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Who will give us the next National Lampoon?

Christopher Guest and John Belushi (center, from left), and Chevy Chase (right) with other National Lampoon members in “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead.”

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Hopefully there’s a new National Lampoon or Spy lurking around the corner in a form as yet unknown.

Steven Spielberg watches Tom Hanks on the set of “Bridge of Spies.”


Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ a family story

Spielberg talks about his new film, “Bridge of Spies,” the based-on-fact story of James Donovan, a New York lawyer, played by Tom Hanks.

Seeing Boston through Masanobu Takayanagi’s eyes

Takayanagi talks about being cinematographer for “Black Mass” and “Spotlight” and capturing Boston onscreen.

A sing-along version of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” will be shown Oct. 14 at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, part of a 40th-anniversary tribute to the film.

Scene Here

Celebrations, from Palestine to Python

The Boston Palestine Film Festival celebrates its ninth year Oct. 16-25 with fiction features, documentaries, and shorts.

Jeffrey Karoff’s “Cavedigger.”

Arlington International Film Festival ranges from known to obscure

Just as the GlobeDocs Film Festival ends on Sunday, the fifth Arlington International Film Festival begins.

Civil War Cannon as seen in the Ken Burn's nine-part 1990 PBS documentary film.

Doc Talk | Peter keough

Driving old Dixie down again

It’s hard to believe that 25 years have passed since Ken Burns’s epic, five-part, 700-minute “The Civil War” series riveted the nation.

Malala Yousafzai in

Movie Review

A teenager and a global symbol, by any other name

“He Named Me Malala” is worthy documentary about 18-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, directed by Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”).

Julianne Moore (left) and Ellen Page in “Freeheld.”

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Movie Review

Page and Moore make the dramatic case in ‘Freeheld’

Julianne Moore plays a dying New Jersey cop fighting to transfer her pension to her longtime partner (Ellen Page) in a dramatization of a 2007 news story.

Movie Review

‘Pan’ a futuristic Neverland made from familiar fairy dust

Director Joe Wright makes his 3-D Peter Pan riff an origin story squarely in line with the fanboy zeitgeist.

Movie Review

In search of his father and himself

Rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith buys the title house, then decides to track down his father, who grew up in it.

GlobeDocs festival celebrates the Hub of filmmaking

Documentaries are hot, and Boston is their Hollywood.

fall movies preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/moviesfront585-4233.jpg Get ready for reboots, period pieces, and true stories

It seems our eyes are looking back while we try to figure out exactly how we got to where we are now.

fall arts preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/artsfront913_150-4236.jpg A lot to see and do this fall

The best local arts events this season, from film festivals to shows, as well as movies and books to check out.

fall arts preview 2015

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/16288274365_1b93d2b776_o-4262.jpg Critics’ picks for fall arts events

Globe writers offer noteworthy exhibits, attractions, and concerts to see this season, including Courtney Love and Todd Almond in “Kansas City Choir Boy.”

Special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/spotlight-S_09159_rgb.jpg The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

Four stars go to...

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/14/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/43MBsmilinguptocamera-4325.jpg 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.

Documentary coverage