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Movie Times

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Best of Enemies (R) Daily 4:45, 7:20; Sat.-Sun. also 2:15 The End of the Tour (R) Daily 1:50, 4:15, 7, 9:25; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Mon. no 7 Jaws (PG) Sun. 2; Wed. 7 Mr. Holmes (PG) Daily 2, 4:25, 6:50, 9:10; Sat.-Sun. also 11:40 a.m.; Sat., Mon. no 9:10; Sun. no …

Spike Lee: The Oscars just ‘don’t matter’

Friday, August 28, 2015

Spike Lee’s relationship with the Oscars was defined nearly 25 years ago when the Motion Picture Academy gave its best picture award to “Driving Miss Daisy,” a musty, modest movie about the relationship between a cranky Georgia widow and her black chauffeur while largely ignoring Lee’s beautiful, uncompromising look at American race relations, “Do the Right Thing.” In the ensuing quarter century, Lee …

Movie Times

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Best of Enemies (R) Daily 4:45, 7:20; Sat.-Sun. also 2:15 The End of the Tour (R) Daily 1:50, 4:15, 7, 9:25; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m.; Mon. no 7 Jaws (PG) Sun. 2; Wed. 7 Mr. Holmes (PG) Daily 2, 4:25, 6:50, 9:10; Sat.-Sun. also 11:40 …

Movie times

Thursday, July 23, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Amy (R) Daily 1:30, 4:10, 6:45, 9:40; Sun. no 1:30, also 11 a.m.; Wed. no 6:45 Breakfast at Tiffany’s (NR) Sun. 2, Wed. 7 Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost …

Movie capsules

Thursday, July 23, 2015

AMY: This documentary tells the story of the late British pop singer Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. Directed by Asif Kapadia. Rated R. ANT-MAN: Director Peyton Reed’s tale of a tiny super hero. Armed with suit that provides the ability …

Movie review: A pugilist parable of transformation in ‘Southpaw’

Thursday, July 23, 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what might have happened to Job if had a strong left hook, “Southpaw” may be the film for you. The rapid descent of light heavyweight champ Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) in Antoine Fuqua’s boxing …

Bo Derek is in the path of a ‘Sharknado’

Monday, July 20, 2015

By Susan King Los Angeles Times (TNS) Bo Derek says she’s never been that ambitious when it comes to her acting career. “I wish I had made other movies,” she said recently. “I turned down a lot more money than I ever made. But at the same time, …

Movie Times

Thursday, July 16, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Amy (R) Daily 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 9:15; Sun. also 11 a.m. I’ll See You in My Dreams (PG-13) Daily 4:55, 7:15; Wed. no 7:15; Thurs. no 4:55 Infinitely Polar Bear …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 16, 2015

AMY: This documentary tells the story of the late British pop singer Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. Directed by Asif Kapadia. Rated R. ANT-MAN: Director Peyton Reed’s tale of a …

Movie review: Schumer, Hader shine in bawdy ‘Trainwreck’

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Women can be jerks, too. Everyone knows that. And yet in the movies, the female schmuck is generally relegated to side characters. She’s a friend. She’s a villain. She’s never the heroine. In the outdated rulebook of who …

Weekend Planner — Film: DEFA Film Library’s ‘Sex, Gender & Videotape’

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Outside of Germany itself, the DEFA Film Library at UMass-Amherst is the only archive and research center devoted to the extensive filmmaking activities of the former communist East German Republic. Beginning with an introductory session on Sunday, DEFA …

First footage of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ ‘Deadpool’ shown at Comic-Con

Sunday, July 12, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Screams and cheers are cheap at Comic-Con, but the energy stepped up a notch Saturday evening after fans got their first look at “Deadpool.” Not only did the trailer for the irreverent film starring Ryan …

Forbes Library will screen documentary ‘Harvest of Grief’ examining suicides of Indian farmers

Friday, July 10, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When Rasil Basu, 90, read that thousands of Indian farmers in the state of Punjab were committing suicide due to crippling debt, she decided “on the spot” to travel there to investigate about five years ago. Basu is a retired human rights lawyer who worked for …