John Waters and John Cameron Mitchell trade jokes at Provincetown International Film Festival

From porn to drugs to the “death” of independent film, filmmakers John Waters and John Cameron Mitchell chatted candidly at PIFF on Saturday.

Actor Channing Tatum poses at the European premiere of


Channing Tatum stayed out partying in Boston this weekend, then filmed a movie the next day

Tatum was in town shooting for “Free Guy,” the flick starring Ryan Reynolds.

Chloë Sevigny at the Tribeca Film Festival (top left) and in a scene from “The Dead Don’t Die” with Bill Murray and Adam Driver

Chloë Sevigny: More than just a damsel in zombie distress

Sevigny is back with Jim Jarmusch to co-star in his zombie movie and to learn from the filmmaking master.

Viola Davis presents the crystal award for advocacy in entertainment at the Women in Film Annual Gala on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Issa Rae take the stage at annual Women in Film gala

Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, Poehler put her own unconventional spin on the “empowerment speech.”

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Comic actress Jillian Bell gets serious for a change

The “Brittany Runs a Marathon” star picked up the Next Wave Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival last weekend.

‘Modern Love Live’ brings reflections on mortality, platonic love, and emergency room visits

Host Meghna Chakrabarti moderated the live podcast at the Provincetown International Film Festival, which featured Hannah Pearl Utt, Matt Kane, and John Cameron Mitchell.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston June 17-23

Outdoor movies return to the Greenway, all things Morocco come to Revere, Cirque du Soleil tumbles into town, and more.

Toni Morrison documentary kicks off 21st Roxbury International Film Festival

Timonthy Greenfield-Sanders directed the film about the Nobel Prize-winning novelist.

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O for Orson: Welles as documentary subject and maker

Mark Cousins’s “The Eyes of Orson Welles” is coming to the Brattle.

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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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// 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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Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) and Agent M (Tessa Thompson) in Columbia Pictures' MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL.

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The Weekender: ‘Men in Black,’ ‘City on a Hill,’ and dad jokes galore

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

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When Byrds of a feather, and other bands, flocked together

The documentary “Echo in the Canyon” celebrates the mid-’60s LA rock scene.

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at the New York Police Department's Special Victim's Unit, Thursday, June 13, 2019 to face allegations he groped a woman at a city night spot. A 29-year-old woman told police the 51-year-old Gooding grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated around 11:15 p.m. Sunday. Gooding denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Cuba Gooding Jr. turns himself in for allegedly groping woman, denies allegations

Gooding’s lawyer said security video will exonerate the actor from allegations he groped a woman at a New York City night spot.

Jimmie Falls and Jonathan Majors in “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.”

Movie Review

A sense of dislocation in ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’

“The Last Black Man in San Francisco” is as much parable as polemic.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 30: Mindy Kaling attends the premiere of Amazon Studio's


Why Mindy Kaling is ‘not going to talk to anyone’ for now about the identity of her daughter’s father

Kaling gave birth to her daughter, Katherine, in December 2017.

Chris Hemsworth (H) with Em (Tessa Thompson) in Marrakech in Columbia Pictures' MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL.

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The men, and some women, are back in black

Tessa Thompson and especially Chris Hemsworth have fun in “Men in Black: International,” just not enough.

Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, and Adam Driver in “The Dead Don’t Die.”

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In ‘The Dead Don’t Die,’ Jim Jarmusch switches from vampires to zombies

Bill Murray, Adam Driver, and Tilda Swinton head a terrific, and underutilized, cast.

Emma Thompson in the film

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Emma Thompson talks the talk in ‘Late Night’

Mindy Kaling, who costars, wrote the script of the new comedy.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 20, 2018 two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor of Ireland arrives for a press conference at Radio City Music Hall in New York to announce his mixed martial arts match against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia. - Mixed martial star Conor McGregor said on March 25, 2019 he had retired from the sport, vowing to hang up his gloves for the second time in three years. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images


Conor McGregor challenges Mark Wahlberg to a fight — again

Once again, Wahlberg seems to be happily ignoring McGregor’s taunts.

Anna and Elsa in a Youtube screenshot from the


The ‘Frozen II’ trailer has (finally) arrived

The sneak peek of the much-anticipated sequel racked up more than 2 million views on YouTube by Tuesday afternoon.

Boston- 04/26/18- Actress Elsie Fisher and director Bo Burnham at the Liberty Hotel. He directed the movie Eighth Grade that she stars in. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(arts)


Bo Burnham will compose songs for the ‘Sesame Street’ movie

The movie plot center around a “plucky history show host” and her efforts to help Big Bird and his friends return to Sesame Street.

HBO ending its nightly newscast produced by Vice Media

HBO says it is ending its weeknight newscast produced by Vice Media, concluding a seven-year partnership with the media company.

Actor Brad Pitt at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22.

‘Straight Pride Parade’ organizers cannot use Brad Pitt’s name or likeness to promote their cause

The organizers must cease using Pitt’s name or image in connection with the controversial event, according to a story published Thursday by The Hollywood Reporter.

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Dancing on iTunes’ grave

The app turned the simple joys of blithely browsing through and adding to one’s music collection into something more like a sequence of tiny tortures. 

Christo in a scene from “Walking on Water,” Andrey Paounov’s film about the artist.

In Focus

What happens when Christo floats an idea

The documentary “Walking on Water” looks at the artist’s 2016 installation, “The Floating Piers.”

Ward 5B caregiver Rita Rockett visits with a patient in the documentary “5B.”

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‘5B’ recalls when caregivers couldn’t offer hope or healing

The documentary looks at the first dedicated ward for AIDS patients, in 1983 San Francisco.

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With ‘Men in Black: International’ and ‘Toy Story 4,’ it’s rule of fours

At the movies, this June is a month for “fourquels.”

Belmont World Film will observe World Refugee Month by showing three films including “Los Silencios,” which will screen at the West Newton Cinema.

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Festival time in P-town; observing World Refugee Month onscreen

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Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in “Bringing Up Baby”

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No movie director got the job done the way Howard Hawks did

Starting June 14, the Harvard Film Archive is screening all his films.

Sophie Turner as Jean Grey in “Dark Phoenix.”

★ ★ ½ | Movie Review

In ‘Dark Phoenix,’ X-Men mark the spot

One of the primary questions posed by “Dark Phoenix” is whether Sophie Turner will have a movie-star career now that “Game of Thrones” is finished.

Jue Huang in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”

★ ★ ★ ★ Movie Review

‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night,’ from China’s Bi Gan, is mind-blowing masterpiece

The film’s highlight is an hourlong single-take 3-D sequence.


This Boston couple just donated $15 million to ‘help create the next Ken Burns’

Part of the $15 million will also help fund four of Ken Burns’s upcoming films: “The American Revolution,” “America and the Holocaust,” “LBJ & the Great Society,” and “Benjamin Franklin.”

Actor Daniel Craig attended a photo-call in Jamaica in April for the latest installment of the James Bond film franchise, currently known as “Bond 25.”


Explosion on ‘Bond 25’ set causes injury, damage to studio

An explosion on the set of the new James Bond movie has injured one crew member and damaged a stage at Pinewood Studios outside London.

Gérard Depardieu was accused of sexually assaulting an actress.

Gérard Depardieu’s rape investigation is closed

An investigation of allegations of rape and sexual assault involving French film star Gérard Depardieu was dropped Tuesday because of a lack of incriminating evidence, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 30: Mindy Kaling attends the premiere of Amazon Studio's


Mindy Kaling says her work ethic came from watching her dad commute from Boston to New Haven

And you thought your morning drive was bad.

The researchers from Queen Mary University of London looked at the careers of 1,512,472 actors and 896,029 actresses around the world from 1888, when the first film was made, up to 2016, the university said.

Is your favorite actor past his or her prime? Mathematicians have developed a way to find out

Mathematicians delved into IMDb, the Internet database of all things related to movies and TV programs, in an effort to predict when actors’ careers have peaked or are on the decline.

Matt Damon and Christian Bale in

Matt Damon, Christian Bale star in new trailer for awards contender ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Fast cars and hot tempers are on display in the debut trailer.

Vera Farmiga (left) and Millie Bobby Brown are shown in a scene from “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”

A diminished ‘Godzilla’ dominates ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Ma’ at the box office

The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top spot from “Aladdin.”

A scene from “Walking on Water.”

The art of putting art on the screen

The movies have a very long and very patchy history of putting artists on the screen. That’s true with both fictional and documentary films.

05/29/2019 BOSTON, MA L-R Ben Mezrich (cq), Tyler Winklevoss (cq) and Tonya Mezrich (cq) during a party for Ben Mezrich's new book


Ben Mezrich toasts his new book ‘Bitcoin Billionaires’ with a bash at the Mandarin Oriental

It was a full house at the Mandarin Wednesday night, where friends and fans of author Ben Mezrich celebrated the launch of his 20th book.

Passionate about ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra has composed and will be performing a new score.

Barbara Bosworth’s “Full Moon, Meadow, Carlisle, Massachusetts,” 2004.

Critic’s Notebook

It must have been moonglow

It’s the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, time to celebrate a cultural lunar love affair.

Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, and Millie Bobby Brown in the Netflix series “Stranger Things,” which is currently filming in Georgia.

Ty Burr

With abortion law and possible boycott, Georgia is on studios’ minds

Will Hollywood remove film production from Atlanta?

The late tenor Luciano Pavarotti (pictured in 1997) is the subject of a documentary by Ron Howard.

Movie Review

In Focus: ‘Pavarotti’ has limited range

Much of Ron Howard’s documentary about the famed tenor consists of talking heads heaping praise.

FILE - This March 28, 1998 file photo shows Leon Redbone performing at the eighth annual Redwood Coast Dixieland Jazz Festival in Eureka, Calif. Redbone, the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-styled songs, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, according to a statement released by his family. No details about his death were provided. (Patricia Wilson/The Times-Standard via AP, File)

Leon Redbone, acclaimed 1970s musician, dies

Leon Redbone, the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-style songs, died Thursday, according to a statement released by his family.

A scene from “The Cold Blue,” which HBO presents June 6.

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Doc Talk: Saluting veterans, feeding schoolkids, inspiring nations

A look at upcoming and ongoing documentaries and documentary events.

Taron Egerton as Elton John in Rocketman from Paramount Pictures.

Movie Review

‘Rocketman’: Elton John gets a biopic (and at least half of it is good)

Taron Egerton stars as the singer, with Jamie Bell as his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin.

From left: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, and McKaley Miller in “Ma.”

Movie REview

In ‘Ma,’ that nice lady is not as nice as she seems

Octavia Spencer plays the title character in this new horror movie.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from


Godzilla and Ghidorah bash up the Boston skyline in new monster flick

Fenway Park, Kenmore Square, the John Hancock Tower. In “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” opening Friday, moviegoers will see some very familiar landmarks.

Anjelica Huston and Halston in a scene from Frédéric Tcheng’s “Halston.”

Movie REview

‘Halston’ looks back at when ultrasuede was ultra cool

The new documentary follows the rise and fall of a legendary fashion designer.

Blythe Danner and John Lithgow star in “The Tomorrow Man.”

Movie Review

A case of yesterday, today, and ‘Tomorrow Man’

John Lithgow and Blythe Danner star in an uneasy blend of comedy, drama, and romance.