“The Lost City of Z,” admirable in so many ways, never delves into the darkness of explorer Percy Fawcett’s soul; equally as unsatisfactory, it fails to conjecture about his fate.
The “Pooh House,” a beloved jewel of Neighborhood 9, will be torn down in the coming weeks as part of a sewer replacement and repaving scheduled by the Department of Public Works, officials have told Hurlbut Street residents.
Put a pretty girl in some Lycra and, poof, you got a movie, right? Well, yes and no. Scarlett Johansson and the setting look fetching, but an inert script and robotic acting makes “Ghost in the Shell” a property Hollywood should have left as a 1995 animated feature.
Part gonzo romp, part sad social satire, the first chapter in this stylish tale followed the vein-piercing antics of four Edinburgh junkies. Two decades later, we’re giving the middle-aged blokes a shot at redemption before they head off to the nursing home.
If you’re up on your festival buzz, you’ve likely heard about the swarm of ambulances called into the Toronto International Film Festival to extract viewers of the film “Raw” because they had passed out from the gore.
Professor Charles Xavier and a beaten-down Wolverine find themselves back together in a dystopian futurescape a little too much like today, and without a cavalcade of other mutants and two-dimensional bad guys to weigh them down.
A changing of the guard in the local music biz will be held March 5 at Pagu, with legendary jazz booking agent Fred Taylor on hand, as well as a sentimental farewell to the Western Front reggae club.
Something’s clearly not right out in the suburbs where Chris has agreed reluctantly to meet the parents of his girlfriend, who don’t know he’s black – but loved Obama. Given the results of the election, the daggers the film throws couldn’t be any more on point.
There’s a quirky poetic flow to “Paterson” as in nearly every Jim Jarmusch film, seeping outward in languorous yet artful movements, and while “Paterson” (starring Adam Driver) is tightly coddled, it’s also one of the director’s more earthy and accessible efforts.
January is documentary month at the Brattle – not officially, but it sure feels like it with a weeklong run of “Tower” and a three-night presentation of the Oscar shortlist candidate for Best Documentary, “O.J.: Made in America.”