Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

Mark and Meredith write the Names column for The Boston Globe.

Names

‘Thrones’ actor Aidan Gillen attends IFF Boston

Actor Aidan Gillen, reluctantly posed for photos before a showing of the film

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

The Independent Film Festival Boston kicked off Wednesday night with a Gita Pullapilly and Aron Gaudet’s “Beneath the Harvest Sky.”

Movies

Vinh Nuegen in the documentary “In Country,” directed by Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara, which will be screened at Independent Film Festival Boston.

The pitch that landed ‘In Country’ at IFFB

Camden International Film Festival looks at pitch sessions as training for new filmmakers. For the audience, it lifts the veil off the creative process.

Television

Television Review

Billy Bob Thornton plays Lorne Malvo, a man who creates chaos for everyone with whom he comes in contact.

FX’s ‘Fargo’ draws inspiration from its namesake in all the best ways

This new drama is another story set in the frozen world of the original film, with the same sense of menace, desolation, humor, and, of course, fun with those “aw jeez” accents.