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Movie Lounge – January 11

What’s playing this week, ranked by how good the movies might be. If you’re a movie fan looking for some vintage posters, there’s an auction – two, actually – Saturday morning at Bruneau Auctioneers in Cranston. Items up for grabs include original posters for classic films (Chinatown, Raging Bull) as well as movies that are, […]

marnie metropolitan opera

2018 in Review – Performing Arts

Top 5 Performing Arts Stories of 2018 5. It’s probably sad that one of the year’s top stories is about auditions, but people like a good dog story and Festival Ballet seemed to have a ball casting the lone canine role in their annual production of The Nutcracker. They held an open call, and recently […]

Jason Chase, Depart

November Art Preview

Ten shows to check out this November, arranged by opening date. pictured: Jason Chase, Depart, on view at Atelier Newport OPENING Danny Lyon: The Only Thing I Saw Worth Leaving David Winton Bell Gallery List Art Center 64 College Street, Providence November 2 – December 19 opening reception Thursday November 1 (5:30pm) Allusions Tracey J. […]

Dorrys 2016 (photo: James Lastowski)


The full list of nominees will be back soon. The Dorrys are named after Thomas Wilson Dorr, one of the more important figures in Rhode Island history and an enemy of the Law and Order Party. Dorr was right, by the way. [photo: Yolandi Fizzure announcing the 2016 Dorrys. credit: James Lastowski]

Movie Lounge – August 31

The week’s 10 best-sounding movies, ranked by how much they might be worth seeing. August 31 – September 6 1. Perfect Blue (1998) Japanese with English subtitles directed by Satoshi Kon voiced by Junko Iwao, Rika Matsumoto, and Steve Bulen screening Thursday 9/6 at Showcase Cinemas (Providence Place/Warwick) and Regal Cinemas Swansea 2. The Little […]

Upgrade (2018)

Movie Lounge – June 1

The week’s 10 best movie bets, ranked by how much they might be worth seeing. The bad news is that the Cable Car Cinema is closing on Sunday. The good news is that the Rustic Tri View Drive-In now has all three screens running again, after one got damaged in a storm over the winter. […]

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Movie Lounge – May 11

The week’s 10 best movie bets, ranked by how much they might be worth seeing. May 11 – May 17 1. Sunset Boulevard (1950) directed by Billy Wilder starring William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim playing Sunday 5/13 and Wednesday 5/16 at Showcase Cinemas (Providence Place / Warwick) and Regal Cinemas (Swansea / Bellingham) […]