“The Ides of March” tells the same old political story: we know how tedious the campaign season is, we know that deals are made behind doors and that all that really matter are the numbers.
New England theaters, and especially Boston’s, have compiled a fantastic lineup of programs for October, a classically-great month for films (especially if horror is your thing).
Honestly, the first thought I had when the two-hour Wilco show wrapped up was, when will I see this band again?
“South Pacific” endures in this production (and will in others) because it centers on two love stories that are “lovely beyond description.
A Far Cry’s youthful exuberance is no doubt one of the most important keys to its egalitarian vision, but a good share of the credit is due to intelligence, vision, and carefully-honed and finely-tuned musicianship.
The audience, seated at tables in semi-darkness, responded to TV talk-show style questions. At first, we raised our hands to vote on generic, consensus-building questions: Who believes in private, public or charter schools? Who wants significant change in their lives?
In “Drive,” director Nicolas Winding Refn crafts a cool, tight and stylish film that gets away with a lot. He managed to make a movie that works as some kind of bizarre but wonderful Michael Mann/Jean-Pierre Melville/Quentin Tarantino mash-up, helmed by star Ryan Gosling, who described it as a “violent John Hughes movie.”
Galeet Dardashti is a trailblazing musician: she is the first woman in her celebrated family to perform Persian Jewish music
Despite its serious script and premise, “Contagion” is somehow able to retain a subtle element of “fun,” an admirable feat for a movie in which scores of people die in nearly every scene.
The beginning of a not-bad fall film season in New England, with some Woody Allen classics, an Iranian melodrama among the youth set, an appearance by a legendary Japanese experimental film maker, and a couple of high-grade action flicks.