Where’d the #MeToo initiative really come from? Activist Tarana Burke, long before hashtags

Years before actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet publicized the idea, Tarana Burke was spreading that healing message to survivors of trauma.

Harvey Weinstein (above, at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival) was fired last week.

Weinstein Co. agrees to a rescue investment from Colony Capital

The embattled studio is reeling from the scandal surrounding co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

Producer Harvey Weinstein in 2015 at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

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In Harvey Weinstein’s wake, will anything change?

It’s tempting to imagine this moment is evidence of some sort of progress. Is it?

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Harvey Weinstein's wife, Georgina Chapman, tells People magazine she is leaving her husband. She said in a statement her heart breaks for all the women who have suffered because of Weinstein's

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After Weinstein, time for some introspection

Maybe things will be different. But don’t hold your breath. We still live in a patriarchy, and men still set most of the rules.

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Roy Dotrice, veteran British actor, dies at 94

Mr. Dotrice was known for his role as Leopold Mozart in “Amadeus.”

Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, and Harvey Weinstein get the ‘Saturday Night Live’ treatment

“SNL” had stayed away from taking on Weinstein the previous week.

Motion Picture Academy expels Weinstein

Recent reports revealed sexual harassment and rape allegations against Weinstein going back decades.

A honey of a tale about the creator of Winnie the Pooh

In ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin,’ the life of A.A. Milne is much more than a beloved children’s story.

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Celebrating a world of cinema at Boston Palestine and Boston Asian American film festivals

The Boston Palestine Film Festival runs Oct. 20-29 at the MFA; the Boston Asian American Film Festival Oct. 19-22 at the Paramount Center and the Brattle Theatre.

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Many of the fall’s biggest films have stories based on fact.

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A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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These films all earned four-star reviews from Globe critics Ty Burr, Janice Page, and Peter Keough, as well as former Globe critic Wesley Morris.

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The new “Star Wars” is great fun, if not a great film. It consciously embraces the funky, handmade garage aesthetic of the 1977 original.

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Sean Baker, director of “The Florida Project.”

‘Florida Project’ director discovers drama in Sunshine State’s ‘hidden homeless’

Sean Baker’s much-anticipated follow-up to ‘Tangerine’ is another film about scrappy outsiders clinging to the margins.

Jessica Harper in “Suspiria.”

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Delirious dread in score to influential film ‘Suspiria’

The 1977 masterpiece is part of a double feature of horror at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

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Jackie Chan on the prowl in ‘The Foreigner’

Chan plays a China-born British transplant hunting IRA terrorists who killed his daughter in a London bombing.

Laird Hamilton in Rory Kennedy’s new documentary, “Take Every Wave.”

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Wave theory explained in ‘The Life of Laird Hamilton’

Drawing on archival images, often of sublime beauty, and showing some impressive oceanic camerawork of its own, the film elegantly skims the subject’s life.

“Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer” will screen during the GlobeDocs Film Festival.

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The Weekender: Great docs, cranky comics, jock gems, and Wonder Women

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Partners in Health cofounder Paul Farmer in “Bending the Arc.”

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‘Bending the Arc’ is a triumph

Inspiring and well-crafted documentary shows how the founders of Partners in Health created a new model for battling disease in impoverished countries.

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Kate Beckinsale says she told Harvey Weinstein ‘no’

“I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older, unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him,” the actress wrote.

Bria Vinaite (left) and Brooklynn Prince in “The Florida Project.”

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‘The Florida Project’: A girl grows in Orlando

The movie’s as heartbreaking and as true a portrait of modern America as the news will never show you.

Rebecca Hall (left), Luke Evans, and Bella Heathcote in “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.”

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‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ has a lot on its plate

The biopic about the man who dreamed up Wonder Woman is a loving, sensitive exploration of S&M bondage techniques and polyamorous relationships.

Liam Neeson in “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House.”

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Deep Throat speaks in ‘Mark Felt’

Liam Neeson stars in a retelling of the Watergate crisis from the viewpoint of “The Man Who Brought Down the White House.”

Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall.”

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In ‘Marshall,’ justice is served by a classic approach to Thurgood Marshall

The new Reginald Hudlin film “Marshall” is about an early case for the future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall.

Dustin Hoffman and Ben Stiller in “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).”

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‘The Meyerowitz Stories’: a rich New York fable with a bad title

Ben Stiller is the Good Son, Adam Sandler is The Failure, and Dustin Hoffman is their narcissistic patriarch in one of writer-director Noah Baumbach’s better recent outings.

Harvey Weinstein and his wife, Georgina Chapman.

Harvey Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman, says she’s leaving him

The Marchesa designer told People magazine that her heart breaks for all the women who have suffered because of Weinstein’s ‘‘unforgivable’’ actions.

John Bradley in “American Satan.”

Actor goes from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘American Satan’

John Bradley, who plays good-hearted Samwell Tarly on “Thrones,” has a key role in the new supernatural thriller.

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013, file photo, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, left, Oscar-winning actress Whoopie Goldberg, second from right, and actress Blake Lively, right, listen to then-first lady Michelle Obama as she speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, at a workshop for high school students about careers in film. Congressional Democrats are starting to give charities thousands of dollars that Weinstein contributed to them over the years. The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics says Weinstein has donated more than $1.4 million since the 1992 election cycle. Nearly all has gone to Democrats and their allies. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

The Obamas say they are ‘disgusted’ by Weinstein

Former president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, say they are ‘‘disgusted’’ by revelations of sexual harassment being leveled at Harvey Weinstein.

FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Co., effective immediately, following new information revealed regarding his conduct, the company's board of directors announced Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

How the Weinstein story unfolded at two publications

Like heavyweights exchanging haymakers, two New York news outlets have taken turns landing knockout blows against Harvey Weinstein.

Late-night TV hosts offer jokes and disgust about Harvey Weinstein’s ‘monstrous behavior’

By Monday night, comedians had plenty of Weinstein jokes, observations, and general disgust.

Mark Hamill.

Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker highlights ‘Last Jedi’ trailer

The two-and-a-half minute clip also features Carrie Fisher, who completed her work on the film before her death last December.

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 23, 2017 shows US film producer Harvey Weinstein posing during a photocall as he arrives to attend the De Grisogono Party on the sidelines of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, at the Cap-Eden-Roc hotel in Antibes, near Cannes, southeastern France, on May 23, 2017. The Weinstein Company has launched an internal probe over sexual harassment claims against co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, confirming he has taken an

‘Saturday Night Live’ mocks everyone — but Harvey Weinstein

Many accused the show of having a double standard when it came to criticizing those who had been accused of sexual assault.

Mr. Alter, of American descent, spent his career in Bollywood portraying Westeners.

Tom Alter, 67, blue-eyed star of Bollywood films

Mr. Alter, an Indian-born character actor of American descent, spent his career playing Westerners in the films.

Bruno Mars plays TD Garden Saturday and Sunday.

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The Weekender: Paranoid androids, jazz heavies, and some decent costume ideas

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

‘It’s gross’: Harvey Weinstein’s adviser criticizes his behavior toward women

The acknowledgment by the lawyer, Lisa Bloom, came during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America.”

Harvey Weinstein.

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How women finally toppled the notorious Harvey Weinstein

The movie mogul has been creeping on women — that’s a tactful way to put it — for almost three decades. So why is the king only now being chased from his throne?

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Five things to do, Oct. 9-15

New MFA Late Nites, AppleFest at Wachusett Mountain, Environmental Film Festival, and more.

08doctalk I AM EVIDENCE Film Info Directors: Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir Producers: Trish Adlesic, Mariska Hargitay Length: 89 minutes Year: 2017 Images courtesy of the GLOBEDOCS FILM FESTIVAL.

A thought-provoking GlobeDocs Film Festival lineup invites engagement

The issues probed in the documentaries include the squandering of food resources, urban youth violence, the failures of the criminal justice system, and more.

Writer-director Angela Robinson on the set of  “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.”

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‘Professor Marston’ reveals what wasn’t in ‘Wonder Woman’

“I’ve been trying to get my movie made for years,” said writer-director Angela Robinson.

Harvey Weinstein at the Weinstein Company/Netflix after party following the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles,

Harvey Weinstein to take leave amid sexual harassment report

The move comes after a report alleging decades of sexual harassment against women, including employees and actress Ashley Judd.

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‘Dolores’ helps set the record straight

Peter Bratt’s documentary illuminates the career of civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers Union with César Chávez.

Ryan Gosling in Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049.”

Movie Review

‘Blade Runner 2049’ takes us to the edge of the apocalypse

This dystopian sequel has both astonishing beauty and a bloated sense of purpose.

Harry Dean Stanton plays the title character, an old man moping along in a tiny western town, in John Carroll Lynch’s “Lucky.”

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‘Lucky’ marks end of the road for the great Harry Dean Stanton

The actor goes out in style in a film directed by fellow character actor John Carroll Lynch.

Vincent (depicted by Robert Gulaczyk) in “Loving Vincent.”

Movie Review

‘Loving Vincent’ gets style points for Van Gogh

Artists diligently handpainted each frame based on film material created using a combination of live actors and digital animation.

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Stars try to overcome thin script in ‘The Mountain Between Us’

The drama feels as if it’s drawing its characterizations far more from the appeal of Kate Winslet and Idris Elba than from any prose.

Film crew shoots robbery in Vermont bank

The real look of a toy gun pulled out in the middle of a bank open for business was a minor concern that was resolved with a call to the police department.

‘Blade Runner 2049’ detection work

There are a number of character parallels between the sci-fi sequel and its 1982 antecedent.

‘Blade Runner’ is back, this time steered by Denis Villeneuve

“A lot of [the original] movie is about the power of suggestion and evocation. I really tried to take the same approach,” the director said.

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Remember the Alamo — and a new wave of female film critics

If you’ve been paying attention to film world social media, you know there’s a sea change underway in who gets to write about movies and how they get to write about them.

Kelvin Truong dives into the pool as coach Mike McQuay gives encouragement in “Swim Team.”

A rousing tale of autism, parenting, and swimming

“Swim Team” tells the rousing, sometimes gut-wrenching story of three boys on a competitive team for children with disabilities.

“I Dream in Another Language” is BLIFF’s closing night film.

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Women, New Hampshire, and Latino films in the spotlight

There’s still time to check out several films in the 15th annual Boston Latino International Film Festival which draws to a close Oct. 1.

A view of Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila in Ramona Diaz’s “Motherland.”

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People (and footage) lost and found

In “Motherland,” Ramona Diaz takes the style and techniques of Frederick Wiseman to one of the busiest maternity wards in the world.

HBO’s documentary “Spielberg” includes this image of Steven Spielberg with Tom Hanks on the set of “Saving Private Ryan.”

In Focus

‘Spielberg’ celebrates and scrutinizes the world’s most successful filmmaker

Susan Lacy’s documentary asks: Did the “Jaws” director reinvent cinema or ruin it?

Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs in “Battle of the Sexes.”

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The Weekender: Stone on the court, Cruise in the air, and a house on a stage

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.