Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Personal effects

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Every element of Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee’s documentary, “Aftershock,” packs a mighty punch. The narrative arc, the visuals, the information — all of these make it worth multiple viewings. “Aftershock,” screening on...

What Are You Watching? ‘A Nation of Broth’

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars A bowl of rice is something you’ll commonly find on the table in Korean cuisine, but do you know what dish it greatly complements? A hot bowl of soup....

A whole lot of shakin’ going on in ‘Elvis’

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“Elvis” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, July 15. This biopic takes on the legendary rock and roll singer, played by Austin Butler, and his manager Col. Tom Parker, played by an...

Jim Marshall’s legendary photography captured in film

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“Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall” is the latest fascinating documentary to arrive at the M.V. Film Center. Playing on Friday, July 8, at 7:30 pm, this biopic focuses on celebrated...

Outdoor movies at Featherstone start up

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With summer arrive Featherstone outdoor movies once again. Called “Summer Trips and Treats,” the Featherstone series is a collaboration with the M.V. Film Society and will play some of the best recent films and...

Lots of dancing in ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’

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The delightful “Cha Cha Real Smooth” begins at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, July 1. Although the title is a bit kookie, this comedy will sweet-talk visitors into an enjoyable time. Cooper Raiff...

What Are You Watching? ‘Julia’

After having seen “Julie and Julia,” the Oscar-nominated film starring Meryl Streep, and a raft of documentaries about Julia Child, I watched “Julia,” an eight-part series from HBO Max, and was pleased to find...

Filmusic continues this weekend

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What could be better than another weekend filled with music films? Playing on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, are four documentaries: “Learning to Live Together: The Return of Mad Dogs & Englishmen”;...

What Are You Watching? ‘Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’

Rating: 3.5/5 stars In this season of basketball championships, if you’re not getting enough drama in the Celtics-Warriors series, you should dribble your clicker over to HBO Max and watch “Winning Time: Rise of the...

Musical weekend coming to the Film Center

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Expect a celebration and exploration of a variety of music and musicians at the M.V. Film Center, coming up from Thursday, June 23, to Sunday, June 26. Now in its 10th year, the Filmusic...

‘Downton Abbey’ returns and heads to the south of France

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"Downton Abbey: A New Era," that stylish turn-of-the-century soap opera, will play at the M.V. Film Center beginning Friday, June 10, and is also playing at Edgartown Cinemas. This time the Grantham family packs...

What Are You Watching? ‘Wild Babies’

Rating: 3.8/5 stars Scrolling through the endless sea of Netflix's entertainment offerings on a weekend night, a nature docuseries titled “Wild Babies” caught my attention. After watching the trailer, I thought, “Hey, a show about...

What am I watching ‘again’?

As a diehard “Twilight Zone” fan — who doesn’t love showrunner Rod Serling? — when Netflix came out with its science fiction anthology series, “Black Mirror,” I was immediately hooked. A dark, cynical but fantastically...

‘The Velvet Queen’ will take your breath away

Viewers are in for a treat when “The Velvet Queen” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, June 3. This ravishing documentary follows the search of Vincent Munier with Sylvain Tesson to find...

Environmental Film Festival is underway

The eighth annual Environmental Film Festival begins today, Thursday, May 26, in time for spring and warm weather. Collaborating with the Vineyard Conservation Society, the festival at the M.V. Film Center runs through Sunday,...

What Are You Watching?

There is a prequel to “Breaking Bad”?! I am always trying to recapture the “I can’t stop binge-watching this show” feeling that I had with my top two favorite shows of all binge-watching time...

‘Emergency’ turns from comedy into drama

“Emergency” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, May 20. What starts out as a comedy drama with college students celebrating spring break turns into a more serious thriller about racism. Adapted from...

What Are You Watching?

3 out of 5 stars Have you ever come across a random image or video online and thought “Where did this come from?” That’s what happened when I saw a gif of the Eldritch Abomination...

A child’s world transformed in ‘Petite Maman’

“Petite Maman,” the French film by Céline Sciamma, arrives at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, May 13. The superstitious vibes of that day are transmuted by this magical story. It’s part fairytale and...

What Are You Watching?

“Outlander” got me through COVID. It probably also saved my marriage. After 35 years together, 30 days isolated in the house in 2020 almost broke us. Then we stepped into the time-traveling world of...