Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn tosses “All About Eve” into the blender with alluring moodiness and bloody malice in this rapturous, sometimes ingeniously inane, tale of superficial nihilism and the obsessive pursuit of perfection.
Picking up a year after we left our favorite fish in “Finding Nemo,” and 13 years since the film itself, “Finding Dory” pales in comparison but packs more than enough laughs, spectacle and lessons learned to swim by without tarnishing Pixar’s track record.
Brian de Palma’s career has been a veritable yo-yo of highs and lows. In this candid, chatty documentary, Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow do a fond rewind of the director’s life and works to get his perspective on the fine line between masterpiece and disaster.
“Me Before You” could have been a lovely little film, and there are moments it’s genuinely moving and well-acted. The problem is that employing the old “physically disabled person would rather die than live with said disability” trope is a dicey, tricky, icky road to travel.
Director Rebecca Miller wades into Woody Allen territory with this acerbic, yet not quite fully formed, rom-com that could easily be a sequel to “Frances Ha” (also starring Greta Gerwig) or the next chapter in Richard Linklater’s “Before” series (also with Ethan Hawke).
A recent 150-student walkout depicting a culture of sexual harassment at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School got the attention of school and city officials, and one commission has put that sympathy into action by scheduling a free film screening and discussion.
In a bid to catch up to competitors, Cambridge’s arthouse cinema in Kendall Square is adding beer and wine and dangling the possibility of theater upgrades as a result.
“Neighbors 2” might not achieve the comedic heights of its predecessor, but it demonstrates a remarkable ambition – it understands it can make jokes that are inclusive, don’t offend any underrepresented group and can still be funny.
In “The Nice Guys” we’re hanging out in a Los Angeles where the neon buzz of “Boogie Nights” meets the corruption of “L.A. Confidential” – and darkly funny auteur Shane Black has decided Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling will get us through the night.
It’s been in the works for years – perhaps too many. The game, once the hottest thing you could have on your iDevice, has become today’s “Asteroids.” That and logic aside, here it comes, just what we all needed, the “Angry Birds” in their very own movie.