‘Split’ tops the weekend at the box office

The psychological thriller raked in an estimated $40.2 million through Sunday.

Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani in “Paterson.”

Movie Review

‘Paterson’ is poetry in motion

Jim Jarmusch’s latest movie is a small, resonant masterpiece about the beauty of everyday life and a bus driver (Adam Driver) who’s also a poet.

Michael Keaton in “The Founder.”


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Michael Keaton stars as Ray Kroc in “The Founder.”

Movie Review

Michael Keaton bites into one of his meatiest roles

You deserve a break today. So get up and get away to “The Founder,” starring Keaton as McDonald’s impresario Ray Kroc.

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The title of the next ‘Star Wars’ movie is . . .

The latest installment of the franchise is set to hit US theaters Dec. 15.

Part of Trump’s speech sounded eerily similar to Batman character Bane

President Donald Trump and the Batman character have some real plans in common.

Doc Talk

Documentaries fit for a president

Films to be broadcast or screened this week look at the environment and civil rights.

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The season of the witch (and other things)

The Brattle rolls out a series of new and classic films that focus on witchcraft and magic.

In Focus

A look at Benjamin Millepied, dancing as fast as he can

“Reset” looks at a charismatic, and controversial, director of the Paris Opera Ballet.

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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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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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Warren Beatty and sister Shirley MacLaine

Keeping Oscar in the family

Will Casey Affleck follow brother Ben as an Academy Award winner?

O.J. Simpson at his murder trial in 1995.

Why O.J. won’t go away

A documentary commissioned for television is good enough for the movies — and public debate.

Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone in “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.”

Movie Review

X doesn’t mark the spot

Vin Diesel returns as spy-guy action hero Xander Cage in a film that’s like a lesser imitation of his “Fast & Furious” vehicles.

Ben Affleck finally acknowledges the ‘Sad Affleck’ meme

Nearly a year after “Sadfleck” took the Internet by storm, Affleck shared the lessons he learned about that infamous moment.

The film’s style involves rotoscoping — taking footage of actors and drawing over them manually and digitally.

Movie review

That terrible day in Austin

“Tower” animates Charles Whitman’s 1966 sniper assault in Texas.

James McAvoy in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split.”

Movie Review

M. Night Shyamalan splits the difference

In his latest thriller, “Split,” the “Sixth Sense” director tackles dissociative identity disorder.

The best Boston accents in movies, according to Ben Affleck

“Mine, in ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ” Affleck jokingly said. “Way better than Matt’s.”

Ben Affleck and Zoe Saldana in “Live by Night,’’ directed by Affleck.


Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night’ flops on opening weekend

‘‘Hidden Figures,’’ about African-American mathematicians in the 1960s space race, was the top grossing film at domestic cinemas.

Mr. Blatty was in a state of “financial desperation’’ when he wrote “The Exorcist,’’ which he called a detective story.

William Peter Blatty, 89, author of ‘The Exorcist’

Mr. Blatty’s book spent more than a year on The New York Times fiction bestseller list and later inspired the popular movie.

William Peter Blatty on the so-called “Exorcist Steps” in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, in 2013.

‘Exorcist’ author William Peter Blatty dead at 89

William Peter Blatty was a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives.

Ashley and Cole in a scene from Hillevi Loven’s documentary “Deep Run.”

Doc Talk

Politics and America: Where we’ve been and where we are headed

Documentaries assess Obama’s legacy and our role in history.

In Focus

Jonas Mekas at the HFA: diary of a sane man

The Harvard Film Archive series “Scenes From the Life of a Happy Man . . . The Films of Jonas Mekas” presents a retrospective of his film work.

Taraneh Alidoosti and Shahab Hosseini in “The Salesman.”


Boston Festival of Films From Iran pays tribute to Abbas Kiarostami

Among the many extraordinary artists lost in 2016, “The Taste of Cherry” director was one of the greatest filmmakers in the world.

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Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in “Jackie.”

Could ‘Jackie’ win the Best Picture Oscar?

A Cambridge company claims that by analyzing the language moviegoers use in IMBD reviews, they can determine who the winner will be.

Lucas Till drives his altered pickup truck up a wall in “Monster Trucks.”

Movie Review

‘Monster Trucks’ is not much of a rally

What sounds like it should be a little kid’s dream is a generic live-action muddle.

Annette Bening (left) and Lucas Jade Zumann in “20th Century Women.”

Movie Review

Could ‘20th Century Women’ finally bring home an Oscar for Annette Bening?

Mike Mills directs Annette Bening in a film based on his mother. And it’s really good.

From left: Adriana Ugarte, Priscilla Delgado, and Susi Sanchez in “Julieta.”

Movie Review

Recaptured by the past in ‘Julieta’

Pedro Almodóvar’s muted, mythic melodrama ponders sin, guilt, and repressed memory, adapting three interlinked stories by Nobel Prize-winning author Alice Munro.

Douglas Smith stars in “The Bye Bye Man.”

Movie Review

‘The Bye Bye Man’ won’t be staying with you

College kids rent a spooky house and find out about a wraith whose name, when uttered, causes people to do terrible things, like write the screenplay for this film.

Ben Affleck wrote, directed, and stars in “Live by Night.”

Movie Review

Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night’ wilts by day

Affleck has directed some very good movies. His latest is not one of them.

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What’s the story with Ben Affleck? ‘Live by Night,’ he hopes

“Argo” was a high point in a career that has seesawed with ups and downs.


‘Sunset Boulevard’ to hit Arlington big screen

The movie is a prelude to a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, which is based on the film.

A scene from “La La Land.”

“La La Land” leads race for British Academy Film Awards

The perky, pastel-hued jazz musical ‘‘La La Land’’ quick-stepped into an awards-season lead Tuesday, gaining 11 nominations at the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars.


Ben Affleck jokingly complains about Casey not thanking him at Golden Globes

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel’s show Monday, Ben, in mock outrage, said he was “a little taken aback” that Casey didn’t give him a shout-out from the stage.

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Will Meryl Streep’s speech embolden more Trump protests at awards?

With her Golden Globe Awards speech, Streep mounted a defense of Trumplandia’s chief troika of boogeymen: Hollywood. Foreign. Press.

A plug from Meryl Streep on Sunday’s Golden Globes telecast sparked a surge in contributions to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Committee to Protect Journalists boosted by Meryl Streep’s appeal

By mid-afternoon Monday, a day after Streep plugged the CPJ, the organization had received about 700 online donations totaling $60,000.

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Meryl Streep gets political in her Golden Globes speech

“When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose,” Streep said as she railed against the president-elect.

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Read: Meryl Streep blasts Donald Trump in Golden Globes speech

Without saying the president-elect’s name, the acclaimed actress took aim at the Republican.

Felicity Jones and “Rogue One” again topped the box office rankings.

Once again, ‘Rogue One’ is tops at the box office

The “Star Wars” film pulled in the most revenue for a fourth consecutive week.

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Full list of Golden Globe winners

“La La Land,” “Moonlight,” and “The Crown” were among the big winners at this year’s Golden Globe Awards.

Golden Globes honor Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

The ceremony included a brief video montage of the mother-daughter duo, and Meryl Streep shared some of Fisher’s words while on stage.

Ryan Seacrest at the Golden Globes.

Will 2017 be the dawning of nameless fashion?

We all know a new era dawns in Washington on Jan. 20, but why should Hollywood wait?

Jimmy Fallon hosted Sunday’s Golden Globes.

No joke, Jimmy Fallon’s teleprompter fail was real

Jimmy Fallon had his own technical meltdown at the Golden Globes, quickly turning it into a joke about Mariah Carey’s New Year’s fiasco.

From left: Meryl Streep, “La La Land” stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and “Atlanta creator and star Donald Glover.

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‘La La Land’ wins big at Golden Globes, but Meryl Streep steals the show

“La La Land” set a record by picking up seven Golden Globes, but Streep’s impassioned speech was the night’s top headline.

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Oops: John Legend gets a misspelled name tag at the Golden Globes

It’s a good thing John Legend is famous and doesn’t really need an introduction.

Evan Rachel Wood smoldered in a fitted tux.

The Golden Globes red carpet had a lot of hits, fewer misses

Deep necklines were the order of the night, with Jessica Biel, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, and others taking the plunge.

Mr. Puri at the premiere of “The Hundred-Foot Journey.”

Om Puri, 66, Indian character actor

Mr. Puri worked in critically acclaimed films at home and abroad, collecting a slew of awards.

Ben and Casey Affleck in Beverly Hills in November.


Affleck brothers among presenters at Sunday’s Golden Globe ceremony

And Casey Affleck could win one

From left: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae in “Hidden Figures.”

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Lights, camera, Affleck!

Comparing “Live by Night,” the actor’s latest directorial effort, with its three predecessors.

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Actor/writer/drummer Nate Lang marches to his own beat

After acting in “Whiplash,” the New Bedford native/actor/screenwriter/drummer returns to hometown with his rock band.