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In ‘Frankie,’ life and death meet a lot of loveliness

A legendary actress (Isabelle Huppert) plays a legendary actress (the title character), terminally ill and bidding farewell to family and friends.

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What could be the year’s best film was virtually made for TV

Is it a shame that almost everyone will watch “The Irishman” at home on Netflix? Sure. But without Netflix the film wouldn’t exist.

A documentary you watch with your ears

Midge Costin’s documentary offers a lively and informative overview of how much what we hear at the movies enhances, enriches, and enlarges what we see.

The kid has left the picture

Robert Evans was the last of the larger-than-life studio chiefs.


In ‘Motherless Brooklyn,’ it’s the 1950s and Edward Norton has a murder to solve

Alec Baldwin and Willem Dafoe also star in a film based on Jonathan Lethem’s 1999 novel.

‘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.

In documentaries at this year’s Boston Jewish Film Festival, people persist

The subjects of many of the films persevere despite long odds against them.