, so-implausible-it’s-almost-fun classical-music thriller. He plays a pianist who returns to the concert stage after a five-year absence. As he performs, an assassin growls out sadistic instructions to him through an earpiece. It’s all staged by a director who seems to idolize Brian De Palma at his most luridly nonsensical. C —Owen Gleiberman
Interior. Leather Bar.
NOT RATED, 1 HR.
James Franco conceived and codirected this curio, which tries to re-create, or deconstruct, or something, 40 minutes of sexually intense footage supposedly cut out of Cruising, the 1980 thriller set in the world of gay S&M. But the film mostly consists of Franco and his actors sitting around talking about what they plan to do and how they feel about it. C —Owen Gleiberman