“The Snowman” is both a wonderment to behold and an endless aching thud of frenetic plot manipulations that insult the audience’s intelligence. Even Michael Fassbender doesn’t emerge unscarred.
“House of Irreverence” comedy party; Outdoor movie night in Harvard Square and indoors marathon at MIT; Halloween parties and events; The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo; and “He Is Dead” staged reading and “Tomes of Terror” radio play.
Neighboring Arlington plays a role in the just-released biopic “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women” thanks to Cambridge’s Mike Bowes, a line producer who scouted the town originally for a documentary four or five years ago.
One of the best films of 2017 is a beacon of hope for the future of independent film as well as beautiful emotional journey that tests our morals and values, sense of humanity and even our qualifications for happiness.
A long-promised performing arts venue called the Constellation Center might look very different when it opens, becoming a mixed-use complex with ground-floor arts space topped by a tower of housing or business space.
Much is borrowed and polished in Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated “Blade Runner 2049,” which is both homage and departure, and Ryan Gosling’s cop finds most roads lead to Rick Deckard, his predecessor from the original.
“Battle of the Sexes” is more than just an empowerment victory lap for women and others seeking equality; it’s a heartfelt love story or two, and a fantastic time capsule resurrecting the early ’70s with aplomb.
The undeniable charm of Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth and Pedro Pascal, along with the sinister sweetness of Julianne Moore’s baddie or even Channing Tatum dancing in cowboy boots, can’t quite save this ugly and bloated sequel.
Emerging opportunistically around the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, this is a fairly-straight ahead action flick that can only hope to attain the technocratic wizardry of Tom Clancy and frenetic energy of Robert Ludlum.
Student films from Cambridge and as far away as Australia, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Netherlands and Portugal are among 20 showing next month at the seventh Arlington International Film Festival.