How “Ab Fab” will perform as a film will be based on the nostalgic returns of folks here who recall the England of Margaret Thatcher, when satire with a side of feminine sophomoric silliness felt free and liberating. Saunders and Lumley pucker up and give it a game go.
True to the “post-‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’ law” that every third film’s a winner, Woody Allen rings the bell with “Café Society,” a nostalgic nod to growing up a Jew in New York City and the dawn of the Hollywood studio era.
“Ghostbusters” is an absolute blast and rejuvenates a summer of tired and listless blockbuster fare, benefiting from starring four of the most talented women in comedy today.
The release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the play script that catches up with J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard 19 years later, will turn Harvard Square into Hogwarts Square on July 30, including special deals and events leading up to a midnight book release.
An engaging and focused performance by Bryan Cranston can’t save this outdated and ham-fisted undercover romp. “The Infiltrator,” despite two strong lead performances, flounders less than 20 minutes in and never regains its confidence or ability to entertain.
“Searching for Sanctuary” storytelling night; grand opening parties for Knight Moves and the Somerville Curiosity Shop; seventh annual World Naked Bike Ride Boston; W.C. Fields’ silent double feature; and Strip Zeppelin III.
The directors of “Swiss Army Man” have tapped into something original and moving in this story of a castaway’s journey, but it comes with a touch of magical realism – and a lot of flatulence and erections.
Structureless and oftentimes tonally unpleasant while also warm and superbly shot, thriving in visual storytelling but floundering in its narrative, “The BFG” puts master filmmaker Steven Spielberg in a tricky position.
Todd Solondz’s films have always been about the quiet struggles in dark corners, but “Wiener-Dog” – a sequel of sorts to “Welcome to the Dollhouse” from 1995 – is both touching and acrid, and it resurrects a favorite character from the film.
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.