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A young photographer arrives in an impoverished rural community whose elder residents grow to trust her with their personal recollections. Critic Andrew Lapin says this minimalist Brazilian drama is a poignant, elegantly crafted still life.
In a black comedy taking aim at American popular culture, a middle-aged man with terminal cancer (Joel Murray) decides to kill lowlifes — including texting moviegoers and reality TV stars. Critic Ella Taylor says God Bless America is a one-trick pony, but delivers venomous cultural criticism.
Traditions take new and wild turns as a band of theater renegades reinterpret Mary Poppins, Tim Burton drops a vampire into 20th century Maine and the Boston Pops celebrate America's diverse music history with Steve Martin on banjo.
Don't wait another minute to get tickets to these performances. A new spin on Russian satire and a unique look at Nigeria's recent history.
Weekend Edition's Rachel Martin talks with actor and writer Jason Segel about his new film The Five-Year Engagement and the evolution of Jason's affable onscreen persona.
The 36-year-old movie reviewer and essayist talks about what it's like to win journalism's highest honor.
Thursday, March 29, at 10pm on WGBX 44
Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror film fans descend on Davis Square in Somerville for an annual film fest.
Two female leads portray women who go to extremes as they face the fallout of war and the pressure of hardship.
It's blood and gore all over the place in the Boston arts scene this week. Well, more like razor wit, black comedy and red paint.
No, not sleepless freshmen. A new Harvard Extension course has attracted hundreds of people thirsting for knowledge about the vampire in literature and film.
Kim McLarin takes in the new production of Porgy and Bess” at Cambridge’s American Repertory Theater with the question “Why now?” and finds a surprising answer in the company’s new version of the 75-year-old opera.
The new documentary provides a fascinating peek into the specialized world of high-end piano technicians and their fussy customers.
At risk of losing his estate to pay family medical bills, Robert (David Morrissey) travels to Manchester seeking work. There, he chances to meet Sarah (Anna Maxwell Martin), and they have a drink together. Penelope Wilton also stars.
As social improvements move forward in South Riding, Robert (David Morrissey) faces ruin after a principled stand against political corruption, and Sarah (Anna Maxwell Martin) confronts a crisis, both personal and professional.
"Even as we were thrown in jail someone would sing a song," recalls Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) in this history of the civil-rights movement and its freedom music, featuring potent performances by John Legend, the Roots, Wyclef Jean, Angie Stone, Joss Stone.
PIONEERS OF TELEVISION
Sitcoms are featured, including I Love Lucy, Make Room for Daddy, The Honeymooners, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. Actors Joyce Randolph, Marlo Thomas, Andy Griffith, Mary Tyler Moore, and Dick Van Dyke reminisce.
This morning's Oscar nominations were headed up by The King's Speech with 12, followed by True Grit with 10. There weren't many surprises, although Inception missed out on one major award.
At the Hanscom Air Force Base, a group of veterans shares movies and memories.
The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates 22 years of showcasing great films with Jewish themes from around the world. Jared Bowen talks to artistic director Sara Rubin about what she's watching this year.
The Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Annual Halloween Horror Movie Marathon promises to be a non-stop sensory overload of live music, psychic readings, popcorn, and plenty of blood and guts on the big screen. Moviola has a preview.
Moviola is WGBH's inside look at movies in and around the Hub with Jared Bowen. You hear it during Morning Edition on 89.7 WGBH. In this episode, Jared talks with the real-life subject of Tony Goldwyn’s latest film, Conviction, which opens in theaters on Friday, Oct. 15. It’s a gripping tale of murder and family ties, based on the true story of a Massachusetts brother and sister.
Filmmaker Ken Burns discusses the making of Baseball: The Tenth Inning with Greater Boston's Jared Bowan. Burns discusses chronicling the significant developments of the national pastime since Baseball originally aired, including the steroid scandal and the Boston Red Sox's 2004 World Series championship.