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A classic in ‘Emma.’ and a hardboiled detective film in ‘The Whistlers’

“Emma.”, the latest film version of the Jane Austen classic, and “The Whistlers,” a Romanian crime story, were slated to play at the MV...

Bill Cunningham: A memorable fashion and street photographer

The documentary “The Times of Bill Cunningham” arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, March 13. The late Cunningham built a career as...

Michael Apted’s ‘7-Up’ Brits head into retirement in ‘63-Up’

The latest installment in the acclaimed documentary series by director Michael Apted, “63-Up,” is playing this weekend at the M.V. Film Center. Beginning in...

Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” coming to Film Center

“Porgy and Bess,” George Gershwin’s celebrated folk opera, will play at the M.V. Film Center on Sunday, Feb. 23, in a special encore screening...

‘Bait’ is set in fishing village, ‘Just Mercy’ in jail and court

“Bait” and “Just Mercy,” two very different films, are coming to the M.V. Film Center on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Both are outstanding, and...

A painter and her subject fall in love in ‘Portrait of a Lady on...

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in time for Valentine’s Day. It is a...

Here are some choices heading to the Oscars

The 2020 Oscars are coming to town on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 pm, with a special screening event at the M.V. Film Center....

Here they come: This year’s Oscar-nominated shorts

The run-up to the 2020 Oscars on Feb. 9 begins this weekend with the Oscar-nominated shorts. Three categories — Animated, Live Action and Documentary...

‘A Hidden Life’ presents a vision of antiwar conviction

“Honeyland” and “Parasite” return to the M.V. Film Society this weekend. Coming at the beginning of February is “The Hidden Life,” Terrence Malick’s latest...

The Great War told through the eyes of two soldiers

Arriving at the M.V. Film Center this weekend is “1917,” a WWI cinematic extravaganza by director Sam Mendes. Following the mission of two young...

Adam Sandler plays jeweler in ‘Uncut Gems’

“Uncut Gems” finishes its run at the MV Film Center this weekend. Adam Sandler plays Howard Ratner in what some critics call an Oscar-worthy...

‘Fantastic Fungi’ documentary makes mushroom magic

The documentary "Fantastic Fungi: The Mushroom Movie" comes to the M.V. Film Center on Jan. 10. It will surprise and amaze viewers. Who would...

Best of the Best: A vote for the year’s top films

Picking the top films of the year among those shown on-Island is always a challenge. With two independent film venues — the M.V. Film...

‘Bombshell’ brings down Fox News’ Roger Ailes

The #MeToo movement gets its first real film in the ironically titled “Bombshell.” The name is sometimes associated with good-looking women.The star-studded cast includes...

Two powerful leaders contend with each other in ‘The Two Popes’

“The Two Popes” is a compelling look at Vatican politics and the men in the middle of it. Anthony Hopkins plays Pope Benedict XVI,...

Love is on the rocks in ‘Marriage Story’

“Marriage Story” director Noah Baumbach’s latest star-studded film about a couple’s domestic issues is playing at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. The couple, Nicole...

A masterpiece from Scorsese in ‘The Irishman’

Martin Scorsese’s latest film, “The Irishman,” comes to the M.V. Film Center this weekend. Among this director’s greatest films, it is a haunting portrait...

Watch two film greats in ‘The Good Liar’

Starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen, “The Good Liar” is playing at the M.V. Film Center. This romp says a lot about lying, with...

Almodóvar reaches new heights in ‘Pain and Glory’ 

Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film, “Pain and Glory,” is playing at the M.V. Film Center. Without being showy, it is a tour de force. Antonio...

The remarkable Harriet Tubman comes to life at the Film Center

“Harriet,” a celebration of Harriet Tubman, is now playing at the M.V. Film Center. It’s about time Hollywood produced a film about this legendary...