The small-town movie house braces for an unexpected threat
The Justice Department last week moved to terminate a bedrock Hollywood tenet, and one takeaway is agreed upon: It’s bad news for small-town movie houses.
‘Queen & Slim’ is both a black romance and an American horror story
Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas put the beauty and the bruises of black life on the big screen in a way so loving it cannot be denied.
‘Frozen 2’ shows us what love looks like when you let go just a little
The Disney sequel is a love story for sisters, but in our family, it’s about a snowman built by an auntie and niece.
Ricky Gervais returning to host the 2020 Golden Globe Awards
Gervais memorably hosted the Golden Globes from 2010 to 2012, skewering many of the attendees with irreverent jokes.
Needham native, Olympian Aly Raisman to appear in latest ‘Charlie’s Angels’ film
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman has announced that she will appear in the latest “Charlie’s Angels” film
‘Last Christmas’: It is, and isn’t, a wonderful London
Director Paul Feig talks about the new rom-com, starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding.
For a 3-year-old fanatic, there’s no letting go of ‘Frozen’
Somehow, my two daughters have multiplied to include Anna, Elsa, and the rest of the “Frozen” cast.
Ben Affleck admits to ‘slip’ after paparazzi video emerges, but says it won’t ‘derail’ him
On the same day, Affleck discussed his sobriety on Instagram, asking his followers to donate to The Midnight Mission, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit.
Eddie Murphy makes a big comeback, with ‘Dolemite’
“Dolemite Is My Name” showcases Murphy in a biopic about actor/comedian Rudy Ray Moore.
Looking for Harriet Tubman
Director Kasi Lemmons and star Cynthia Erivo discuss their biopic, “Harriet.”
Are superhero movies worth watching? Don’t ask Scorsese and Coppola
This much is known: Cinema as it has been practiced for over a century is becoming harder and harder to find in an actual cinema.
‘The Kingmaker’ spotlights how Imelda Marcos refuses to go away
Lauren Greenfield’s meticulous and disturbing documentary has an upcoming screening at the Brattle.
Chesto Means Business
Showcase Cinemas experiment backs up claim that the cinema is more exciting than the couch
National Amusements Inc. takes all the usual approaches to promoting its cinemas: billboards, radio, social media. Now, add a new component to that marketing plan: science experiments.
‘The Beach House’ director, producer discuss influences on their Cape Cod sci-fi horror hit
Jeffrey A. Brown, speaking by phone, ran through five influences on the sci-fi horror-thriller he shot in North Truro earlier this year.
Milestone mural brings Shepard Fairey back to Providence
The celebrated street artist returns to his artistic birthplace to paint his 100th mural, open an art retrospective, and speak at his alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design.
It’s almost Halloween: Treat yourself
Pretty much the entire month of October is Halloween around town. Make the most of it.
Family ties (and lies) in dark comic masterpiece ‘Parasite’
South Korean filmmaking master Bong Joon-ho delivers his funniest, most biting, and bleakest work to date.
Disney has serious stream dreams
Debuting Nov. 12, Disney+ wants to be the new lion king of streaming.
Coming up: the Boston Palestine Film Festival and Boston Asian American Film Festival.
Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly getting married in Rhode Island this weekend
The “Hunger Games” actress and her fiance, art gallery worker Cooke Maroney, are tying the knot at a “swanky venue” in Rhode Island this weekend in front of 150 guests after being engaged for eight months.
Ben Affleck slashes price on island mansion to $7.6 million
The Cambridge native has dropped the price on the four-bedroom, 4½-bathroom Greek Revival plantation in Riceboro, Ga., he’s owned since 2003.
Unfolding in so many kinds of limbo
In the documentary “Midnight Travler,” an Afghan family chronicles its flight to Europe.
‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire,’ ‘Two Popes’ among IFFBoston Fall Focus titles
Always a reliable harbinger of next year’s Oscars, the Independent Film Festival Boston’s fall focus will also screen Noah Baumbach’s drama “Marriage Story” and Shia LaBeouf’s buzzy “Honey Boy.”
Ken Burns inaugurates film prize with grant to creators of Flannery O’Connor documentary
Ken Burns’s nonprofit Better Angels Society is collaborating with Boston philanthropists Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine and the Library of Congress on the award.
John Krasinski and Ryan Reynolds are teaming up for a new movie
Newton native Krasinski will also write, direct, and produce ‘Imaginary Friends.’
A helicopter jailbreak, a Hollywood madam, and a billionaire: A look inside Felicity Huffman’s prison
Patty Hearst. Michael Milken. Heidi Fleiss. A former prime minister of Ukraine. With the addition of Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman, the list of infamous inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif., grows.
Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to sex misconduct claims
Cuba Gooding Jr. has pleaded not guilty to an indictment alleging two instances of sexual misconduct.
For Cambridge-based Rasmussen brothers, a steady ‘Crawl’ into Hollywood
Shawn and Michael Rasmussen, who are based in Cambridge, wrote this summer’s ferocious alligator thriller “Crawl,” working with horror icons Alexandre Aja and Sam Raimi.
‘Avengers’ alum Robert Downey Jr. talks to animals in first ‘Dolittle’ trailer
West Newbury’s own John Cena voices a polar bear in the adventure film, out in January.