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The Bay (movie)
Levinson's latest is no Valentine to his hometown
Levinson's latest is no Valentine to his hometown

Three decades and more than 25 films into his directing career, and Barry Levinson is still mining his hometown for movie ideas. But his latest film, a horror-mystery about a murderous parasite let loose in the Chesapeake Bay, is about as far removed from the genial atmosphere of his first as two movies could be. If "Diner" made audiences yearn for the bygone days of the neighborhood greasy spoon, "The Bay" — set in the fictional bayside town of Claridge — will have them swearing off oysters on the half-shell forever. Levinson, 70, will be back in Baltimore on Monday for the film's local premiere, a screening at the Maryland Institute College of Art;...