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Hoffman shines in ‘A Most Wanted Man’

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The adaption of John le Carré’s best-selling novel is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last leading role before his death.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/130701-4172_lg.jpg ‘Yves Saint Laurent’: the man behind the logo

The film looks at the life of the legendary designer, with Pierre Niney in the title role.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/020_aIO_01726.jpg The eyes have it — or do they? — in ‘I Origins’

Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey star in the cerebral sci-fi thriller.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/000036.2776.Hellion_still3_JoshWiggins__byBrettPawlak_2013-11-27_05-49-17PM.jpg In ‘Hellion,’ a different sort of boyhood

Kat Candler’s film, however heartfelt and well-intended, just doesn’t measure up.

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In ‘Lucy,’ a heroine’s brain fires on all cylinders

Scarlett Johansson takes command — and then some.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/H-02059R.jpg Winking ‘Hercules’ is an epic deconstruction

Just when you think this version of “Hercules” will exceed in fatuousness Harlin’s debacle, a voice interrupts: “What a load!” And so it proves to be.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/ASIG_03855_rgb.jpg Douglas and Keaton star in ‘And So It Goes’

Rob Reiner’s new movie might as well be a eulogy for his career.

Woody Allen, 78, with actors Emma Stone and Colin Firth on the set of “Magic in the Moonlight.”

Working late in life, these directors refuse to say cut

Clint Eastwood, who at 84 just released the musical ‘‘Jersey Boys’,’ isn’t the only filmmaker blowing past conventional retirement age.

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Rob Reiner’s winning outlook

At 67, with nearly 50 years logged as an actor and as a director of quality and quotable films, Reiner is a happy guy.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/15/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/LiesIToldMyLittleSister-Beach-Sisters-ProductionStill.jpg Indie spirit in Woods Hole

The Woods Hole Film Festival turns 23 this year, making it the oldest film festival running on Cape Cod.

Rating the movies of 2014

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/movies-1-6324--90x90.jpg The best movies of the year so far?

Since 2014 is shaping up to be a strong year, it seems sensible to take a half-time breather and quantify the year’s best films to date.

Four stars go to...

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/17kapps1--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.

What to see this summer

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The emphasis on comedy in this summer’s offerings is cheering in more ways than one. Here’s hoping this summer delivers.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/04/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/ed050_0030_v330_le-1102R_rgb.jpg Short reviews of what’s in theaters

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

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Looking for past movie reviews? This sortable table will help you catch up on Globe reviews not to be missed.