Folks, you really need to hear this: Things are not good. The restaurant industry is in shambles, severely understaffed and doing a fraction of its typical sales. That’s why the federal government’s Restaurant Relief Fund needs to be refunded – and go to more than 30 percent of eligible businesses.
These reviews of what’s in theaters and streaming include Brattle Theatre fare such as the area premiere of Nigeria’s “Eyimofe”; seven Covid lockdown shorts grouped as “The Year of the Everlasting Storm”; Juliette Binoche in “Who You Think I Am”; a 9/11-themed “Worth”; and more.
The sale of the 17-story office tower at 1 Memorial Drive, Kendall Square, is being called the biggest of its kind so far in 2021, but think of the three-story building going for $35.5 million. MIT has broken ground on a college of computing, too, and more apartments are going up near Union Square.
Public meetings this week look at a school district vaccine mandate; condominium conversion law; landmarkings; and a number of long-simmering projects that could add residences in Harvard Square, Wellington-Harrington and Central Square and hotels in Kendall and Central squares.
These reviews of what’s in theaters and streaming include documentaries such as “Time” and “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power,” but also less impressive fare such as “Sweet Girl,” “Demonic,” “Confetti” and “Beckett.” But “The Night House” and star Rebecca Hall raise the horror bar.