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.”

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.