Commentary | Ty Burr

Wes Craven’s nightmares changed horror fan reality

Director Wes Craven in 2009.

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No one took nightmares more seriously — or, paradoxically, with more tongue-in-cheek wit — than horror filmmaker Wes Craven.

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// Seeing Rijksmuseum’s 10-year renovation in stops and starts

Oeke Hoogendijk’s documentary “The New Rijksmuseum” looks at the renovation of the great Amsterdam museum.

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‘The Great Man’ takes Gilgamesh to Afghanistan

A mystical, tender, affecting tale of friendship and paternity, “The Great Man” updates the ancient “Tale of Gilgamesh” to the War in Afghanistan.

Robert Redford in “A Walk in the Woods.”

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Laughs — and groans — along the trail in ‘A Walk in the Woods’

The persnickety presence of Nick Nolte, his decrepitude as picturesque as the Appalachian Trail scenery, elevates this adaptation of Bill Bryson’s memoir.

An image of Steve Jobs in Alex Gibney’s “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.”


In Jobs film, Alex Gibney takes hard look at Apple icon

“For me, his story was a good way to reflect on corporate values and a certain generation that came out of the counterculture.”

A scene from “Le cercle rouge.”

Robbery film marathon at Harvard Film Archive

Their “Heist Night” movie marathon starts next Friday at 7 p.m. and ends around 12 hours later.

Boston Open Screen organizers (from left) Adrian Atwood, Adam Van Voorhis, and Phil Healy.

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Open mike for filmmakers

Plenty of comics got their starts at open mike nights, so why not filmmakers? That’s the premise of Boston Open Screen.


The female gaze

Michael Colford, director of library services at the Boston Public Library and president, offers a list of some of his favorite nonfiction films with women filmmakers.

A scene from George Butler’s “Tiger Tiger.”

doc talk | peter keough

‘Deep Web’ documentary explores dark corners of Internet

‘Web’ focuses mostly on the case against Ross Ulbricht, founder of the illicit Silk Road marketplace.

Above: co-director and climber Jimmy Chin during the attempt to climb Mount Meru, in the Himalayas.

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‘Meru’ offers a mountain high

The movie is filmed with such grandeur and intimacy that attempting to figure out how they made the incredible shots almost spoils them.

Zac Efron stars as an EDM DJ in “We Are Your Friends.”

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‘We Are Your Friends’ joins Efron with electronic dance music

The movie is a well-intentioned, formulaic “Saturday Night Fever” knock-off that only occasionally conveys the dance floor’s heady intoxication.

Julius Rosenwald (left) and Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee Institute

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‘Rosenwald’ offers timely lessons in wealth management

As unassuming as its subject, this documentary about the philanthropy of the little known Sears, Roebuck & Co. owner is a lesson in responsibility.

Jake Johnson in “Diggingfor Fire.”

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‘Digging for Fire’ depicts new parents doubting it all

Indie whirlwind Joe Swanberg shows hipsters quietly freaking out as they confront compromise, loss of individual freedom, and death.

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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.