Thursday, September 22, 2022

Movies & TV

Time to choose the top Manhattan Shorts

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The Manhattan Short Film Festival, now in its 25th year, has arrived and is ready for the Island’s audience to pick their favorite films and actors. The 10 finalists come from eight different countries...

What Are You Watching? ‘How I Met Your Mother’

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars A tale as old as time. One man on a quest to find true love. The question is, how many times can I rewatch the same love story unfold?...

Robert Moses’ urban development in ‘Straight Line Crazy’

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The National Theatre Live’s production of “Straight Line Crazy” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 1 pm and Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7 pm. For those with an interest...

A billionaire backs a movie in ‘Official Competition’

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“Official Competition” happily returns to the M.V. Film Center on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18. This satirical Spanish comedy played initially at the International Film Festival on Sept. 11, and if you...

Back with a vengeance

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Legendary local actress Brooke Adams will be on the big screen and live in-person at the Grange Hall this weekend to debut her recently released 1984 film, “Vengeance Is Mine,” by Michael Roemer. The movie...

What Are You Watching? ‘Earth at Night in Color’

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars I have always dreamed of traveling across the world to explore different places, cultures, and environments. Although not nearly the same, “Earth at Night in Color'' has transported me...

International Film Festival arrives this week

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Now in its 17th year, the International Film Festival began on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 11, with 16 films and events. Films from 11 different countries are on deck. Opening night...

M.V. International Film Festival program guide

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Click here to view the official 2022 program guide for the M.V. International Film Festival

‘Jack London’s Martin Eden’ is a tale of a writer’s ambition

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“Jack London’s Martin Eden” comes to the M.V. Film Center for one night on Friday, Sept. 2. This second version of the film was directed by Jay Craven, a Vermont filmmaker who wrote much...

Out-of-this-world events in ‘Nope’

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“Nope” plays at the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, August 25. Written, directed, and produced by Jordan Peele, this nutty film describes the sci-fi/horror happenings at a ranch in an isolated California town. “Nope,” however,...

‘The Woman King’

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The Performing Arts Center was packed on Saturday for the last evening of the M.V. African American Film Festival. The Academy awardwinning actress Viola Davis came to talk about her newest film, “The Woman...

What Are You Watching? ‘Bridgerton’

This series has it all — romance, drama, suspense, comedy, heartbreak, scandal, friendship, passion, charm, history, and more. “Bridgerton” takes place during the Regency era in England, and follows the Bridgerton family and their...

‘The perfect time to tell this story’

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Vineyard visitors from all across the country came out to the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center (PAC) Saturday night to witness a sneak peek of filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry’s new drama — “A...

Catch the new wave of filmmaking voices

The M.V. African American Film Festival announces an opportunity for young adults ages 18 to 23. The festival offers free passes for the young people to attend the Prime Video presentation of “Visionary Women:...

Better than ever

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The 20th annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF), an Oscar-qualifying film festival in the short film category, opens with an impressive slate of independent films, featured documentaries, panel discussions, and exclusive events....

‘Hallelujah’ combines Leonard Cohen’s story with the song’s journey

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The M.V. Film Center’s Doc Week ends tomorrow, Friday, August 5, with an exceptional documentary, “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song.” This film combines the story of Cohen’s life with that of his...

What Are You Watching? ‘The Sopranos’

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars I was late to “The Sopranos” table, just starting to watch it a month or so ago. We wrapped it up last week, and I didn’t want it to...

Doc Week means real-life stories

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Now in its seventh year, the M.V. Film Center Doc Week will screen five documentary films on Monday, August 1, to Friday, August 5. The films offer a compelling variety of real-life stories. The week...

Maintaining balance

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Yes, Martha’s Vineyard is surrounded by water, but it’s not just the ocean and Vineyard Sound but our 16 great ponds that make the Island so special. Great ponds are any natural body of...

What Are You Watching? ‘Only Murders in the Building’

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars The world is obsessed with true crime podcasts. I have never stopped to think about how strange it is to be intrigued by a topic that is so very...