‘May the 4th Be With You’ a rallying cry for ‘Star Wars’ fans

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“Star Wars Day” captures the hearts and minds of Jedi Masters and Stormtroopers alike, and this year is no different.

Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation.”

summer movieS preview

Summer movie forecast: lots of heroes

As always, the comic book blockbusters are coming out to play. But the heroes this summer come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors.

Doc Talk

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/29/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/TheArtistisAbsent(2).jpg Films about Cold War, hot couture

Mikhail Kalatozov’s “Soy Cuba,” Russian propaganda documentary “President,” and a film about Christian Dior.

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in “Avengers: The Age of Ultron.”

Ty Burr

When Robert Downey Jr. hits the road

To see his best performance this year, you just have to Google the actor’s April 22 interview with reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/01/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/1[1]-3646.jpg ‘Lambert and Stamp’ tells Who’s story through manager’s eyes

Rock documentaries are rarely about the managers, but managers are rarely as charismatic as Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/09/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/rathe_cooper_arts02.jpg Filmmaker James D. Cooper recalls the men behind the Who

Ten years in the making, James D. Cooper’s documentary premiered at Sundance in 2014, where it was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/full-001.jpg ‘Forbidden Films’ looks at the dark side of the silver screen

Nazi propaganda documentary gets viewing at Jewish film fest.

Scene Here

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/02/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/last-laugh.jpg Hot screenings in store at local film festivals, theaters

Blockbusters aren’t the only game in town this summer. Here are some other worthwhile programming notes to pencil into your calendars.

Top Pick

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/6c4e4a21170546808d20e5d9e7532430-6c4e4a21170546808d20e5d9e7532430-0-281.jpg On disc, the moral authority of MLK remembered

Given the past week’s events in Baltimore, perhaps there’s even greater social relevance to Tuesday’s release of “Selma.”

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/AP-06728_R2-001[1].jpg Avengers assemble again in heavyweight sequel

“Age of Ultron” eventually convinces you it matters — but it takes most of the movie to get there.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Cheatin-01.jpg Bill Plympton’s ‘Cheatin’ is the real deal

Without dialogue other than eloquent grunts, sighs, and jabbering, “Cheatin” melds the lyrical and the grotesque with a subtle pastel palette.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/27/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Still1.jpg Inside the fashionably haunted House of Dior

Though the specter of Christian Dior hovers at the edges of this documentary, he’s largely ignored by the latest Dior designer Raf Simons.

Four stars go to...

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/webCITIZENFOUR--90x90.jpg Four-star reviews by the Globe

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

Documentary coverage

DVD reviews

Top Pick

On disc, the moral authority of MLK remembered

Given the past week’s events in Baltimore, perhaps there’s even greater social relevance to Tuesday’s release of “Selma.”

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Arts

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/10/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/CuriousSound_l300026front[1]_150-3941.jpg Family entertainment guide

Bring the kids, there’s a lot to do this spring.