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'T2 Trainspotting' will make you feel horribly old

‘T2 Trainspotting’Director: Danny BoyleStars: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee MillerRating: R3 (out of 5) GlobesThere are sequels that cash in on a hit. There’s the more noble breed that continue an ongoing story. Then there’s the third and best kind: The ones that are essentially “time travel movies.”...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 2:45pm

Samuel L. Jackson on 'Kong' and loving old monster movies

Samuel L. Jackson takes his job very seriously. Even when he’s doing a big monster movie, like “Kong: Skull Island,” he does his research. Jackson plays the villain, or at least the human villain — a deranged colonel in the waning days of the Vietnam War who’s forced to take a platoon out to a...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:42am

Celebrate Bill Paxton by streaming 'Frailty' on Netflix

‘Frailty’Netflix InstantBecause the Internet is terrible, there aren’t a lot of Bill Paxton movies to watch in the wake of his out-of-nowhere death. One of our finest character actors racked up an epic list of movie-stealing credits over the years, only five of which presently live on Netflix. Of...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 11:05am

Silver screens return to Boston as 4 movie theaters in works

Boston was once aglow from more than a dozen movie marquees, but thanks partly to the popularity of streaming services, only two remain lit today.While the city might not see that many movie theaters again, its current number will soon triple as four cinemas are slated to open, with three already...

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 10:21am

Olivier Assayas on Kristen Stewart and avoiding paparazzi

In 2015 Kristen Stewart won the Cesar — basically the French Oscar — for Olivier Assayas’ “Clouds of Sils Maria,” a European drama where she played the personal assistant to a famous actress (played by Juliette Binoche). It worked out so well, the actress did it again. In “Personal Shopper,” she...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 1:37pm

See Charlize Theron go 'John Wick' in the trailer for 'Atomic Blonde'

Charlize Theron is an action star in the trailer for this summer’s “Atomic Blonde.” Frankly, do we need to say more? But the ad also confirms that two recent, very, very welcome trends are real. 1) “Mad Max: Fury Road” showed us that Theron kicks ass, more than even nominal star Tom Hardy. And 2) “...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 1:01pm

'Raw' director Julia Ducournau on how to make a feminist cannibal movie

“Feminist cannibal movie.” That’s the logline on “Raw,” a new French-Belgian shocker that had viewers running for the exits at Cannes last year, hands clutched to mouth. But, as Julia Ducournau, its writer and director, points out it’s really not that gory. And it’s also a character study (and a...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 10:53am

'Personal Shopper' is the movie that really gets Kristen Stewart

‘Personal Shopper’Director: Olivier AssayasStars: Kristen Stewart, Lars EidingerRating: R3 (out of 5) GlobesIf nothing else — and it has much else to recommend — “Personal Shopper” may be the ideal Kristen Stewart movie. That’s not to say it’s the best, but it is the one that most understands what...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:30pm

3 new indies to see this weekend

‘The Sense of an Ending’3 GlobesHow do you film an unfilmable novel? Pack it silly with great English actors! Tackling Julian Barnes’ 2011 award-gobbler is a fool’s errand, with its unreliable narrator and gradually parsed out backstory and flashbacks that may or may not be on the level. Alain...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:23pm

Brie Larson: Making 'Kong' made me a stronger person

What a difference a year makes. Last awards season Brie Larson was going from up-and-comer (and former sort-of-teen pop star) to esteemed thespian. Then she won an Oscar for “Room.” She’d done mainstream films before (“21 Jump Street,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”), but nothing of the size of “...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:00pm

After $10M lawsuit, Sean Lennon removes tree that damaged Marisa Tomei’s parents’ house

​Back in September, after a 19-month legal battle,John andYokoOno‘s sonSeanwasordered by a Manhattan judge to remove a treeon hisGreenwich Villageproperty at 153 West 13th Street after neighbors Gary and Addie Tomei (parents of actress Marisa Tomei) claimed it spread roots on their property, “...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00am

Feminist cannibal movie 'Raw' will do more than make you puke

‘Raw’Director: Julia DucournauStars: Garance Marillier, Ella RumpfRating: R4 (out of 5) GlobesYou’ve never seen someone eat food with as much love as when the hero of “Raw” gnaws on her sister’s severed finger. This French/Belgian shocker arrives in America riding a wave of superlatives. It’s the...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:25am

Jim Broadbent on 'The Sense of an Ending' and the time he won an Oscar

Jim Broadbent’s memories of winning an Oscar are a little fuzzy. It was 2002, and the acclaimed English actor won Best Supporting Actor for “Iris,” in which he played the older version of writer John Bayley opposite Judi Dench, as novelist Iris Murdoch. (Future “Downton Abbey” star Hugh Bonneville...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Why an 'Overboard' remake won't work now

This week, the news broke about an “Overboard” remake. If you don’t recall the 1987 film, it starred Goldie Hawn as Joanna Stayton, a spoiled heiress. She and her husband Grant (Edward Herrmann) were having work done on their yacht by carpenter Dean Proffitt (Kurt Russell).Of course, she was...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:00am

You've been underestimating Kristen Stewart — and why you need to stop

It’s not news anymore: Kristen Stewart is an acclaimed thespian. We've said it before ourselves. The last few years have seen the former Bella reborn, going from Twi-hard icon — loved and mocked in equal proportion — to a god of indies and even arty Euro movies. This week sees the arrival of “...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00am

Tatiana Maslany on working with her real-life partner in 'The Other Half'

Working with your paramour can be a tricky thing. Not for Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen. Partners since 2011, the "Orphan Black" and "Downton Abbey" alum finally got to share the screen in "The Other Half," an indie in which she plays a woman with bipolar disorder and he a violent drifter mourning...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 1:03pm

Tom Hiddleston worked out to Ed Sheeran on 'Kong: Skull Island'

For years, blockbuster movie audiences have known Tom Hiddleston as Loki, the evil prankster of the Marvel movies. There’s no trace of mischief in James Conrad, the main hero of “Kong: Skull Island.” The acclaimed English actor is in pure movie star mode as a guide who helps a group of military...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:48pm

Keanu Reeves on 'John Wick' and how he loves to do action scenes

Keanu Reeves is 52 years old. You wouldn’t know that watching “John Wick: Chapter 2.” In the sequel to the 2014 hit, his character — the world’s best and most feared assassin — is blackmailed into taking a job that backfires badly. He winds up pursued by any colleague who thinks they can take him...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 7:00am

Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies, dies at 84

The film airing on Turner Classic Movies as we write these words is “Babes in Arms,” a 1939 musical pairing Judy Garland with Mickey Rooney. There are many Garland-Rooney mash-ups, but this is the one where the former child stars, then in their late teens, were tortured by the task-master stylings...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 2:29pm

John Goodman on 'Kong' and the movie's big Trump joke

John Goodman would rather be in New Orleans. Flying all over the world, making movies like “Kong: Skull Island,” is nice, but he’s rarely in the city he’s called home for 20 years.“I get home for a couple days at a spot now. It kind of sucks,” says Goodman. After Hurricane Katrina, film and TV...

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 1:03pm