Odd doings in Wales? It’s Tim Burton, for certain.

The title of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” speaks for itself.

From left: Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, and Octavia Spencer in the film “Hidden Figures.”

After #OscarsSoWhite, many new films tell the stories of African Americans

Filmmaking lead times and studio release calendars tend to be long. So maybe this sudden flurry is just a coincidence. If it is, it’s certainly well timed.

Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis star in “Masterminds.”


The Weekender: Punks, rebels, and dancing b-boys

A guide to everything fun to do in Boston and beyond.

Mark Wahlberg stars in Peter Berg’s “Deepwater Horizon.”

★ ★ ½ | movie review

Turning tragedy into triumph in Wahlberg’s ‘Deepwater Horizon’

The movie, starring Mark Wahlberg, transforms the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill into action-packed entertainment.

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by peter keough | Globe correspondent

Looking at films that look back at the Holocaust

Four current films, three fictional and one documentary, ponder its evil.

doc talk | peter keough

A place for whistleblowers to blow their whistles visually

Laura Poitras, of ‘Citizenfour’ is among the founders of Field of Vision.

Let us now praise Pam Grier

The queen of ’70s blaxploitation is coming to Harvard.


Diane Pernet brings cutting-edge fashion films to MFA

The works in the 60-minute program on Oct. 6 are from “A Shaded View on Fashion Film,’’ a juried global contest founded by Pernet.

Movie Review

Stupid is as stupid does in ‘Masterminds’

It’s the kind of comedy that’s more weird-stupid than good-stupid, but Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis make it work.

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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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A scene from Robert Kenner’s “Command and Control.”

Movie REview

For want of a socket . . .

A nuclear disaster almost happened in 1980, as the documentary “Command and Control.” shows.

‘My King’ offers scenes from a marriage

The French drama, directed by Maïwenn, stars Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot.

“The Lion King” is getting a live-action remake.

Disney is making a live-action ‘Lion King’ remake

Disney announced that Jon Favreau, who helmed the box-office hit ‘‘Jungle Book’’ remake, will direct the new ‘‘Lion King.

Sarah Gardner


What has happened to New England’s dairy farms? A film looks for answers.

‘Forgotten Farms’ screens Oct. 2 as part of the GlobeDocs Film Festival

Deborah Lipstadt on truth, Trump, and Holocaust deniers

The historian and Brandeis grad discusses movie based on her book.

Tulip (voiced by Katie Crown) and Junior (Andy Samberg) in “Storks.”

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Recent movie reviews

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

A longtime Pittsburgh resident and graduate of Morehouse College, Mr. Nunn broke through in movies in the late 1980s.

Bill Nunn, 63, actor in Spike Lee films

Mr. Nunn appeared in dozens of films and TV programs, including ‘‘New Jack City,’’ Sam Raimi’s ‘‘Spider-Man’’ trilogy, and ‘‘Sirens.’’

Madina Nalwanga with David Oyelowo in “Queen of Katwe.”

Movie Review

When chess is more than just a game

In “Queen of Katwe,” it’s check and mate for a Ugandan girl.

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in “La La Land.”

Ty Burr

Can buzz spoil a movie?

We live in a whirling media culture in which experience arrives pre-tested, pre-digested, judged, and signed off on.

“Suicide Squad” epitomized the year’s on-screen zeitgeist.

Ty Burr

Most of 2016’s movies have been soulless, noisy, and dull

Commercial blockbusters still exist and they still make obscene amounts of money, but they matter less and less.

Marion Cotillard.


Marion Cotillard announces pregnancy, denies Pitt rumors

Marion Cotillard is announcing her pregnancy and shooting down rumors of any romantic involvement with Brad Pitt.

FILE - In this June 5, 2007 file photo, Brad Pitt, right, a cast member in the film

The FBI is evaluating abuse allegations against Brad Pitt

The FBI says it’s gathering information about an incident involving Brad Pitt and his family aboard a private flight last week.

Graham King as John F. Kennedy and Nathaniel Glein Scott as Richard Nixon in “Split Ticket.”

scene here

Wrestlers, musicians, and sex trafficking on screen

The Boston Film Festival and Boston Latino International Film Festival are set to kick off.

Mark Wahlberg in “Deepwater Horizon,” about the offshore oil rig where an explosion set off the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Real-life disaster, big-screen thrills

“Deepwater Horizon,” about the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, is the latest real-life disaster movie.

GlobeDocs Film Festival schedule

SEPT. 28

Robert Kenner directed “Command and Control,” which is based on Eric Schlosser’s book.


Barely in command, nearly out of control

Documentary looks at near-miss nuclear disaster in 1980.

Keith Maitland’s film on 1964 sniper shooting at University of Texas-Austin.


What’s up, GlobeDocs?

This year’s festival presents 15 features and 8 shorts.

Daniel Radcliffe in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”

Ah, Pottermore, you sucked us in again

Pottermore, the online home of the “Harry Potter” universe, released a new quiz Thursday that lets would-be wizards discover their Patronus.

Machine de Cirque in action.


The Weekender: Cowboys, acrobats, and the Boss

Top picks for what to do in Boston and beyond.

From left: Vincent D’Onofrio, Martin Sensmeier, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Byung Hun Lee in “The Magnificent Seven.”

Movie Review

‘Magnificent Seven’ is an acceptable remake of an acceptable remake

Denzel Washington owns the movie, carrying himself with an authority worthy of John Wayne in his prime.

Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming “Deepwater Horizon.”


Alec Baldwin calls out Mark Wahlberg for new movie

Wahlberg’s newest movie is on the worst oil spill in US history. Baldwin had some thoughts on that.

Michael Gambon as Professor Dumbledore (left) and Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. The best-selling book series by J.K. Rowling is now the basis “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text,” currently the most popular podcast on the iTunes spirtuality and religion charts. The show, produced by two Harvard Divinity School graduates, is downloaded about 100,000 times a week.

Could ‘Harry Potter’ give rise to a new religion?

A Cambridge podcast treats the boy wizard’s story as holy and reflects on life’s big questions using the series as a guide.

Kate Winslet in “The Dressmaker.”

Movie Review

Tilly, queen of the desert

In “The Dressmaker,” a stylish Australian (Kate Winslet) returns to her not-so-stylish hometown.

From far left: Kim Jong-il, Choi Eun-hee, and Shin Sang-ok in the documentary “The Lovers and the Despot.”

Movie REview

That time Kim Jong-il kidnapped his favorite movie star and director

No, seriously.

Ben Schnetzer (left) and Nick Jonas star as brothers in “Goat.”

Movie Review

‘Goat’ dramatizes hazing on campus

Andrew Neel’s adaptation of Brad Land’s memoir looks at young men behaving badly.

Tulip (voiced by Katie Crown) and Junior (Andy Samberg) in “Storks.”

Movie Review

Imagine Amazon drones with feathers and long beaks

In the 3-D animated feature “Storks,” the birds deliver more than babies.

Mr. Hanson directed a handful of other hits, including “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle,” “The River Wild,” and “8 Mile,” and the television movie “Too Big to Fail.”

Curtis Hanson, 71, director of ‘L.A. Confidential’

Mr. Hanson, the film director whose adaptation of the James Ellroy noir novel won him an Academy Award, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Aniston was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 - 2005.

Jennifer Aniston memes explode in response to Brad Pitt divorce

But maybe we should just leave Aniston out of it?

Jolie and Pitt in 2011.

There are a lot of movies coming from Pitt and Jolie

Don’t expect the two to drop out of view during the divorce.

Jolie and Pitt in 2007.

Jolie and Pitt’s romance, divorce bookended by films

For Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, it started with tequila and dancing in the rain in Bogota and ended on the French seaside with white wine, pills and tears.

“The Garden of Earthly Delights” is seen in “Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil.”

Movie Review

Hieronymus Bosch: Arcane, hermetic, inexplicable, or all of the above?

An assured documentary looks at the one-of-a-kind artist on the 500th anniversary of his death.

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Moments in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Hollywood romance

A collection of key moments in their relationship.

From left, Nicholas Hammond, Kym Karath, Angela Cartwright, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Ms. Carr, Heather Menzies, Debbie Turner, and Duane Chase portrayed the von Trapp- family in the 1965 film musical ‘‘The Sound of Music.’’

Charmian Carr, 73; portrayed Liesl in ‘The Sound of Music’

Ms. Carr fully embraced audiences’ reverence for the musical, frequently appearing at sing-a-long performances.

Itay Tiran in

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In ‘Demon,’ a wedding-crashing ghost evokes the horrors of the past

‘‘Demon’’ is not a horror film, exactly, although it can prove disturbing.

Eddie Murphy at the premiere of “Mr. Church.”

Eddie Murphy returns to the big screen in ‘Mr. Church’

Murphy is fine as the title character, although his performance consists mostly of suppressing all of his usual shtick.

Bill Murray apparently likes to give people drinks.

Meet Bill Murray, bartender

Some lucky bargoers in New York will see a familiar face serving drinks this weekend as Bill Murray is set to tend bar at his son’s Brooklyn restaurant.

“Lawrence of Arabia” is among the films screening in the 70mm and Widescreen Festival! at the Somerville Theatre.

Ty Burr

Where do you see movies like they used to make ’em: big and good?

The most creative aspects of cinema are playing on smaller screens, writes critic Ty Burr.

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Jay Z declares drug war an ‘epic fail’ in short film

The four-minute clip posted online by The New York Times on Thursday features Jay Z’s narration over an artist’s illustrations.

Kirsten Johnson in “Cameraperson.”

In ‘Cameraperson,’ Johnson explores nature of documentary

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson talks about her new documentary.

Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt in the remake of “The Magnificant Seven.”

‘The Magnificent Seven’ magnified

Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt star in a remake of the 1960 western.

Natalie Portman brings heft to Pablo Larraín’s “Jackie”

Among Toronto’s thrills: a superb Natalie Portman in ‘Jackie’

Highlights from the Toronto International Film Festival include “Jackie” and “Paterson.”