In ‘Us,’ Jordan Peele delivers an American nightmare

In Peele’s new horror film, America’s scariest monsters are unmasked: ourselves.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez arrive for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. - After two years of dating, former New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez and singer/actress Jennifer Lopez are engaged to be married. On March 9, 2019 Lopez posted on Instagram the romantic picture of both their hands in the Bahamas sunset, she is wearing a huge diamond ring. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) / ALTERNATIVE CROPHECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images

The PawSox have quite the plans for ‘celebrating’ Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez’s engagement

Ben Affleck is involved.

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People, can we just try taking it slow, for a change?

Turn down the volume, take a deep breath, and look beneath the infospew.

(Clockwise from top left) Lupita Nyong'o, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex in the film

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ is a smart, funny, very scary night at the movies

His follow-up to “Get Out” also does us all a great service by handing the talented Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o a genuine starring role.

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Disney doubles: ‘Dumbo’ is the latest remake from the studio of one of its classics

Tim Burton directed a live-action version of the tale of the lovable flying elephant.

Matthew McConaughey’s latest film lets him ‘have fun, man’

The star is up to his old tricks in ‘The Beach Bum.”

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ReelAbilities Film Festival explores a world of differences

A preview of three documentaries at this year’s festival.

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The Salem Film Fest looks at imprisonment in many forms

A preview of five documentaries screening between March 29 and April 4.

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The Weekender: Frightening ‘Us,’ funny ballet, Phish-y music

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

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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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How you could land a role in a local screenwriter’s movie about a Bruins legend

Casey Sherman is looking for local actors to read for his Derek Sanderson biopic.

Alexander Skarsgard (left), Jason Clarke, and Keira Knightley in “The Aftermath.”

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Keira Knightley lights up post-WWII love triangle, ‘The Aftermath’

Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgard costar in the adaptation of Rhidian Brook’s book.

Robert De Niro introduces a performance by Bruce Springsteen at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)


You could grab a drink with Robert De Niro in Boston

The Oscar winner is hosting an exclusive cocktail party — and Tribeca Film Institute fund-raiser — in Boston with Chazz Palminteri.

Liao Fan (left) and Zhao Tao star in “Ash Is Purest White.”

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Life under the volcano in ‘Ash Is Purest White’

Chinese director Jia Zhang-Ke’s latest film follows the bitter romance between a tough-minded woman and a weak-willed mobster.

Kevin Tsujihara, former chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

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.

Jude Law and Brie Larson in “Captain Marvel.”

‘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 was fired from the project last July over tweets from nearly a decade ago in which Gunn joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape.

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.

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.

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.


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.

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.

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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.”

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‘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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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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.

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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.”

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‘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.

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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.