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  • Beetlejuice
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Cabaret
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  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    ★★★★

  • A Hero

    ★★★½

  • The Tender Bar

    ★★½

  • The Lost Daughter

    ★★★★

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  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    If you're a school teacher, maybe not the best idea to make a super graphic sex tape in your off hours since there's a good chance the clip will go viral and you may be subsequently hauled in front of a committee of parents and administrators that are ready to crucify you. Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, which won big at last year's Berlin film festival, comes courtesy of Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude, who is less interested in raunchy…

  • A Hero

    A Hero

    Few filmmakers can find new space in such ordinary stories quite like Iranian master Asghar Farhadi. Farhadi has already won the Best Foreign Language Oscar twice in the last decade (for the modern gems A Separation and The Salesman) and with A Hero (which took the Grand Prix at last year's Cannes) he scores another knockout. Amir Jadidi is firing on all cylinders as a man whose failure to repay a lender has earned him an ongoing jail sentence. With…

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  • Robin Hood

    Robin Hood

    The 2018 version of Robin Hood is definitely in the running as one of the worst movies of the year. Talk about a movie that falls flat. Whats worse is how its drink on its own false sense of cool. This one is the umpteenth version of the outlaw story that includes the awful Kevin Costner vehicle Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and the middling 2010 Robin Hood from Ridley Scott. This new Robin is played by the smokin hot…

  • The Tender Bar

    The Tender Bar

    The Tender Bar's best quality is that it will remind people what a fine actor is Ben Affleck, even if this latest directorial effort from George Clooney stays inside the box. Thankfully Affleck gives it some of the kick it needs.

    Affleck is all kinds of great as Charlie Maguire, a bartender at a Long Island pub called The Dickens because of the books that line the walls. For his young nephew J.R., Uncle Charlie is just the guy that…