Harvard’s Carpenter Center explores James Baldwin’s world in photography exhibition

Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is currently showing “Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America,” a multi-artist photography exhibit running through Dec. 30. The exhibition highlights facets of African-American life in the north and south from the 1930s to the 1960s, providing a visual context to the stories of […]

For second year running, Oscar acting nominees exclude people of color

“And the nominees are …” The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Jan. 14 its nominations for the 88th Academy Awards, to be held on Feb. 28. “The Revenant” (2015) and “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015) lead the way with 12 and 10 nominations apiece, with “The Martian” (2015), “Spotlight” (2015) and […]

‘Selma’ triumphs with multifaceted performances

For a movie that takes on a larger-than-life man in the midst one of the most triumphant acts of his career as its subject matter — namely, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. — “Selma” finds its greatest highlights in the quiet and subdued moments of its 127-minute run. With a […]

Winter movie preview: five films you won’t want to miss

Oscar season — aka winter — is upon us, meaning all the future classics are finally hitting theaters in rapid fire, just in time for us to huddle up indoors. Already identifiable are a few definite contenders: “Gone Girl,” “Boyhood” and maybe even “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Historically speaking, however, the best is yet to come. […]