- Arts + Culture
The film’s a pleaser and works seamlessly as a prequel and sequel. Nothing to go ape about, but a good way to cool your heels in the heat.
Magic Lantern show at The Brattle; “The Winter Soldier” free at MIT; Desi dance party with belly dancer and hookah; a Handmade Marketplace; and a Beat Hôtel Bastille Day celebration.
A documentary about film critic Ebert challenges the viewer to take stock of what a life well-lived should look like and what it might be like to confront death.
The post-apocalyptic Outback here is the result of an economic meltdown 10 years down the road, and signs of moral order are just a mirage.
Two Fathers Day activities; two community play events; “The Lego Movie” for free; Arts Against Aggression Street Festival; new theatrical music series; “Musical Chairs” dance movie; Youth Symphony Orchestra.
The low-budget “Signal” starts out strong but starts to fade as references to other films pile up and the mood switches to mayhem.
A tale of warring, damaged-goods creatives at an elite prep school has a lot you’ve seen before, but their romance is free of convention and cliché.
It’s the invasion from “Saving Private Ryan” against a “Starship Troopers” foe with a “Groundhog Day” reset, but Cruise (and top-notch writing and directing) makes it work.
There are some clever, brilliant nuances to this seventh film in the franchise, but relentless action and special FX flashing to and fro begins to take its toll.
It was so much more fun when the guy in the rubber suit kicked around train sets like a rock star having a bad day and you could take the silliness seriously.