Movie Review

‘Whiplash’ creates a relentless tempo

The spectacular film takes us to the edge of creative expression and then it sails right off, into the place where the monsters are.

Movie REview

// A spirited look at ‘The Irish Pub’

Though some might point to more elevated achievements, documentarian Alex Fegan says the essence of Ireland is the pub.

Scene here

// Scorsese-curated films in Polish film fest

ArtsEmerson will screen 10 Polish films, including several from Scorsese’s curated series, for its Polish Film Festival.


John Michalczyk on documentaries that made a difference

Michalczyk has been making films for more than 20 years on topics ranging from the atrocities to horrors much closer to home.

doc talk

// Martin Parr and all things English

Best known as a still photographer, Martin Parr has also made documentaries for the BBC that wryly analyze all things English.

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‘Fury’ takes on WWII, with Brad Pitt in command

The movie tries to balance the standard veneration of the Greatest Generation while acknowledging what war does to men.

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It’s just Murray being Murray in ‘St. Vincent’

In this maudlin comedy, our reigning Zen trickster, Bill Murray, plays a Brooklyn crank teaching life lessons to a kid.

Four stars go to...

// 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.

Fall Movies Preview

// Fall movies aim high

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

Toronto Film Festival


// In Toronto, what they’re talking about at the festival

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

Movie capsules

Movie Stars

// Short reviews of what’s in theaters

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