There’s a spiritual, visceral quality to this arthouse horror flick that resonates in the gut as we see a troubled teen trying to come of age – if she can just survive her parents, medical probing and some increasingly violent supernatural forces.
“Thread” is a strange period piece and not, on paper, the type of film you’d think Daniel Day-Lewis would go out on. But keep in mind this is a flick by the meticulous and masterful Paul Thomas Anderson, and it’s a gasp to behold in composition alone.
The bidirectional bike lane on Brattle Street has company in controversy since Kensho Technologies has alerted residents and visitors to its new digs overheard by erected a giant, intensely bright, electric blue neon sign identifying it by name.
This Steven Spielberg flashback to tumultuous times of government transparency and freedom of the press as hot-button issues is not only a nostalgic and cautionary rewind, but a haunting reflection of where we find ourselves today.
In Alexander Payne’s near-future “Downsizing,” dwindling resources have triggered a worldwide movement to conserve and cut back without sacrificing the lush life – by being shrunk down to five inches.
Just how close to the truth “I, Tonya” comes might be debatable, but it’s a wondrously compelling human drama armed with the fangs of dark comedy and fueled by outré plot twits that feel lifted right out of “Fargo” – a winning formula if ever there was one.
It’s an unenviable task to have to take over the reins of a franchise from J.J. Abrams, the creative wunderkind who helmed “The Force Awakens,” but Rian Johnson proves more than game to go where Abrams has taken this trilogy and beyond.
The problem with “Wonder Wheel,” which bears the indelible imprint of a Tennessee Williams drama, ultimately becomes its endless rotation of self-loathing, self-interested and shortsighted characters, wanting without doing. It’s not a good way to endear.
Guillermo del Toro returns to fine form with this fairy tale-cum-horror story that effectively echoes the texture, mood and style of his 2006 gem, “Pan’s Labyrinth” with a fine performance by Sally Hawkins that should be recognized.
The Evergood Market space, empty for almost a year and a half on Massachusetts Avenue between Harvard and Porter squares, is being held so it can become another neighborhood grocery store.