Casablanca

Best Bets for Independent Classic and Foreign Films:

Boston

Museum of Fine Arts
www.mfa.org/film

Brookline

Coolidge Corner Theatre
3 screens
www.coolidge.org

Cambridge

Kendall Theatre
Kendall Square
9 screens
landmarktheatres.com

Brattle Theatre
Harvard Square
Brattlefilm.org

Waltham

Embassy Theatre
6 screens
landmarktheatres.com

Newton

West Newton Cinema
6 screens
westnewtoncinema.com

Movies 

AMERICAN SNIPER

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. 

SELMA

Selma is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

BOYHOOD

An cinematic experience covering 12 years in the life of a family. At the center is Mason, who with his sister Samantha, is taken on an emotional and transcendent journey through the years, from childhood to adulthood.

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

THEORY OF EVERYTHING

Follows Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Felicity Jones. The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life’s work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.

THE IMITATION GAME

 

 

A dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, starring  Benedict Cumberbatch as the Breitish mathematician who finally broke the Enigma code and broght Wprld War Two closer to victory.. 
The pioneer of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. t
Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victi.m of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
Keira Knightley also stars as Turing's close friend and fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke.One of the top contenders for an acting Oscar

 

 WHIPLASH

Under the direction of a prestigious but borderline abusive instructor, a young college student begins to lose his humanity in his quest to become the core drummer of the top jazz orchestra in the country.  

BIRDMAN

A washed up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play. Riggan Thompson was Birdman, a crime-stopping superhero with a beak and a three-film franchise. Now, he's a washed up actor trying to get his career and life back together by opening his own play on Broadway. On the eve of it's opening, the play is close to falling apart and Riggan is forced to sign a younger, egotistical lead actor, whom he despises. What results over the next three days is strange, dark and downright hilarious, nearly costing Riggan his career, family and sanity in the process.

(All movie reviews from www.movieinsider.com)