“Irrational Man,” this year’s movie from Woody Allen, is a hodgepodge of parts held together by an enigmatic protagonist and a finely nuanced performance by Joaquin Phoenix taking on that role. Longtime fans will recognize the formula.
There have been celebrity guests at “Slutcracker” before, but the local holiday tradition has an opening night guest this year that may never be topped.
Fuqua’s works possess auteur flourishes while notching much off the blockbuster checklist – In short, he’s an anomaly and a blessing during these dog days of summer, and Gyllenhaal clearly relished getting into tip-top shape for this underdog role.
After a traumatic breakup, a filmmaker listens to fellow passengers on a trip to Fire Island – and hears what “sound like a bunch of braying ninnies.” Why try so hard to sound “normal” is a question he only eventually comes around to asking.
Along with Gillian Anderson of “The X Files” and Stan Lee and other comics creators who travel the country from one comics and entertainment convention to the next, the eighth Boston Comic Con will have a taste of the hometown.
“Tangerine” is the kind of film you probably wouldn’t have seen five or 10 years ago: It was shot on an iPhone 5s (several, actually) and stars two transgendered actors.
Today is the final day of business for Picante Mexican Grill, a staple in Central Square since the 1990s. The restaurant is open until 11 p.m.
Sam Peckinpah’s magnum opus redefined the Western and the way violence was witnessed onscreen, as well as paving the way for the works of Coppola and Scorsese in the ’70s and later influencing Quentin Tarantino. See it in 70mm tonight.
Scout Cambridge, the independent metro style magazine with a Somerville twin, has an annual best-of vote (cleverly named Scout’s “Honored”) that lists Cambridge Day as one of three nominees for Best Local Media.
Alt-folk weirdo Milo Jones brings his skillful guitar play Wednesday to the Plough & Stars, but more importantly he brings his persona – song selections that border on the obscene, delivered in a fashion that makes it hard to look away.