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Watching the Oscars with my friends

Say what you want about the Oscars telecast, but like the Super Bowl, it brings people together.

Springfield native Ruth Carter becomes first Black woman to win two Oscars

The costume designer behind the “Black Panther” films has become the first Black woman to win two Oscars.

See the full list of 2023 Oscar winners (and nominees)

Winners of the 95th annual Academy Awards were announced Sunday at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

Matthew Gilbert

An overlong Oscars broadcast won’t be winning any awards

Some genuinely emotional moments broke through, but for the most part, the show dragged on.


Every dress, every tux, all at once. On the Oscar carpet, a display of fashion as diverse as the nominees.

There were many safe choices — and a few standouts. Here's what caught my eye.

Odie Henderson Review | ★★

Basketball comedy ‘Champions’ misses the shot

This Woody Harrelson starrer fouls out by infantalizing its heroes.

Odie Henderson Review | ★★½

‘Scream VI’: Ghostface takes Manhattan

Ghostface is back, and he’s taking Manhattan in this sixth installment of the “Scream” franchise. Some nasty kills and a few good chase scenes, but these movies are running out of clever ways to be obnoxiously “self-aware.” Enough already.

Movie starring Matt Damon and Casey Affleck to film at Bova’s Bakery in the North End

The family-owned bakery on Salem Street will close — for the first time in its 97-year history — March 20-25 while “The Instigators,” an upcoming movie starring Damon and Affleck, shoots scenes in the space.