Thursday, July 18, 2024

Movies & TV

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It's the 80s television show back to haunt us — all the quirky characters, schtick, slam-bam action, and absolutely no suspense as the Special Forces group proves they were framed in Iraq.

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It's the 80s television show back to haunt us — all the quirky characters, schtick, slam-bam action, and absolutely no suspense as the Special Forces group proves they were framed in Iraq.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “The Oath”

For anyone seriously interested in gaining insight into terrorism and jihad, Laura Poitras's new film, "The Oath" is a must-see.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Orgasm, Inc.”

With a title as titillating as "Orgasm, Inc," viewers may think the film showing Friday, June 4, at the Katharine Cornell Theatre is a piece of hot erotica.

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High energy, high-tech sequel to the first blockbuster has billionaire inventor (Robert Downey Jr.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society: “The Joy of Singing”

Gallic humor runs amok in French director Ilan Duran Cohen's 2008 comedy, "The Joy of Singing" ("Le Plaisir de Chanter").

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Freddy Kruger (Jackie Earle Haley), the quintessential bump in the night, is now even darker and more ghoulish, tormenting the dreams of a group of small town students until they are afraid to fall asleep.

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From his first appearance in 1984, Freddy Krueger has become the quintessential bump in the night, terriorizing suburban teenagers.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Fish Tank”

"Fish Tank," a powerful portrait of life in an English public housing project, is told exclusively from the viewpoint of a 15-year-old girl.

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Greenberg (R)Director Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale," "Margot at the Wedding") brings out the best in Ben Stiller and Greta Gerwig in this slow moving, funny/sad character study.

Taylor Toole: Martha’s Vineyard filmmaker debuts latest

"After Work," Taylor Toole's newest film, was almost an afterthought.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Broken Embraces”

"Broken Embraces," the latest film from Spain's master director Pedro Almodovar, creates a dazzling pastiche of love, death, and melodrama that often feels dream-like.

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It's hard to have a romance with Stan (Alex O'Loughlin), a come-lately Mr.

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A young illiterate prisoner watches and learns as he climbs to the top of a Corsican prison gang in a French prison.

M.V. Film Society screens “No Impact Man”

Plenty of us would like to reduce our carbon footprint as close to zero as possible.

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Alice in Wonderland (PG)How could you not love a spin on a Lewis Carroll classic with a dolled-up Johnny Depp, a funny, fierce Helena Bonham Carter, a charming new version of Alice (Mia Wasikowska)

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Alice in Wonderland (PG)How could you not love a spin on a Lewis Carroll classic with a dolled-up Johnny Depp, a funny, fierce Helena Bonham Carter, a charming new version of Alice (Mia Wasikowska)

“Pilgrimage” shows at Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center

There are quiet conversations among the family about the weather and shouldn't Ilana be wearing a hat, and there they are strolling through fields of wildflowers under springtime blue skies, along country roads, through old town squares, and pausing to place stones of remembrance on the monuments to those who died on the forced death marches out of Austrian concentration camps.

Special Events M.V.

Thanks to the efforts of two local men, Joe Gervais and Joao Barbosa, Islanders have two opportunities to see an independent film at the Capawock Theatre.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Trust Us, This Is All Made Up”

Despite its unwieldy title, the documentary "Trust Us, This Is All Made Up" fine-tunes the fine art of improvisation to comic perfection.