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Matthew Gilbert

An overlong Oscars broadcast won’t be winning any awards

Some genuinely emotional moments broke through, but for the most part, the show dragged on.


Every dress, every tux, all at once. On the Oscar carpet, a display of fashion as diverse as the nominees.

There were many safe choices — and a few standouts. Here's what caught my eye.

Odie Henderson Review | ★★

Basketball comedy ‘Champions’ misses the shot

This Woody Harrelson starrer fouls out by infantalizing its heroes.

Odie Henderson Review | ★★½

‘Scream VI’: Ghostface takes Manhattan

Ghostface is back, and he’s taking Manhattan in this sixth installment of the “Scream” franchise. Some nasty kills and a few good chase scenes, but these movies are running out of clever ways to be obnoxiously “self-aware.” Enough already.

Movie starring Matt Damon and Casey Affleck to film at Bova’s Bakery in the North End

The family-owned bakery on Salem Street will close — for the first time in its 97-year history — March 20-25 while “The Instigators,” an upcoming movie starring Damon and Affleck, shoots scenes in the space.


Where do Black women in film go from here?

Were Black women surprised that “The Woman King” and “Till” weren’t nominated for best picture for this year’s Academy Awards? No, the advancement of Black women in film hasn’t proven to be a priority for Hollywood’s most prestigious award-giving body.

Conducting a Lydia Tár parody on Twitter

Before the Oscars on Sunday, we asked Tár impersonator Daniella Mazzio to share 10 things she’s learned while posing as the fictional female conductor.

2023 Oscars: Who will win, who should win, and who shouldn’t be here

Will "Everything Everywhere All at Once" win ... almost everything?