★ 45 Minutes from Broadway The irrepressible Henry Jaglom returns with this play within a movie that is supposed to be a celebration of the art of acting but is in fact an exercise in overacting. The bogus Chekhovian scenario involves a family of histrionic thespians thrown into even more chaos by the return home of an estranged daughter and her “normal” fiancé. (106 min., R) (Peter Keough)
★ ★ Dirty Wars Ostensibly an expose of the activities of the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command in Afghanistan and elsewhere, this documentary feels a lot more like a valentine. The recipient is investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, who narrates and co-wrote the film. (86 min., unrated) (Mark Feeney) Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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