Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Stefan Kapicic as Colossus.

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Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Stefan Kapicic as Colossus.

‘Deadpool’ and Ryan Reynolds get it right

The film serves up giddy, boundary-pushing mayhem so true to the comics’ sophomoric spirit, the irreverence is infectious.By Tom Russo

Television Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/kennedy2-4483.jpg Hulu’s ‘11.22.63’ a good return date

The miniseries places more emphasis on characters, story, and the details of the early 1960s than it does on time travel.

Sebastian Smee

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Degas-Two%20Dancers%20Entering-1473785.jpg Like Misty Copeland’s Degas photos? There are hard truths behind them.

Many view Degas’s ballet pictures as if the works were some sort of grand affirmation of their art. They’re really not.

ARt Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/04/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/05.PabloPicasso_WomaninGreen(Dora).jpg At MFA, Picasso’s explosive energy, concentrated

In a concise, concentrated show of matched works on identical subjects, the MFA illuminates Picasso’s fierce creativity, productivity, and variety.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/1984MatthewSpencerManuelHarlan.jpg Big Brother at center stage in ‘1984’ at ART

The creators of the stage production have bigger questions in mind than whether Orwell’s masterwork proved to be prescient.

COUNTRY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/04/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/GettyImages-491591110.jpg Album review: Vince Gill, ‘Down to My Last Bad Habit’

The eminent country star Vince Gill checks in with a strong album covering a diverse range of styles and interests.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/08/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/zl2-12485r2.jpg Not-so-model behavior in ‘Zoolander 2’

This needless sequel amps the silliness to levels of frantic surrealism and overstuffs the running time with famous faces.

winter arts guide

The best of the season’s arts

A guide to upcoming events in theater, art, music, dance, and television.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/87cd3e27ee118a054b0f6a706700d2a0.jpg House of Cards releases season 4 trailer

Netflix political drama House of Cards returns March 4, and the showdown is on between nefarious President Frank Underwood and the first lady.

Television Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/vinyl.jpg This is what happens when you mix Scorsese with Jagger

Created by a heavyweight team that includes Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, “Vinyl” is all about sex, drugs, rock, and rolling cameras.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/09/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/GettyImages-478894920.jpg The week ahead: Music, theater, art, and events

Our critics’ picks for noteworthy concerts, theatrical performances, comedy shows, art exhibits, and family events in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

Special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/spotlight-S_09159_rgb.jpg The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

Special section

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/12/16/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/8136ad5f9b7146088a9494745f09f031-4598d222f4e14ba88d46ddca851ee09c-0-9894.jpg 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.