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By Jefferson Beavers 12.17.2018

Streaming Surprises, Volume 19

Our “Streaming Surprises” series calls attention to good movies new and old that our board members are watching. Titles are available from various streaming services. “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (2018) The latest film by Joel and Ethan Coen is a series of Western vignettes written by the filmmaker brothers and influenced by legends, tropes,…

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By Cindy Peters Duzi 12.3.2018

‘Shoplifters’ Will Steal Your Heart

In the tender Japanese family drama “Shoplifters,” from renowned master filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, Osamu and his son Shota shoplift basic necessities in order for their family to survive. Returning home one night, they notice 4-year-old Yuri, alone and freezing on the patio of her apartment. They take her home and this is where the story…

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Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.