Thursday, July 18, 2024

What Are You Watching? ‘Shogun’

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars “Shogun” is a streaming series on FX/Hulu. I’m a skeptic. I tend to notice the microphones in the frame, and get up and go to the refrigerator on bad...

‘La Chimera,’ a dreamlike Fellini-esque film

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As the title suggests, “La Chimera” — an unrealizable dream or illusion — remains just out of our grasp of complete comprehension. Director Alice Rohrwacher has created a tantalizingly playful, romantic, and fantastical tale...

A jailbird on the lam in ‘Raw Deal’

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“Raw Deal” plays for one night on Wednesday, April 17. It is the second in the series of three remastered Film Noir Classics selected by Paul Karasik, Eisner Awardwinning New Yorker cartoonist. Featuring Anthony Mann...

Classic film noir screening at the Film Center

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“T-Men” plays at the M.V. Film Center on Wednesday, April 10. It’s the first in a series of three restored film noirs playing at the Film Center and chosen by Paul Karasik, an Eisner...

‘The Crime is Mine’

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“The Crime Is Mine” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, March 29. Directed by François Ozon, his 22nd film, this French screwball comedy is set in the 1930s. The 1934 play on...

Film screening of ‘’Til Kingdom Come’

Expanding the Conversation: Israel/Palestine invites the Island community to a screening of “'Til Kingdom Come,” with a discussion moderated by MV Times publisher Charles M. Sennott to follow. The screening will run on Monday, April...

‘76 Days’ at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

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The ending of “76 Days,” about Steven Callahan’s epic journey across the Atlantic in a 5½-foot-long raft, is no mystery. We know he survives because the very first face we see is Oprah Winfrey...

A celebration of food on film

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“The Taste of Things” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, March 22. French-Vietnamese Anh Tran Hung directed this celebration of food, and it stars Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel, who were actually...

‘Origin’ takes a look at the caste system and its effects

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Journalist Isabel Wilkerson's book “Caste” is the basis for “Origin,” the film opening at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, March 15. Wilkerson is the first woman of African-American heritage to win the Pulitzer...

Life in Bhutan explored in ‘The Monk and the Gun’

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"The Monk and the Gun" opens at the M.V. Film Center on Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 pm. This satire by Bhutanese director Pawo Choyning Dorji narrates the world of Bhutan in 2006 as...

What Are You Watching? ‘Earthstorm’

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars “Earthstorm” is a four-episode documentary series on Netflix. It follows the stories of the storm chasers’, survivors’, and first responders’ experiences with volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Each of...

Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival: ‘Best of the best’

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Minah Oh, director of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, couldn’t be more excited: “This is the strongest lineup, because it is the best of the best. I can wholeheartedly say that every single film,...

A vacation gone awry in ‘Golden Years’

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"Golden Years" arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, March 1. This comedy with the ironic title concerns a retired couple who go on a Mediterranean cruise, a gift from their children. Directed...

‘Perfect Days’ celebrates beauty in everyday life

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In a run-up to the Oscars, "Perfect Days" arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Feb. 23. The film was directed by Wim Wenders, who won an Oscar nomination for it, as did...

Don’t miss the thought-provoking ‘American Fiction’

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“American Fiction,” one of this year’s 96th Academy Award nominees, is a comedy-drama that seamlessly veers from one genre to the other. The film opens this weekend at the M.V. Film Center, Friday, Feb....

What Are You Watching? ‘Fly Away Home’

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars I’m a member of Women in Aviation International and its local chapter, Nor’easters of Cape Cod Bay, based out of Plymouth Airport. We’re men and women with a passion...

A great filmmaker joins a great artist

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Coming to the M.V. Film Center this weekend is Wim Wenders’ 2023 documentary, “Anselm.” This is not a documentary in any ordinary sense, but Wenders’s use of his  considerable talent in exploration of the art...

‘The Zone of Interest’ and the banality of evil

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“The Zone of Interest,” about an apparently ordinary Nazi family living next to Auschwitz concentration camp, comes to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Feb. 2. It has earned five Oscar nominations as well...

What Are You Watching? Instagram reels

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars As the sun sets and my day wraps up, I typically watch a show or movie on Netflix. Lately my attention span has been incredibly short — shorter than...

A doorway to healing

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“Trauma is not the bad things that happened to you, but what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you.” —Dr. Gabor Maté When you look up the documentary “The Wisdom of...