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Clockwise from back left: Amy Schumer, Steven Yeun, Beanie Feldstein, Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, and June Squibb in "The Humans."

Family ties, family victories, family losses

Domestic relationships have loomed large onscreen this year.

A scene from "Flee."

Tools of the documentarian’s trade

Some are obvious — archival footage, talking-head interviews — some are less so.

From "14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible."

‘14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible,’ a story of sky-high ambition

The Netflix documentary follows a mountaineer’s unprecedented attempt to climb all of the world’s highest summits in seven months.

Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman in "C'mon C'mon."

‘C’mon C’mon’ and the wondrous complexity of parenthood

Joaquin Phoenix and Gaby Hoffman play siblings who reconnect while raising a very precocious 9-year-old boy.

From left: June Squibb, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, and Amy Schumer in "The Humans."

In ‘The Humans,’ a family gathers for an all too memorable Thanksgiving meal

An awful lot of plays lose their essence on the way to the screen. Not Stephen Karam’s “The Humans," which is an adaptation for Showtime of his Tony Award-winning drama, and it boasts a stellar cast.

Lady Gaga in "House of Gucci."

‘House of Gucci’: So maybe it’s not Prada the devil should be wearing

Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, and Al Pacino head a high-powered cast in Ridley Scott’s based-on-fact drama about the famous fashion family.

The Madrigal family, in "Encanto."

‘Encanto’ delivers magical realism, Disney style

The animated feature includes eight new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda. It opens in theaters Nov. 24, but won’t begin streaming on Disney+ until Dec. 24.

Betsy West and Julie Cohen's documentary "Julia" follows the life of the iconic chef and TV personality.

‘Julia’ directors discuss Julia Child’s groundbreaking history in new documentary

Betsy West and Julie Cohen sit down with the Globe to discuss their new documentary, "Julia."