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FOCUS—Romantic comedy about a veteran con man (Will Smith) whose plans are thrown for a loop when a woman from his past and accomplished femme fatale (Margot Robbie) returns to his life. Co-starring Rodrigo Santoro. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Reviewed in this issue. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker Crossing, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT—Iranian romantic-thriller about residents of a worn-down city who encounter a skateboarding vampire (Shelia Vand) who preys on men who disrespect women. Co-starring Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, and Dominic Rains. Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. The Screening Room

THE LAZARUS EFFECT—Supernatural thriller about a medical researcher (Mark Duplass) and his fiancé (Olivia Wilde) who discover a way to bring the dead back to life. Co-starring Sarah Bolger, Evan Peters, and Donald Glover. Directed by David Gelb. Flix, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker Crossing, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

LEVIATHAN—Russian drama about a family man (Alexey Serebryakov) and his lawyer (Vladimir Vdovichenkov) who bitterly grapple with a corrupt mayor (Roman Madyanov) over ownership of his coastal property. Co-starring Elena Lyadova and Sergey Pokhodaev. Diected by Andrey Zvyaginstev. Dipson Amherst

MAPS TO THE STARS—Darkly comic drama about a dysfunctional Hollywood family chasing fame and celebrity while being hounded by ghosts from the past. Starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, and John Cusack. Directed by David Cronenberg. North Park


BARBARELLA (1968)—Sci-fi cult classic based on the popular French comic series detailing the adventures of Barbarella (Jane Fonda) in 41st century space. Co-starring John Phillip Law, Ugo Tognazzi, and Anita Pallenberg. Directed by Roger Vadim. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminars. Dipson Amherst Tue 7

BURMA VJ: REPORTING FROM A CLOSED COUNTRY (2008)—Danish documentary that follows the Saffron revolution against the military regime in Burma. Directed by Anders Ostergaard. Squeaky Wheel Sat 1

CASABLANCA (1942)—Beloved romantic drama about jaded nightclub owner Rick Blaine (Humprhey Bogart) and his doomed romance with Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) whose husband Victor Lazlo (Paul Henreid) must help escape Nazi-occupied Casablanca during World War II. Co-starring Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, and Petter Lorre. Directed by Michael Curtiz. The Screening Room Fri and Sat 7

PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE (2008)—Music documentary that aired on PBS about the life and career of the musician, singer, songwriter, and artist Patti Smith. Directed by Steven Sebring. Squeaky Wheel Wed 7

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE: ANDREA CHENEIR—Production of Umberto Giordano’s drama of liberty and love in the French Revolution. Starring Jonas Kaufman and Eva-Maria Westbroek. Directed by David McVicar. Dipson Amherst Sun 11am

TIME BANDITS (1981)—British fantasy film about a young boy who accidentally joins a band of dwarves as they jump from era to era through time looking for treasure to steal. Co-starring John Cleese, Sean Connery, and Shelley Duvall. Directed by Terry Gilliam. North Park Sat and Sun 11:30am