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Movie review: 'Crown Heights' is a story that must be told

One of the most fundamental foundations of the legal system – known as the Blackstone ratio because of 18th century English jurist William Blackstone – is that it is better for 10 guilty persons to get away free than for one innocent man to suffer. Even with that guiding principle, there are an estimated 120,000 innocent people in prison.

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A couple of Safdies out for a 'Good Time'

In sync with the pace of their latest feature, "Good Time," things are moving fast for Josh and Ben Safdie. At this year's Cannes Film Festival their mad sprint of a crime thriller, starring Robert Pattinson as a small-time hood scrambling one step ahead of the law after a bank robbery, enjoyed a warm reception (not without controversy; see below). The prestigious distributor A24, backers of last year's Academy Award-winning gem "Moonlight," is handling "Good Time" as well as the Safdie brothers' next film, "Uncut Gems," based on their father's experiences in midtown Manhattan's diamond district. That one is set to star Jonah Hill; Scott Rudin is producing, with Martin Scorsese aboard as executive producer. Big league time.

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Movie review: 'Beach Rats' embraces casual splendor

Directors often command attention for their project through expensive special effects, complicated stories or frantic visual styling. More often than not, this moviemaking bravado is either a sign that the person at the wheel doesn't know how to steer the cinematic ship or that the vessel is being cleverly guided so that massive dark shadows cover over the harsh glare of the project's weaknesses.

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Watch the trailer for 'Aria,' a 1987 film that was filmed at the Madonna Inn

Part of the 1987 film "Aria" was shot at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, which over the years has seen films, music videos and TV shows filmed on the property.
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Watch the trailer for 'Aria,' a 1987 film that was filmed at the Madonna Inn 3:15

Watch the trailer for 'Aria,' a 1987 film that was filmed at the Madonna Inn

Watch the emotional trailer for Winnie the Pooh origin movie 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' 2:37

Watch the emotional trailer for Winnie the Pooh origin movie 'Goodbye Christopher Robin'

Watch Zac Efron in the teaser trailer for 'Baywatch' 2:09

Watch Zac Efron in the teaser trailer for 'Baywatch'

This girl is so excited to see ‘Finding Dory’ in Morro Bay 0:34

This girl is so excited to see ‘Finding Dory’ in Morro Bay