Part gonzo romp, part sad social satire, the first chapter in this stylish tale followed the vein-piercing antics of four Edinburgh junkies. Two decades later, we’re giving the middle-aged blokes a shot at redemption before they head off to the nursing home.
“Get Thee to a Nursery!” Shakespeare scenes; Boston Underground Film Festival; Do It Your Damn Self!! National Youth Film Festival and afterparty; “Sherlock Holmes and the Sapphire Night” theater with circus arts; and “Remembering Duke Ellington” concert.
If you’re up on your festival buzz, you’ve likely heard about the swarm of ambulances called into the Toronto International Film Festival to extract viewers of the film “Raw” because they had passed out from the gore.
Free “For the Love of Ireland” celebration; free “On Record: Music by Bach and Brahms”; “Hypnotic Manipulation” dance show; Spring Equinox Pagan Witch Ritual & Variety Show; and an Activist Art Pop-Up Market.
Superficial in its aesthetic but thematically soulful, Olivier Assayas’ “Personal Shopper” is enigmatic – just like its star, Kristen Stewart – but audience members willing to embrace it are in for something special.
Where the film soars – aside from some ingenious casting – is in its unabashed embracing of the inherent theatricality of musicals. While there were iconic numbers in the animated version, the remake is performed much closer to a wall-to-wall musical.
“Shoes” with live benshi performance and musical accompaniment; Saturday Morning Cartoons; Rock Benefit for the Arts; Planned Parenthood Benefit: Off Mic! Comedy; and Mozart, Ravel, Jongen, Child classical performance.
“Signs of Protest: Posters, Photos, and Art from the Women’s March”; Ava DuVernay’s “13th”; David Bowie’s Complete “Blackstar” for orchestra; “Dissident” political theater; Fluff Centennial Birthday Party; Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival; and a seven-band mini-fest.
The Brattle Theatre’s “The Women Who Built Hollywood” series runs through March 8, jumpstarting a “Year of Women in Cinema” program meant to counteract some depressing film industry trends.
Professor Charles Xavier and a beaten-down Wolverine find themselves back together in a dystopian futurescape a little too much like today, and without a cavalcade of other mutants and two-dimensional bad guys to weigh them down.