Sean Penn is Jim Terrier in “The Gunman”, which opened Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOE ALBLAS/OPEN ROAD FILMS

REVIEW: Butch “Gunman” can’t be sensitive type, too

Of the approximately 20 film critics who attended the screening for Pierre Morel’s “The Gunman,” only […]

by · March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Despite the company's financial trouble in recent years, ringmaster John Kennedy Kane remains optimistic that Big Apple Circus's newest show will draw families back into the tent. GRAPHIC BY ERICA MAYBAUM/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

New circus show juggles waning market, elephantine ambition

The circus, with its large tents, clowns, crowds of people and acrobats, is not an experience […]

by · March 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Amsterdam Falafelshop, a falafel chain based out of Washington, D.C., opened its newest restaurant in Kenmore Square Friday. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Amsterdam Falafelshop spices up Kenmore Square

Any Boston University student can step outside their dorm, and it’s likely that they’ll find at […]

by · March 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
“Cinderella,” starring Lily James as Ella, premiered Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF WALT DISNEY PICTURES

REVIEW: Midnight no concern for timeless “Cinderella” reboot

A classic since its release in 1950, Cinderella lives up to the taste of the modern […]

by · March 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Celia Imrie star as Evelyn Greenslade, Douglas Ainslie and Madge Hardcastle in “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” released Friday. PHOTO BY LAURIE SPARHAM/20TH CENTURY FOX

REVIEW: Compared, “Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” exactly that

In 2011, director John Madden and screenwriter Ol Parker adapted a novel by Deborah Moggach about […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
(From left) Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and David Franco star as Dan Truckman, Timothy McWinters and Mike Pancake in “Unfinished Business,” released Friday. PHOTO BY JESSICA MIGLIO/TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

REVIEW: “Unfinished Business” doesn’t do much, but gets job done

As its title suggests, “Unfinished Business” may not fully accomplish its task. But that depends on […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
“Sonic Blossom,” a performance art exhibit by Lee Mingwei, opens at the Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Performance piece “Sonic Blossom” blooms before visitors ears

When John Cage debuted his now-celebrated composition “4’33”” in the early ’50s, audiences and critics were […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
ShabuMaru offers Japanese hot pot cuisine in Downtown Boston. PHOTO BY HANNAH LANDERS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Hot pot hot spot’s food thoughts not for naught

Deep in the softly lit, marble halls of the Back Bay’s Westin Copley Place lies a […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Will Butler will release his album “Policy” Tuesday. PHOTO FROM MERGE RECORDS

REVIEW: For Butler’s first solo venture, “Policy” more than just reflector

If Will Butler was an original, new solo artist — and not a founding member of […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Sharlto Copley is Chappie, a robot given the ability to think for himself, in “Chappie,“ released Friday. PHOTO FROM COLUMBIA PICTURES

REVIEW: High-minded “Chappie” needs less metaphysics, more “zef”

Robotics isn’t the future. It’s the present. So why are we still making movies about robots? […]

by · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse