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‘Magic in the Moonlight’: Promised twists and turns are illusion, leaving a love story

‘Magic in the Moonlight’: Promised twists and turns are illusion, leaving a love story

This slight romance is lacking in Woody Allen’s usual zing – and Colin Firth and great cinematography can’t fix that.

‘And So It Goes’: Embittered widower discovers granddaughter, Keaton, love

‘And So It Goes’: Embittered widower discovers granddaughter, Keaton, love

It’s a clichéd premise, but director Rob Reiner and his cast play up the comedy on what could have been a flat, Lifetime weepy, making it an intermittent joy.

‘Most Wanted Man’: Hoffman’s goodbye comes in German accent, le Carré’s words

‘Most Wanted Man’: Hoffman’s goodbye comes in German accent, le Carré’s words

Phillip Seymour Hoffman left us far too early, but “A Most Wanted Man” is a fitting farewell – maybe not top-shelf John le Carré, but Hoffman at his finest.

The Bard’s cross-dressing ‘Twelfth Night’ doubles down on confusion on Common

The Bard’s cross-dressing ‘Twelfth Night’ doubles down on confusion on Common

The current “Twelfth Night” is a perfectly pleasant way to lounge on Boston’s lawn, especially for free. But it has a couple of smallish problems.

Bagelsaurus to replace bakery in Porter; Bukowski in renovations; Yoki struggles

Bagelsaurus to replace bakery in Porter; Bukowski in renovations; Yoki struggles

Porter Square is losing a Rosie’s Bakery and gaining Bagelsaurus and its handmade bagels, which have been called the best in Boston.

Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra shuts down, board citing money woes

Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra shuts down, board citing money woes

The six-year-old Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra was shut down Wednesday by its board of directors, citing increasing difficulties in finding funding.

Second free Danehy Park family concert: Tuesday with band Surviving Kenneallys

Second free Danehy Park family concert: Tuesday with band Surviving Kenneallys

The second of four free concerts in the City of Cambridge Danehy Park Concert Series is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Danehy Park.

Taste of Cambridge moves to Thursday, using rain date in recall of event last year

Taste of Cambridge moves to Thursday, using rain date in recall of event last year

The annual Taste of Cambridge, which brings together tastings of goods from more than 100 city food and drink sellers, is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’: Primates can’t win when hawks lurk in their ranks

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’: Primates can’t win when hawks lurk in their ranks

The film’s a pleaser and works seamlessly as a prequel and sequel. Nothing to go ape about, but a good way to cool your heels in the heat.

Germany vs. Argentina jerseys compete among World Cup watch party crowd

Germany vs. Argentina jerseys compete among World Cup watch party crowd

More than 200 people gathered at University Park Common to watch the Germany beat Argentina in the once-every-four-years World Cup Final.

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