- Arts + Culture
Take a moderately successful 1980s TV crime drama, drop in the “Training Day” director and star and set it in Boston and you get … an occasionally thrilling flick.
What the Fluff? Marshmallow Festival; 5th Annual New England Americana Festival and Bull McCabe’s Roots to Reggae Outdoor Music Fest; “Back to the Future”; Lori McKenna CD release concert; and the Third Annual Festival of Dumplings.
What makes an artist and even a whole generation capable of the highest achievements suddenly wander into a creative desert? You can ask William Friedkin yourself.
What Rory Kennedy has rendered is so subtle and poignant that it sneakily stays with you – the true test of an effective documentary.
The latest from Kevin Smith signals something of a return to form and a bit of a surprise – a hefty slab of comedy atop a serial killer thread that alleges to be based on “actual events.”
From its enigmatic title to the startling open sequence to the psycho-sexual implications of its bizarre finale, this is a kind of shocker that’s all but vanished from U.S. screens.
What could have been a maudlin, Hallmark exercise instead is a haunting slow burn of an elusive woman at a crossroads after tragedy.
Pleasure Pie Launch Party and open mic; “Divergent”; Somerville Rock And Roll Yard Sale; Cambridge Carnival International; and Strike Up the Bands event.
We know of Robyn Wright from “The Princess Bride” and “Forrest Gump,” but her career never quite took off. “The Congress” changes that uniquely.
“Crime” is enjoyable enough, but it’s more an appetizer than a meal that will make you wanting a second helping of “Jackie Brown” or “Out of Sight.”