Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
M/cloudy
23°
M/cloudy
Hi 28° | Lo 11°

Movies

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 …

Calendar listings »
Submit listings for the Hampshire Life calendar by noon Tuesday the week of requested publication. They may be emailed to calendar@gazettenet.com, sent via U.S. mail to Letters, Daily Hampshire Gazette, P.O. Box 299, Northampton, MA 01061, or faxed to 413-585-5299. Click here for a submission form.

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: A dreadful double feature: ‘Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine’ and ‘Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs’

Thursday, January 8, 2015

How the mighty have diminished themselves. For reasons unknown to man, Vincent Price — the iconic star of such horror classics as “House of Wax” — decided to appear in “Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine” (1965) and …

Movie times

Thursday, January 8, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Birdman (R) Daily 9:15 Citizenfour (R) Daily 4:30 Force Majeure (R) Daily 7:10; Sat.-Sun. also 1:55 The Imitation Game (PG-13) Daily 1:15, 2:15, 4:05, 4:55, 6:40, 7:25, 9:50; Sat.-Sun. also …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ANNIE: A foster kid (Quvenzhané Wallis) sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Also stars Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale. Rated …

The AP’s top 10 movies of the year

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The top 10 films of 2014, according to AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck: Boyhood: This movie just pulsates with the feeling that it’s something utterly unique — something rare and exciting. It’s not just that director Richard Linklater …

New on DVD

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Walk Among the Tombstones: Private investigator Matthew Scudder (Liam Neeson) is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Also stars Dan Stevens, David Harbour. Rated R. Gone Girl: After a …

Movie review: ‘Unbroken’ is beautiful, but impersonal

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

“Unbroken” is a story about Louis Zamperini that seems to have little interest in Louis Zamperini. The film painstakingly details his harrowing wartime experience and every brutal assault against his person. But don’t expect to walk away with …

See-Hear-Feel-Film: Amherst Cinema program promotes kids’ literacy, creativity

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A line of nearly 30 8- and 9-year-olds steps off a yellow school bus and through the rear door of the Amherst Cinema, then files into the front rows of the 180-seat Theater 1. The theater is marked …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

ANNIE: A foster kid (Quvenzhané Wallis) sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Also stars Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale. Rated …

Movie listings

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with 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) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (PG) The Theory of Everything (PG-13) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. …

Hundreds of theaters screening ‘Interview’

Thursday, December 25, 2014

NEW YORK — Critics and early viewers agree that “The Interview” is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event. Hundreds of theaters Thursday, from The …