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Ravett's old apartment building in Walbrzych, Poland. Ravett took the photo this past summer when he visited the city, his first time there since he family left to immigrate to Israel in 1950.

‘Holding Hands with Ilsa’: Hampshire College film professor explores his roots in post-WWII Poland

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It’s just a tendril of the past: a faded, somewhat blotchy black-and-white photo of a teenage girl, standing in a meadow with her hands on the shoulders of a small boy. Both face the camera, but between the shadows in the foreground and the picture’s age, it’s hard to read their expressions. For Abraham Ravett, this photo, taken in his …

Weekend Planner — Film: ‘Light and Sound’ at Eastworks

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Organized by visual artist Trevor Powers, “Light and Sound” is simultaneously a music show accompanied by film projections and a film screening featuring live soundtracks, the intention being to create a unique audio and visual experience by allowing neither medium to dominate. Set for Oct. 4, 7-10 p.m., at the Fugitive Arts Project …

Movie Review: ‘Gone Girl’ delicious suburban noir

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The predominant image throughout David Fincher’s films, from the uncovered horrors of “Se7en” to the Machiavellian maneuverings of “House of Cards,” has been a flashlight beam cutting through the dark. In his latest, the Gillian Flynn adaptation “Gone Girl,” he shines it into the deepest depths of not a serial killer’s mind or …

Captain America bike from ‘Easy Rider’ up for auction

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NEW YORK — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it’s for sale. The auction house Profiles in History told The Associated Press that …

Movie Review: A-list cast can’t save sappy ‘Leave You’

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody’s stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier. What could go wrong? Ha ha. What couldn’t? This scenario could be …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” “The Maze Runner,” “This is Where I Leave You,” and “Tusk.” The Amherst Cinema opens “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” and “Mood Indigo” and continues showing “Boyhood” and “The Trip to Italy.” The …

Movie listings

Thursday, September 11, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) Calvary (R) No No: A Dockumentary (NR) The One I Love (R) The Trip to Italy (NR) CINEMARK …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover a dark secret. Stars Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge. Rated R. BOYHOOD: Director Richard Linklater …

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’; Arts Night Out in Northampton

Thursday, September 11, 2014

MOVIE GOLD I endured a couple of spectacular movie duds this summer, but I also enjoyed at least three movies I’d happily see again. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a surprising treat with a compelling story line about an aspiring chef and his passion for creative cuisine. It features …

‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Unbroken’ lead drumbeat of fall

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals.” Looking for a diamond in the rough, the actress-turned-director searched the movies that studios owned but weren’t making. “So I scanned through these generals …

New on DVD

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars: Teenagers Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous …

Movie review: ‘The Drop’ is sharp, character-rooted

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The kind of solid, honest-feeling, mean-streets movie you might think they only make in Boston these days, Michael R. Roskam’s “The Drop” was, in fact, set there before filmmakers decided to shake things up by moving it to …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “Dolphin Tale 2,” “The Drop” and “No Good Deed.” The Amherst Cinema opens “No No: A Dockumentary” and continues showing “Boyhood,” “Calvary,” “The One I Love” and “The Trip to Italy.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features …