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Non-multiplex flick picks this week

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

The sequel to 2007's hit action thriller is even bigger (it's Brazil's highest-grossing film ever) and better (it's one of the year's best) than the original. This time, our hero leads a bad-ass team of cops in a prison riot that turns bloody. Soon, the good guys are up against some of their own, as well as the shifty politicians and irate citizens who want a piece of them. It's a mesmerizing masterwork of style infused with a raw rush of machismo. And it's at the Cinematheque at 8:35 p.m. Thursday, January 26, and 7:15 p.m. Friday, January 27. — Michael Gallucci

Albert Nobbs

Glenn Close disguises herself as a man in 19th-century Ireland. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre. See review on previous page.

The Big Parade

The Cinematheque's Artists of the Silent Screen series continues with this 1925 classic about a silver-spooned dude who goes off to fight in World War I. Cinematheque. At 5 p.m. Saturday, January 28.

Dragonslayer

Documentary about California skater Josh "Skreech" Sandoval. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, January 27, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 29.

Inni

Excellent (and artsy) concert movie starring the excellent (and artsy) Icelandic band Sigur Rós. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 6 and 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, February 1.

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

Mandy Patinkin narrates the history of the legendary dance company. At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 28, at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Mary-Kate and Ashley's little sis Elizabeth Olsen kicks ass in this cool movie about a girl readjusting to life after leaving a cult. Cinematheque. At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, January 28, and 8:20 p.m. Sunday, January 29.

The Mill and the Cross

This movie is based on a famous 16th-century painting. Call us when they make one about those poker-playing dogs. Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, January 26, and 9:30 p.m. Friday, January 27.

The Third Man

The terrific 1939 noir about a black-market drug dealer screens as part of the Sunday Classics series. At 10 a.m. Sunday, January 29, at the Capitol Theatre.

The Wind

Lillian Gish fights off killer storms and horny guys in this silent classic. Part of the ongoing Artists of the Silent Screen series. Cinematheque. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, January 29.

Young Goethe in Love

Biopic about the German writer who penned Faust. Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 28, and 4:15 p.m. Sunday, January 29.

More by Michael Gallucci

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