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A voice and vision for Africa Mount Holyoke College professor’s documentary on seminal African filmmaker debuts at Sundance

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It’s a story that almost defies belief. Ousmane Sembène, born in the French colony of Senegal in 1923, had been kicked out of school in the fifth grade for fighting, and by his teens was a laborer in Dakar, Senegal’s capital. During World War II, he was drafted into the French army, and after the war he became a dock worker in Marseille — seemingly a poor black African adrift in a white man’s world. But all along, Sembène, a voracious reader, had been learning on his own, and he reinvented himself first as a celebrated novelist and then, in his early 40s, as a …

A reluctant icon: A documentary by Northampton filmmaker Kate Geis illuminates the creative process of the very private dance master, Paul Taylor

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Kate Geis experienced a certain satisfying symmetry in her life while making her film “Paul Taylor: Creative Domain.” She had been a fan of Taylor and his company since she was introduced to his work as a child, so it was especially gratifying, she says, when, years later, Taylor agreed to …

Movie times

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 2015 Oscar-Nominated Animation Shorts (NR) Daily 1:50, 7; Sat.-Sun. also 11:45 a.m. 2015 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (NR) Daily 4:10, 9:25 Birdman (R) Daily 1:40, 6:45; Sun. also 11:15 a.m. The Imitation Game (PG-13) Daily 2, 4:30, 7:10, 9:35; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m. Inherent …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

New on DVD

Friday, January 23, 2015

Before I Go to Sleep: A woman (Nicole Kidman) wakes up every day remembering nothing, the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her. …

What to watch for at the Sundance Film Festival

Friday, January 23, 2015

Just as Hollywood’s awards season heats up, half the town takes off for a snowy getaway to Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival. Celebrating its 31st year, the festival has steadily outgrown its indie-film roots to …

Movie Times

Friday, January 16, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Daily 1:20, 4, 9:45; Sun. also 11 a.m. Citizenfour (R) Daily 4:30 Force Majeure (R) Daily 7:15; Sat.-Sun. also 1:55 The Imitation Game (PG-13) Daily 1:15, 2:15, 4:05, …

Movie listings

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The following movies are playing locally. Contact theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Citizenfour (R) Force Majeure (R) The Imitation Game (PG-13) Inherent Vice (R) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com American Sniper (R) American Sniper XD (R) …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) saves countless lives on the battlefield, which turns him into a legend. But when he returns home to his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, …

Movie review: ‘American Sniper’ is quintessential Eastwood

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A mere six months after releasing the Four Seasons drama “Jersey Boys,” Clint Eastwood has again lapped his younger directing colleagues with his second film of 2014 and his best movie in years. “American Sniper” is quintessentially Eastwood: …

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘Jewish Luck’

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In his comic novel “The Letters of Menakhem Mendl and Sheyne Sheyndl,” the preeminent Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem created a portrayal of a “luftmensch,” a daydreaming entrepreneur (Mendl) who engages in various doomed strike-it-rich schemes in his native …

‘Boyhood,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ top Golden Globes

Monday, January 12, 2015

North Korea parodies. “Je Suis Charlie” tributes. George Clooney punchlines. Hollywood toasted free speech in its myriad forms, from mocking Bill Cosby to sincere words about the Paris terrorist attacks, at the 72nd annual Golden Globes on Sunday, …

BAFTA noms: ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ leads with 11; ‘Selma’ snubbed

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Wes Anderson’s multi-generational caper “The Grand Budapest Hotel” topped the nominations Friday for the British Academy Film Awards with 11, including best film, director and original screenplay for Anderson and best actor for Ralph Fiennes. Alejandro G. Inarritu’s black comedy “Birdman” and James Marsh’s Stephen Hawking biopic “The …