Michael Fassbender rides to rescue in ‘Slow West'

Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee in “Slow West.”

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“Slow West” is a slight but sinewy western parable, written and directed with deadpan panache by first-timer John Maclean.

Bradley Cooper stars in “Aloha” alongside Emma Stone.

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‘Aloha’ doesn’t say anything worthwhile

A fine cast — Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray — is wasted in Cameron Crowe’s slack, misdirected misfire of a romantic comedy.

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Even Deneuve can’t save this thrill-less thriller

In “In the Name of My Daughter,” André Téchiné seems intent on eliminating suspense, significance, and emotion.

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‘Felix and Meira’ is a hushed affair

Maxime Giroux’s film observes the slow-burning forbidden romance between a Hasidic woman and a gentle outsider.

Carla Gugino and Dwayne Johnson.

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Dwayne Johnson rises above in ‘San Andreas‘

For all the unabashed cliches and straight-faced silliness, they’re doing something right.

French director Jacques Audiard (center) — with directors Joel and Ethan Coen (left), Sri Lankan actors Kalieaswari Srinivasan and Jesuthasan Antonythasa, and Belgian actress Cécile de France (right) — after winning the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Movies worth buzz after showing at Cannes Film Festival

George Miller’s ‘‘Mad Max’’ sequel-reboot was perhaps the most-lauded film in Cannes.

// Fassbender, Maclean find common ground in ‘Slow West’

“Slow West” opens in Boston on May 29, starring Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee, and directed by Jon Maclean.

Carl Boenish (top right) and his wife, Jean, during a BASE jump in the film by Marah Strauch.

Doc Talk | Peter Keough

Leap of Faith

Marah Strauch’s documentary “Sunshine Superman” is about Carl Boenish, who helped found the BASE jumping movement.


Gerry Peary’s love of docs began at MIT

Gerald Peary, director of “Archie’s Betty,” traces his love of documentary movies to the ’70s, when he encountered work by students of Richard Leacock and Ed Pincus.

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Films about fashion and war, a new prize, spoofs

“The True Cost,” a new documentary looks at the underside of fashion.

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// Surprises in store in ‘Tomorrowland’

“Tomorrowland” soars with moments of visual wonder only to face-plant over issues of motivation, revelation, and plot.

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// ‘Poltergeist’ remake missing creep factor

The chill factor is just too limited for a story that was told so masterfully the first time.

// Filmmaker John Waters to receive honorary degree from RISD

Waters is the keynote speaker at the prestigious art school’s commencement next weekend.

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Blythe Danner stars in ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’

“I’ll See You in My Dreams” grants its characters individuality in ways that are almost wholly free of cliché.

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// ‘Saint Laurent’ is a designer’s dream

‘Saint Laurent’ relives the life and art of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

summer arts preview

// The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

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//[1].jpg Summer movie forecast: lots of heroes

As always, the comic book blockbusters are coming out to play. But the heroes this summer come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors.

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summer arts preview

// The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

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// Four-star reviews by the Globe

Films given four-star reviews by Globe critics Ty Burr and Janice Page and the former Globe critic Wesley Morris since 2012.