Saturday, December 3, 2022

Films

A comic heist with two old pros

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Coming to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, May 13, is “The Duke,” a comedy with two veteran actors, Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. It was the last film of late romantic comedy director...

A transgender story in ‘Family in Transition’

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The documentary “Family in Transition” is probably the most interesting among the LBGTQ films in the upcoming Spectrum Film Festival. It plays on Saturday, May 7. Set in the northernmost Israeli coastal city of...

LGBTQ festival comes to the Film Center

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Coming up at the MV Film Center on May 6, 7, and 8 is the three-day LGBTQ series, featuring a variety of films. The annual series, now its sixth year, includes LGBTQ stories, issues,...

‘Mothering Sunday’ is a coming-of-age story

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The British film “Mothering Sunday” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, April 8. Based on the 2016 novel by Graham Swift and directed by Eva Husson, it depicts a transformative day in...

Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Don Carlos’ at the Film Center

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The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD brings the grand opera “Don Carlos” to the M.V. Film Center in a performance on Saturday, March 26. This five-act event will be the first time the Met...

‘Flee’ is a remarkable mix of animation and live action

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“Flee,” a docudrama about an Afghan refugee, plays at the M.V. Film Center on Thursday, March 17. It is particularly relevant in light of the current Russian invasion of Ukraine. This film combines accomplished...

‘Drive My Car,’ first Japanese film nominated for Best Picture

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“Drive My Car” arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, March 11. Despite its clunky title, this 2021 film is a major accomplishment. It is adapted from a short story by the celebrated...

Documentary shorts depict real-life challenges

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The five Oscar-nominated documentary shorts will play at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, March 4. They offer compelling views of a sometimes grim world. ‘Audible’ The first, directed by Matt Ogens, describes the Maryland School...

Here come the nominated Oscar shorts

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The Oscar ceremony may not be until March 27, but the three categories of shorts are here to watch, and will be available at the M.V. Film Center. Live-action shorts play on Friday, Feb....

Who’s the ‘Worst Person in the World’?

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The Norwegian film, “The Worst Person in the World,” opens on Friday, Feb. 18, at the M.V. Film Center. The third in the Oslo trilogy by co-screenwriter Oscar nominee and director Joachim Trier, it...

‘The Hand of God’ is a coming-of-age story

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“The Hand of God” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Feb. 11. It is directed by celebrated Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, whose film “La Grande Bellezza” (2013) won an Oscar, a Golden...

What is true heroism in ‘A Hero’?

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“A Hero” is the celebrated Iranian film playing at the M.V. Film Center. Winner of the Cannes Grand Prize and nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar, “A Hero” is written and directed by...

Two women, two babies in ‘Parallel Mothers’

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“Parallel Mothers,” a new film by Pedro Almodóvar, opens on Friday, Jan. 28, at the M.V. Film Center in Vineyard Haven. The Spanish director Almodóvar is an internationally celebrated filmmaker, and “Parallel Mothers” is...

A classic Shakespeare: Macbeth

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“The Tragedy of Macbeth” continues its run at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center through Thursday, Jan. 27. One of Shakespeare’s greatest and most popular plays, it stars Golden Globe winner Denzel Washington and Oscar...

Growing up in the Dickens Bar

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“The Tender Bar” continues its run at the M.V. Film Center. The double-entendre of the film’s title fits this gentle, easygoing film set in a bar, in which Ben Affleck plays the bartender, Uncle...

New ‘West Side Story’ is a winner

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“West Side Story” plays at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend and into next week. It is a terrific new version of the original. Some of Hollywood’s best of the best helped create...

Here they are: The best films of 2021

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I’ve looked back over the past year, and here are the films your reviewer picks as the best of the best. The choices are idiosyncratic, and viewers may have their own picks, but these...

This ‘Lost Daughter’ is trying to find herself

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Updated: This film opens Sunday, Dec. 26, not Thursday, Dec. 23, as first reported. “The Lost Daughter” opens Sunday, Dec. 26, at the M.V. Film Center. Directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, it is a deeply involving and...

Here’s Lucy, the celebrated sitcom star

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“Being the Ricardos,” a biopic about the iconic Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz of “I Love Lucy” fame, plays this weekend  at the M.V. Film Center. The movie was written and directed by Aaron...

‘Winter Starts Now’ event at the Film Center

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“Winter Starts Now” plays at the M.V. Film Center on Saturday, Nov. 27, for one night. It’s the 72nd annual ski and snowboard film from Warren Miller Entertainment. The film features skiing and snowboarding...