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From left:: Stephen Amell as Casey Jones and Megan Fox as April O'Neil in the 2016 film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.”

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With this year’s 30-second Super Bowl spots costing up to $5 million, according to reports, studios shelled out more than ever to tease the biggest blockbusters of 2016.

// ‘Deadpool’ kicks off new pool of movie superheroes

From, “Deadpool” to “Dr. Strange,” 2016 promises to shake things up.

A scene from Chantal Akerman’s “No Home Movie.”

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Eagle-eyed film tells tale of racism, football

“Lou Montgomery: Legacy Restored” tells the story of the first African-American to play football at Boston College.

Don Henry Ford Jr. (top) in a scene from the documentary “Kingdom of Shadows.”

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Casting light on ‘Shadows’

Interview with filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz, whose documentary “Kingdom of Shadows” is about Mexican drug cartels.

Casey Affleck (here in “The Finest Hours”) is one of the few actors to portray a good Boston accent.

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When will Hollywood get Boston accents right?

Two new movies testify to the ongoing struggle of otherwise-talented performers to wrap their pharynxes around The Accent.

George Clooney in the Coen brothers’ star-studded comedy “Hail, Caesar.”

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Coen brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’ is a fizzy, fun farce

The Coen brothers’ latest film is a delightful Hollywood farce set in the Golden Age.

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Back to the present in ‘Dreams Rewired’

“Dreams Rewired” is a playfully provocative little tone-poem of a documentary that marshals archival images from the 1880s through 1930s to make a point about innovation and technology.

“Chau, Beyond the Lines”

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Oscar-nominated documentary shorts not sweet

Each uncompromisingly confronts different hellish circumstances with the only consolation being the human capacity to persevere and sometimes even prevail.

Bella Heathcote (left) and Lily James in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”

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‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’: The undead take on Jane Austen

OK, so it’s not Olivier or Colin Firth material. But this screen mash-up, starring Lily James, lampoons Jane Austen cleverly enough at points.

Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer star as destined lovers in “The Choice.”

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What ‘The Choice’ actually settles for

There seems to be a movie with some poignant depth trying to break through in this adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks weepie.

Blending of reality, art in ‘Lady in the Van’

Director Nicholas Hytner shot the true story “The Lady in the Van” in and around playwright Alan Bennett’s old house.


// John Krasinski brings ‘The Hollars’ to Sundance

Krasinski closed out the film festival with his family story.

// Full coverage from Sundance 2016

Movie critic Ty Burr reports from the Sundance Film Festival.


Khalik Allah’s film captures rough and tumble street life in NYC

Khalik Allah is a 30-year-old street photographer, whose “Field Niggas,” is as assaultive as its title. It’s also seductive and beautiful.

The mash-up movie rises again in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” retells Jane Austen’s 1813 tale by setting it in an era beset by the undead.

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Boston’s sci-fi film fest and marathon is deeply rooted

When the 41st annual Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon opens, curator Garen Daly will see lots of familiar faces.

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Werner no fan of ‘Weiner?’

Werner Herzog made what seemed a veiled jab at “Weiner,” Josh Kriegman with Elyse Steinberg’s documentary.

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// What happens when Maggie Smith parks in your driveway

The story of how British playwright Alan Bennett let a homeless woman park in his driveway — for 15 years.

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No oasis of creativity in ‘Mojave’

“Mojave” review: When adapting other sources, William Monahan has a knack for character, dialogue, and atmosphere. When working from his own ideas, as in this effort, he has a penchant for pretentiousness.

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Live-action Oscar nominated shorts resonate

In “Oscar Nominated Shorts 2016: Live Action,” five mini-narratives from as many countries turn the restrictions of the form to their advantage.

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// 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.

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