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By Jeff Simon » Thursday, August 25, 2016

“No mas” is what he supposedly said to the boxing referee as he walked to his corner and quit fighting. Roberto Duran has denied saying it ever since, but it has always been the way history tells the tale of his rematch against Sugar Ray Leonard.... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, August 25, 2016

His name was Del Close.He was 64 when he died in 1999, virtually unknown to mainstream America – even to those who pride themselves on always knowing Who’s Who in America’s Passing Parade. He is still just as unknown in the precincts of pop cultural literacy in 2016.So when you hear, in the voiceover of the opening... Read More

By Mark Sommer » Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pretty and with an innocent disposition, Hagit is a diligent worker in an Israeli toilet paper factory. She’s in a discreet romance with the owner’s son, and dreams of becoming a bride and a bridal fashion designer.But the strong-willed Hagit (Moran... Read More

By Toni Ruberto » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Get out your best clothes and prepare for the spotlight. The feature film "Curtains" is looking for 150 to 300 unpaid extras in black-tie attire for a shoot at the Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda). Those interested should arrive by... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Peter Vullo loves horror movies. And that fandom has led the Buffalo native to create a new film series, “Thursday Night Terrors,” that horror junkies should find unmissable. All of the films in the monthly series, which opens with Peter Jackson’s... Read More




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By Randy Schiff » Monday, August 22, 2016

If you missed this landmark series’ first run, or if it’s been too long since you visited that mysterious logging town nestled in the Washington woods, there’s still time to watch “Twin Peaks” before its 2017 return on Showtime. Grab some... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Friday, August 19, 2016

“Ben-Hur” set the record for 11 Oscars in 1959. “Titanic” and “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” caught up, but 11 is still the record number. Almost every critic who could write and breathe at the time seemed to line up to shout... Read More

By Anne Neville » Friday, August 19, 2016

For 25 years, fans of the Three Stooges have gathered in North Tonawanda’s historic Riviera Theater to watch a selection of pratfalls, puns, slapstick and side-splitters. That’s a lot of years for a comedy festival, but it pales in comparison to... Read More

By Kathleen Rizzo Young » Thursday, August 18, 2016

Like a haiku poem, the beauty of the Japanese film “Our Little Sister” lies in its simplicity. Adapted from the graphic novel “Umimachi Diary” by Yoshida Akimi, three sisters venture to Yamagata for the funeral of the “useless” father who left them for another woman years before. There they discover they have a... Read More

By Christopher Schobert » Thursday, August 18, 2016

Does a great performance in a poor film make that film worth watching? Sometimes. It might in the case of French drama “Down by Love,” an occasionally interesting but mostly clumsy romantic drama starring Adèle Exarchopoulos and inspired by a true... Read More

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