Family bonds prevail in ‘Leave No Trace’

Debra Granik directs her first feature since “Winter’s Bone.”

A scene from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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The new ‘Jurassic World’ is kind of a Tyrannosaurus wreck

Dinosaurs, adorable and dangerous, are back in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 26: Actor Steve Carell speaks onstage during CinemaCon 2018- Amazon Studios: An Exciting New Year of Great Product for Cinemas Program at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)


Watch Steve Carell fight Nazis in uplifting ‘Welcome to Marwen’ trailer

The Acton native could be looking at an Oscar nomination for his role in the film, based on a true story.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Vera Farmiga attends the


Vera Farmiga deflects blame for her terrible Boston accent in ‘The Departed’

The actress says director Martin Scorsese and “the studio” toned it down.

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In Focus: ‘Believer’ aims to convert the faithful

A preview of the HBO documentary about the 2017 LoveLoud Festival

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Doc Talk: Prison reform, computer games, gay marriage, silent Super 8

Previews of an assortment of docunentaries.

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A film fest where the fur flies

The New York Cat and Dog Film Festival comes to the Regent Theatre, in Arlington.

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A pop quiz on pot in popular culture

Did you know about these marijuana references from songs, movies, and books?

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The Weekender: Bono, Beyoncé, Neko, and Hamlet

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

Summer Arts Preview 2018

Summer Arts preview

// The best in music, theater, art, TV, and more this summer

Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

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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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Sienna Miller and Paul Rudd in “The Catcher Was a Spy.”

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When baseball and espionage played on the same team

“The Catcher Was a Spy” is the real-life story of big leaguer Moe Berg.

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, codirectors and costars of “The Endless.”

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They got away, then they decided to go back? Bad idea.

“The Endless,” the third film from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, takes horror to new places.

“Liyana” will open the Roxbury International Film Festival.

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Breaking the silence in Roxbury

The Roxbury International Film Festival strives to deliver personal stories of underrepresented people.

Paul Simon kicks off his Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The tour will continue on to cover North America, the United Kingdom and Europe. (Jimmy Jeong/The Canadian Press via AP)

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The Weekender: Pop papas, rockin’ dads, and the godfather of gospel

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

John Cusack in the movie “High Fidelity.”

A Championship Vinyl pop-up at the Boch Center, courtesy of John Cusack

The “High Fidelity” star will be doing a public interview with the Globe’s Ty Burr.

The documentary “Eating Animals,” which examines the mass production of meat, is based on the 2009 book by Jonathan Safran Foer (above).

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The hidden costs of humans being carnivores

A review of the documentary “Eating Animals.”

Andrea Riseborough plays the title character in Christina Choe’s “Nancy.”

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‘Nancy’ presents a mother and child reunion that is — or maybe isn’t

Andrea Riseborough stars in the title role.

From left: Hannibal Buress, Jake Johnson, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, and Isla Fisher in the comedy “Tag.”

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Looking for just the right touch in ‘Tag’

Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, and Jeremy Renner star in a new comedy about the game.

A scene from the 2018 animated film

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Everyone’s favorite superhero family returns in ‘Incredibles 2’

Pixar’s belated sequel to its 2004 original has a busy to-do list, and the result is a clattery affair that offers lectures alongside the fun.

Kiersey Clemons and Nick Offerman in “Hearts Beat Loud.”

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Making beautiful Pop music together

Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons star in “Hearts Beat Loud.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actor Matt Damon arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures'


‘Ocean’s 8’ director explains why Matt Damon’s cameo was cut

Gary Ross says the Cambridge native wasn’t the only “Ocean’s” star whose appearance was left on the cutting room floor.

The 61-year-old John Lasseter is the highest-ranking Hollywood executive to be toppled in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

John Lasseter, Pixar cofounder, to step down at end of year

John Lasseter will step down at the end of the year after acknowledging ‘‘missteps’’ in his behavior with staff members.


A film festival, tree planting, and vintage video games

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

Gone is the monopoly major media had in the days of Don Draper.

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The ad industry is shifting. And it’s going to rattle us all

Ken Auletta argues the $2 trillion business is the lifeblood of media and touches every part of our lives as consumers.

From left: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, Awkwafina, Rhianna, and Helena Bonham Carter in “Ocean's 8.”

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‘Ocean’s 8’ is a different take on the bling ring

While it hums along smoothly and delivers a reasonably enjoyable two hours at the movies, no one will mistake “Ocean’s 8” for inspired.

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The Weekender: Thieving divas, noir gangsters, and . . . is that the sun?!

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

Sean Baker will receive the Filmmaker on the Edge award June 16 at the Provincetown International Film Festival.

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Sean Baker helps Provincetown celebrate 20 years on the edge

The Filmmaker on the Edge award winner talks about where he’s been, where he’s going, and what it’s like to share an honor with some of his filmmaking inspirations.

Actor Matt Damon attends the world premiere of


Matt Damon’s cameo was cut from ‘Ocean’s 8’

The Cambridge native’s promised appearance in the film is nowhere to be found.

From top: Daveed Diggs (left) and Rafael Casal in “Blindspotting”;

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The films are still the thing in Provincetown

At PIFF, launched in 1999 by then-Brattle Theatre partners Connie White and Marianne Lampke, with Provincetown’s PJ Layng, the movies have always been the message.

Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine”

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Legs and arms and other things

Don’t miss these upcoming documentary films and events.

In “Hotel Artemis,” Jodie Foster stars as Nurse, who oversees an emergency room for wounded criminals.

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‘Hotel Artemis’: Jodie Foster checks in

High-concept, low-budget, proudly set-bound, “Hotel Artemis” shouldn’t work at all. Somehow, miraculously, it does.

“The Venerable W” profiles Ashin Wirathu, a Buddhist nationalist in Myanmar.

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What happens when nationalism goes awry

A preview of two documentaries about ethnic cleansing in Myanmar.

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Brad Bird is the word

The writer-director-animator talks about “Incredibles 2,” and how “The Jungle Book” inspired his career.

Toni Collette in “Hereditary.”

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‘Hereditary’ is going to scare the bejesus out of everyone

It’s an eerie mood piece that slowly and surely tightens the thumb screws before all hell breaks loose.

Paula Robles and Laia Artigas in “Summer 1993,” directed by Carla Simón.

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Tragedy from a child’s point of view in ‘Summer 1993’

Spanish director Carla Simón’s semi-autobiographical, period-set drama recreates the consciousness of a 6-year-old orphan who is taken in by relatives in the country.

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Audubon, Darwin, and the evolution of a heist

The film chronicles a 2004 robbery at Kentucky’s Transylvania University in which four local students plotted to grab some of the school’s most prized library holdings: pallet-size folios of naturalist John James Audubon’s “Birds of America” worth an estimated $12 million.


Literary journal retains Junot Diaz as fiction editor despite allegations of sexual misconduct

Boston Review says the allegations don’t have “the kind of severity” that spurred the #MeToo movement.

The Yotel Sky Lounge in the Seaport.

Eight romantic summer dates in the Boston area

Here are eight summertime date ideas in Boston and beyond, whether you hope to woo a potential paramour or rekindle a flame.

Said director Woody Allen: “I’ve worked in movies for 50 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses . . . and not a single one, big ones, famous ones, have ever, ever, suggested any kind of impropriety at all.”

Woody Allen says he should be ‘poster boy’ for #MeToo movement

Allen said that in working with “hundreds of actresses” over the years, “not a single one” has accused him of impropriety.

Allyn Ann McLerie, 91, veteran of Broadway, TV, and film

Ms. McLerie’s versatility served her well on Broadway, in the dance-marathon movie “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” (1969), and on television comedies.

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Summer guide: Things to do around Boston and Cambridge

Here’s a rundown of free and cheap entertainment options, from yoga and Zumba to Shakespeare and movies, all over the 617 area code.

Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp in “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.”

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‘How to Talk to Girls’ makes a Mothership connection

Throw out any expectations you might have of coherent narrative structure or directorial control, and you might have a pretty good time.

The newspaper noir “Shakedown” is one of 10 films being screened during the Noir City festival at the Brattle.

The man who speaks film noir is on a mission

Eddie Muller has earned legions of fans for his informative film introductions that are rich with obscure bits of lore, delivered with his trademark command of the vernacular and poetry of the genre.

Shia LaBeouf (left) and Sverrir Gudnason star in “Borg vs. McEnroe.”

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A guide to on-demand treasures

Here are some Video on Demand movie recommendations to get you through the first half of summer.

A “Dirty Dancing” dance-off at Assembly Row.

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A dance off at Assembly Row to the tunes of ‘Dirty Dancing’? Yes, please

Sounds as if you’ll have the time of your life.

Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp in

The Weekender: Elle Fanning, fashionistas, fierceness, and family fun

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

Clockwise (from top left): Fred Rogers testifying in the US Senate; with Francois Scarborough Clemmons as Officer Clemmons; with a disabled boy; with David Newell as Mr. McFeely; on set; and with Daniel Striped Tiger.

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‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ is an invitation not to be passed up

A review of the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about children’s television pioneer Fred Rogers.

In “City of Jade,” Taiwan-based filmmaker Midi Z reunites with his estranged brother in Burma. Left: “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes, Feeling Heart.”

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Gender-bending ballet, ground-breaking theater, and Burmese brothers

Don’t miss these documentary screenings.

Shailene Woodley stars in “Adrift,” based on a true story of survival at sea.

Movie Review

‘Adrift’ stays on course, but it’s slow-going

The constraints of keeping this true story truthful ultimately make effective pacing a near impossible challenge.

Elle Fanning (second from left) stars in “Mary Shelley.”

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Mary Shelley’s monster hit

Logan Marshall-Green stars as a man out for revenge and aided by an experimental chip implant in “Upgrade.”

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Call him Re-Animator

In “Upgrade,” the writer of “Saw” and “Insidious” gleefully (and gorily) recalibrates ’80s body horror for the age of AI and self-driving cars.