Best Bets for Independent Classic and Foreign Films:


Museum of Fine Arts


Coolidge Corner Theatre
3 screens


Kendall Theatre
Kendall Square
9 screens

Brattle Theatre
Harvard Square


Embassy Theatre
6 screens


West Newton Cinema
6 screens


Here'are a few current movies   that I really enjoyed.  

The Walk 

★ ‘Grandma’ (R, 1:20) A small marvel. Lily Tomlin plays a cantankerous feminist poet whose pregnant granddaughter (Julia Garner) wants an abortion. Paul Weitz wrote and directed this intimate, heartfelt and extremely funny comedy. With Marcia Gay Harden, Sam Elliott and Judy Greer. (Scott)

★ ‘Learning to Drive’ (R, 1:29) This small, smart dual portrait of the deepening friendship between a New York book critic (Patricia Clarkson) and her Indian-American driving instructor (Ben Kingsley) belongs to a school of grown-up, low-drama two-handers that doesn’t condescend to characters from different cultures and backgrounds. (Holden)

‘Listen to Me Marlon’ (No rating, 1:40) For this intimate documentary, the British director Stevan Riley combines a bounty of visual material with snippets from the many personal audio recordings that Marlon Brando made during his lifetime. The movie brings you ear-whisperingly close to its subject, whose legacy was partly tarnished by an entertainment press that punishes those who refuse to play the game. (Dargis)