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Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Syrian Kurdistan in "The Will to See."

Willing ourselves to see; looking back at Marilyn Monroe; and listening to John Wayne Gacy

Spotlighting "The Will to See," “The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes,” and “Conversations With a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes.”

Projectionist Adrianne Jorge adjusts the focus at the beginning of a screening of "Broken Arrow" on 35mm film at the Somerville Theatre on April 26, 2022. “We often joke that we're, like, the man — or woman — behind the curtain," said Jorge.

In Boston, the craft of film projection is staging a bit of a cultural comeback

If you want to see movies in analog film, Boston is a good place to go. But how long will these theaters be able to keep the picture show going?

Joséphine Sanz and Gabrielle Sanz in "Petit Maman."

In ‘Petite Maman,’ a small-scale tale of childhood shifts into a fairy tale of sorts

Céline Sciamma, whose previous film was “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” wrote and directed this small-scale story of an 8-year-old girl.

"Dear Mr. Brody" producer Melissa Glassman with letters.

‘Dear Mr. Brody’: margarine heir, millionaire, media sensation

In 1970, Michael Brody Jr. announced he would give away $25 million to anyone in need who asked for help. Here’s what happened instead.

Diana Ross and Richard Pryor in a scene from the 1972 film "Lady Sings The Blues," which turns 50 this year.

Also turning 50 this year? ‘Sounder’ and ‘Lady Sings the Blues’

Along with “The Godfather,” 1972 gave us two movies about Black lives and Black love that attracted the attention of the Academy at the time — and still deserve recognition today.

Helen Mirren, Francisco Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington, and Jim Broadbent in "The Duke."

In ‘The Duke,’ a man, a plan, and a very pricey painting

Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren star in "The Duke," the story of a very unusual art heist. Based on a true story, the movie is often charming, but the script gets too slick and sentimental.

Paul and Jade Schuyler in "Red River Road."

Cape Cod family is cast and crew in psychological thriller ‘Red River Road’

Paul and Jade Schuyler of Harwich knew they needed a pandemic distraction. Longtime filmmakers and actors, the family decided they'd do what they know: Make a movie.

Tilda Swinton in "Memoria."

‘Memoria’: What you hear is what you get

Tilda Swinton stars in “Memoria” as a woman who hears a mysterious noise — or does she?