Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Films

Top 10 films of the year

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Here they come: the top 10 films of the year. Of course, you, the viewers, may have your own ideas of what’s best. Let me know, and I’ll see that they show up, published...

A boy and his mother in a Japanese film

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“Monster” will play at the M.V. Film Center on Jan. 5. A challenging drama set in Japan, the director and editor Kore-eda Hirokazu was nominated for the Cannes Palme d’Or, writer Yuji Sakamoto won...

The fastest racing car

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“Ferrari” plays at the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, Dec. 21. No racing car has had the success of Ferrari, the Italian sports car developed in 1929, when Enzo Ferrari formed the Scuderia Ferrari...

A boy searches for his mother

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“The Boy and the Heron” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Dec. 22. This animated film is by the Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, considered one of the greatest filmmakers of animation. Making “The...

Life while it’s happening

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“American Symphony” layers a story about love, creativity, and the human spirit around the creation of a musical extravaganza by multi-instrumentalist Jon Batiste, who touches on jazz, classical, R and B, and funk. He...

The world-famous conductor and his wife in ‘Maestro’

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“Maestro” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Dec. 15. It tells the story of the tour-de-force conductor Leonard Bernstein, played by Bradley Cooper, and his relationship with Felicia Montealegre, played by two-time...

‘Rustin’ onscreen

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Think of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and what likely pops to mind is Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. But none of that would have come...

A curmudgeonly prep school professor babysits the left-behinds

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Playing at the M.V. Film Society this week is “The Holdovers,” an awardwinning comedy about a crew of preppies stuck at Barton Academy, their New England boarding school. They end up there for the...

MV NAACP hosts Screening of ‘Rustin’

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The Martha’s Vineyard branch of the NAACP and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society will present one showing only of the highly acclaimed new film “Rustin,” on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 pm at the...

Warren Miller provides the best ski experience

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Warren Miller’s “All Time” arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Saturday, Nov. 18. This film describes the work of the legendary cinematographer who made more than 130 documentaries, and not only pushed the...

What happens when two former lovers get stranded together?

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“What Happens Later” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Nov. 10. This rom-com stars director Meg Ryan as Willa and David Duchovny as Bill. What’s more important is the snowstorm that leaves...

How did Samuel fall and die?

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“Anatomy of a Fall” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Nov. 3, running through the weekend and into next week. Directed by Justine Triet, winner of the 2023 Cannes Palme d’Or, this...

Love comes at last in this Italian film

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“Never Too Late for Love,” a 2022 Italian romantic comedy, comes to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Oct. 27, and plays through Nov. 2. It stars Gianni Di Gregorio as Astolfo, a retired...

‘Golda’: The legendary Israeli leader

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“Golda” arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, Oct. 19, and also plays Oct. 21 and 22. Unfortunately, this 2023 biography of Israel’s first woman prime minister comes during the current Israeli-Hamas conflict. Based...

Joan Baez sings as part of the Women in Film Festival

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The fifth annual Martha’s Vineyard Women in Film Festival begins on Friday, Oct. 13, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 15. As a celebration of women, both in front of and behind the camera, it...

‘Isle of Hope’ comes to the Film Center

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The M.V. Film Society hosts its annual Women in Film Festival coming up, and one of the films, “Isle of Hope,” focuses on the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters. Starring Mary Stuart Masterson...

‘Stop Making Sense’ is considered the best music documentary ever

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Coming to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Oct. 6, is the 2023 remastered documentary of the Talking Heads “Stop Making Sense” from 1984. Directed by the late Jonathan Demme, the film is considered...

Every vote counts at the Manhattan Short Film Festival

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The Manhattan Short Film Festival begins at the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, Sept. 28, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 1. It’s the 26th event featuring the top 10 entries. The Best Film and...

‘Scrapper’ gives us a story about a feisty girl

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“Scrapper” returns to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Sept. 22, after a run at the International Film Festival. This charming comedy tells the story of Georgie, a dreamy 12-year-old played by Lola Campbell,...

‘Jules’ is a visitor from a different world

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“Jules” is the film playing at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Sept. 15. Directed by Oscar nominee Marc Turtletaub, this sci-fi comedy features a flying saucer that crashlands in the backyard of Milton,...