Leftovers ‘Moana,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts’ rule box office again

‘‘Moana’’ briought in $28.4 million and ‘‘Fantastic Beasts’’ earned $18.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Marlon Brando (with Salvatore Corsitto) in “The Godfather.”


An offer you can’t refuse: Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘ “The Godfather” Notebook’

The record of a director thinking his way around and through a source novel and toward a great work, it is a delicious dive into film history.

Keith Lockhart conducts the Holiday Pops shows through Dec. 24.


The Weekender: Murder mysteries, folk histories, and Holiday Pops

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea.”

★★★★ | Movie Review

In ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ Casey Affleck comes fully out of his brother’s shadow

We could tell you how beautiful and moving and true-to-New England “Manchester by the Sea” is, but we don’t want to ruin it.

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Alice Drummond, character actress, dies at 88

Ms. Drummond played an array of older women, from mild-mannered to deranged, in blockbuster movies.

Damien Chazelle’s West Coast story “La La Land”

Damien Chazelle, 31, has been working toward his latest film, “La La Land,” ever since he was a Harvard undergrad.


Examining tragedies from Pearl Harbor to Sid and Nancy

A look at documentaries that focus on the destruction at Pearl Harbor and punk legends Sid and Nancy.

Isabelle Huppert is at it again in ‘Things to Come’

The French actress commands the screen in “Elle.” But the subtle, quietly poignant “Things to Come” may be a better showcase for her ferocity and vulnerability.

In Focus

‘Sonita’ gives voice to the plight of females in Afghan society

The documentary follows a teenager who composes rap music with lyrics both eloquent and defiant.

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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 the movie.

Answers to your most pressing ‘Rogue One’ questions

We’re now just a couple of weeks away from the opening of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and still, as it should be, more unknowns than answers remain.

Toshiro Mifune (left) in “Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple.”

Movie REview

Movie review: Toshiro Mifune was ‘created by forces of seismic activity’

As a new documentary shows, Mifune was a one-of-a-kind movie star.

A scene from “Moana,” the top-earning film at the box office over the holiday weekend.

Disney’s ‘Moana’ tops holiday box office

The South Pacific animated tale fell short of a ‘‘Frozen”-size debut, but nevertheless dominated the big screens.

Christian Goodwin stars in Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan’s “Seduction Theory.”

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Psychoanalyzing filmmaking duo’s ‘Seduction Theory’

Celebrated filmmakers Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan are screening their new short film, the dark comedy “Seduction Theory,” at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Natalie Portman as first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

Revisiting the end of Camelot through Jackie’s eyes

Director Pablo Larrain talks about filming “Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman, as an American horror story.

Toshiro Mifune in “Yojimbo.”

‘Mifune: The Last Samurai’ explores Japan’s most famous movie star

Not many movie stars merit their own documentary, but Toshiro Mifune is no ordinary movie star.

Brett Kelly (left) and Billy Bob Thornton in “Bad Santa 2.”

Movie Review

“Bad Santa 2” is OK, until it loses its way

The best bits of “Bad Santa 2” are skillfully played, sharply scripted, and disappointingly not sustained.

A scene from Gianfranco Rosi’s “Fire at Sea.”

‘Fire at Sea’ is no island getaway

Gianfranco Rosi’s quietly devastating documentary examines a refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.

Boston Ballet’s soaring production of “The Nutcracker” runs Friday through Dec. 31.


The Weekender: Modern lovers, dancing Nutcrackers, and multiple Messiahs

The best things to do in Boston and beyond.

Magnus Carlsen at the 2013 Chess Candidates Tournament in London, as seen in the 2016 documentary film ”Magnus,” directed by Benjamin Ree.

“Magnus” captures chess champ’s successes and failures

As seen in Benjamin Ree’s brisk, suspenseful, and intimate documentary “Magnus,” the title prodigy was a withdrawn child, bullied in school.

Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) and Maui (Dwayne Johnson).

★ ★ ★ | Movie REview

‘Moana’ dazzles without a fleet of stars

The Disney princess archetype sails to the South Pacific for a dependably entertaining, visually dazzling riff on Polynesian folklore.

“Seasons” looks back 80,000 years to when the buffalo roamed in Europe’s perpetual winter.

Movie REview

‘Seasons’ takes the long view to Earth’s changes

“Seasons” is brought to you by the directors of “Winged Migration.” This time, only the cinematography impresses.

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in “Allied.”

Movie Review

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard have star power to burn in ‘Allied’

The pair play spies in the World War II drama directed by Robert Zemeckis.

President Barack Obama shook hands with NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shortly before presenting him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Obama went big for his last round of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes, and others.

Presidential Medals of Freedom on a table prior to the start of the ceremony at the White House on Tuesday.

Top US civilian honor going to 21 artists, athletes, others

Among those getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom: Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and Michael Jordan.

Warren Beatty as Howard Hughes in “Rules Don’t Apply.”

Movie Review

Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes movie is a strangely enjoyable mess

Directing and starring for the first time in 15 years, Beatty brings charisma to “Rules Don’t Apply.”

Isabelle Huppert stars in “Elle.”

Movie Review

In ‘Elle,’ the lady is a trap

Isabelle Huppert stars in what may be Paul Verhoeven’s most perverse and provocative movie to date.

Casey Affleck in a scene from “Manchester by the Sea.”

Casey Affleck is right at home in ‘Manchester by the Sea’

Affleck came home to do a little film with Kenneth Lonergan, and now he may be an Oscar contender for “Manchester by the Sea.”

A scene from “The Secret Life of Pets.”

Holiday Arts Preview 2016

Movie magic: DVD and Blu-ray gifts

Wondering how to delight the movie lover in your life this holiday season? Our DVD suggestions include animation, action, and an “Absolutely Fabulous” revival.

Raoul Coutard, cinematographer of French New Wave

Mr. Coutard’s innovative work for Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut was a distinguishing characteristic of the French New Wave.

Warren Beatty


Warren Beatty talks about playing Howard Hughes, and being Warren Beatty

The iconic actor/filmmaker is set to release “Rules Don’t Apply,” his first film in 15 years.

A scenes from “By Blood.”

Doc Talk | Peter Keough

History, hard times, and drones

Among documentary highlights this week, Sonia Kennebeck’s “National Bird” uncovers the truth about drones.

Dean Fleischer-Camp turned to YouTube to make ”Fraud.”

In Focus

Is the meta-documentary ‘Fraud’ a fraud?

Dean Fleischer-Camp’s meta-documentary serves as a parable of today’s ruthless, soulless consumer culture.

FILE - In this May 23, 1977, file photo, actress Shelley Duvall is seen in Cannes, France. Duvall has revealed her struggles with mental illness in an interview set to air on the

‘The Shining’ actress Shelley Duvall reveals mental illness

Actress Shelley Duvall, known for her role in “The Shining,” has revealed her struggles with mental illness in an interview with “Dr. Phil.”

Eddie Redmayne in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”


The Weekender: ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ prizefighters, and a walk in the park

Your guide to fun in Boston and beyond.

From left: Ciarán Hinds, Miles Teller, and Aaron Eckhart in “Bleed for This.”

Movie Review

‘Bleed for This’ has the fight stuff

The story of Vinny Pazienza, the Rhode Island boxer who came back from a devastating car accident.

Anna Kendrick (left) talked about her new book ''Scrappy Little Nobody'' with Boston librarian Margaret Willison.


Anna Kendrick likes being damaged. ‘It’s fun.’

Judging by the sold-out crowd Wednesday, the Portland, Maine, native is anyone but the “Scrappy Little Nobody” her book’s title suggests.

Eddie Redmayne in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

Movie REview

J.K. Rowlings’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ is high-flying fun

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” tries to do everything and comes awfully close.

Hailee Steinfeld in “The Edge of Seventeen.”

★ ★ ★ | movie review

Coming of age in ‘Edge of Seventeen’

Hailee Steinfeld plays a teen whose brother starts dating her best friend.

Samantha Robinson in “The Love Witch.”

★ ★ ★½ | movie review

‘The Love Witch’ casts a spell

“The Love Witch” offers a campy, subtly powerful analysis of the poisonous state of gender roles and sexuality.

Joe Alwyn plays the title role in “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”

★ ★ | movie review

Ang Lee ramps up the reality in ‘Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk’

Ben Fountain’s popular 2012 novel has been brought to the screen by a talented filmmaker with digital realism and narrative muddle.

Amy Adams stars in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals.”

★ ★ ½ | Movie Review

‘Nocturnal Animals’ a stylish, sadistic head-trip

Fashion designer-filmmaker Tom Ford delivers a coolly cruel puzzle-box thriller.

From left: Tyler, Kevin, Celeste, and Sydney Corcoran, Liz and J.P. Norden, and Patrick Downes at the Wang Theatre.


New marathon film has red carpet premiere

The Boston premiere of “Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing” took place Tuesday.

Patrick Downes, a bombing survivor, in the film “Marathon.”

Movie REview

HBO’s ‘Marathon’ is a portrait of deep wounds and true grit

This restrained and eloquent documentary recalls the pride and solidarity of a city sorely wounded, and its determination to heal.

Anna Kendrick

In her new book, Anna Kendrick gets personal

The actress has written “scrappy little nobody,” a series of candid, often amusing essays about her childhood in Maine, boyfriends, and sex.

Amy Adams stars in “Arrival.”

Movie REview

In sleek, smart ‘Arrival,’ a meeting of the minds

Aliens land in the science fiction epic, and it’s Amy Adams’s job to communicate with them.

Eddie Redmayne plays “magizoologist” Newt Scamander in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

‘Fantastic Beasts’ opens a new chapter in wizardry

“Harry Potter” fans can’t wait for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” British producer David Heyman shares their excitement.

“The Sorrow and the Pity,” from 1969, directed by Marcel Ophüls.

Doc Talk | peter keough

A timely documentary series from Turner Classics

Alec Baldwin hosts “To Tell the Truth,” a Turner Classics special series of great documentaries.

From left: Ciarin Hinds, Miles Teller, and Aaron Eckhart in “Bleed for This.”

Miles Teller, fighting the good fight as boxer Vinny Paz

The actor trained intensely to get the Providence native’s moves — and accent — right.

“Nocturnal Animals” director Tom Ford (left) in LA last month with costars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal.

They only come out at night

Tom Ford talks about directing ‘Nocturnal Animals.’

Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in the new film “Loving.”


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