Usually, the double-features at the Brattle have some kind of thematic similarity. Paired war films, comedies, different takes on the same story, etc. The Meek’s Cutoff/The Future screening tonight, however, depicts a mountain man totally getting an Oregon Trail wagon-team lost (the former) and the story of a 30-something couple that get a cat (the latter), as narrated by … that cat. Continue reading
Comedian Tingle is as about as American as apple pie wrapped in a flag born aloft by an eagle that roosts on Mount Rushmore, set to the tune of “Rock You Like A Hurricane.” Now, considering that two of those things are in fact German, we get to the crux of Tingle’s titular documentary: Just what is the deal with America, anyway? Continue reading
OH WOW! LOOK AT ALL THIS STUFF IN HERE! IT’S LIKE A REAL—oh, sorry. Yeah, we’ll keep it down. Is bold too loud? Continue reading
Promised a six-figure signing bonus, full college tuition and more excitement than getting drunk under a bridge, a close-knit group of friends from documentarian Heather Courtney’s hometown in northern Michigan all enlisted in the National Guard together and soon found themselves shipped out to Afghanistan. Continue reading
As we mentioned before, legendary composer Bernard Herrmann didn’t just know a thing or two about throwing in a dramatic spike or a moody lull to punch up the cinematic experience of the twentieth century—he knew all of it. Continue reading
Take a good long chuckle at the title of Brattle Theatre’s latest offering for their The DocYard series, The Redemption of General Butt Naked. That’s worth at least a smirk, admit it. Continue reading
During the day Gary Shteyngart hangs out at Columbia with James Franco and jokes about how smart and talented he and his friends are. At night, he writes self-insert fan-fiction in which he and his improbably attractive Asian girlfriend struggle to survive in a media-saturated near-future wasteland. Said fan-fiction then finds its way on to the New York Times bestseller list and then never leaves. Even he when’s being lame, Shteyengart still ends up being cool. Stupid lucky Shteyngart. Hear Shteyngart read from said lame dumb book for idiots, Super Sad True Love Story, over at Brattle Theatre, thanks to those jerks at Harvard Book Store.
[Wed 5.18.11. 40 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617.876.6838. 6pm/$5. harvard.com]