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Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Best of Enemies (R) Daily 4:45, 7:20; Sat.-Sun. also 2:15 The End of the Tour (R) Daily 1:50, 4:15, 7, 9:25; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Mon. no 7 Jaws (PG) Sun. 2; Wed. 7 Mr. Holmes (PG) Daily 2, 4:25, 6:50, 9:10; Sat.-Sun. also 11:40 a.m.; Sat., Mon. no 9:10; Sun. no …

Spike Lee: The Oscars just ‘don’t matter’

Friday, August 28, 2015

Spike Lee’s relationship with the Oscars was defined nearly 25 years ago when the Motion Picture Academy gave its best picture award to “Driving Miss Daisy,” a musty, modest movie about the relationship between a cranky Georgia widow and her black chauffeur while largely ignoring Lee’s beautiful, uncompromising look at American race relations, “Do the Right Thing.” In the ensuing quarter century, Lee …

Movie Times

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Best of Enemies (R) Daily 4:45, 7:20; Sat.-Sun. also 2:15 The End of the Tour (R) Daily 1:50, 4:15, 7, 9:25; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Mon. no 7 Jaws (PG) Sun. 2; Wed. 7 Mr. Holmes (PG) Daily 2, 4:25, 6:50, 9:10; Sat.-Sun. also 11:40 …

Downey’s story portrays pioneer of loudmouth TV

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NEW YORK — A man clears his throat and rages at the world. He claims to speak for everyday folks with conservative ideals and he savages anyone who challenges him. He is uncensored and high-decibel, an avatar of …

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘Salt of the Earth’ at Amherst Cinema

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Described by The New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther at the time of its 1954 release as “a strong pro-labor film with a particularly sympathetic interest in the Mexican-Americans with whom it deals,” “Salt of the Earth” …

Movie review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ a biopic to its own beat

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The shotgun blast of fury that first emanated from South Central Los Angeles in 1988 still packs a punch. The new, very much authorized biopic of N.W.A, “Straight Outta Compton,” aims to cement the legacy of the pioneering …

Movie Times

Friday, August 14, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 10,000 Saints (R) Daily 4:30, 7:10; Sat.-Sun. also 1:50 Amy (R) Daily 9:10 The End of the Tour (R) Daily 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:40; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m. Infinitely Polar …

Movie capsules

Thursday, August 6, 2015

10,000 SAINTS: Set in the 1980s, a teenager from Vermont moves to New York City to live with his father in the East Village. Stars Henry Kelemen, Julianne Nicholson, Ethan Hawke. Rated R. AMY: This documentary tells the …

New on DVD

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lambert & Stamp: This documentary reveals how the unlikely partnership between aspiring filmmakers Christopher Stamp and Kit Lambert produced the rock-band phenomenon The Who. Rated R. The Riot Club: Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous …

Invisible Women? Hollywood’s female superhero problem

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Batman. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Ant-Man. The list of male superheroes starring in their own big-screen escapades is bigger than Tony Stark’s ego, and the billions of dollars these films have generated rival the fortunes of the well-off tinkerer. …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘Manos: The Hands of Fate’ — the worst of the worst!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

This is it, folks. The crème brûlée of bad movies. “Manos: The Hands of Fate” has been discussed and diced by many of the top scholars of cinematic trash. Flogging a dead horse might well apply here. However, …

Movie times

Thursday, August 13, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 10,000 Saints (R) Daily 4:30, 7:10; Sat.-Sun. also 1:50 Amy (R) Daily 9:10 The End of the Tour (R) Daily 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 9:40; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m. Infinitely Polar …

Movie review: ‘U.N.C.L.E.’ is high style, low substance

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It’s not until the climax of “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” a colorful, Cold War-era spy thriller, that its main failing becomes clear: The plot doesn’t matter. The characters don’t care. The script doesn’t care. And, the audience shouldn’t …