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.

Zoo Howl draws costume-clad visitors to Franklin Park Zoo.

It’s almost Halloween: Treat yourself

Pretty much the entire month of October is Halloween around town. Make the most of it.

Jennifer Lawrence in Paris in September.


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.

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The Weekender: SpongeBob sings, Almodóvar returns, and Holzer takes over

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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.

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Flint graduation, ‘Alien’ investigation, schlock celebration

A preview of three upcoming documentaries


Disney has serious stream dreams

Debuting Nov. 12, Disney+ wants to be the new lion king of streaming.

In ‘The Lighthouse,’ director Robert Eggers finds humor in the supernatural

It’s his second period piece, after “The Witch” (2015).

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// Launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ takes the faithful full circle

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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A scene from director Mats Grorud’s animated feature “The Tower,” part of the Boston Palestine Film Festival.

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Coming up: the Boston Palestine Film Festival and Boston Asian American Film Festival.

Nobel Prize winner Jim Allison knows his way around a microscope.

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Harmonica player, cancer fighter, Nobel Prize winner

A review of the documentary “Jim Allison: Breakthrough.”

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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,” one of the year’s buzziest romances, will screen in Boston next month.

‘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.”

FILE - This July 29, 2019 file photo shows Ken Burns, director of the PBS documentary series


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.

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in “The Lighthouse.”

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Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson shine amid the darkness of ‘The Lighthouse’

Robert Eggers, whose previous film was “The Witch,” directed and cowrote.

Angelina Jolie is Maleficent in Disney’s MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL.

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Angelina Jolie is back as Maleficent — and Michelle Pfeiffer better watch out

“Maleficent: Queen of Evil” is a sequel to the 2014 reworking of “Sleeping Beauty.”


John Krasinski and Ryan Reynolds are teaming up for a new movie

Newton native Krasinski will also write, direct, and produce ‘Imaginary Friends.’

Antonio Banderas stars in Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory.”

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In Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain and Glory,’ a filmmaker is on the verge of a nervous comeback

Antonio Banderas plays a famous director working his way through a creative impasse.

Felicity Huffman and her husband, William H. Macy (left), walk out of John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on Sept. 13.

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. leaving court Tuesday.


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.

Robert Downey Jr., fresh out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is pinning his hopes for another franchise on literature’s most famous zoomanitarian, Doctor Dolittle.

‘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.

Oscar Isaac provides the voice of Gomez and Charlize Theron voices Morticia in animated feature “The Addams Family.”

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‘The Addams Family’ proves that some families are scarier than others

The latest take on Charles Addams’s signature creation might make for passable Halloween-season viewing, but it works too hard to assert its ghoulish brood’s relevance.

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 08: Actress/producer Mindy Kaling speaks onstage during Producers Guild Of America's 11th Annual Produced By Conference at Warner Bros. Studios on June 8, 2019 in Burbank, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)


Mindy Kaling accuses TV academy of ‘humiliating’ discrimination during her time on ‘The Office’

“This was like ten years ago. Maybe it wouldn’t happen now. But it happened to me.”

Jeremy Irons and Genevieve Bujold in the 1988 film DEAD RINGERS, directed by David Cronenberg. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox/Globe File photo

Will Smith in ‘Gemini Man’ isn’t the first actor to play lookalike characters

Twins and clones are sure to test an actor’s mettle.

Angelina Jolie is Maleficent in Disney’s MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL.

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The Weekender: Global grifters, the other Schumann, and ‘The Lion King’

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

Jose Ferrer, left, portraying Lt. Barney Greenwald, Van Johnson, center, as Lt. Steve Maryk, and Humphrey Bogart, as Captain Philip Francis Queeg, appear in the 1955 Hollywood movie

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10 of pop culture’s legendary self-absorbed monsters

From Captain Queeg to Captain Ahab: making megalomania great again.

A scene from Gary Keane and Andrew McConnell’s “Gaza”

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In Focus: Eyes on Gaza at the MFA’s Boston Palestine Film Festival

A preview of two documentaries at the annual festival.

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Doc Talk: Fleeing the Taliban, connecting with Shirley Clarke, witch hunting

Previews of upcoming documentaries and of an ongoing documentary program.

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In ‘Gemini Man,’ a role so nice Will Smith plays it twice

In Ang Lee’s latest, he’s a hit man hunted by a clone of himself.

Meryl Streep (with Jeffrey Wright) stars as a victim of offshore financial wrongdoing in “The Laundromat.”

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In ‘The Laundromat,’ it’s a different sort of spin cycle

Steven Soderbergh’s latest stars Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas.

Diane Lane and Richard Gere in “The Cotton Club Encore.”

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Francis Ford Coppola offers a ‘Cotton Club Encore’

The director has added some scenes and deleted others from his 1984 film.


Post Malone dines out in Boston, greeting fans in the Seaport Tuesday night

The chart-topping rapper greeted fans and restaurant staff at Strega.

Natalie Portman stars as astronaut who loses her grip on reality in “Lucy in the Sky.”

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In ‘Lucy in the Sky,’ an astronaut touches down in Crazytown

Natalie Portman stars in this based-on-fact psychological drama

Mia Kirshner stars as Bethany Slade in Lifetime's feature The College Admissions Scandal, premiering Saturday, October 12 at 8pm ET/PT.

That was fast: ‘College Admissions Scandal’ movie to air on Lifetime on Saturday

Even by Lifetime’s standards, ‘‘The College Admissions Scandal’’ came together fast. The network began working on the film just weeks after the scandal broke in March.

(L to R) Actors Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo are shown in a scene from

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Spoiler alert, Martin Scorsese: People connect with Marvel movies

Scorsese says Marvel doesn’t make cinema. But who made him the police of what counts as film? The box-office doesn’t lie.

US actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband writer/producer Brad Falchuk arrive for the Netflix premiere of


Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk got married a year ago, but moved in together last month. She explained why.

The actress said she and her husband, a Newton native, had others to consider when making a move.

FILE - This May 16, 2005, file photo shows the home of author Stephen King in Bangor, Maine. The horror writer and his wife have petitioned the city of Bangor for a zoning change for the home where they raised their children. If approved, the mansion will become home to Stephen King’s archives, and a guest house next door will become home to writers in residence. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)


Stephen, Tabitha King plan changes to iconic Maine home

Stephen and Tabitha King are ready for the next chapter for their Victorian mansion that stands behind a wrought iron gate festooned with winged creatures and spiderwebs.

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The Weekender: GlobeDocs, presidential drama, spooky sounds, and a love supreme

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

A still image from the WGBH program “Michael Ambrosino’s Show,” showing Legal Sea Foods.

Doc Talk | Peter Keough

Returning home, rendering a pig, remembering old Boston, relocating punk

A preview of upcoming documentaries.

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John Waters will be making things ‘Filthy’ in Salem

Oct. 9, the film director and author will be appearing at the Salem Horror Fest.

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At HubWeek, a glimpse into the deep corners of the Arctic

Chris Burkard, a nature photographer and travel influencer, screens his film “Under the Arctic Sky,” which follows six surfers on a quest for the perfect wave as a winter storm closes in on Iceland.

A scene from “The Hottest August.”

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In Focus: It’s New York in August 2017, and the heat is on

A preview of “The Hottest August” presented by the DocYard at the Brattle Theatre.

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‘Joker’: The dark villain rises

Joaquin Phoenix gives a remarkable performance as the title character in this supervillain origin story.

Adam Sandler stars in “Uncut Gems”

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Scene Here: Granite State screenings, orchestral efforts, (Lonely) Seal of approval

Local doings on the film front.

Sakurako Konishi (left) and Masataka Kubota in “First Love.”

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In ‘First Love,’ double-crossing Japanese gangsters is a laughing matter

Takashi Miike’s latest film is part comedy, part crime story, and all style.

Tyler Perry received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday.

Tyler Perry believes his studio rivals Hollywood’s best

The actor and filmmaker remembered shedding tears when he saw an Atlanta highway exit bearing the name of his television and film studio for the first time.

Actors Christian Bale (L) and Matt Damon attend the


Matt Damon reveals that turning down the lead role in ‘Avatar’ cost him many millions

“So that sucked and that’s still brutal. But my kids are all eating. I’m doing OK,” he said in a new interview.

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Remembering the Jokers before ‘Joker’

Joaquin Phoenix is following in the footsteps of Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, and others.