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Hulu original’s “The Act” is an eight-episode mini-series that follows the life and case of Gypsy Rose Blancharde. The case of Gypsy Rose Blancharde is about a young woman, Gypsy Rose, who was convicted of second-degree murder for killing her mother and sentenced to 10 years in prison, but w…

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History is cool! Nobody can tell me otherwise. Not after seeing “Vice,” that is. Writer/director Adam McKay is here to teach us a two-hour lesson on political history, and you’re gonna enjoy every second of it. “Vice,” as a movie, is cool and wild. It’s dark and serious when the narrative de…

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I’ve always enjoyed watching people in fancy, old clothing argue over who gets to live in each other’s castles. Therein found I much to fancy in theater-turned-film director Josie Rourke’s first feature: “Mary Queen of Scots.” A film which hits that rare sweet spot in which it presents itsel…

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In fast need of a crime thriller? Head off to the movie theater and watch “Widows” (2018). It features a killer cast with actors and actresses such as Liam Neeson, Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya, and Michelle Rodriguez, and you won’t be able to leave the edge of your seat. Very well executed, t…

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My personal favorite way to see a movie is to check what is playing at the independent theaters (your Kendal Squares or Coolidge Corners), take note of all the films I haven’t heard of, and, after reading brief descriptions, buy a ticket for the one I feel I have the least clear idea about. …

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On Monday Nov. 5, I finally got to see "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" with my mom. I usually don’t see movies in the theater like I used to, especially during the semester. But sometimes I make exceptions and actually go out and do something if my week workload is light enough. Despite…

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Just because Halloween has passed, doesn’t mean November can’t continue the spooky season! Here are some creepy podcasts to indulge in, if you’re one of the many that is just fascinated by these horrifyingly strange crime cases. These podcasts are available on spotify, and are all based on r…

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“Michael Myers loose in Haddonfield with a bunch of lunatics on Halloween night!” is probably the most apt plot summary you could give this film, and hearing the character Sherriff Baker (Olmar J. Dorsey) put it so succinctly really made my job easier. If that alone sounds good to you, then …

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I’m sure most of you have seen the promotional poster for NBC’s "The Rookie" on the sides of MBTA buses or on TV or on billboards in the city. The new NBC police procedural, which premiered on Oct. 16, stars Nathan Fillion as the titular “Rookie.” Of "Castle" fame, Fillion has earned the rep…