Jason Segel plays David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’

Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace in “The End of the Tour,” directed by James Ponsoldt.


“I thought, ‘Well, there’s no way I’m going to get this part,’ ” said Segel, who plays the novelist in the new film.

Springfield finds new life as an actor in ‘Ricki and the Flash’

People have started taking Rick Springfield seriously as an actor.

Director Jonathan Demme at the SAG Foundation Presents A Conversations With

Jonathan Demme talks about ‘Ricki and the Flash’

The Oscar-winning director combines his love for comedy, drama, and music with “Ricki and the Flash,” which opens Friday.

Thorin Finch in a scene from the film.

Building a documentary one brick at a time

Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson make serious documentaries, but “A LEGO Brickumentary” is something the kids can watch.


Diego Ongaro is interested in the fact-fiction fence

The films he’s selected also draw on life, two of them leaning to the side of fiction, two others leaning more to the side of fact.

Cambodian rock band Baksey Cham Krong

Doc Talk

From Peggy Guggenheim to Cambodian rock ’n’ roll

Cambodia enjoyed a brief renaissance of rock ’n’ roll music, most of which was lost in the calamitous years to come.

Movie review

// In ‘Irrational Man,’ Woody Allen goes to school

Allen seems more interested in demonstrating how a genius is misunderstood and unfairly judged by the standards of petty moralists.


Cruise goes old school in ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’

“Rogue Nation” unfolds with fluid, twisty, old-school pleasure — you settle into it like a favorite chair.


// FLICKERS: RIFF ranges from Ocean State to China

The Rhode Island International Film Festival is a premier event for independent filmmakers and a showcase for short films.

Movie review

‘The Look of Silence’ revisits the 1965 Indonesian genocide

The film works as a provocation, not just to the killers of Indonesia but to anyone who believes that ignoring facts is the same as erasing them.

Movie review

// An unexpected look into Cambodian rock before the killing fields

The documentary “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll” reveals a very unexpected side of Khmer culture.


Promising new ‘Black Mass’ trailer is out

“Black Mass” released a new trailer that shows Johnny Depp looking exceedlingly malevolent as the the notorious South Boston mobster.

Movie review

// ‘Vacation’ takes up where ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ left off

We all know you can’t go home again, but this coarse retread proves you can’t even go back to Wally World.

Special section

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.

Four stars go to...

// Four-star reviews by the Globe

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