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‘Get On Up’ is blessed with heart, soul, funk

The James Brown biopic is a triumph — a messy triumph that makes an incomplete case for Brown’s meaning to American life and culture.

“Magic in the Moonlight” stars Emma Stone and Colin Firth (above) as a medium and a magician who sets out to expose her as a fraud. Below: Jacki Weaver (with Marcia Gay Harden) plays a naive dowager in the film, set in Jazz Age England.

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No lasting magic in Allen’s ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

The minor movie isn’t a Woody Allen disaster, nor is it one of his recent high points.

Chris Pratt (left) is Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (center) is Gamora and Groot and Rocket are voiced by Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

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Goofballs in space in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Marvel hooked us on a screwy feeling months ago, and here they make good on the tease.

Jacopo Olmo Antinori and Tea Falco in Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Me and You.

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‘Me and You’: Even a minor Bertolucci is a major event

The dark tale is a trivial work from Bernardo Bertolucci, but he remains a master even in miniature.

Above (from left): doctors Danny Cheng, Dave Pomeranz, Ryan McGarry, and Billy Mallon. Below: doctor Jamie Eng.

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‘Code Black’ captures the trauma of one emergency room

The film focusing on LA County Hospital’s emergency unit falls short of exploring the causes of the failing health care system.

Kids at Legoland Discovery Center in Somerville reach for the “snowflakes” falling in the 4-D movie “Spellbound.”

Museum of Science, others offer 4-D

The collection of visual, aural, olfactory, and tactile effects are designed to surprise, engage, and lure new customers.

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‘Alive Inside’ looks at the power of music to heal

The documentary becomes an infomercial for social worker Dan Cohen, who hopes to revolutionize the treatment of dementia.

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‘Le Chef’ cooks up a tasteless repast

The film is a sour French rehash of the increasingly popular gastronome genre.

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// ‘The Fluffy Movie’ just isn’t very funny

The movie is a documentary about comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias in performance.


// Happy birthday to them

Five movies with birthday scenes that are memorable, if not necessarily for the right reasons.

Rating the movies of 2014

// 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...

// 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


// Summer movie releases

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

Movie capsules

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Short reviews of what’s in theaters

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

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// In case you missed it

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