Arts & Entertainment

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, star of ‘Downfall,’ dies at 77

BERLIN – Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler cooped up in his Berlin bunker in “Downfall” and an angel in Wim Wenders’ “Wings of Desire,” has died. He was 77. German news agency dpa...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

The long-awaited ‘Alita’ isn’t a good movie – it’s more like four lousy ones

We have to talk about the eyes. There they are, staring from the screen like saucers – or, as some have pointed out, like the glare of Gollum – in nearly every frame of “Alita: Battle Angel.” If...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

There’s another horror movie involving a creepy kid, and it’s actually really good

Creepy children are a mainstay of the horror genre. Going back to “The Bad Seed” and beyond, children have proved capable of unnerving audiences with a combination of precocious dialogue and...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ is a hilarious if at times disjointed sequel

Like a well-engineered tower of brightly colored building blocks, the Lego movie franchise, now four films strong, achieved its zenith with “The Lego Batman Movie,” a 2017 stand-alone spinoff of...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Free Solo’ film about El Capitan conquest gets TV debut

PASADENA, Calif. – Makers of the “Free Solo” documentary about Alex Honnold’s unaided climb up the rock face of Yosemite’s El Capitan say they would have still made the film if Honnold had slipped...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Albert Finney, whose bawdy role in ‘Tom Jones’ earned him the first of five Oscar nominations, dies at 82

Albert Finney, a revered British actor who found worldwide acclaim in 1963 as the raffish 18th-century roustabout Tom Jones, and who carved an independent path as a stage actor and in films as...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Feb. 8-14

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) NTLive: Madness of George III (Saturday only) It’s 1786, and King George III is the most powerful man in the...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Serenity’ is so bad its film company gave up on promoting it

After the admittedly delightful experience of watching the critical dud “Serenity,” we were left with a number of questions: Why were there so many fishing puns written into the script? What accent...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

At Sundance, a new documentary will paint a damaging portrait of Steve Bannon – with his help

Stephen Bannon has been out of the limelight in recent months, with the focus on the government shutdown and everything else that’s happened since he left the White House in 2017. A new Sundance...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Feb. 1-7

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) (For showtimes, visit www.animascitytheatre.com) Gaslight Theatre (102 Fifth St. Next to the railroad depot,...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘The Kid Who Would Be King’: A classic quest set in modern times

Do the Middle Ages hold the key to saving the world? “The Kid who would be King” suggests so. This contemporary, Arthurian-themed adventure encourages kids of today to look to the legends of the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Jan. 25-31

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) NTLive: Antony & Cleopatra (Saturday only) Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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