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Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 2:54 PM

Mike Birbiglia has always been good with words. Birbiglia, who has a supporting role as Amy Schumer’s brother-in-law in the new Judd Apatow film “Trainwreck,” was already winning prizes for his poetry when he was a second-grader at St. Mary School in Shrewsbury. Sometime between attending Shrewsbury High School, St. John’s High School and St. Mark’s in Southborough, he got into acting. And around the same time, that he saw dry comic Steven Wright perform...

Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 12:06 PM

Here's a heads-up on new movie releases.

Posted Jul 10, 2015 at 7:30 AM

The little yellow pill-shaped minions have a long track record of associating with losers. Brian Lynch's script is a work of such evil, it transforms the lovable minions into annoying gremlins.

Posted Jul 10, 2015 at 7:00 AM

“Batkid Begins” is a tremendously touching documentary about the day a city came together to grant a 5-year-old cancer patient's desire to be a superhero.

Posted Jul 10, 2015 at 6:30 AM

The shaky-cam documentary about vigilantes on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border going to war with drug cartels is an abject lesson in the pitfalls of taking the law into your own hands.

Updated Jul 8, 2015 at 11:24 AM

Here's what's new in movie houses this week.

Posted Jul 5, 2015 at 6:00 AM

British filmmaker Asif Kapadia's documentary about the British jazz-pop singer provides insight through her music and lyrics.

Posted Jul 4, 2015 at 6:30 AM

The Make-A-Wish Foundation helped 5-year-old Miles Scott become Batkid and live his dream of fighting crime on the mean streets of San Francisco.

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 2:25 PM

“Infinitely Polar Bear” percolated in Forbes' mind for many years, and the result is a real family affair.

Posted Jul 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Director Maya Forbes wrote the script based on childhood memories of her bipolar father.

Updated Jul 1, 2015 at 10:53 AM

This sequel brings back most of the main characters and takes the shape of a road-trip comedy.

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