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Movies to fall in love over — or not

A scene from “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”

Ty Burr hears from family and friends about films used to put a potential significant other to the test.

Diane Keaton and Woody Allen in the 1977 romantic comedy “Annie Hall.’’

5 movies to watch for Valentine’s Day... if you don’t love Valentine’s Day

Forget “The Notebook” and “Pride and Prejudice.” These movies will entertain, and have a little romance.

Betty White in 2013.

The most important ‘Deadpool’ review: Betty White’s

Forget about professional movie critics. You only need to know what Betty White thought about the latest superhero movie.

“The Witch,” starring Anya Taylor-Joy, is the debut feature from director Robert Eggers.

‘The Witch’: Inside a purtian’s nightmare

“We were going into these dark, emotional places, and we had to trust each other,” says “The Witch” director Robert Eggers.

“East of Hollywood” will screen Monday at the Lyric Stage.

Scene Here: Local films, festivals, and faces

Mocking stereotypes in ‘East of Hollywood’

The “mockumentary that exposes the stereotypes Asian-American actors are forced to deal with throughout the audition process” will screen Monday at the Lyric Stage.

Dennis Hopper in a scene from “The American Dreamer,” Lawrence Schiller and L.M. Kit Carson’s meta-documentary.

In Focus

Dennis Hopper, as artist and dreamer

The Brattle is set to screen Lawrence Schiller and L.M. Kit Carson’s 1971 meta-documentary about the actor and director.

The Harvard Lampoon staff in the documentary “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead.”

Doc Talk

‘Drunk Stoned’ and subversively funny

Anything you laughed at recently probably can be traced back to that primal trio of Harvard Lampooners.

Michael Fassbender in the film “Steve Jobs.”

DVDs

‘Steve Jobs’ arrives on disc

“Steve Jobs,” “Black Mass,” and “Trumbo” arrive on disc.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Stefan Kapicic as Colossus.

Movie Review

‘Deadpool’ and Ryan Reynolds get it right

The film serves up giddy, boundary-pushing mayhem so true to the comics’ sophomoric spirit, the irreverence is infectious.

Ben Stiller (left), Owen Wilson, and Penelope Cruz in “Zoolander 2.”

Movie Review

Not-so-model behavior in ‘Zoolander 2’

This needless sequel amps the silliness to levels of frantic surrealism and overstuffs the running time with famous faces.

Movie Review

‘How to Be Single’ is a messy take on dating

Young people strive to reconcile independence, commitment, and hedonism for rueful laughs.

Movie Review

Here’s looking at Ingrid Bergman

The primary-source documentary makes the case that the Swedish star saw herself and her loved ones through the lens of a camera and the frame of a screen.

Movie Review

Michael Moore is a man on a mission

In “Where to Invade Next,” the documentary filmmaker takes a sometimes entertaining political tour abroad.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/01/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/deadpool-DF-09376_rgb.jpg ‘Deadpool’ kicks off new pool of movie superheroes

From, “Deadpool” to “Dr. Strange,” 2016 promises to shake things up.

Watch all the Super Bowl 50 movie trailers

With this year’s 30-second Super Bowl spots costing up to $5 million, according to reports, studios shelled out more than ever to tease the biggest blockbusters of 2016.

Johnny Depp plays Donald Trump in mockumentary

Depp stars in the new mocumentary “Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie.”

Movie Review

In ‘Galapagos,’ evolution is fast and furious

“Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland” presents a kind of earthly paradise of adaptation and tolerance.

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When will Hollywood get Boston accents right?

Two new movies testify to the ongoing struggle of otherwise-talented performers to wrap their pharynxes around The Accent.

Movie Review

Oscar-nominated documentary shorts not sweet

Each uncompromisingly confronts different hellish circumstances with the only consolation being the human capacity to persevere and sometimes even prevail.

Blending of reality, art in ‘Lady in the Van’

Director Nicholas Hytner shot the true story “The Lady in the Van” in and around playwright Alan Bennett’s old house.