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‘Wild’: Reese Witherspoon finds herself first in dark places, then 1,100-mile hike

‘Wild’: Reese Witherspoon finds herself first in dark places, then 1,100-mile hike

Witherspoon bought the film rights to this memoir of loss and walking the Pacific Crest Trail, but Jean-Marc Vallée and Nick Hornby made sure it was more than a Hallmark weepy.

Five things to do this weekend: Dec. 6-7

Five things to do this weekend: Dec. 6-7

Four big holiday shopping markets; Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood”; Teddy Bears on Display Party with Santa and carols; Festivus of Comedy 2014; and the “Griffelkin” opera.

Student artists from Cambridge get invite to compete for film festival’s poster prize

Student artists from Cambridge get invite to compete for film festival’s poster prize

Students from Cambridge Rindge & Latin School are now invited take part in a juried contest to design the poster for the Arlington International Film Festival.

‘Foxcatcher’: Carell, Tatum and Ruffalo wrestle with a true deadly tale, and win

‘Foxcatcher’: Carell, Tatum and Ruffalo wrestle with a true deadly tale, and win

A bored, self-important billionaire becomes a patron of wrestling. But megalomania and buried homoerotic yearnings don’t make for a good team experience.

Five things to do this weekend: Nov. 22-23

Five things to do this weekend: Nov. 22-23

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”; “The Trojan Women”; Kaiju Big Battel 20th Anniversary Bash; “10 Things I Hate About You”; and Radius Ensemble: Pluck.

‘The Better Angels’: Young Abe has mom, this film has Malick as their guiding lights

‘The Better Angels’: Young Abe has mom, this film has Malick as their guiding lights

There’s no connection here to the Abe Lincoln of Daniel Day-Lewis or even Henry Fonda, just a cinematically accomplished but plotless poem.

Celebrate how Sailor Moon saves world Wednesday at second Shoujo Spectacular

Celebrate how Sailor Moon saves world Wednesday at second Shoujo Spectacular

“Sailor Moon” geeks have two reasons to celebrate this week – a new story arc announcement and the second Sailor Moon Shoujo Spectacular.

Five things to do this weekend: Nov. 8-9

Five things to do this weekend: Nov. 8-9

Boston International Kids Film Festival; new play “Proclamation 2: Radicals”; new musical “Castle Garden”; Calamity #8 art variety show; and Cambridge Symphony Orchestra’s Mahler.

‘Interstellar’: Never too far from pastiche, no matter how far Nolan flies it into space

‘Interstellar’: Never too far from pastiche, no matter how far Nolan flies it into space

The good news for our collective futures in the dust bowl to come is that farmer Matthew McConaughey is a former NASA pilot. But time is against him, and us.

‘Horns’: Mysterious growths get Radcliffe (fore)heading back into the supernatural

‘Horns’: Mysterious growths get Radcliffe (fore)heading back into the supernatural

This olio of small-town melodrama, CSI shenanigans and otherworldly weirdness never finds even keel, maybe because Alexandre Aja doesn’t really do dark, sardonic comedy.

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