Devours audiobooks while drawing

Jeff Kinney’s newest book is “Diary of an Awesome and Friendly Kid.”

Brookline, MA - 10/26/1984: David Kleiler, of the film exhibition and distribution company Rear Window, poses for a portrait in Brookline, MA on Oct. 26, 1984. (John Blanding/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 190416_BS_002

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What to look for at IFFBoston; farewell to David Kleiler

The festival is the best on the local film scene; Kleiler helped create that scene.

Actor Mark Wahlberg, amateur playing partner of Rory McIlroy, during the Pro-Am round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)


Mark Wahlberg, Justin Timberlake among Legends of Golf attendees

Wahlberg, JT, and Kid Rock will join some golfing greats in Missouri celebrity tourney.

FILE - This March 18, 2014 file photo shows actress Amy Poehler at Paleyfest 2014 -


The trailer for Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ is finally here

The film follows a group of women who gather for a weekend to celebrate the 50th birthday of one of their longtime friends, Rebecca (played by Rachel Dratch).

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Oscar-nominated director John Singleton hospitalized after suffering stroke

The ‘‘Boyz N the Hood’’ director is in intensive care, according to his family.


Kathleen Turner the guest of honor at Provincetown gala

The Broadway and film star will be this year’s guest of honor at the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival’s Performance Gala

Doc Talk | Peter Keough

Nonfiction film at the IFFB, among the Kurds

A preview of the Independent Film Festival and the documentary “Meteors.”

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The Weekender: Amanda [expletive] Palmer, Emily [expletive] Dickinson, and Queen Bey

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

When superhero farewell becomes superhero welcome back

Rebirth is a matter life and death in the DC and Marvel universe.

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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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A scene from the Penny Lane documentary “Hail Satan?”

With ‘Hail Satan?,’ playing devil’s advocate

An interview with Penny Lane, director of the new documentary.

A scene from “Avengers: Endgame,” which arrives in theaters on April 26.

Avengers dead and . . . buried?

Maybe, maybe not: With “Avengers Endgame” we’re about to find out.

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, Mark Wahlberg arrives at the world premiere of

Mark Wahlberg’s ‘The Six Billion Dollar Man’ stays alive, gets a new director

Variety was first to report that “Bumblebee” director Travis Knight has signed on to direct the movie.

Elle Fanning stars as Violet in Max Minghella’s “Teen Spirit.”

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Got ‘Spirit’? Let’s hear it.

Elle Fanning stars as a TV singing contestant in Max Minghella’s writing-directing debut.

18nameswest - Boston University senior Sam West with filmmaker Zach Braff. (Adobe)

This Boston University student’s artwork inspired a Zach Braff short film

Sam West, a BU senior, won Adobe’s #MoviePosterMovie contest.

Photography Review

Looking back at the Bauhaus: objects of their affection

“Arresting Fragments: Object Photographs at the Bauhaus” is at the MIT Museum.

Molly Shannon (left) portrays Emily Dickinson and Susan Ziegler is Susan Gilbert Dickinson in “Wild Nights With Emily.”

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‘Wild Nights With Emily’ offers an unusual view of the Belle of Amherst

“SNL” alum Molly Shannon stars as the poet Emily Dickinson.

Lily James (left) and Tessa Thompson play adoptive sisters in “Little Woods.”

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‘Little Woods’ is a gritty and moving debut about everyday-grind America

Tessa Thompson and Lily James star as up-against-it adoptive sisters in North Dakota.

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, actor Ryan Reynolds poses at a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Reynolds has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding student theatrical group. The actor who played the title role in 2016’s “Deadpool” will be roasted by the student group before being getting his pudding pot on Feb. 3. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Ryan Reynolds will film a movie in the Boston area this spring

Massachusetts residents will soon have another superhero actor in their midst.

Mindy Kaling of 'Late Night' attends The IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.


Mindy Kaling teams up with Priyanka Chopra for new comedy

Deadline reported that the movie will be a wedding comedy set in America and India — “Crazy Rich Asians’ meets ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’” the trade publication wrote.

Daisy Ridley as Rey in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

Leia, Lando, and a spectacular Rey: Watch the trailer for ‘Star Wars’ final chapter

Episode nine will be subtitled “The Rise of Skywalker,” director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced.

David Harbour plays the title role on “Hellboy.”

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Hellboy, sawed-off demon horns and all, is back

David Harbour plays the comic-book hero in a series reboot that’s more hell than boy.

Fred Astaire and Jane Powell in 1951’s “Royal Wedding”; Frances McDormand (top) in the Coen brothers’ film debut, 1984’s “Blood Simple,” available on the Criterion Channel.

Ty Burr

A cause to celebrate: the Criterion Channel debuts

A new online source offers some of the top titles from film history.

A scene from Disneynature’s documentary “Penguins.”

‘Penguins’ is a long way from ‘Happy Feet’

An interview with Jeff Wilson, co-director of the Disneynature documentary.

Laurence Lesser and Gregor Piatigorsky in “The Cellist.”

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Before there was ‘Hamilton,’ there was ‘1776’

It screens on April 15, Patriots’ Day, at the Regent Theatre, in Arlington.

A scene from “Beaches of Agnés,” a movie by the late filmmaker Agnés Varda that is available on the movie site MUBI.

doc talk | peter keough

Au revoir Agnés Varda, confronting ISIS and ICE

Highlighting the late director’s films available on line and documentaries about surviving ISIS and ICE.

Aretha Franklin recording gospel album Amazing Grace in 1972, as seen in documentary film

The Weekender: The Queen of Soul, the Mother of Dragons, the Moor of Venice, and a ‘Giant Peach’

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

From left: Sir Lionel Frost voiced by Hugh Jackman, Mr. Link voiced by Zach Galifianakis and Adelina Fortnight voiced by Zoe Saldana in ”Missing Link.”

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A 19th-century, evolutionary version of LinkedIn? Of sorts

The voices of Hugh Jackman and Zach Galifianakis star in “Missing Link.”

Murat Cemcir (right) stars as the protagonist’s father in “The Wild Pear Tree.”

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Where Troy and Gallipoli and growing up meet

“The Wild Pear Tree” is the masterful Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest.

Issa Rae (left) and Marsai Martin star in the body-switch comedy “Little.”

Movie Review

‘Little’ takes a ‘Big’ idea and runs with it

Issa Rae steals the show in this unoriginal but entertaining body-switch comedy.

Robert Pattinson in a scene from “High Life.”

★ ★ ★ | Movie REview

Claire Denis directs Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche in sci-fi ‘High Life’

A spaceship full of death row inmates heads to a black hole to save Earth.

The Manchester and Salford Yeomanry converge on protesters for British electoral reform in “Peterloo.”

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200 years later, ‘Peterloo’ revisits a terrible event

Writer-director Mike Leigh’s latest is a subversive epic.

Aretha Franklin recording gospel album “Amazing Grace” in 1972, as seen in documentary film

★★★½ | Movie Review

‘Amazing Grace’ captures Aretha Franklin’s greatness in concert

The documentary of her legendary 1972 gospel performances in Los Angeles is a mighty historical document, a balm to the soul, and proof of genius.

This 1953 Boston police booking photo shows James


Casey Sherman, Dave Wedge to write new Whitey Bulger book, ‘Misery Mountain’

The book will chronicle the Bulger investigation, his eventual capture, and details from Bulger’s final hours.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 07: Chris Evans speaks onstage during Marvel Studios'


Here’s why Chris Evans was meeting with members of Congress on Capitol Hill

“Guess the cat’s outta the bag,” Evans tweeted Saturday morning.

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017 file photo, actor Channing Tatum arrives at the premiere of


Channing Tatum gets briefed on ‘Magic Mike’ musical: It opens in Boston

In a new video of rehearsals for the “Magic Mike” musical, Channing Tatum seems to do a double take when he hears the show is opening in Boston, not New York.

Adam Sandler in 2014.


Adam Sandler to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the first time

The New Hampshire native and former cast member will make his hosting debut May 4.

Steve Bannon in “The Brink.”

★ ★ ★ Movie Review

A new documentary shows both the charisma and odiousness of Steve Bannon

The former senior Trump adviser is a man on a mission.

Joe Barbara (Sonny) and Frankie Leoni (Young C) and Company of A BRONX TALE. Photo: Joan Marcus

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The Weekender: Charming mobsters, stupid selfies, and ‘Dragon’ ladies

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

Actors, from left to right, Diana Lin, writer/director Lulu Wang, Awkwafina, and Tzi Ma pose at the premiere of

Independent Film Festival Boston unveils a packed lineup

Two buzzy Sundance hits — “Luce” and “The Farewell” — will bookend this year’s festival, which runs April 24-May 1.

Glenda Jackson in 2017.

Glenda Jackson, the lion(ess) in winter

The Oscar-winning actress stars as King Lear in New York.

In ‘High Life,’ director Claire Denis sends Robert Pattinson into outer space

It’s the acclaimed French filmmaker’s first foray into science fiction.

Steve Bannon in “The Brink.”

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Steve Bannon’s brand of brinksmanship

An interview with Alison Klayman, director of “The Brink,” a documentary about Steve Bannon

Nurse practitioner Chris Ruge examines a patient in “The Providers.”

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Bright Lights, northern New Mexico, freed from Freon

Previews of documentary screenings and events.

Mary Kay Place stars as the title character in the Western Massaschusetts-set “Diane.”

★ ★ ★ ★ Movie Review

‘Diane’ is a quiet tour de force of a drama

Mary Kay Place stars as a woman in Western Massachusetts confronting her demons.

“Sunset” stars Juli Jakab as Irisz Leiter, who returns to her home city of Budapest in 1913, a year before the outbreak of World War I.

Movie Review

In ‘Sunset,’ a world waltzes on the edge of an abyss

László Nemes’s first film after the Oscar-winning “Son of Saul” is set in 1913 Budapest.

Zachary Levi (left) and Jack Dylan Grazer in “Shazam!”

★ ★ ★ | Movie Review

With ‘Shazam!,’ DC lightens up a little

The movies have a new superhero, and he wears a lightning bolt on his chest.

Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) in the 2018 film


A local theater will let you watch all 22 Marvel movies in a row, including ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Is getting to see the newest Marvel movie early worth spending 57 consecutive hours in a theater?

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Cillian Murphy attends the UK Premiere of


Cillian Murphy reportedly in talks for ‘A Quiet Place’ sequel

The Hollywood Reporter was first to report that Cillian Murphy is in talks to join the sequel John Krasinski’s hit horror flick, “A Quiet Place.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Mark Wahlberg attends Steven Tyler’s Second Annual GRAMMY Awards Viewing Party to benefit Janie’s Fund presented by Live Nation at Raleigh Studios on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. at Raleigh Studios on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Janie's Fund)


Conor McGregor tries to pick a Twitter fight with Mark Wahlberg

Why McGregor chose to challenge the actor-producer is unclear.

A collection of Harry Potter books. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Sarah L. Voisin

‘Harry Potter’ books burned at Catholic parish in Poland

Priests at a Catholic parish in northern Poland have burned books, including the “Harry Potter” series, and other items that their owners said had evil forces.