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.
A neighborhood group gathered and voted seemingly to form a committee urging city officials to reevaluate and fix recently installed bike lanes it felt weren’t addressing traffic-safety goals, similar to the conclusion of an earlier meeting held by a different group.
Yes, we’ve been here before, but the writers mine a rich potpourri of personalities for all they’re worth and director Zach Snyder has finally learned how to fit a lot into a neat two hours – even if audiences will still be left wanting a villain worthy of this stacked team.
Martin McDonagh is a playwright well studied in the matters of suffering and the harsh truths of reality. Rife with tension, his cinematic “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” feels like a bomb about to go off, and at one point it does.
Mumblecore queen Greta Gerwig gets behind the lens for this semi-autobiographical reflection about a girl coming of age in Sacramento in the early 2000s, making some provocative (and questionable) choices along the way.