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  • Robin Hood

    Robin Hood

    ★★½

    The latest familiar story to be revised by a narrator who implores us to “forget what [we] think we know” about it is the tale of Robin Hood, captured in “Robin Hood” (not to be confused with the 11+ other films called “Robin Hood,” or the 70+ other films that are about Robin Hood without being titled “Robin Hood”). Directed by one Otto Bathurst, who comes to us from British TV, and written by first-timers Ben Chandler and David James…

  • Yentl

    Yentl

    ★★★

    Barbra Streisand pretends to be a man so she can go to Bible school. Like most movie characters who cross-dress, she makes no effort whatsoever to talk, sound, or act like a man, relying on the short hair and men's clothing to do all the heavy lifting. (To be fair, it works.) Beautifully filmed, especially Mandy Patinkin. Would probably be better as a comedy.