If you can’t make the Montreal International Jazz Festival this time, put it on your bucket list.
The Lunchbox is that rare film experience that stays with you, makes you think about its multi-layered, subtle performances and storyline, and forces you to see it again.
With their soaring harmonies and remarkable musical versatility, this Canadian trio, which originated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, has not lost an inch on its fastball.
We were surprised to come upon one of the last things you’d expect to find on the Outer Cape: a French bistro and boulangerie.
Director Asghar Farhadi is a master storyteller. He is particularly adept at painting characters in deep shades of gray.
The nominees for Best Picture are a deserving lot, except for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which is a bloated mess of a movie that is an hour too long .
The music was loud, the dancers laughing and sweating and clearly happy to be liberated from their cabin-fever inducing confines to let loose and have some fun.
Evaluating actress Judi Dench is akin to watching a great athlete do a high dive or land a difficult jump on ice skates. She nails it so often that you half expect a row of judges to hold up cards with nothing but 10’s on them.
What makes Childsplay unique and inspiring is its back story. Every one of the fiddles played on stage was made by Bob Childs, a Cambridge-based luthier who has been making exceptional instruments by hand for more than 30 years.
The audience, mostly gray-haired seniors and aging baby boomers, walked out with smiles on their faces, as did I.