The Matrix

This 1999 cyber fantasy starring Laurence Fishburne and man-boy Keanu Reeves is an impressive visual trip. Directors Larry and Andy Wachowski turn the world as we know it into a virtual-reality landscape with a tech-noir look (lit with a sickly green hue, like the glow of an old IBM computer screen). With the help of fight choreographer Yuen Wo Ping, Fishburne and Reeves become kung fu masters in a cyberdojo in a marvelous sequence that combines the ballet elegance and furious moves of Hong Kong movies with computer effects and tricked-up camera work. Let's not mention the two sequels. Call for showtimes.(R) SEAN AXMAKER

March 23-28, 2012

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