Wrapping up Sundance 2015

Barry Crimmins in the documentary “Call Me Lucky.”

Shane Seibel

Here’s what happened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

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After a self-imposed exile, visual effects master Douglas Trumbull lives and works in the Berkshires.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/WKD%20FILM%20REVISITING%202001-6232993.jpg Douglas Trumbull discusses his work on five films

Douglas Trumbull talks about five of his work on five films.

Nina Simone (right) in the 2015 documentary film ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?,’ directed by Liz Garbus.


Three Sundace documentaries using archival footage

“Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead,” “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” and “Going Clear” remind us of how vintage footage can make the past feel present.

Students and framers raise a hand-hewn timber into place on a sidewall of the Gwozdziec synagogue.

Doc Talk

Norwell duo films rebuild of synagogue

The documentary “Raise the Roof” looks at a historical renovation in Poland as a moral act.



Running the gamut from Bob Evans to Banksy

Former program director of the Independent Film Festival Boston Adam Roffman picks five favorite documentaries.

The tinfoil hat contest will continue at the 40th annual 24-Hour Science Fiction Movie Marathon.

24 hours of sci-fi in Somerville

The 24-Hour Science Fiction Movie Marathon turns 40.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/black-or-white-BW_05660_rgb.jpg Looking for a gray area in ‘Black or White’

Mike Binder’s melodrama-with-an-agenda confronts our culture’s intensifying polarization and blind insistence on the either/or fallacy that ends all dialogue.

Movie review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/BUTTER_LAMP_still.jpg Oscar-nominated shorts mind the gaps

Live-action and animated shorts that are probably better than most of the features that will win on Oscar night 2015.

Movie Review

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This year’s Oscar nominees for documentary short subjects offer subjects of life and death with poetic intensity.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/4075_FP_001351420669898.jpg In ‘Black Sea,’ there’s gold beneath the waves

“Black Sea,” starring Jude Law, is a contemporary submarine thriller that serves the genre well.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/AL-09918.jpg ‘Project Almanac’ reinvents the ‘date movie’

“Almanac” applies the gimmick that reached its peak with “The Blair Witch Project” on to a time-travel movie and the result could have been a lot worse.

Scene here | Loren King

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/WHIPLASH_NATELANG.jpg Nate Lang’s master class

New Bedford native Nate Lang talks about acting in the Oscar-nominated “Whiplash.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/awildstylemuralmedwithFredandRockSteadyphotobyMarthaCooper[1].jpg Ahearn screens breakthough hip-hop film at Brattle

Charlie Ahearn’s “Wild Style” is the 1982 hip-hop movie that introduced a new culture to the world.

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.

Winter Arts Preview

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Boston Ballet presents “Lady of the Camellias,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” premieres, and critics pick the best of the winter.

The Year in Arts

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/AP478206506783-3700--90x90.jpg 2014: The Year in Arts

2014 was all about the music sneak attack, twentysomethings energizing stages, fresh late-night personalities, and more.

Movie capsules

Movie Stars

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/31/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/AL-09918[1].jpg Short reviews of what’s in theaters

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