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Movie industry on a skewer in ‘Maps to the Stars’

Starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, and Robert Pattinson, “Maps” surveys the modern Hollywood wasteland.

Patricia Arquette at the Oscars.

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Oscar acceptance speeches: let ’em talk, already!

Permit me to stake out an unpopular position: People should be allowed to say whatever they want.

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‘Focus’ starts strong, then blurs

There’s a terrific popcorn movie here — a con-game romantic comedy that bubbles along on a playful high.

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// In ‘She’s Beautiful,’ women fighting their battles

“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” is a celebratory but clear-eyed documentary history of the 1970s women’s movement.

// In ‘She’s Beautiful,’ Dore affirms energy, urgency of activism

It’s the ’70s passion and sense of purpose that Mary Dore sought to reclaim in her new film, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.”

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‘Song of the Sea’ animates an Irish legend

“Song of the Sea” is a sweet, aesthetically breathtaking showcase.

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‘Ballet 422’ demonstrates the artistic process

Jody Lee Lipes has achieved an enlightening documentary about the creative process, following the title New York City Ballet production from idea to realization.

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// Complete Oscars guide

Take a look at the night’s big moments, from the red carpet to the stage.

// Oscar winners and nominees

The films and actors that took the awards.

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// ‘Lazarus Effect’ cannot be raised from the dead

The appealing Mark Duplass plays a scientist who discovers that dabbling in life and death is above his pay grade.

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// Silents, with and without accompaniment

Here are opportunities to see John Ford’s “Upstream” and “Four Sons” and more.

// A dance comes together in ‘Ballet 422’

This documentary by Jody Lee Lipes focuses on the painstaking, sometimes tense work of putting together a new ballet.


// A David Lynch retrospective at the Brattle

A David Lynch retrospective starts Monday at the Brattle Theatre, in Cambridge.

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Tragedy unfolds

Jacques Brel, Sabine Lubbe Bakker, and Niels Van Koevorden’s “Ne Me Quitte Pas” follows the bottoming out of the lives of two Belgian alcoholics.


CNN’s Vinnie Malhotra picks 6 documentaries with impact

Malhotra, senior vice president for development and acquisitions for CNN Worldwide, has a full slate of documentary features and shorts coming up.

Four stars go to...

// 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.

Winter Arts Preview

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// Winter arts preview

Boston Ballet presents “Lady of the Camellias,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” premieres, and critics pick the best of the winter.

Movie capsules

Movie Stars

// Short reviews of what’s in theaters

A snapshot of recent Globe reviews of movies in the theaters.

The Year in Arts

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// 2014: The Year in Arts

2014 was all about the music sneak attack, twentysomethings energizing stages, fresh late-night personalities, and more.

Documentary coverage

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Facing jihadi terror in Oscar nominee ‘Timbuktu’

With subtlety, irony, and even humor, Mauritanian-born Abderrahmane Sissako gradually prepares the viewer for the horror to come.