Cusack, Dano split time playing Brian Wilson

In “Love and Mercy,” the new film about the life of music legend Brian Wilson, Paul Dano (top) stars as Wilson during the ’60s, while John Cusack (above, with Elizabeth Banks) stars as Wilson during the ’80s.

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There are two Brian Wilsons in “Love & Mercy,” the new biopic about the creative genius behind the Beach Boys: Paul Dano and John Cusack.

Director Amy Berg and Evan Henzi, who appears in Berg’s “An Open Secret.”

‘Secret’ shines light on charges of pedophilia in Hollywood

Boston producer Matthew Valentinas wanted to expose the hushed-up pedophilia practiced by some of the movie world’s rich and powerful.

Documania

Chico Colvard, finds fact in fiction

Colvard, curator of the UMass Boston Film Series, lists films that have influenced him.

Doc Talk

Of exploitation and deportation

Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus’s documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” takes a non-prurient, critical look at the growing trend of 18+ girls entering the amateur porn industry.

From left: Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier, and Kevin Dillon  in “Entourage.”

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‘Entourage’ is back and ready to party

The guys don’t necessarily go bigger and bolder for their new showcase, instead, what we get is more of this crew being just as lovably bad as ever.

Movie review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/28/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/gerry-and-betty-tokar-credit-allie-humenuk.jpg Nostalgic trip back to Archie’s hometown

If you read comic books as a kid and then revisited them as an adult – or perhaps even followed them all along – then you know the way your appreciation for them often evolves.

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Michael Fassbender rides to rescue in ‘Slow West'

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

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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.

Movie review

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.

Movie review

Dwayne Johnson rises above in ‘San Andreas’

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

Movies worth buzz after showing at Cannes Film Festival

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

summer arts preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Sandcastle%20fin2_150-3748.jpg 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.

summer movieS preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/01/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/mi5-c290c[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.

Special section

summer arts preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Sandcastle%20fin2_150-3748.jpg 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...

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/webCITIZENFOUR--90x90.jpg 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.