Top-five things to do

Art, Books, Film, Music

Halloween is Monday, and trick-or-treating in most communities is this weekend. But there are, in fact, some non-Halloween events coming up that are worthy of mention too. Here are some highlights.

Top-five things to do

Film, Lifestyle

We’re unveiling our top-five weekend events a day early this week, as the 16th annual New Hampshire Film Festival gets underway tonight in Portsmouth. We’ve also got local options for theater, art, music, food, and beer. Lots of beer.

Creating a musical myth

Film, Music

N.H. native Justin Connor wrote, directed, produced, scored, and stars in The Golden Age, a mock-rockumentary premiering at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth.

Celebs headed to NHFF

Film

John Michael Higgins, Tom Bergeron, and Alicia Witt are among the celebrities attending this year's New Hampshire Film Festival, which takes place next month in Portsmouth.

Top-five things to do

Art, Film, Music, Stage

It’s going to be a big weekend on the Seacoast. Among the highlights are a film festival, a music and art fest, an exhibition with 60-plus artists, a new show at the Rep, and a 10-year anniversary shindig for Portsmouth Public Library.

Review: Suicide Squad

Film

Suicide Squad may not be as grim and full of despair as Man of Steel or Batman v Superman, but when it comes to superhero movies, the execs at Warner Brothers still don't seem to know their audience — or think very highly of it.

Film review: Star Trek Beyond

Film

It's not perfect, but co-star and co-writer Simon Pegg has helped engineer a story that moves the franchise in the right direction in Star Trek Beyond.

Exeter native’s show earns Emmy nod

Film

Exeter native Laura Waleryszak is the co-writer, co-producer, and co-star of Her Story, a Web series that earned an Emmy nomination this month. Waleryszak talked to The Sound about the surprising success of the show, which is focused on transgender characters.

Review: X-Men: Apocalypse

Film

In the latest installment of the X-Men film franchise, Marvel Cinematic history is altered, Oscar Isaac delivers a bizarrely bad performance, and Professor X preemptively admonishes us to forget everything we see.

Review: Captain America: Civil War

Film

In Captain America: Civil War, the extended family of superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow, evolve, and punch the hell out of each other.

Designing woman

Film

Stratham native Bridget Keefe is living her silver-screen dream as a movie set designer.

Bigger than Garfield

Film

Four years ago, Katie Hall made a joke at work. The joke? Someone should create an Internet Cat Video Festival. Her workplace? The Walker Art...

Video Vault: Session 9

Film

“Session 9” Universal Pictures, 2001 Starring: Peter Mullan, David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Josh Lucas Directed by: Brad Anderson The plot: Gordon (Mullan) is in desperate...

Review: The Witch

Film

Above: Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Thomasin in Robert Eggers’ new movie, “The Witch.” 2015, 90 minutes, rated R by Larry Clow The Witch,” the debut...

Video Vault: Betty Blue

Film

“Betty Blue” Gaumont, 1986 Starring: Beatrice Dalle, Jean-Hughes Anglade, Consuelo de Haviland, Gerard Darmon Directed by: Jean-Jacques Beineix The plot: Zorg (Anglade), a 34-year-old failed...

Hail, Caesar!

Film

Scarlett Johansson as a steamy ingénue with the mouth of a longshoreman. Ralph Fiennes as a well-clipped film director who knows exactly what he wants....

Eight-Bit Junkyard: Kickle Cubicle

Film

“Kickle Cubicle” (Irem, 1990) “Kickle Cubicle” is a quaint curiosity. A puzzle game that blatantly borrowed its gameplay and design from two more popular games,...

Video Vault: Waiting for Godot

Film

Reviews of the best (and worst) classic flicks and cult movies Waiting for Godot RTE, Channel 4, Blue Angel Films and the Irish Film Board,...