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Bike to Work Day May 29, 2015 Join thousands of bike riders throughout the region to bike to work and stop by one of an estimated 100 pit stop locations to pick up t-shirts, snacks and encouragement. Originally scheduled for May 15, but postponed due to rain.  72 other events on Friday, May 29
 
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The media artist/designer wants women to challenge the idea of what’s expected of them
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The third in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
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After nearly 50 years, faculty and staff fear next two shows will be the last for a while
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Bertrand Bonello’s biopic fragments history to find the emotion of style
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New documentary about the famous painter and special effects guru

 

 
 
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Wednesday, January 22,2014
Film

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: action cinema

Movie series showcases six socially relevant documentaries

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Never underestimate the power of a great documentary. While no nonfiction film is going to miraculously remedy our worst injustices overnight, the best ones can prompt the kind of discourse that could make a lasting difference in the long run, weaving together awareness and activism.
Wednesday, January 22,2014
Film

The best of times, the worst of times in ‘The Invisible Woman’

Charles Dickens biopic tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With The Invisible Woman, director and star Ralph Fiennes does just the opposite, shrouding a period late in the life of Charles Dickens with emotional ambiguity and mystery. 
Wednesday, January 15,2014
Film

‘The Great Beauty’ is a carnival of contradiction

Paolo Sorrentino’s gorgeous new film turns Rome on its head, Italian-style

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Paolo Sorrentino’s absurd and contradictory version of modern Rome, as envisioned in his pristine new film, The Great Beauty, is truly a topsy-turvy carnival.
Wednesday, January 15,2014
Film

Subtle gems below Oscar’s radar

An Academy Awards rebuttal and a rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
On Thursday, Jan. 16, the highfalutin Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences will announce the nominations for its 86th annual event.
Tuesday, January 7,2014
Film

Empathy is the future in ‘Her’

Spike Jonze’s new sci-fi romance gives Joaquin Phoenix a second chance at feeling

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What's more illuminating—and shocking—is how Her brilliantly suggests that technology is not some damnable plague segregating humanity into different virtual columns, just another platform for people to rediscover their own empathy.
Tuesday, January 7,2014
Film

A cascading wave of trauma washes over ‘The Past’

Asghar Farhadi’s melodrama leads our rundown of films screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Hardly a moment goes by in Asghar Farhadi's The Past when characters don't seem on the verge of collision. 
Tuesday, December 31,2013
Film

Cinema without a safety net

The best films of 2013 were all daring in unique ways

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Long live the daring and dangerous films of 2013! Despite claims to the contrary, a whole lot of movies mattered this year.
Tuesday, December 31,2013
Film

A little terror

The latest ‘Paranormal Activity’ highlights a slow week in movie openings and screenings

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A young man (Andrew Jacobs) begins experiencing strange phenomenon before realizing he’s been marked by an evil spirit. It’s the latest entry in the popular found-footage horror series. 
Tuesday, December 24,2013
Film

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ gets down and dirty

The latest sprawling crime film by Martin Scorsese is an all-out riot

By Glenn Heath Jr.
A great alternate title for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street would have been "Despicable Me." The low-down, dirty story of Jordan Belfort (brilliantly played by Leonardo DiCaprio), a real-life stock trader who rose to infamy in the 1990s for his fast lifestyle and immoral business tactics, centers on the destructive American urge to embrace ugly behavior.
Tuesday, December 24,2013
Film

‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ gets a glossy, corporate revamp

Ben Stiller’s fantastical tale of reinvention leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
No matter how pure the intentions or sweet the end result, Ben Stiller's post-modern re-imagining of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is the ultimate midlife-crisis movie.
 
 
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