After some 45 years in business, Cafe Algiers is closing – another Harvard Square institution closing. The restaurant began in the basement space of 40 Brattle St., in Brattle Hall, in the early 1970s, but moved to its location atop the building in 1990.
There’s little stitching together the three stories told in Kelly Reichardt’s “Certain Women,” and there may be some missteps in these intimate portraits but for the most part it’s a gorgeous film that finds beauty in silence and the mundane.
What kind of impact has the media had on the election? Cambridge Community Television hosts a free mini-conference Saturday on “The Media and the Election” to see if a dozen local journalists can figure it out.
Ewan McGregor’s uneven adaptation of Phillip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “American Pastoral” extends the trend of Roth novels not quite hitting the author’s intended notes on the big screen. But there’s so much to like here, and the film ends with a punch.
A fundraiser in honor of the slain MIT Police officer and Somerville resident is back Friday through Sunday at Lyndell’s Bakery in Somerville’s Ball Square.
Though she doesn’t live in Cambridge anymore – she was priced out in 2004 – Louie Cronin has written perhaps the best breakup note ever in “Everyone Loves You Back,” a novel that publishes Friday.
The third and final debate of the presidential season – though with Donald Trump involved, it’s less presidential than some – is Wednesday, and a few Cambridge and Somerville institutions have stepped up to watch some federal institutions decline.
The combination of election season and Halloween season is best viewed – with a plastic smock to keep the blood off – at ImprovBoston. In addition to the 14th GoreFest, there are three more special shows campaigning for attention this fall.
It’s baaaaaaack … and like a lot of sequels, the second annual HorrorFest being put on by Cambridge Community Television is bigger and has a different setting.
“The Accountant,” a far-reaching thriller starring Ben Affleck, asks much of its audience – but for some patience and suspension of disbelief there are rewards to be had as it morphs slowly and surprisingly into something more entertaining than it has any right to be.