92nd Academy Awards predictions
Reflecting back on the best technical and artistic achievements of the year, it’s hard not to get excited to see where cinema takes us in 2020 and beyond.
‘Doctor Sleep’ might just put you to bed
Torn between paying lip service to Kubrick and wrapping up Stephen King’s saga about the Torrance family, Mike Flanagan makes a film that’s neither a satisfactory follow-up to ‘The Shining’ nor a particularly compelling horror film.
A modern spin on a Shakespearean classic
The Shakespeare Ensemble’s production of ‘Twelfth Night’ is a decidedly humorous and delightful experience that takes plenty of inspiration from life at MIT.
‘Knives Out’ keeps you guessing until the end
Rian Johnson’s impassioned ode to the murder mystery story manages to inject a fresh breath of life into the genre while also offering piercing social commentary about contemporary America.
Do not go gentle into that good light
Robert Eggers avoids a sophomore slump with ‘The Lighthouse,’ a brilliantly layered and beautifully shot film that’s unafraid to probe the darkest depths of mens’ souls.
‘Joker’ is a tragedy without a punchline
Joaquin Phoenix’s deeply committed performance as the victim of circumstance turned psychotic supervillain isn’t enough to save ‘Joker’ from an underdeveloped narrative and unclear message.
Sailors’ den in south Boston
With its innovative Asian-inspired menu and sophisticated decor, Shore Leave is the rare underground tiki bar that has much more to offer than tropical cocktails in a beachy setting.
‘Us’ and the double consciousness of a nation
Jordan Peele’s latest project is a thrilling, terrifying examination of America’s double consciousness, cementing his place as cinema’s most radical and innovative filmmaker and next great auteur.