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Get the latest news about what's going on at the Tropic, plus movie reviews from our in-house critics, Shirrel Rhoades and Ian Brockway. You’ll also find reviews from film festivals and advance screening movies. Want to make sure you never miss a thing? Follow the Tropic on Facebook for daily updates!

Front Row at the Movies: Adios Buenos Aires

Director-writer German Kral came to Munich to study, leaving behind his birthplace of Buenos Aires and his love of tango music. This film is Kral’s “emotional declaration of love for Argentina.”

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Tropic Sprockets: Adios Buenos Aires

Bolstered by strong performances, the film makes the romantic clichés palatable along with vibrant tangos and breathtaking landscape shots of a sparkling and bejeweled Buenos Aires. This is a nostalgic throwback to the bouncy comedies of the 1940s accented with sweeping cinematography and visuals.

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Front Row at the Movies: Jane Austen Double Feature

Which film is better? I lean toward the performances in “Sense and Sensibility,” but have always preferred the storyline in “Pride & Prejudice.” The simple answer: See them both. Your English Lit professor would approve.

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Tropic Sprockets: Jane Austen Double Feature

Both “Sense and Sensibility” and “Pride & Prejudice” make torturous twins in the ways of the heart with a mother’s spirit steadfast and always at the ready.

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Tropic Sprockets: Housekeeping for Beginners

While one’s senses might be quick to label the domestic entanglements nonsensical, braying, and chaotic, the naturalistic approach is absolutely authentic, textured in reality. Young Mia, glib and irreverent, single-handedly saves the film with her innocently amoral one liners, free of judgment.

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Front Row at the Movies: The Fall Guy

David Leitch considers the movie to be a love letter to stunts. “We knew we had to be authentic in that world.” The film broke a Guinness World Record for the most cannon rolls in a car, with eight and a half rolls performed by real-life stunt driver Logan Holladay.

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Tropic Sprockets: The Fall Guy

Blunt has never been better, while Gosling sparkles across the screen with absolute comical charisma. Not since Indiana Jones or “The Blues Brothers” has so much action exploded upon the screen.

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Front Row at the Movies: Challengers

This may be Luca Guadagnino’s most accessible film, despite its leave-you- wondering ending. Game … set … love?

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Front Row at the Movies: The Mark of Zorro

Rathbone was reasonably impressed with Tyrone Power’s swordsmanship. He said, “Power was the most agile man with a sword I’ve ever faced before a camera. Tyrone could have fenced Errol Flynn into a cocked hat.”

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Front Row at the Movies: Macbeth

As directed by Shakespeare stalwart Simon Godwin, this production of “Macbeth” is an updated retelling, where Shakespeare’s 11th-century battleground is turned into a modern-day war zone.

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