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For Fuqua, Boston fit ‘The Equalizer’

Director Antoine Fuqua (left) and actor Denzel Washington, who teamed up for “The Equalizer.”

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Director Antoine Fuqua said even before he was onboard the ’80s TV show adaptation, the script had been written with Boston in mind.

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The stalwart festival opens with an advance screening of “Wild,” the poignant rendering of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir.

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IndieWire has ranked Camden International Film Festival among the top dozen documentary film festivals in the nation.

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Five fall films

Five of the best movie takes on the special season.

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‘Last Days in Vietnam’ revisits the fall of Saigon

The story Rory Kennedy tells in the documentary is at once riveting and heartbreaking.

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Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig portray disaffected siblings coming to terms with long-buried traumas in the comedy-drama.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/TIWILY-11670r.jpg ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ tries to put fun back into funeral

Shawn Levy’s movie, starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey, wants to sell you a bridge made of sitcom farce and Hallmark moments.

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Fonda says she was challenged by the improvisational skills of her costars Jason Bateman and Tina Fey in “This Is Where I Leave You.”

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/08/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/TheGreenPrince1.jpg ‘The Green Prince’: Tinker, tailor, Palestinian, Israeli

The Israeli documentary looks at a double agent with a shocking background.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/doer_pub_still_lg.jpg ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ is too contrived

First time director Ned Benson turns traumatic loss and grief into an exercise in point of view in this study of a couple estranged by tragedy.

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‘My Old Lady’ is set in its ways

Playwright Israel Horovitz makes his big-screen directorial debut in this adaptation of his play about a 50ish failure who inherits a Parisian apartment.

Fall Movies Preview

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In this season’s films, directors and actors have stories to tell and something to prove.

Toronto Film Festival

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Upcoming films that have had the film festival abuzz include “The Last Five Years.”

Movie capsules

Movie Stars

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A snapshot of recent Globe reviews of movies in the theaters.

Four stars go to...

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Films given four-star reviews by Globe critics Ty Burr and Janice Page, and the former Globe critic Wesley Morris since 2012.