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From "Gunda."

In ‘Gunda,’ a ‘now’ that never ends

Viktor Kosakovskiy’s documentary is an astonishing work of pure cinema.

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From “maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore.”

In ‘malni … ,” the Pacific Northwest offers a fairy-tale beauty shot through with darkness

The film follows two of friends while they ponder the past and present, life and death, family and estrangement, and the meaning of their indigenous identity.

An eight-episode docuseries, “I, Sniper,” features John Lee Malvo (center), half of a two-man sniper team that killed 10 and terrorized the Washington D.C. region in 2002. The filmmakers coaxed Malvo to examine his life over 17 hours of phone calls.

Documentary series revisits 2002 Washington sniper case

The eight-episode series is a nuanced and expertly researched attempt into half of a two-man sniper team that killed 10 and terrorized the Washington D.C., region in almost two decades ago. The series starts Monday on Vice TV.

Actress Olympia Dukakis (left), cousin of presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, appeared at a New York City rally with him in April 1988.

Olympia Dukakis, Academy Award-winning actress, dies

The cousin of former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, Olympia won the best supporting actress for her role in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck” in 1988, the same year Michael was the Democrat nominee in the US presidential election, which he ultimately lost to George H.W. Bush.

Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter.

Oscar winner Ruth E. Carter to be honored at Boston Arts Academy event

The Springfield native has personal reasons for supporting the school.

Ruth E. Carter, the Oscar-winning "Black Panther" costume designer, is the subject of an exhibition at the New Bedford Art Museum

Meet Ruth E. Carter, the costume designer behind ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Malcolm X,’ and more

The Oscar-winning costume designer and Springfield native is the subject of an exhibition at the New Bedford Art Museum.

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Mavis Staples and Mahalia Jackson in "Summer of Soul," the opening-night film at this year's Independent Film Festival of Boston.

This year’s IFFBoston shows the virtues of going virtual

Independent Film Festival Boston is New England’s largest — and one of the best curated.

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Katie Mitchell, voiced by Abbi Jacobson, in "The Mitchells vs The Machines."

Alexa, Siri, look up ‘diva fit’

In ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines,” animation and AI make for an entertainingly wild ride