It’s only been four years, but feels much longer, since director Steven Soderbergh last treated filmgoing audiences to one of his quirky, deconstructive gems. His latest taps into the skin of some of fare such as “Ocean’s Eleven” while farming fresh territory.
An old idea to loosen up the housing market and lower prices is back, with a call for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build 1,800 units of graduate students apartments before it is allowed to build commercial space at its 14-acre Volpe site in Kendall Square.
What drives “Wind River” isn’t so much the present action but the heavy backstories carried by characters acted by Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner, which burn with real, raw emotional palpability.
Director Gillian Robespierre and actress Jenny Slate team up again (after 2014’s perfect “Obvious Child”) with a period piece centered on a look at sisterhood that is both aggressively frustrating and wholly endearing in its authenticity.
Glenn KnicKrehm has a beautiful vision for Kendall Square, but after two decades of planning it’s not clear his Constellation Center is any closer to happening. Meanwhile, across the street is the Volpe redevelopment and a dramatically shrunken park proposal.
Given Sophia Coppola’s penchant for strong female characters and repressed sexuality, it somewhat makes sense that she set her sights on remaking the 1971 Civil War gothic “The Beguiled” starring Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page. But her remake subtracts, not adds.
MIT’s proposal to zone the 14-acre Volpe parcel in Kendall Square passed a procedural milestone Monday when the City Council was expected to forward the zoning petition for further hearings. Kind of, anyway.
The city is sponsoring a free household hazardous waste collection day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m June 17 in Kendall Square. The next drop-off date isn’t until September.
While about 60 percent of the historic East Cambridge building’s space would be dedicated for community uses, some 15,500 square feet would be used for market-rate office space, helping pay an annual $1 million in operating costs.
Some city councillors see in the upcoming rebuilding of the Tobin elementary school and Vassal Lane Upper School a way to ensure there’s finally a place to start educating all of the city’s 3- and 4-year-olds.