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Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

Spring and March Madness have arrived, splashing the city with invigorating rays of glorious sunshine and enticing college basketball enthusiasts to patronize the closest sports bar. Where better to celebrate than a dark, air-conditioned theater? As always, here's a list of some of the finest films currently in rotation at an indie theater near you.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

Whether you're more enticed by the sound of screaming guitars or the terrified shrieks of Nazis under siege, the city's indie theaters have movies perfectly suited to your tastes. Among them:

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

With the Dec. 31 deadline for 2009 Academy Award consideration fast approaching and at least one surefire Best Picture contender – Jason Reitman's Up in the Air – arriving at theaters this weekend, it's a perfect time to catch a movie. As always, here's a list of the finest films now playing at your local indie theaters.

Wes Anderson Rebounds with the Fantastic 'Mr. Fox'

Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is hardly the groundbreaking spectacle we’ve come to expect as Hollywood animation studios race to push the genre to dizzying heights of digital wizardry.

The stop-motion creations here are brilliantly colorful but crude – deliberately so, I suspect, as if Anderson is rejecting the idea that storytelling need follow the lead of technology. What he offers instead is a delightfully exhilarating comedy, filled with fully realized characters and faithful, at least in spirit, to Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book.

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