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MOVIE REVIEW | ★★1/2
Tom Cruise in "Top Gun: Maverick."

Tom Cruise is at his Tom Cruise-iest in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

It’s been 36 years since the original. The sequel is more of the same: expertly crafted action, gorgeous visuals, and mindless, muscular shamelessness.

Matt Damon at the "Stillwater" New York Premiere at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on July 26, 2021 in New York City.

Matt Damon slammed for crypto commercial amid market meltdown

The Cambridge native is facing backlash after his high-profile endorsement of cryptocurrency in recent months.

MOVIE REVIEW | ★★★
An archival image from "The Automat."

‘The Automat’: A tribute to ‘the house that nickels built’

Lisa Hurwitz’s documentary is a very loving tribute to the fabled Horn & Hardart restaurant chain, which flourished in New York and Philadelphia for much of the 20th century.

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Jessie Buckley in "Men."

Jessie Buckley: Now you see her, now you don’t

An Oscar nominee for ‘The Lost Daughter,’ and about to star in ‘Men,’ the 32-year-old Irish actress possesses an uncanny ability to disappear into her roles — but she’s not going anywhere.

MOVIE REVIEW | ★½
From left: Matthew Macfadyen, Colin Firth, and Johnny Flynn in "Operation Mincemeat."

‘Operation Mincemeat’: When a dead man told a tale, a very important one

This based-on-fact story about the most celebrated espionage deception of World War II plays somewhat fast and loose with those facts. Starring Colin Firth, the film is streaming on Netflix.

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From left: Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh, and Ke Huy Quan in "Everything Everywhere All at Once."

3 films that capture the messiness of being a mom

In a year of movies with maternal themes, "Umma," "Turning Red," and "Everything Everywhere All at Once" seek to mend the fractures of cultural and generational warfare between Asian and Asian American moms and daughters.

MOVIE REVIEW | ★★½
Benedict Cumberbatch in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."

In ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,’ Benedict Cumberbatch is back as the sourest of Marvel superheroes

It’s been six years since the first “Doctor Strange” movie. Now there’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” It opens in theaters on Friday.

Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Syrian Kurdistan in "The Will to See."

Willing ourselves to see; looking back at Marilyn Monroe; and listening to John Wayne Gacy

Spotlighting "The Will to See," “The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes,” and “Conversations With a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes.”