Captain Marvel appears in new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer

Marvel dropped the new trailer for “Avengers: Endgame” Thursday morning, and there’s a lot to process.

The Story Behind the Book

How a high schooler’s obsession became a biography

Holly Van Leuven’s “Ray Bolger” is the first biography of the legendary Boston native.

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 06: (L-R) J.C. Chandor, Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck, Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac attend Triple Frontier European Special Screening at Callao Cinema on March 6, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Samuel de Roman/Getty Images for Netflix)


J.C. Chandor on ‘Triple Frontier’ and working with Ben Affleck

The writer-director spoke about his biggest film to date, now streaming on Netflix.

Boston Bruins’ Derek Sanderson (17), and Minnesota North Stars’ Lou Nanne (23), battle for puck in second period of their National Hockey League game on Thursday, Dec. 14, 1973 at Boston Garden. Boston won the game 4-2. (AP Photo) -- 1125sanderson


A movie about Bruins legend Derek Sanderson is in the works

A member of the “Big Bad Bruins” will be portrayed on the big-screen in “Turk.”

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Warner Bros.’ Tsujihara steps down following scandal

Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara is one of the highest ranking executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations.

‘Captain Marvel’ soars even higher with stellar second weekend

“Captain Marvel” has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust.

Join Chris Evans on the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ red carpet

The Sudbury native has partnered with Boston-area organization Christopher’s Haven, which provides temporary housing for families of children receiving cancer treatment at local hospitals.

James Gunn rehired to direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’

Gunn had been fired months ago over old tweets.


Stephen King, Peter Straub’s ‘The Talisman’ to be made into a movie

After more than 30 years of speculation, Stephen King and Peter Straub’s novel, “The Talisman,” is finally hitting the big screen.

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Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.

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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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Huma Bhabha, Four Nights of a Dreamer, 2018.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of March 18-24

Huma Bhabha: They Live sculptural exhibit at the ICA, a bike travel film festival in Arlington, Maker Supply Market, and more.

Keira Knightley in the film THE AFTERMATH. Photo Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Keira Knightley is just 34. Counting ‘Aftermath’ guess how many film’s she’s been in?

With so extensive a filmography, there comes a lot of variety.

Boston, MA - 3/15/2018 - Vocalist Al Barr performs with Dropkick Murphys at the House of Blues in Boston. (Ben Stas for The Boston Globe)

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The Weekender: Dropkicks (and left hooks), prowling bros, and a rising son

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

Hazel Doupe in “Float Like a Butterfly,” which screens March 22 in Somerville.

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Scene Here: Underground, Ireland, indies, Turkey, bicycles

A look at local film events.

A scene from “América,” which screens March 22 during the Global Cinema Festival of Boston.

In Focus

In Focus: Unconventional families in unconventional films at the Global Cinema Festival

The festival runs March 22-24 at the Studio Cinema, in Belmont.

“The Trial of Ratko Mladic”

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Doc Talk: Genocide, fraud, and a historic election

New documentaries look at Ratko Mladic, Elizabeth Holmes, and Ilhan Omar.

Movie Review

Julianne Moore, in ‘Gloria Bell’: dancing as fast as she can

The actress gives a performance that’s a tour de relaxed force in the title role.

Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski costar in “Transit.”

Movie Review

‘Transit’ updates WWII tensions to today

Christian Petzold’s film is an existential thriller.

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In ‘Woman at War,’ choir director by day, monkey-wrencher by night

The heroine of this unusual and distinctive Icelandic drama leads a double life.

Peter Farrelly (center) and the cast and crew of

‘Green Book’ surprises and takes Oscar for best picture

The segregation-era road-trip drama took the top honors at Sunday’s Academy Awards.

Mr. Vincent’s breakout role was in “The Winds of War.”

‘Airwolf’ actor Jan-Michael Vincent dies

Mr. Vincent was a golden boy of Hollywood action films before starring in the TV series in the 1980s.

This image released by Disney-Marvel Studios shows Brie Larson in a scene from

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The Weekender: ‘Captain Marvel,’ Kelly Clarkson, Aretha Franklin, and other heroes

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

Connections | Magazine

The wedding was a lark, but the marriage has been a gift

This couple is still happily sharing costar billing after 35 years.

“I was a very angry woman, what with the culture. And I started writing,” Anderson says about “Shout.”

20 years after ‘Speak,’ Laurie Halse Anderson is ready to ‘Shout’

The author of the important YA book returns with the story of her own sexual assault when she was a teenager.

Donald O’Connor (left) and Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain”

Farewell to two musical masters

Stanley Donen and Michel Legrand contributed so much to a genre’s greatness.

Oscar winner Jordan Peele

Will ‘Us,’ Jordan Peele’s first film since ‘Get Out,’ be sophomore slump — or jump?

Here are five contemporary actors who’ve tried directing — and a look at how their first and second films comparatively fared.

Matt Green walks in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards in a scene from “The World Before Your Feet.”

In Focus

In Focus: Beyond the sidewalks of New York

A preview of the documentary “The World Before Your Feet.”

A scene from “Danseur”

Doc Talk | Peter Keough

Doc Talk: Dancing, sleeping, reinvestigating, designing, surviving

From ballet to doomsday with stops in between.

Ty Burr

Thinking about cord-cutting II: I did it — and I’ve found out even more

Even with a few more complications factored in, the savings are considerable.

Matthew Broderick (left) and Geza Rohrig star in “To Dust.”

Movie Review | ★ ★

‘To Dust’ takes an unusual view of death

Géza Röhrig and Matthew Broderick star in Shawn Snyder’s offbeat comedy-drama.

Malpaso Dance Company returns to The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard this summer.

The Arts Issue

39 must-see performances, exhibitions, and arts events in New England

The lowdown from the Globe’s arts writers on the new season’s most eagerly anticipated performances, shows, and exhibitions across the region.

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The first trailer for Mindy Kaling’s ‘Late Night’ is here

Its breezy wit and easy laughs make it immediately apparent why the film was a hit at Sundance.

Romain Guillermic and Sofia Boutella in “Climax.”

Movie Review

Gaspar Noé provokes again, this time with LSD as fuel, in ‘Climax’

The film shows a very dark side of human nature.

Matt Smith portrays Robert Mapplethorpe in “Mapplethorpe.”

Movie Review

‘Mapplethorpe’ gets up close and all too personal with Robert Mapplethorpe

A new biopic of the controversial photographer stays within the safe borders of convention.

Marvel Studios' CAPTAIN MARVEL. Pictured: Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). Photo: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios 2019

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Like its title character, ‘Captain Marvel’ gets the job done

The superhero movie brings feminism to the Marvel galaxy.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 03: Ben Affleck attends the

Ben Affleck supports Netflix amid Steven Spielberg criticism

The Cambridge native weighed in during the emerging controversy.

Television writer/producer/director Brad Falchuk, left, and his wife, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, speak during a ceremony awarding screenwriter/television producer/director Ryan Murphy with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. Paltrow was a cast member in Murphy's television series

On his birthday, Gwyneth Paltrow tells husband Brad Falchuk that he is ‘the gift’

Paltrow and the Newton native wed in a 70-person ceremony in Amagansett, N.Y. this past September.

In this courtroom sketch, Lizzie Borden faints after a prosecutor produced a black bag containing the skulls of her parents, which were going to be presented as evidence during the trial. The image was printed on page one of the Wednesday June 7, 1893 edition of the Globe.

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Will we ever know who killed the Bordens?

Cara Robertson offers fresh facts and insights to Lizzie’s case, if not a final solution.

In new court filings, attorneys for actor Kevin Spacey claim that sexual assault allegations against their client may have been made up in an attempt by the alleged victim and his family to cash in through a lawsuit.

Ahead of court hearing, attorneys for Kevin Spacey demand records, cellphones

In new court filings, the actor’s attorneys claim the allegations against their client may have been made up in an attempt by the alleged victim and his family to cash in through a lawsuit.

Cat Video Fest will screen at Kendall Square Cinema and Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Doc Talk

Ethnography, sports, terrorism, and, yes, cats

A look at documentaries upcoming or currently available for viewing.

Laurentiu Ginghina (left) and director Corneliu Porumboiu in the documentary “Infinite Football.”

Movie Review

Making the beautiful game more beautiful (maybe)

Corneliu Porumboiu’s documentary “Infinite Football” looks at a Romanian civil servant’s soccer obsession.

Pinar Toprak sits on the steps of Abbey Road Studios in London, where she recorded the score for “Captain Marvel.”

Meet the Berklee grad who wrote the score for ‘Captain Marvel’

Pinar Toprak is the first woman to compose the music for a superhero movie.

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, MAY 11, 2017 John Cameron Mitchell, actor, writer, director, is seen in Manhattan, NY. Mitchell wrote and originated the title role for

Things to Do

The Weekender: Hard-knock rockers, star-crossed lovers, and ‘Little Foxes’ 

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

Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama” screens March 20 in 5 Women Filmmakers at the MFA.

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Scene Here: Dusted off at the Coolidge; a year of women at the MFA

“To Dust” gets a special screening, and five films by female directors are highlighted.

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Mindy Kaling says you can’t use ‘Game of Thrones’ as an excuse to not see her new movie

Almost exactly a year after her “Ocean’s 8” hit theaters, Cambridge native Mindy Kaling will be back in multiplexes.

It’s hard to argue with the numbers, and the cable companies know it, so if they’re smart they’ll start to get competitive.

Ty Burr

Thinking about cord-cutting? I did it — here’s what I found out

The Globe’s film writer found the financial savings are considerable, and you don’t necessarily lose access to your favorite channels.

Courtesy of Kino Lorber.

★ ★ ★ ½ | Movie Review

‘The Image Book’ shows Jean-Luc Godard remains an enfant terrible at 88

The director’s latest provocation screens at the MFA and Harvard Film Archive.

Isabelle Huppert (left) and Chloë Grace Moretz in “Greta.”

Movie Review | ★ ½

Isabelle Huppert stars in throwback thriller ‘Greta’

Why is Isabelle Huppert appearing in “Greta,” a botched attempt to build a camp horror movie around a grand diva of the screen?

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck attended the HBO's Official 2017 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)


Are Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus back together?

The Cambridge native was spotted at dinner with the “Saturday Night Live” producer.

Lady Gaga, left, and Bradley Cooper perform


Encore run of ‘A Star Is Born’ features more footage, songs

Can’t stop watching Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-night performance of “Shallow”? You’re in luck: Warner Bros. is bringing a special encore version of “A Star Is Born” back to the big screen.

Selma Blair arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)


Selma Blair discusses multiple sclerosis on ‘Good Morning America’

In an interview that aired on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, Blair, 46, spoke to news anchor Robin Roberts about what it was like to live with the disease.