Controversial documentary captures Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse performing at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich.

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Ahead of the Boston release of “Amy,” director Asif Kapadia reflects on the late English pop singer’s legacy.

Lucy Caron, Julien Bodard, and Alane Delhaye in “Li’l Quinquin,” part of the French Film Festival.

MFA’s French film festival offers Deneuve and more

Now in its 20th year, 19 feature-length films are screening at this year’s event, which runs July 9-26.

“Merrill’s Marauders” can be seen at Harvard Film Archive as part of its summerlong complete Samuel Fuller retrospective.

‘Marauders’ was important step for Samuel Fuller

The Worcester-born Fuller brought two formative experiences to his career as a self-proclaimed “bang-for-the-buck moviemake.”

Autodefensas member standing guard in Michoa-cán, Mexico, from Matthew Heineman’s “Cartel Land.”

‘Cartel Land’ goes inside vigilante groups

What would you do if criminals terrorized you and your community and there was no government to intervene?

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‘Dark Star: H. R. Giger’s World’ shows the mind of a visionary

The life and work of mystical Swiss artist H.R. Giger is the subject of Belinda Sallin’s gentle, competent, and touching documentary.


Drama, from love in Montenegro to Peckinpah in Somerville

Many filmmakers traveled here in June to take part in the Provincetown International Film Festival, but few came from as far away as Berlin.

From left: Mark Ruffalo, Imogene Wolodarsky, and Ashley Aufderheide.

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‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ an honest look at mental illness

Maya Forbes’s autobiographical comedy-drama, with Mark Ruffalo as a bipolar dad put in charge of the kids while his wife gets an MBA.

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// In ‘Manglehorn,’ Pacino keeps things under lock and key

It’s hard to figure out what Pacino saw in the script.

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// ‘Magic Mike XXL’ is short on plot, long on beefcake

The sequel to the 2012 male-stripper movie is missing the original director, half the original cast, a plot, a script, and most of the wit.

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// Robotic leads, convoluted plot weigh down latest ‘Terminator’

“Terminator: Genisys” is a brain-cramp disguised as a summer blockbuster. It’s entertaining but, more often than not, simply exhausting.

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//[1].jpg Summer movie forecast: lots of heroes

As always, the comic book blockbusters are coming out to play. But the heroes this summer come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors.

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// The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

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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.