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This Is It, Truly

ongoing Joy or sadness? When you exit the theater, what will you be feeling as you walk away from “Michael Jackson’s This Is It”? The 111-minute film – fragments of rehearsals for the tour that never was – hit me both ways. On the upside, you can tell from the …

Brother Cleve’s Bollywood at Precinct

Wed. Feb. 9 When we think Bollywood, we think Brother Cleve. No one in our fair city has done as much to get Bollywood music and film to our metropolis and his mission continues Wednesday Feb. 9 at Precinct. Whassup? "I'll be showing a couple of hours worth of 'wild' …

Get Happy!!

 ongoing-Feb. 1  We loved Burgess Meredith as the Penguin in the old "Batman" TV show. We thought Danny Da Vito was OK too, in the movie. But what about real penguins you ask? We’d have to say "March of the Penguins" was one of the most profound and moving animal …

Here in my car … Car Flix at Larz Anderson

Thurs. June 21  The first great car movie we saw? Well, that would have to be "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" back when we were, well, young. My god, that thing was impressive. We wanted one! Perhaps, our parents bought us a toy replica. If so it’s history now and probably valuable …

BUFF in Cambridge: The Underground Rises

 Sun. March 23  Last year, those of us who attended the opening of the Boston Underground Film Festival at the Brattle Theatre were treated to porn – old school. Dirty movies from yesteryear, but in a somewhat historical/documentary context. Talked about mixed feelings. Viewing erotic movies made by people long …

Mickey Rourke’s Big Comeback: “The Wrestler”

ongoing  A movie that couldn't get made for years because … Mickey Rourke was the lead role and a movie that succeeds brilliantly because … Mickey Rourke plays the hell out of it. Yep, Rourke is Hollywood's comeback kid in "The Wrestler." And, more than a few of us, thought, …

Lemmy: Warts and All at the Somerville Theatre Tonight

Fri. April 23 A couple of Lemmy stories. I’m in London, 1985, waiting for Larry Wallis – of the late great Pink Faires – to take the stage at Dingwalls. I’m playing pinball. Mutton-chopped guy comes up to me, taps me on the shoulder and croaks, “Got ten pence?” I …

The Life and Times of Hoover, according to Eastwood and DiCaprio

ongoing Leonardo DiCaprio, the preeminent actor of the under-40 generation, is stunning in "J. Edgar," Clint Eastwood’s biopic about the most famous (and important) man in the history of the F.B.I.DiCaprio of course plays the man himself, J. Edgar Hoover, who we follow from his earliest days at the Bureau until …