Cinemadope: Going Wilder
Sep26

Cinemadope: Going Wilder

When the world lost Gene Wilder a month ago, it was a bit of a surprise to many — he hadn’t appeared onscreen in quite a few years, preferring to devote himself to the books he wrote later in life. But if it was a surprise, it also stung. For myself, and I suspect for many other creative types of my generation, Wilder seemed like a kindred spirit: someone who had a great many of the same hang-ups as the rest of us, but who had somehow...

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Staff Picks: Get your haunted house on
Sep28

Staff Picks: Get your haunted house on

  DementedFX Haunted House • Starts Saturday, It’s that time of year when all the Halloween-infused happenings pop up. If you’re into getting scared and are going to hit up a haunted house this season, this is the one to go to. In it’s third year, and a whole new location, DementedFX is sure to make your heart race and terrify you enough to make you feel like you’re in a scene from a horror movie. For more...

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Go: Northampton Film Festival, Sept. 28 Through Oct. 2
Sep19

Go: Northampton Film Festival, Sept. 28 Through Oct. 2

Northampton Film Festival Sept. 28 – Oct. 2 For four days, at locations across Northampton, the modern film festival will be redefined with free public screenings of films, virtual reality experiences, games, and participatory film projects. Tickets are $10 for a day pass and $25 for the whole festival. Event locations include Pulaski Park, Union Station, A.P.E. Gallery, Thornes Market, First Churches, and the Parlor Room. For...

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Sunday: For the Love of Spock film screening
Sep12

Sunday: For the Love of Spock film screening

Live Long This photo from the ’60s was so cute, we couldn’t not share it. It shows Adam Nimoy enjoying time with his dad, Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy. In 1966, his father originated the role of Mr. Spock, the human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise — a character that franchise creator Gene Roddenberry once called “the conscience of Star Trek.” This year, Adam released For the Love of Spock, a documentary he wrote and...

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Cinemadope: Transitions
Sep12

Cinemadope: Transitions

When your life seems fairly well set in its ways, change can be hard. Actually, change can be terrifying. You might have a family that you love and a job that you look forward to, and something can still seem not right. Accepting that — in other words, accepting our own messy and complicated self — and taking the steps to explore those feelings, requires a brave soul. And to have it all work out in the end very often requires the help...

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At Amherst Cinema: An actor dives into a reporter’s death
Sep06

At Amherst Cinema: An actor dives into a reporter’s death

There’s a famous scene in Network, Sidney Lumet’s 1976 film about the state of the television industry, in which veteran newsman Howard Beale (Peter Finch), bitter about his impending dismissal in the face of declining ratings, announces to his audience that instead of fading away he will go out with a bang – by killing himself on air in an upcoming broadcast. It doesn’t quite happen that way in the film (without Beale continuing on,...

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