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Actress Rachel McAdams poses at the 68th Directors Guild of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Inarritu wins top prize at Directors Guild awards

Sunday, February 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES — An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu’s Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic “The Revenant.” With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever. Even the guilds are divided in their top awards. “Spotlight,” the drama detailing the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into sex abuses in the Catholic Church, won the Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble, while the financial crisis dramedy “The Big Short” picked up the Producers Guild Award. The DGA win for “The Revenant” is not insignificant. Inarritu won …

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 45 Years (R) Daily 1:55, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. 11:15 a.m. 2016 Animated Oscar Shorts (NR) Daily 4:35; Sat. also 9:05; Sat., Mon., Wed. also 1:30, Sun. also 11:25 a.m. 2016 Live Action Oscar Shorts (NR) Daily 6:40, Sun., Tues., Thurs. also 1:30; Sat. also …

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org 45 Years (R) Daily 1:55, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. 11:15 a.m. 2016 Animated Oscar Shorts (NR) Daily 4:35; Fri.-Sat. also 9:05; Sat., Mon., Wed. also 1:30, Sun. also 11:25 a.m. 2016 Live Action Oscar Shorts (NR) Daily 6:40, Fri., Sun., Tues., Thurs. also 1:30; Sat. …

Wider change in Hollywood sought after Academy reforms

Sunday, January 24, 2016

NEW YORK — The widespread outrage over two straight years of largely white Oscar nominees coalesced behind three damning, viral words: “OscarsSoWhite.” The hashtag, which activist April Reign is credited with creating, lent social-media unity to a tide of frustration that on Friday led to diversity reforms announced …

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Anomalisa (R) Daily 1:40, 4:440, 7:20, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. also 10:45 a.m. Brooklyn (PG-13) Daily 1:50, 7:05; Sat.-Sun. also 10:55 a.m. Carol (R) Daily 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30; Sun. also 11:05 a.m., no 1:30; Thurs. no 6:50 The Danish Girl (R) …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, January 7, 2016

THE 5TH WAVE: Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. Also stars Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez. Rated …

Movie review: Forgettable horror ‘The Forest’ wastes star Dormer

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The January movie has long had a reputation for being among the worst that Hollywood has to offer, as though everyone collectively acknowledges that they need a month to catch up on the glut of prestige offerings and awards hopefuls that hit at the end of December. There …

Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

Monday, January 18, 2016

NEW YORK — Calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards are growing over the Oscars’ second straight year of all-white acting nominees, as Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith each said Monday that they will not attend …

Weekend Planner — Kids: ‘Belle and Sebastian’ at Amherst Cinema

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

If you have kids, perhaps the first thing that will pop into your mind when you see the title “Belle and Sebastian” might be that Disney has blended two of its movies, “Beauty and the Beast,” which features …

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Brooklyn (PG-13) Daily 1:40, 4, 7:15, 9:40; Sat.-Sun. also 10:45 a.m. Carol (R) Daily 1:40, 4, 7:15, 9:40; Sat.-Sun. also 10:45 a.m. The Danish Girl (R) Daily 1:30, 4:10, 7; …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, January 7, 2016

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya, and a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Stars John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, …

Alan Rickman, star of stage and ‘Harry Potter’ dies at 69

Thursday, January 14, 2016

LONDON — British actor Alan Rickman, whose career ranged from the Royal Shakespeare Company to the “Harry Potter” films, has died. He was 69. Rickman’s family said Thursday that the actor had died after a battle with cancer. …

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: It’s a literal blast when The Ramones show up at ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The holidays are over and the kids are back in school, though it’s my guess that no one ever attended a school quite like Vince Lombardi High, aka “Rock ’n’ Roll High School,” the brainchild of B-movie master …