Sundance Film Festival finds its #MeToo moment

Festival films about sexual harassment — and race in Oakland — have stood out.

Jamie Bell as Peter Turner and Annette Bening as Gloria Grahame in “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.”

Annette Bening plays the ‘bad girl’

The actress portrays Gloria Grahame at the end of the Oscar winner’s life in “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.”

President Obama with US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power in “The Final Year.”

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The sprint to negotiate Obama’s legacy in ‘The Final Year’

A new documentary on the State Department during the last year of President Obama’s second term is dispiriting and inspiring.

Actor Timothee Chalamet (right) said he will donate his salary for an upcoming film by Woody Allen (left) to three charities fighting sexual harassment and abuse.

A growing number of actors distance themselves from Woody Allen

The steps heighten questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Primates, porn, and police

A round-up of documentary films available for viewing in the coming week.

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The Weekender: Presidential precedents, dead poets, and scary puppets

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

In Focus

How we deal with waste and pests, and what that says about us

A closer look at two unorthodox documentaries in the Cinema of Resistance series at the Harvard Film Archive.

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Brattle Theatre celebrates female film editors

“Who’s That Cutting My Film?” series spotlights Verna Fields, Dede Allen, and Thelma Schoonmaker.

‘Horse Soldiers’ author on ‘12 Strong’: It’s ‘a western with lasers’

Hampshire College grad Doug Stanton discusses the project, its subjects’ unique form of heroism, and his own eclectic career.

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// A new ‘Star Wars,’ plus a bevy of real-life heroes on screen

Many of the fall’s biggest films have stories based on fact.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

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A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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These films all earned four-star reviews from Globe critics Ty Burr, Janice Page, and Peter Keough, as well as former Globe critic Wesley Morris.

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// Launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ takes the faithful full circle

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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Chris Hemsworth and Thad Luckinbill in “12 Strong.”

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Heroes on horseback in ‘12 Strong’

“12 Strong” is a chronicle of unheralded American military retaliation in the weeks immediately following 9/11.

Lorraine Hansberry speaking at an NAACP rally in June 1959 in “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart.”

Boston filmmaker was determined to show Lorraine Hansberry as no one had

“A Raisin in the Sun” made the playwright an “icon of middle-class respectability,” but that’s not who she was, says Tracy Heather Strain.

Eili Harboe plays the title character in “Thelma,” a thriller from Joachim Trier.

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Even without Louise, ‘Thelma’ holds her own against the patriarchy

From director Joachim Trier comes a slow-building but potent Norwegian thriller.

James Franco directed and stars in “The Disaster Artist.”

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James Franco delivers extreme entertainment in ‘The Disaster Artist’

The film tells the story of how a bizarre no-talent named Tommy Wiseau made “The Room,” a 2003 misfire now celebrated as “the worst movie of all time.”

Mark Wahlberg said he’ll donate the money to Time’s Up in the name of his co-star, Michelle Williams, who reportedly made less than $1,000 on the reshoots.

After outcry, Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million film fee

The move followed an outcry over a significant disparity in pay between Wahlberg and co-star Michelle Williams.

Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in “All the Money in the World,” for which Williams received less than $1,000 to Wahlberg’s $1.5 million for reshooting scenes.

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The pay gap between Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams is shocking — and business as usual

Coming after the #TimesUp campaign at the Golden Globes, the “All the Money in the World” pay gap is a shocking reminder that Hollywood has a long way to go to achieve gender parity.

Taraji P. Henson stars as an assassin in the Boston-set “Proud Mary.”

Movie Review

‘Proud Mary’ isn’t here to show the good side of the city

Surely Taraji P. Henson deserves better than the routine gangland shoot-’em-up that is “Proud Mary.” Surely we do, too.


A repair café, a documentary, and a dance show

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

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The Seaport gets a (swanky) multiplex

The new theater — it’s already screening films, just make sure to check listings before you go — houses a lounge with an in-house chef preparing shrimp tacos, ponzu salmon, and pierogies.

A still image from Frederick Wiseman’s “High School II.”

DocTalk: Geniuses, collectors, and tell-all films

A round-up of documentary screenings and other documentary-related events for the week.

Daniel Day-Lewis with Fiona Shaw in “My Left Foot.”

A Daniel Day-Lewis festival comes to the Coolidge

If Daniel Day-Lewis really means it when he says he’s done with film acting, then at least he’s going out in high style.

Justice delayed in ‘No Stone Unturned’

In 1994, six men were killed in a pub in Northern Ireland. That looked like the end of the story, until Alex Gibney started digging.

“The Final Year” director Greg Barker.

A behind-the-scenes look at foreign policy in ‘The Final Year’

The documentary follows President Obama’s foreign policy team for the last 12 months of the administration.

Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson in “Sorry to Bother You.”

Ty Burr

What I want to see at Sundance

This year’s festival will screen 110 films. Here are the 13 that Ty Burr is most excited about.

Daniel Day-Lewis stars in “Phantom Thread.”

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The Weekender: Dark designs, rough commutes, and ‘Electric Dreams’

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

Vicky Krieps and Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread.”

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Dark designs in superb ‘Phantom Thread’

Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis, collaborating for what might be the last time, deliver a four-star drama.

Liam Neeson stars as an ex-NYPD officer turned (laid off) insurance salesman.

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‘The Commuter’ is latest opportunity for Liam Neeson to show off a particular set of skills

In the actor’s latest teaming with suspense director Jaume Collet-Serra, preposterous bits are offset by unanticipated slyness.

George Li carved a Darth Vader snowman for his son, Tanner, on a sidewalk in the Leather District. On Wednesday morning, Tanner confronted the icy villain.

‘Luke, I am your snowman’

George Li built a snowy Darth Vader for his son, Tanner, in the Leather District.

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award Sunday.

Oprah for president? She’s reportedly considering it

Oprah Winfrey’s moving speech at the Golden Globes has some fans and fellow celebrities calling for her to make presidential run.

Actress Blanca Blanco at the Golden Globes Sunday.

Actress takes heat for red dress amid all-black Globes dress code

Actress Blanca Blanco ditched the black dress code for a red cut-out dress, and was catching flack for it.

From left to right,  actresses Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley posed with the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television throphy for 'Big Little Lies'during the 75th Golden Globe Awards.

At a Golden Globes that celebrated women, men were a sideshow

The boozy, questionable stepsister to the Oscars became the epicenter of a movement on Sunday.

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award during Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards.

Transcript of Oprah Winfrey’s DeMille Award acceptance speech

Winfrey’s powerful speech stood out at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.

Seth Meyers was just fine hosting the Golden Globes for the first time.

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Golden Globes are Hollywood’s fullest response yet to 2017’s scandals

From Seth Meyers’s monologue to Oprah’s powerful speech, the spotlight on sexism never waned.

The cast of 'The Handmaid's Tale' pose with the trophy for Best Television Series - Drama during the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Winners from the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards

List of winners for the awards, which were announced Sunday.

Natalie Portman and Ron Howard were two of the presenters at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.

With one withering comment at Golden Globes, Natalie Portman made a big statement

The actress was on stage to announce the winner for best director — a group that included only men.

This image released by NBC shows Allison Janney accepting the award for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in

Allison Janney wins, and Tonya Harding applauds

The Boston native played the abusive mother of the former Olympic skater in “I, Tonya.”

Oprah Winfrey spoke during Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.

‘A new day is on the horizon.’ Oprah gives powerful speech at Golden Globes

The actress and businesswoman was the first black woman to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.

Golden Globes are Hollywood’s fullest response yet to 2017’s scandals

From Seth Meyers’s monologue to Oprah’s powerful speech, the spotlight on sexism never waned.

Sebastian Stan (second from left) plays Jeff Gillooly flanked by Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in a scene from “I, Tonya.”

Ty Burr

Tonya Harding’s tabloid nightmare, coming to screens near you

The disgraced skater has bobbed to the surface of pop culture again in a way that shows how stories can be reworked to fit the fashion of the times.

Seth Meyers during the monologue at the beginning of the show

With jokes about Weinstein, Spacey, and more, Seth Meyers lays into harassment at Golden Globes

‘‘Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen!’’

Debra Messing

Debra Messing calls out E! on pay equality

Messing referenced the recent departure from E! of host Catt Sadler, who has said she learned she was making about half the pay of her male counterpart, Jason Kennedy.

Zuri Hall arrives for the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Why are celebrities wearing black at the Golden Globes?

Turning the Globes dark on the fashion front had been anticipated for days after a call for massive reform following the downfall of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and numerous others.

Tarana Burke, left, and Michelle Williams arrive at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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Golden Globes attendees make an all-black fashion statement

Hollywood’s biggest names used the first big awards show of the season to take a stand.

Boston, MA -- 12/07/2017 - Meryl Streep laughs as she speaks at the Keynote Luncheon at The Massachusetts Conference For Women. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Names Reporter:

Meryl Streep, Emma Watson to bring activists as Golden Globe guests

Streep and Watson are among the eight actresses who are planning to bring gender and racial justice activists as their guests to the Golden Globes.

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Golden Globe statues appear on stage prior to the nominations for 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Golden Globe Awards will be handed out on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at a ceremony is being held under the cloud of the sexual misconduct scandal that started with several high-profile actresses accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or abuse. Many actresses say they are planning to wear black Sunday to show solidarity with victims of harassment and abuse. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Golden Globes to roll out red carpet under cloud of sex scandals

The Golden Globes, once the stomping grounds of Harvey Weinstein, will belong to someone else this year.

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Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Jan. 8-14

Kick off MLK weekend with Harlem Gospel Choir, experience Shakespearean heartbreak, and more.

Paul Thomas Anderson looks at love and relationships in “Phantom Thread.”

Romance, Paul Thomas Anderson style

“Phantom Thread” marks the second collaboration between the director and Daniel Day-Lewis following 2007’s “There Will Be Blood,” for which Day-Lewis nabbed an Oscar.

Jennifer Brea and husband Omar in “Unrest,” which examines chronic fatigue syndrome.

Doc Talk

The unsung and the restless

Upcoming documentary screenings include “Unrest” and “Dawson City: Frozen Time.”

“Master Spy” screens at Belmont World Film’s Family Festival.

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The fictional side of Belmont World Film’s Family Festival

The 15th installment features more than 30 animated and live-action films from around the globe.

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in “The Post.”

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The Weekender: Breaking news, dancing feet, and nimble fingers

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

Belmont World Film’s “Brave & Amazing Children” program comprises (clockwise from top left) “Safia’s Summer,” “Merna in the Spotlight,” “The Children’s Mayor,” and “Ahmad’s Hair,”

Kids stand tall in Belmont World Film’s short docs

The annual Family Festival features “Brave & Amazing Children,” a program of four short documentaries from the Netherlands.