UPDATE: We are meeting at an alternative temporary location until further notice. Gloria has suggested we meet in the Community Room in her building next week, on a temporary basis. So consider this the official meeting reminder: Next Wednesday, August 7, at the St. George (the Pink Building), at 1:30.
"We meet every month to discuss current movies. We usually exclude super-hero movies, but suggestions can include everything from romantic comedies to art-house films." New members can contact me by email (email@example.com) or phone (781-629-3376) for the current list of films.
Yesterday: What would you do in a world where the Beatles didn’t exist? You’d
have to create them. It’s a fun movie that reminds us how much the Beatles are a part
of our culture.
The Farewell (opens 7/12): A Chinese family discovers that Grandma has
cancer, but they decide not to tell her. Instead they put together a quickie family
wedding as an excuse to travel to China and say farewell. Starring Awkfina, a rap
singer who’s becoming a well-known actress.
Midsommar: A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-
summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly
violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. It’s an unconventional
horror movie, not a gore-fest. It’s also very funny. You’d think it would only be at the art
houses, but it’s showing everywhere.
Maiden : Documentary about British sailor Tracy Edwards, who in 1989 became
skipper of the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race . In
one sense it’s a great feminist triumph, but it’s also a great adventure story. This one is
at the art houses.
Toy Story 4: Another wonderful animated film, or just more of the same? Critics
debate whether this sequel was worth making. You be the judge. In any case, your
kids will love it.
Wild Rose: A messed-up Scottish woman dreams of becoming a country singer in
Nashville. She does get there, but then the movie takes some unexpected turns, which
the reviews won’t even hint at. The ending is satisfying, just not what you were
expecting. Kendall and Boston Common only.