‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ an honest look at mental illness

From left: Mark Ruffalo, Imogene Wolodarsky, and Ashley Aufderheide.

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Maya Forbes’s autobiographical comedy-drama, with Mark Ruffalo as a bipolar dad put in charge of the kids while his wife gets an MBA.

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‘Dark Star: H. R. Giger’s World’ shows the mind of a visionary

The life and work of mystical Swiss artist H.R. Giger is the subject of Belinda Sallin’s gentle, competent, and touching documentary.


Drama, from love in Montenegro to Peckinpah in Somerville

Many filmmakers traveled here in June to take part in the Provincetown International Film Festival, but few came from as far away as Berlin.

Al Pacino and Holly Hunter in a scene from “Manglehorn.”

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In ‘Manglehorn,’ Pacino keeps things under lock and key

It’s hard to figure out what Pacino saw in the script.

From left: Stephen Boss, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash, Joe Manganiello, Channing Tatum, and Adam Rodriguez in “Magic Mike XXL.”

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‘Magic Mike XXL’ is short on plot, long on beefcake

The sequel to the 2012 male-stripper movie is missing the original director, half the original cast, a plot, a script, and most of the wit.

Emilia Clarke (left) and Arnold Schwarzenegger in a scene from “Terminator: Genisys.”

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Robotic leads, convoluted plot weigh down latest ‘Terminator’

“Terminator: Genisys” is a brain-cramp disguised as a summer blockbuster. It’s entertaining but, more often than not, simply exhausting.

Pixar and the algorithms behind the art

Since every Pixar movie consists of computer-generated animation, every Pixar movie is an act of science.


Her bipolar inspiration was messy, not quirky

Maya Forbes, the author and director of of the semi-autobiographical “Infinitely Polar Bear,” and Mark Ruffalo talk about the movie.

Nothing inhuman was alien to H.R. Giger

In her documentary “Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World,” Swiss filmmaker Belinda Sallin entered the belly of the beast.

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Oddball bonding in ‘Overnight’

A comedy about a pair of straitlaced young parents sharing a long, increasingly bizarre dinner and aftermath with a hipster mom and dad.

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‘Ted 2’: He’s still not your average bear

Seth MacFarlane’s foul-mouthed teddy bear returns for more of the same.

summer movieS preview

//[1].jpg 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.

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summer arts preview

// The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

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// Four-star reviews by the Globe

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