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By Jeff Simon » Friday, September 23, 2016

Here’s a scene from the remake of “The Magnificent Seven” that you haven’t seen in every other Western: The Good Guys ride into town knowing they’re going to have to get into a quick shooting match with the slobby, nasty Bad Guys. The Good... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Thursday, September 22, 2016

My goodness, “Storks” is a strange movie. It’s also a bad one, and a reminder that not all children’s films are created equally. For every “Inside Out” or “Finding Dory,” there is a “Storks.” The film is the latest 3-D animated... Read More

By Mark Sommer » Thursday, September 22, 2016

It’s hard not to think of the tragic crisis in Syria while watching the long marches of refugees through the countryside in “Come What May,” a dramatic World War II film based on the displacement of 8 million French citizens after the Germans... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, September 22, 2016

There’s an OMG moment in John Krasinski’s affecting dramedy “The Hollars.” What you’re watching is director and star Krasinski shave the head of Margo Martindale, the 65-year-old actress who plays his mother in the film.Krasinski plays an... Read More

By Mac McGuire » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Area movie buffs are going to have the chance to be film critics for a week on a world-wide capacity. The 19th annual Manhattan Short, an international film festival that brings together movie lovers in more than 250 cities, will kick off locally at... Read More




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By Toni Ruberto » Thursday, September 15, 2016

Buffalo Comicon, the area’s longest running comic book convention, returns this weekend with a packed lineup of artists, special guests, cosplay, contests and plenty of memorabilia. Artists include Graham Nolan (co-creator of Bane), Mike Zeck... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, September 15, 2016

Eddie Murphy should have won the best supporting Oscar for his role in “Dreamgirls.”When he didn’t, there was no particular outcry at the depredations of fate for two reasons: 1) the winner was one of the great character actors in movies, the long-overdue Alan Arkin for “Little Miss Sunshine.” And 2), most... Read More

By Mark Sommer » Thursday, September 15, 2016

It was probably only a matter of time before Oliver Stone turned his sights to Edward Snowden.The director is drawn to issues of American Empire, which makes the subject matter of “Snowden” made to order. Despite the unevenness that’s come to... Read More

By Kathleen Rizzo Young » Thursday, September 15, 2016

How excited was the audience to see “Bridget Jones’s Baby”? They applauded the prescreening cellphone piracy speech.Helen Fielding’s 1996 novel “Bridget Jones’s Diary” was a chick-lit sensation and fans prayed that the 2001 film would live... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, September 15, 2016

My favorite moment in “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” comes early when the Liverpool lads are having one of their delightful initial encounters with the press. John is sitting in front and, rather typically, talking a lot. Standing behind him and... Read More

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