Thursday, July 18, 2024

Yorgos Lanthimos’s odd and imaginative new film

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“Poor Things” arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 pm. Directed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, this film is a bizarre and ingenious remake of the Frankenstein myth, based...

A grouchy cab driver is won over in ‘Driving Madeleine’

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“Driving Madeleine” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Jan. 19. This film is a delightful story of two characters confined in the space of a car, much like Hitchcock’s “Lifeboat” and many...

What Are You Watching? NFL Playoffs

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars It's the NFL playoffs! The prime time of the season, when all the best teams in the NFL square off against each other in a bracketed tournament to reach...

Filmmaker Kaurismäki’s ‘Fallen Leaves’

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“Fallen Leaves” plays at the M.V. Film Center starting on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 pm. Directed by Oscar nominee Aki Kaurismäki, this comedy relies on low-key humor in a story about a middle-aged...

What Are You Watching? ‘Jeopardy’

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Today I will be writing about the influences TV game shows can have over lives. Not all shows, certainly, but one in particular, a long-running, internationally copied, and extremely...

Tour de force: Jon Batiste’s ‘American Symphony’

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“American Symphony” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 pm. This documentary follows the career of the tour de force pianist Jon Batiste, providing a history of his performances....

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...

What Are You Watching? Celtics basketball is fun TV

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Hello, Vineyard sports fans. It’s been a tough fall, watching the Patriots flounder like a fish out of water. The Tom Brady era is over. The Mac Jones era...

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 Are You Watching? “Joe Pera Talks with You”

Please invest yourself in this already canceled show, available on Max, Apple TV, Vudu, or Google Play. Don't worry, it wraps up (spoiler?) well. Buffalo comedian Joe Pera (search his excellent Bills joke on YouTube)...

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...

What Are You Watching? ‘My Unorthodox Life’

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars “My Unorthodox Life” is an American reality television series by Netflix. It follows the life of the main character, Julia Haart. Julia is an amazing person who I have...