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.
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.
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.
A bid for $25 million in state funding for infrastructure such as roads and a dedicated sewer connection comes at a crucial time for future development in the NorthPoint neighborhood off East Cambridge.
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.
Fresh on the heels of opening the first section of the Grand Junction Path in Kendall Square for bicyclists, walkers, joggers and inline skaters, the city is putting money down in North Cambridge for land intended to be another crucial section of path.
Brian de Palma’s career has been a veritable yo-yo of highs and lows. In this candid, chatty documentary, Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow do a fond rewind of the director’s life and works to get his perspective on the fine line between masterpiece and disaster.
The federal government issued a Request for Proposals to select the developer of the 14-acre John W. Volpe Transportation Center land in Kendall Square on Wednesday, setting a mid-September deadline for responses.
May was Bike Month, the month we celebrate all who crank through the urban landscape reducing traffic, helping save the environment and promoting a healthy lifestyle. But besides some flag waving, what do Bike Months really accomplish?