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Weekend Planner — Film: ‘Eminent Domain,’ ‘Lichtstark’ at Historic Northampton

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In “Eminent Domain,” a documentary short by Brian Comfort, we are introduced to Jim Bishop, a man who has been building a castle in the mountains of Colorado for more than 40 years and whose seemingly limitless capacity for manual labor is matched by fiercely opinionated diatribes that regale, offend, entertain and frighten the thousands who come to his see his work each year. In “Lichtstark,” a short narrative by David Bendiksen whose title (literally, “lightstrong”) refers to a camera lens’ ability to illuminate and create an image, a young photographer recovering from personal loss turns to his craft for consolation. Both works will be …

Movie Times

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (NR) Daily 4:50, 7:30; Sat.-Sun. also 2:10 The Hunting Ground (PG-13) Daily 4:05; Wed. also 2, 7; Sat.-Sun. also 7; Mon., Tues., Thurs. also 2 While We’re Young (R) Daily 2:15, 4:40, 7:15, 9:30; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m. Woman in Gold (PG-13) Daily 1:45; 4:20, 6:45, 9:15; Sat.-Sun. also …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CHILD 44: A disgraced member of the military police investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. Stars Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace. Rated R. CINDERELLA: When her father (Ben Chaplin) unexpectedly passes away, young Ella (Lily James) finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother (Cate …

Movie review: ‘The Longest Ride’ tells two love stories, old and new

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ever since “The Notebook” made moviegoers swoon in 2004, Nicholas Sparks’ name has been synonymous with teary-eyed romance. The author’s latest novel adapted for the big screen, “The Longest Ride,” is no exception, offering two love stories at …

New on DVD

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Antarctica: A Year on Ice: A visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, and enduring months of darkness in the …

‘Furious 7’ makes fast $143.6M at box office

Sunday, April 5, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The high-octane “Furious 7” peeled out of the gates in its opening weekend, picking up a stunning $143.6 million from 4,004 locations to easily top the domestic box office, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. The …

Movie Times

Thursday, April 2, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org It Follows (R) Daily 2, 4:40, 7:30, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m. Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (NR) Daily 4:30, 7:05; Fri.-Mon., Wed. also 9:35; Sat.-Sun. also 1:55 The Second Best …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, March 5, 2015

BIRDMAN: In this year’s Academy Award winner for best film, Michael Keaton plays a washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero and now must try to win back his family, his career and his own integrity as …

New on DVD

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Most Violent Year: In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant (Oscar Isaac) fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city’s history. Also stars Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo. Rated R. …

Movie Review: ‘Furious 7’ drives hard with action, laughs, tribute

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make “Furious 7” a campy, crowd-pleasing escape. Never mind that the film repeatedly presents the impossible — a muscle car attacks an airborne helicopter — fans …

Movie times

Thursday, March 26, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org ’71 (R) Fri.-Sun, Thurs. 6:50; Fri. also 1:55; Sun. also 11:15 a.m.; Mon.-Thurs. 1:55 Breathless (NR) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (NR) Daily 9:50 …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, March 5, 2015

’71: A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971. Stars Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris. Rated R. AMERICAN SNIPER: Navy SEAL sniper …

Weekend Planner — Film: Jean Luc Godard’s ‘Breathless’ at Amherst Cinema

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

“A pop artifact and a daring work of art [that] even now is still cool, still new,” wrote The New York Times film critic A.O. Scott on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Jean Luc Godard’s “Breathless”: …