“24 Days” — A fact-based drama inspired by Ilan Halimi, a Jewish cellphone salesman who was held captive in Paris for 24 days while his family was blackmailed. With Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbe and Jacques Gamblin. Written by Antoine Lacomblez, Emilie Freche and Alexandre Arcady. Directed by Arcady. In French with English subtitles. (1:48) NR.
LOS ANGELES — More than a thousand years ago, Buddhist monks in Japan began a daily ritual of grinding green tea leaves into powder, mixing it into hot water with a bamboo whisk, then sharing the tea from a single cup.