Why the celebrated Alan Bennett allows a 15-year squat by an old woman never really fully gets plumbed, but happily there’s a lack of over-the-top, maudlin, sentimental schmaltz – and having Maggie Smith in the lead makes up for a lot.
The second year of the Forward Fund microgrant program disbursing up to $80,000 for civic improvement projects was announced Monday by the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority.
Led by two powerhouse performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, Andrew Haigh’s introspective relationship drama “45 Years” takes a tough look at marriage, aging and all the years that fall in between.
Neighbors of the apartment rented by Jeremiah Asimov-Beckingham on Third Street won’t get a chance to see the wounded veteran and British Airways executive if he returns to Massachusetts from New York. He’ll be in police custody, waiting to be charged.
Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven has made not only one of the best films of the past year but also one of its most important, showing five sisters fighting with humor and courage against the idea that a society can dictate what they do with their bodies and minds.
Charlie Kaufman, of “Being John Malkovich” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” now brings to life a stop-motion animation journey into the psyche of self-centered motivational speaker who may or may not suffer some form of psychosis. And it’s great.
The 2008 economic meltdown left the taxpaying public with a mop and bucket and without many homes and jobs, and it was no laughing matter – but it gets a sharp-witted rewind anyway from Adam McKay and some big stars at the top of their game.
There is no other story this year that has two characters whose romance is so instantly alluring – taking just a smile or a single, lingering hand on the shoulder to so deeply draw us in – as Todd Haynes’ “Carol.”
The addition of 1 million square feet of development and 560 units of housing to Kendall Square came Monday with a last-minute deal between the City Council and developer to make 20 percent of the new housing units available for ownership, rather than rental.
City planners are saying no to making a comprehensive housing plan part of the first year of a citywide master plan process, but have released a long-missing report on whether some suggestions about housing in Central Square will work financially.