I don’t want to jinx anything… but it’s starting to feel like spring (and all the joy that it brings) may finally be here. Along with this, dare I say “nice,” weather comes a wealth of juicy film screenings, enough to satisfy both the diehard cinephile and the casual filmgoer in us all. From wicked cult classics to films all about moms, here are the best film screenings to check out in Boston this month.
Our latest Watch Dog tackles Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, a documentary film about… you guessed it, Kurt Cobain. Directed by Brett Morgen, the film pieces together the tormented life of the Nirvana frontman, from his birth and childhood all the way to his death in 1994. More
New to theaters this week is the sci-fi film Ex Machina, written/directed by Alex Garland (writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine) and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander. The film begins when a programmer for a giant search engine company is invited to spend a week at the estate of the company’s reclusive CEO. Soon after arriving, however, he discovers that he has been selected to help evaluate the capabilities of the CEO’s latest creation, an experiment in artificial intelligence called Ava, whose abilities may extend further than either of them could have ever expected. More
Tonight, FX’s Louie will be entering its fifth season, though it’s almost hard to believe that a show so unique and idiosyncratic has managed to survive this long. Yet here we are (all for the better, mind you). More
April is here, and spring is upon us! We do, however, live in Boston, meaning that we won’t be experiencing any real consistent warm, sunny weather for a few weeks now. Luckily, this month is host to an array of different film screenings, from a Jim Henson double feature to a little-seen cult hit. Here are the best film screenings to check out in Boston in April.
While cringe comedy only really became a television staple in the ’90s, its wide reach only continues to grow over time. Beginning on HBO with the likes of The Larry Sanders Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm, it seemed to truly develop over in the UK with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s The Office, springing up a few years later in American network TV with an adaptation by veteran writer Greg Daniels (SNL, King of the Hill, The Simpsons). More
Sorry Beyoncé fans. As much as I love the Queen myself, she did not invent the surprise album release. She wasn’t the first, and as evidenced by the growing trend, she certainly wasn’t the last. More
Opening in limited release this Friday, It Follows has been called the greatest American horror film in some time. Writer/director David Robert Mitchell follows up his debut feature, The Myth of the American Sleepover, by applying many of that film’s ideas on youth, dialogue, and character to the horror genre, with terrifying results. More
Welcome to another installment of Cultural Sommelier. This week’s pairing includes two works of salacious, polarizing social critique: Mary Harron’s 2000 film, American Psycho, and Kanye West’s 2013 album, Yeezus. More
March has arrived, folks, and here we are on the brink of spring and (hopefully) the end of this seemingly never-ending winter. Stuck in-between the generally desolate movie month of February and the beginnings of the summer movie season, what better to do than stop by one of Boston’s independent theaters and catch a flick? From a continuing David Lynch repertory series to classic sci-fi, here are the best film screenings to check out in Boston this month.