See this film: The 'Burbs @fter midnight at the Coolidge

One of Joe Dante's most underrated films, The 'Burbs (1989) manages to offer a lesson in tolerance - or is it about the evils of apathy and social irresponsibility? - and still remain a creepy black comedy. Tom Hanks spends a lot of time in his pajamas as a vacationing, harried suburbanite who finds himself becoming the voice of reason when his flaky neighbors get into a lynch-mob mentality about the creepy new family next door. Since this is by the director of Gremlins, you know that their concerns will involve more than loud music or unclipped hedges. It screens Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 as the @fter Midnite offering at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline | $9 | 617.734.2501 or

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