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Spectrum Film Festival explores LGBTQ issues

Now in its second year, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center is hosting a four-day Spectrum Film Festival from Thursday, April 26, through Sunday, April...

‘The Last Movie Star’ takes a trip down memory lane with Burt Reynolds

“The Last Movie Star,” a tribute to ’70s movie star Burt Reynolds, plays this weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Directed by Adam...

Dogs rule in Wes Anderson’s animated canine adventure

“Isle of Dogs,” the new animated feature by Wes Anderson, comes to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend. It is Anderson’s second animation...

Stalin’s henchmen scramble to succeed him in ‘The Death of Stalin’

“The Death of Stalin,” a black comedy directed by Armando Iannucci (best known for TV’s “Veep”), is playing at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center....

‘Leaning into the Wind’ with Andy Goldsworthy

Coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend is “Leaning into the Wind,” a new documentary by German director Thomas Riedelsheimer about the...

A celebration runs amok in ‘The Party’

It’s “The Party” time this week at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. The black comedy, shot in crisp black and white, is set in...

What’s playing at the M.V. Film Festival

Now in its 18th year, the annual M.V. Film Festival brings a remarkable and abundant set of films to the Island this weekend. With...

A transgender woman negotiates a bigoted world

“A Fantastic Woman,” which just won this year’s Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, plays at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this...

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ is a love story for ’50s film star...

Now playing at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center is “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.” This film tracks Hollywood star Gloria Grahame’s love affair...

‘In the Fade’ narrates the story of domestic terrorism survivors

How survivors of domestic terrorism fare is the theme of “In the Fade,” now playing at the M.V. Film Center. It is Germany’s entry...

‘Get Out’ is new kind of horror flick

“Get Out,” a hybrid horror film, is playing at the M.V. Film Center this week. No damsels in distress, no creepy monsters. This film...

‘I, Tonya’ captures the good and bad of Tonya Harding

Just in time for the Winter Olympics in South Korea comes “I, Tonya,” a biopic about the outstanding but pilloried two-time Olympics figure skater...

Animated, Live-Action, Documentary Shorts preface the Oscars

The Oscar-nominated shorts make a pleasant run-up to the 90th Academy Awards on March 4. They arrive at the M.V. Film Center this weekend....

Love’s magic captivates in ‘The Shape of Water’

Updated 7:20 am, Thursday, Feb. 1*“The Shape of Water,” already crowned with two Golden Globes and a near-record 13 Oscar nominations, plays at the...

‘Call Me by Your Name’: First love, full of passion

“Call Me by Your Name,” a rapturous celebration of first love, is on the roster at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this week. Starring...

High fashion mixes with high romance in ‘Phantom Thread’

Opening this weekend at the M.V. Film Center is “Phantom Thread,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis as a British fashion designer named Reynolds Woodcock. Reputed to...

Gary Oldman shines as Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour’

“Darkest Hour,” the new Churchill biopic starring Gary Oldman, is currently playing at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Complete with facial prosthetics and a...

The mystery and magnificence of Vincent van Gogh revealed

In a New Year’s gift from the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, “Loving Vincent” screens this weekend. This amazing film by husband and wife directors...

Ten must-see films viewed this year

In addition to its commercial movie theaters, Martha’s Vineyard is lucky enough to host film series — festivals year-round at the M.V. Film Center;...

Frances McDormand is at her best in ‘Three Billboards’

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” arrives at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this pre-Christmas weekend. Starring Frances McDormand, it has already earned six Golden...