Steven Soderbergh is back in the driver’s seat with ‘Logan Lucky’

His return to movie directing delivers unabashed entertainment that leans a little too hard on hee-haw caricatures.

Rob Brydon (left) and Steve Coogan in “The Trip to Spain.”

Movie Review

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon go on the road again

“The Trip to Spain” is the third travel session for the British comic actors.

A police officer examined a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie

Stunt driver dies while filming ‘Deadpool 2’ in Vancouver

A female stunt driver has died after a motorcycle crash on a set for the movie “Deadpool 2” in downtown Vancouver, police said Monday.

A vintage movie poster from 1935’s “The Bride of Frankenstein,” part of Kirk Hammett’s collection on display at the Peabody Essex.

Metallica guitarist scares up a vintage poster collection

Titled “It’s Alive!,” the show includes some of the most coveted and valuable horror and sci-fi movie posters in the world.

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Recent movie reviews

A snapshot of recent Globe reviews of movies in the theaters.

The Safdie brothers are high energy. Just ask their leading man, Robert Pattinson.

The Safdie brothers are high energy. Just ask their leading man, Robert Pattinson.

doc talk | peter keough

Dirty water, Diana, and Elián González

Looking at “Nova: Poisoned Water,” “Diana — Her Story,” “Elián,” and other documentaries.

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Screens and screams (and stages)

Next month, ArtsEmerson launches its latest “Stage to Screen” series.

Whitney Houston, for better and for worse

Nick Broomfield’s latest film “Whitney. ‘Can I Be Me’ ” vividly recounts Whitney Houston’s rise and fall.

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These films all earned four-star reviews from Globe critics Ty Burr, Janice Page, and Peter Keough, as well as former Globe critic Wesley Morris.

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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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Callum Turner (left) and Jeff Bridges in “The Only Living Boy in New York.”

Movie Review

‘The Graduate’ gets updated in ‘The Only Living Boy in New York’

Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, and Jeff Bridges star in the coming-of-age tale.

A scene from “In This Corner of the World,” directed by Sunao Katabuchi.

Movie Review

War doesn’t spare ‘This Corner of the World’

It is episodic, often shimmeringly epiphanic, and on occasion erratically narrated and sketchily animated.

Menashe Lustig (far left) and Ruben Niborski in “Menashe.”

Movie Review

‘Menashe’ is a revealing, masterfully observed drama

Joshua Z. Weinstein’s unassuming masterpiece tells a universal story of paternal love, the pressures of society, and the desire for individuality.

A slacker turns appliance boxes, egg cartons, and more into wondrous creations in “Dave Made a Maze.”

Movie Review

A cardboard fort is the real star of ‘Dave Made a Maze’

You won’t come to the film for the unpolished interplay, but you’ll surely stay for its preposterously elaborate kid-crafty sets.

Ryan Reynolds plays a down-on-his-luck protection agent, Samuel L. Jackson the world’s deadliest hit man.

Movie Review

Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds team up in ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

Gary Oldman plays the bad guy in this very violent, often very funny, action comedy.

Bebe Rexha performed Sunday at the Teen Choice Awards.

Miley Cyrus was a no-show at Teen Choice Awards

The show, a bubble of teenage celebration, took time out to consider the world its young audience will inherit.

Anthony LaPaglia in a scene from

‘Annabelle: Creation’ tops the weekend box office

The ‘‘Conjuring’’ spinoff scared up an estimated $35 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters.

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Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers

Hackers released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them $250,000 as part of a negotiation over electronic data swiped from HBO’s servers.

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Atypical singers bring funny songs to Walpole Common

The guitar-fiddle combo Howie Newman and Joe Kessler, known as Knock on Wood, plays funny original songs suitable for all ages and well-known covers from the Beatles to the Dropkick Murphys on Walpole Town Common.

Menashe Lusting (left) with “Menashe” director Joshua Weinstein.

A factual fictional look inside Brooklyn’s Hasidic community

Documentary director Joshua Weinstein decided to make his scripted-film debut with “Menashe,” a contemporary drama set in the ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community of Borough Park.

Steve Coogan (on horse) and Rob Brydon in “The Trip to Spain.”

The art of competitive masculinity: From the Marx Brothers to ‘The Trip to Spain’

Masculine competition has been crucial to film comedy at least since Groucho derisively asked Chico “how much would you want to run into an open manhole?”

Veteran Brian Aft as a zombie extra in a scene from Tim O’Donnell’s “Not a War Story.”

Doc Talk | Peter keough

Veteran filmmakers, a determined dancer, and more

A look at the films “Not a War Story” and “Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan.”

Mexican tabloid photographer Enrique Metinides in “The Man Who Saw Too Much.”

In Focus

Graphic horror artfully framed in ‘The Man Who Saw Too Much’

Trisha Ziff’s shocking, melancholy documentary follows the career of Mexican tabloid photographer Enrique Metinides.

Tom Verlaine is among the artists on the funeral playlist Ty Burr’s been carrying around in his head for a decade or two.

Ty Burr

Coming to grips with turning 60

For the past couple of months, I’ve found myself sidling up to the iconic six-oh and kicking its tires.

Brendan Clarke of Salem at the recent Boston Comic Con costume parade at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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The Weekender: Cosplay, Broadway, and Lethal Ladies

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Talitha Bateman (right) in a scene with Annabelle, the demonically possessed doll.

Movie Review

This ‘Annabelle’ stands on her own, and she’s not messing around

The film affixes yet another horrific history to its wicked, wooden adversary.

From left: Sadie Sink, Charlie Shotwell, Woody Harrelson, Ella Anderson, Naomi Watts, and Eden Grace Redfield.

Movie Review

There’s a bit too much to forgive in ‘Glass Castle’

Woody Harrelson plays the narcissistic father in a family drama that relies on predictable storytelling beats and easy ironies.

Jeremy Renner (left) and Gil Birmingham in “Wind River.”

Movie Review

‘Hell or High Water’ writer debuts as director in ‘Wind River’

Taylor Sheridan wrote the murder mystery’s script. Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen star.

Kyle Mooney co-wrote and stars in “Brigsby Bear.”

Movie Review

‘Brigsby’ turns out to be a care bear

Despite “SNL” connections, sincerity, not comedy, is the default tone in “Brigsby Bear.”

Amanda Lipitz’s film follows the “Lethal Ladies” of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women.

Movie Review

‘Step’ is a movement

Amanda Lipitz’s exhilarating documentary is reminiscent of “Hoop Dreams,” but adds political context to its celebration of teamwork and self-empowerment.

Boston Comic Con grows up

Bigger and nerdier than ever, the event moves to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center under new ownership.

“Good Time” directors Josh (left) and Benny Safdie at the Liberty Hotel.

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How Robert Pattinson ended up in ‘Good Time,’ a gritty thriller by two BU grads

At a screening of their film Sunday, Josh and Benny Safdie talked “Twilight,” the rush of filmmaking, and what it’s really like to work with Martin Scorsese.

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt appeared at the London premiere of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” in April. Faris and Pratt announced their separation Sunday.

Chris Pratt, Anna Faris say they’re separating

The actors, married for eight years, announced their breakup Sunday on social media.

Idris Elba in a scene from

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‘Dark Tower’ dethrones ‘Dunkirk’ at box office

The adaptation of the Stephen King tales narrowly edged out Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic.

Jake (Tom Taylor) and Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) in the 2017 film THE DARK TOWER, directed by Nikolaj Arcel.

‘Dark Tower’ tops slow weekend with $19.5M at box office

The long battle to make ‘‘The Dark Tower’’ ended with poor reviews and few fireworks.

The Netflix series ‘‘Master of None’’ has an entire episode devoted to the drudgery of online dating, as Dev (Aziz Ansari) meets more than a dozen women but is unable to start a successful relationship.

Rom-coms still don’t believe you can find love online

Movies and TV shows reflect online dating’s ubiquity, but rarely do they showcase its success.

The “Lethal Ladies” in a scene from Amanda Lipitz’s “Step,” which opens in Boston on Friday.

Setting the stage for ‘Step’

Director Amanda Lipitz explains how a documentary about a Baltimore school became an education in the empowerment of performance art.

From left: Nell Campbell, Patricia Quinn, Tim Curry, and Richard O’Brien in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ costars to reunite at Boston Comic Con

Barry Bostwick is slated to appear alongside Meat Loaf, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, and Tim Curry.

Janis Joplin (pictured circa 1969) is the subject of Amy Berg’s “Janis: Little Girl Blue.”

Doc talk | peter keough

Putting Agnès Varda, David Lynch, and Janis Joplin in focus

Upcoming screenings include documentaries about artists and underdogs.

A scene from Julius Ramsay’s “Midnighters,” which will screen at the Rhode Island International Film Festival

scene here | local films, festivals, and faces

Rhode Island festival could play big part in getting short films Oscar nods

The Rhode Island International Film Festival is a qualifying event in all three short film categories for the Academy Awards, one of only six festivals worldwide with that distinction.

Netflix’s new ‘true’ crime series: Who spraypainted cars with phallic symbols?

“American Vandal,” an eight-part Netflix series, centers on a fictional case of high school vandalism, in which faculty members find their cars

A scene from “Detroit.’’

Movie Review

In powerful ‘Detroit,’ brutality, outrage, and blind spots

The movie’s intentions are pure. The results are enraging, often in accordance with director Kathryn Bigelow’s hopes, sometimes against.

Coldplay’s singer Chris Martin (right) and guitarist Jonny Buckland, performing in July.

THINGS TO DO

The Weekender: Hot jazz, Coldplay, and global warming

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Idris Elba (left) and Tom Taylor in “The Dark Tower.”

Movie Review | ★ ★

‘Dark Tower’ feels derivative, even generic

This adaptation of a Stephen King tale is just another battle between good and evil.

Halle Berry stars as a mother in pursuit of her abducted child in “Kidnap.”

Movie Review

Preposterous plot foils ‘Kidnap’

Halle Berry’s new movie shows just how far a mother will go to rescue her child. Unfortunately, the chase is one-dimensional.

Al Gore in Greenland in a scene from “An Inconvenient Sequel.”

Movie Review

‘Inconvenient Sequel’ follows up on Oscar-winning ‘Inconvenient Truth’

Al Gore remains a man on a mission, fighting global climate change.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in the original “Men in Black.”

NASA’s looking for someone to protect Earth from alien bacteria

In a current job posting, NASA indicated that it’s in the market for a “planetary protection officer.”

John Cena presents the Jimmy V perseverance award at the ESPYS at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

John Cena joins new ‘Transformers’ spinoff, ‘Bumblebee’

Let it not be said that the “Transformers” franchise doesn’t treasure its Boston accents.

Jeanne Moreau and Serge Rezvani in Francois Truffaut’s 1962 film “Jules et Jim.’’

Ty Burr | Appreciation

Jeanne Moreau, France’s elusive star

The great actress, who died Monday at 89, became famous for seeming to unveil her soul, and then only partially.

Mr. Shepard won a Pulitzer Prize for 1978’s “Buried Child.’’

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73

Shepard died Thursday at his home in Kentucky from complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease.