‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’ is thrillingly funny

‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’ is thrillingly funny

Tripping on painkillers prescribed to provide relief for her broken finger — an injury sustained during a confrontation with a surprisingly spry old man at a shady consignment shop selling her stolen family heirlooms — Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) and Tony (Elijah Wood) discuss the universe and their place in it. Tony, hopeful and happy to […]

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

In one word, writer and director Tom Ford’s, Nocturnal Animals can best be described as unsettling. Not only are the events depicted deeply unsettling, the film is itself unsettling to watch in tis presentation. Portrait-like compositions clash with a narrative split between two drastically different worlds, resulting in a devastating thriller about love, revenge and […]

Project to update connections at town halls may soon be finished

Project to update connections at town halls may soon be finished

A project to install and activate fiber connections from the town halls of the five South County towns under contract with Charter/Spectrum to the CTSB station, which is now going into its tenth month, should be completed by the end of January according to a Charter representative. The issue caused heavy discussion and a number […]

Arrival: A subversive take on sci-fi

Arrival: A subversive take on sci-fi

Arrival is subversive in every sense of the word. It defies the typical sci-fi experience, casting aside the genre’s typical fast paced, action and visual effects-heavy set pieces and opting instead for a human-centric, methodical plot. Its recursive approach to storytelling and depiction of time is subversive, taking an original idea and executing it to […]

Prospect Street residents fear impact of proposed apartment building

Prospect Street residents fear impact of proposed apartment building

The Lee Board of Selectmen’s decision to grant Prospect Village, LLC and its partners the special permit necessary to move forward with their conversion of the former Berkshire Hills Nursing Home building into a 21-room apartment building was met with some dissent from the building’s neighbors at a special hearing last month. Several residents of […]

‘Fear, Inc.’ offers a pointed lesson in privilege

‘Fear, Inc.’ offers a pointed lesson in privilege

Good meta-horror is an exotic and elusive sub-genre of film that rarely hits its mark as well as Fear, Inc. does. Scary when it needs to be, funny when it can be, and ultimately driving home a lesson about privilege throughout, Fear, Inc. is the best addition to the meta-horror genre since 2011’s “Cabin in […]

‘Dirty 30’ establsihes YouTube stars as big screen talents

‘Dirty 30’ establsihes YouTube stars as big screen talents

YouTube personalities Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart and Hannah Hart’s second joint feature, “Dirty 30,” offers a slight twist to the party film genre while playing to the strengths of the three central cast members. The comedy, co-penned by Mamrie Hart and Molly Prather, follows Kate (Mamrie), a woman on the cusp of her 30th birthday […]