Harvard’s annual Arts First festival runs Thursday through April 30, including a fair with 100-plus free performances in 11 locations, Make Art stations and a Friday celebrity-studded Celebration of Harvard Artists – also free to attend.
Women in Comedy Fest; MCC Literary awardees read; Record Hospital music fest; Bookish Ball & Shakespeare’s Birthday; “Natural History of Favorite Foods”; Tiny Great Outdoors Fest; Nave Gallery Benefit; Opera meets the ’80s; Bach Society season finale; and BAHFest.
“The Lost City of Z,” admirable in so many ways, never delves into the darkness of explorer Percy Fawcett’s soul; equally as unsatisfactory, it fails to conjecture about his fate.
The City Council unanimously adopted an order asking the city manager to give developer Gerald Chan 30 days to provide “long-term plans” for the empty Harvard Square cinemas he’s owned for two years. But there’s been no action from the City Manager’s Office.
Ladyfest Boston 2017; Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit”; Spring Family Fun Day; The Down Home Up Here Bluegrass Festival; and The Technoskeptic Goes to the Movies: “Gattaca.”
Delicately woven, warmly portrayed and capturing the balmy and refreshed atmosphere that follows a summer rain, Hirokazu Koreeda’s “After the Storm” is a quiet masterpiece.
The 10-film festival has been inclusive in its definition of disability, and films seen since the kickoff Wednesday have explored autism, blindness, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy and psychiatric conditions.
Put a pretty girl in some Lycra and, poof, you got a movie, right? Well, yes and no. Scarlett Johansson and the setting look fetching, but an inert script and robotic acting makes “Ghost in the Shell” a property Hollywood should have left as a 1995 animated feature.
If this entire film about an attractive, six-member International Space Station crew finding life on Mars had resembled the last five electrifying minutes, perhaps we would’ve had an entirely different film on our hands.
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.