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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 …

Movie Listings

Friday, August 22, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for show times; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Blues Brothers (R) Boyhood (R) Cavalry (R) Land Ho! (R) Singing in …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BOYHOOD: Director Richard Linklater filmed this movie about the life of a boy, Mason, who becomes a young man, using the same actor (Ellar Coltrane) from age 5 to age 18. Also stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke. Rated …

Movie Listings

Thursday, August 21, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Blues Brothers (R) Boyhood (R) Cavalry (R) Land Ho! (R) Singing in the Rain (PG) CINEMARK 267 Russell St., Hadley 800-326-3264, ext. 1118 cinemark.com Dawn of the Planet of the …

Movie Review: ‘The Giver’ alters book for softer tale

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An agreeable young adult riff on Orwell — via “Logan’s Run” — topped with the kind of magic-transformative baloney that passes for an ending in too many otherwise-fine Hollywood adventures, Phillip Noyce’s “The Giver” greets a man-made Utopia …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “If I Stay,” “Sin City” and “When the Game Stands Tall.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Land Ho!” and continues showing “Boyhood” and “Calvary.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “The Giver” and “If I Stay.” Today’s movie …

‘Turtles’ tops, ‘Expendables 3’ fizzles

Sunday, August 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Moviegoers shelled out for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” while Sylvester Stallone’s action ensemble “The Expendables 3” was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut. Paramount Pictures’ rebooted reptiles took in $28.4 million in the film’s …

Movie Listings

Friday, August 15, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Boyhood (R) Blues Brothers (R) Cavalry (R) Chinatown (R) Dog Day Afternoon (R) …

Weekend Planner — Movies

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Playing this week in area theaters: Cinemark in Hadley opens “The Expendables 3,” “The Giver,” “Let’s Be Cops” and “Magic in the Moonlight.” The Amherst Cinema opens “Cavalry,” “Dog Day Afternoon” and “The Dog” and continues showing “Boyhood.” The Tower Theaters in South Hadley features “The Giver” and …

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A MOST WANTED MAN: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Stars Grigoriy Dobrygin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Homayoun Ershadi. Rated R. BOYHOOD: Director Richard Linklater filmed this movie …

‘The Giver’ arrives, after journey of two decades

Thursday, August 14, 2014

NEW YORK — It was almost 20 years ago, and actor Jeff Bridges was searching for a movie project that would be a family affair — one in which he could direct his father, Lloyd, and that his …