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A teenager and a global symbol, by any other name

Malala Yousafzai in 
Davis Guggenheim’s documentary “He Named Me Malala.”

“He Named Me Malala” is worthy documentary about 18-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, directed by Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”).

Julianne Moore (left) and Ellen Page.

For Ellen Page, ‘Freeheld’ film was an emancipation

Page co-produced and stars in “Freeheld,” a drama based on the true story of a police detective who fought for her pension benefits to go to her domestic partner.

Julianne Moore (left) and Ellen Page in “Freeheld.”

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Page and Moore make the dramatic case in ‘Freeheld’

Julianne Moore plays a dying New Jersey cop fighting to transfer her pension to her longtime partner (Ellen Page) in a dramatization of a 2007 news story.

Hugh Jackman and Levi Miller (on gangplank) star in “Pan.”

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‘Pan’ a futuristic Neverland made from familiar fairy dust

Director Joe Wright makes his 3-D Peter Pan riff an origin story squarely in line with the fanboy zeitgeist.

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In search of his father and himself

Rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith buys the title house, then decides to track down his father, who grew up in it.

Members of  the Kalabante troupe in “Circus Without Borders.”

GlobeDocs festival celebrates the Hub of filmmaking

Documentaries are hot, and Boston is their Hollywood.

Davis Guggenheim’s latest documentary, “He Named Me Malala” opens Friday.


Telling the story of the girl who took on the Taliban

Davis Guggenheim wanted to tell Malala’s story withough making her a victim.

Let us now praise scabrous men

A conversation with Douglas Tirola, who directed “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon.”

Ted Dintersmith is putting education to the test

Dintersmith’s mission is to transform the way we teach, and to that end he has produced the documentary “Most Likely to Succeed.”

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‘The Martian’ is superb as Damon roams Red Planet

Matt Damon is an astronaut marooned on Mars with half the actors in Hollywood playing NASA geniuses trying to bring him home.

fall movies preview

// Get ready for reboots, period pieces, and true stories

It seems our eyes are looking back while we try to figure out exactly how we got to where we are now.

fall arts preview

// A lot to see and do this fall

The best local arts events this season, from film festivals to shows, as well as movies and books to check out.

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// Critics’ picks for fall arts events

Globe writers offer noteworthy exhibits, attractions, and concerts to see this season, including Courtney Love and Todd Almond in “Kansas City Choir Boy.”

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// The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

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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.

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