Soderbergh: Where ability and unpredictability meet

‘Unsane’ is the latest directorial effort from Steven Soderbergh whose career has been nothing if not fascinating.

Ben Stiller in “Brad’s Status.”

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11 movies to stream when the weather is terrible

A curated alphabetical list of the better current streaming options.

From left: Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp, and Katherine Langford in “Love, Simon,” an adaptation of the beloved young adult novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.”

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‘Love, Simon’ says a lot, and it’s all good

The new movie isn’t exactly like the Becky Albertalli novel that inspired it, but it captures the best parts, in the spirit of the great John Hughes.

Alicia Vikander stars as Lara Croft in “Tomb Raider.”

Movie Review

‘Tomb Raider’ wastes the talent of Alicia Vikander

After a brisk start, it becomes a generic “Raiders of the Lost Ark” ripoff.

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South by Southwest festival salutes Emerson grad’s feature debut

Jim Cummings’s “Thunder Road” took the prize for best narrative feature.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, March 19-25

The Turkish Film Festival, celebrating Women’s History Month at Harvard Book Store, the New England Canabis Conference, and more.


In Tewksbury, a double dose of health history

The Public Health Museum in Massachusetts will sponsor presentations about the flu pandemic during World War I and the founding of the American Red Cross.


Jimmy Kimmel gives Hollywood a chance to exhale

His monologue sounded like one of his cheery late-night talk-show monologues — timely, mildly clever, smart, forgettable.

Movie Review

‘7 Days in Entebbe’ tells the tale of a flight held hostage in Uganda

The 1976 hijacking of an Air France jet en route from Tel Aviv fuels a serviceable thriller starring Daniel Brühl, Rosamund Pike, and Eddie Marsan.

Fall Arts Preview 2017


// A new ‘Star Wars,’ plus a bevy of real-life heroes on screen

Many of the fall’s biggest films have stories based on fact.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

Fall Arts preview

// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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// Four-star movie reviews by the Globe

These films all earned four-star reviews from Globe critics Ty Burr, Janice Page, and Peter Keough, as well as former Globe critic Wesley Morris.

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// Launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ takes the faithful full circle

The new “Star Wars” is great fun, if not a great film. It consciously embraces the funky, handmade garage aesthetic of the 1977 original.

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The Dropkick Murphys return to the House of Blues for St. Patrick’s Day shows this weekend.


The Weekender: Irish sojourns, Russian meltdowns, and ‘American Utopia’

It’s a special St. Patrick’s Day edition of the Weekender!

Chloe Levine stars in “The Ranger,” one of the movies in the Boston Underground Film Festival.

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This festival is underground and above reproach

The Boston Underground Film Festival runs March 21-25 at the Brattle Theatre.

“Ramen Heads”

In Focus

Four to watch at the Salem Film Fest

All-documentary program offers a window on the world.

Rebecca and Arthur Miller in “Arthur Miller: Writer.”

Doc Talk | Peter Keough

Documentaries on outer space, chronic fatigue, and Arthur Miller

A preview of three upcoming documentary screenings.

From left: Steve Buscemi as Krushchev, Adrian McLoughlin as Stalin, Jeffrey Tambor as Malenkov, Dermot Crowley as Kaganovich, and Simon Russell Beale as Beria in “The Death of Stalin.”

Movie Review

‘The Death of Stalin’ is brilliant satire

The jostlings for power in 1953 Moscow are played as Monty Python-esque farce in Armando Iannucci’s film.

Andy Goldsworthy in “Leaning Into the Wind — Andy Goldsworthy.”

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‘Leaning Into the Wind’ shows that, more than ever, Andy Goldsworthy is one with nature

German documentarian Thomas Riedelsheimer revisits the protean British nature sculptor in a film that prompts disbelief then grateful awe.

Movie Review

An unhappy family gets little love in ‘Happy End’

A review of Michael Haneke’s film “Happy End”

Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren play a couple on a road trip in “The Leisure Seeker.”

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Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland hit the road in ‘The Leisure Seeker’

The pair play a long-married couple who head off in their Winnebago for a journey from Wellesley to Key West.

Bo Burnham, writer-director of “Eighth Grade,” with the film’s star, Elsie Fisher, at the Sundance Film Festival.


Bo Burnham movie ‘Eighth Grade’ gets a trailer, and it’s all too real

The movie about an awkward teen will be out in July.

Dermot Crowley, Paul Whitehouse, Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, and Paul Chahidi in “The Death of Stalin.”


Armando Iannucci sees the humor in history — even when it comes to Stalin

Such a bloodstained chapter of Russian history is not inherently the stuff of comedy — which is precisely what attracted Armando Iannucci to “The Death of Stalin.”

Actress Anya Taylor-Joy and writer-director Cory Finley at the Eliot Hotel.

‘Thoroughbreds’ costar, director hit town to tout film

Writer-director Cory Finley and actress Anya Taylor-Joy visited Boston to talk about the movie, which was originally conceived as a stage play.

“Harlan County USA” documents a coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town.

In Focus

Best of the best documentary Oscar winners

Peter Keough highlights five outstanding films that have won the best documentary Oscar.

“In the Hills and Hollows”

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Documentary films about pollution, puppets, puttering and more

A trio of documentary films recommended for the coming week.

A scene from Ana DuVernay’s film adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time.”

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The Weekender: Wrinkles in time, tricks up sleeves, and ‘Pretty in Pink’ 

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

David Chase, creator and producer of the hit HBO series

‘Sopranos’ prequel could be in the works with David Chase

New Line has purchased a screenplay for a ‘‘Sopranos’’ prequel from series creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner.

David Oyelowo (left), Charlize Theron, and Joel Edgerton in “Gringo.”

Movie Review

‘Gringo’ is a twisty dark comedy piled high with great actors

The story of cretinous fools features enough betrayals, mistaken identities, and narrative switchbacks to keep the audience pleasurably befuddled.

Jacob’s Pillow opens this year with the Royal Danish Ballet.

Globe Magazine

42 concerts, plays, and arts events you shouldn’t miss in New England

Globe critics looked all around the region to pick events you should mark on your calendar.

Matvey Novikov as the young boy who goes missing in “Loveless.”

Movie Review

An allegory revealed in a little boy lost

“Loveless” seems on the face of it to be one of Andrey Zvyagintsev’s simplest and saddest stories, but it widens in the mind like ripples spreading out from a body dumped in a lake.

Storm Reid, Deric McCabe, and Levi Miller in “A Wrinkle in Time.”

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Family ties are the strength of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of the Madeleine L’Engle fantasy classic disappoints with its overdone production design and uneven script but scores with the rich emotionalism of the characters’ family bonds.

Shinobu Terajima in a scene from “Oh Lucy!”

Movie Review

Japanese life on the edge in ‘Oh Lucy!’

Peter Keough reviews a dark romantic comedy about a Tokyo office worker who is inspired to find her inner American.

Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy star in “Thoroughbreds,”

Movie Review

There’s blood on the saddle in old-money Connecticut

“Thoroughbreds” feels like millennials’ answer to “The Ice Storm,” only with pervasive suspense, plus some blood.

From left to right, producer David Fialkow, director Dan Cogan, producer James R. Swartz, and director Bryan Fogel accepted Best Documentary Feature for “Icarus” on Sunday.

Boston-area venture capitalist makes a winning investment with ‘Icarus’

David Fialkow has made plenty of good bets. None have been quite like this one.

Storm Reid and Levi Miller in a scene from the film.

How a childhood fan of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ grew up to produce the movie adaptation

Catherine Hand has had an epic journey bringing the children’s book to the big screen.

Best actress winner Frances McDormand during her acceptance speech.

What is an inclusion rider? Explaining Frances McDormand’s call to action at the Oscars

An inclusion rider is a stipulation that the cast and/or the crew in a film reflect real demographics.

Host Jimmy Kimmel onstage during the 90th Academy Awards Sunday.

TV Critic’s Corner

Oscars suffer a big dip in TV ratings

Nielsen recorded the smallest audience ever, down 19 percent from last year.

Tiffany Haddish (left) wore this white Alexander McQueen dress at the premiere of ‘‘Girls Trip” and on SNL.

Tiffany Haddish’s favorite white dress made a third public appearance at the Oscars

Tiffany Haddish strode on stage in a $4,000 white Alexander McQueen dress she’s worn publicly at least two other times, widely considered a faux pas in Hollywood.

Aaron Paul (left) and Lauren Parsekian were among those at Vanity Fair’s post-Oscars bash.

Stars let loose at post-Oscars parties

The bashes mark the end of the awards show season in Hollywood.

Host Jimmy Kimmel worked to keep the tone light at the Oscars.

Academy Awards

Jimmy Kimmel gives Hollywood a chance to exhale

His monologue sounded like one of his cheery late-night talk-show monologues — timely, mildly clever, smart, forgettable.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actors Tiffany Haddish (L) and Maya Rudolph speak onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Watch Maya Rudolph and Tiffany Haddish steal the show at the Oscars

Did the 2018 Oscars unearth next year’s hosts? It seems possible.

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro kissed the best director and best picture Oscars he won for his work on “The Shape of Water.”

Ty Burr

‘Shape of Water’ rises to the top

Guillermo del Toro’s rapturously intense fantasy-romance won four Oscars, including best picture and best director.

Frances McDormand accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for

Frances McDormand uses her speech to recognize all women nominated for Oscars

McDormand wasted no time in harnessing the power the award gave her to speak loudly and clearly.

TV crews rehearse and get ready on the red carpet a few hours before the

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‘Shape of Water,’ Oldman, McDormand among big winners at Oscars

The 90th Academy Awards confronted the post-Harvey Weinstein era in a ceremony punctuated by political moments and historic wins.

A statue of the Oscar is seen during the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Full list of winners for the 90th Academy Awards

A look at those who captured awards at Sunday’s Oscars.

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Here’s who presented at the Oscars instead of Casey Affleck

The “Manchester by the Sea” star did not take the stage, a decision almost certainly made in light of extensive sexual misconduct allegations against the actor.

Jordan Peele spoke after winning the Oscar.

Jordan Peele wins Oscar for ‘Get Out’ screenplay

Peele is the first African-American writer to win in the category.

Allison Janney wins best supporting actress for ‘I, Tonya’

The Boston native dedicated the Oscar to her late brother.

Sam Rockwell accepts the Oscar for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

Academy Awards

At the Oscars, there’s no early front runner

The Academy Awards were handed out to an audience of Hollywood royalty and up-and-coming filmmakers in a ceremony that balanced gowns with gravity.

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosting the 90th Annual Academy Awards show.

Academy Awards

Kimmel opens the Oscars with cheeky, topical monologue

The host addressed the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and gender-based wage inequality, and he took a few well-placed jabs at President Trump.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: (L-R) Producer David Fialkow, director Dan Cogan, producer James R. Swartz, and director Bryan Fogel accept Best Documentary Feature for 'Icarus' onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

‘Icarus,’ a film with deep Boston ties, wins best documentary at the Oscars

Its producers — including Boston-linked David Fialkow and Dan Cogan, of Impact Partners — joined director Bryan Fogel on stage to accept the award.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Mary J. Blige attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)


Bold statements — and looks — on the Oscars red carpet

The 90th Academy Awards got everyone talking — about politics, #MeToo, and equal opportunity in film. The red carpet looks were just as engaging.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Zoey Deutch attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


Zoey Deutch hits the red carpet in style

Deutch, whose credits include “The Disaster Artist,” “Before I Fall,” and Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” is the daughter of ’80 sweetheart Lea Thompson.