Arts & Entertainment

Oscar predictions: Who will win?

Ahead of Sunday’s 91st Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that has few sure things. Best Picture The nominees: “Black...

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

Stanley Donen, director of ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ dies at 94

LOS ANGELES – Director Stanley Donen, a giant of the Hollywood musical who through such classics as “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Funny Face” helped give us some of the most joyous sounds and images...

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

Durangoan to screen film about epic river journey during Durango Independent Film Festival

Taylor Graham never thought he would have the chance to explore Glen Canyon in Southern Utah. The canyon, in southern Utah and extending into Arizona, was flooded in 1963 when the controversial...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Feb. 22-28

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) NTLive: I’m Not Running (Saturday only) Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ is a rom-com parody for people who hate rom-coms (but also secretly love them)

The comic actress Rebel Wilson makes any movie better – and frequently steals the show. She did it in “Pitch Perfect,” among many other films in which she plays the second lead, with a combination...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ keeps the ‘Groundhog Day’ premise and goes back to the future

The 2017 thriller “Happy Death Day” took a “Groundhog Day”-like concept – a young woman must relive the same day, over and over – and put it in service of a largely uninspired college-set horror...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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

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