Evans makes (Captain) America great again

Chris Evans, pictured at the Toronto Film Fesival in 2014.

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There’s nothing hip about Captain America, which initially concerned Evans when he began playing the superhero.

From top: Sienna Miller in “High-Rise.”

10 to see at Independent Film Festival Boston

The Independent Film Festival Boston takes place at the Brattle, Somerville, and Coolidge Corner theaters, where it insists on putting movies, not celebrities, in the spotlight.

“Best and Most Beautiful Things” tells the story of Perkins School student Michelle Smith.

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Works of three local documentarians to be screened at IFFBoston

The Independent Film Festival Boston (April 27-May 4) has always championed local documentary filmmakers. This year’s selection is especially impressive.

Sandro (left) and Erik (right), holding their daughters Eleonora (left) and Rachel Maria, with surrogate Rachel and her husband, Tony.


Cambridge documentarian films gay couple’s journey to parenthood

“The Guys Next Door” will have its New England premiere at the Independent Film Festival Boston on May 1, with directors Amy Geller and Allie Humenuk in attendance.

Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton in “Jane Got a Gun.”

New on disc: ‘Jane,’ ‘Revenant,’ and ‘Lady’

New arrivals on disc include “Jane Got a Gun” and “The Revenant.”

103-year-old Bessie Nolan in “Older Than Ireland.”

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These Irish eyes have seen it all

“Older Than Ireland” is Alex Fegan’s portrait of 29 Irish centenarians.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/11/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/elvis-nixon-EaN_DF_00126_R_rgb.jpg A meeting of the minds in ‘Elvis & Nixon’

“Elvis & Nixon” is a fond, small-potatoes telling of the day in 1970 Elvis Presley dropped in to visit the president in the Oval Office.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/green-room-GR_FP_bandvan_rgb.jpg ‘Green Room’ is brutal — and bloody good

Jeremy Saulnier’s gripping film is exploitive but in the most enjoyable way.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/2460_D069_00097R_CROP.JPG_cmyk.jpg What’s the back story to ‘Snow White’? Let it go.

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” review: This sequel wants to convince us that there’s more to the story told in “Snow White & the Huntsman.”

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/08/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/day_25_web_49rc_lg.jpg John Carney’s tuneful ‘Sing Street’ is gritty and lyrical

Disaffected Dublin teens put together a band. It’s not “The Commitments,” but something just as committed, a tuneful autobiographical tale by the director of “Once.”

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/HFTK_TECH_00146_R_CROP1459809681.jpg Tom Hanks finds wry humor in ‘A Hologram for the King’

He plays a washed-up sales exec desperate to sell Saudi Arabia’s king on some technology he’s now peddling.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Francophonia-SFW.jpg Inside the Louvre, a meta-documentary examines art’s significance

Like his “Russian Ark,” a meta-documentary about the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Sokurov’s latest film concerns a world-famous museum –the Louvre.

Taking on Elvis the Pelvis and Tricky Dick

The occasion of actors portraying the former president and the King has been a constant in film and on TV for decades.

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Enter Market Basket, the movie

If it’s a feel-good souvenir of 2014’s Market Basket stand-off you’re looking for, “We the People: The Market Basket Effect” delivers in spades.

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New ‘Jungle Book’ is a weird and wondrous adventure

Disney’s live-action/CGI remake of its 1967 film is a thing of digitized beauty until its formulaic smackdown of an ending.