Arts & Entertainment

‘Billboards’ didn’t need racist officer

When I saw it, I didn’t expect the year-end debates about “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” to become so vehement, in part because it didn’t occur to me that the movie would arouse...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Ute Mountain Ute film earns Los Angeles awards

“The Strength of Siblings,” a short dramatic film made by Ute Mountain Ute youths, has won two film awards. Shot in Towaoc and Cortez last year, the 32-minute drama focuses on substance abuse and...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 8-14

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) The Florida Project The story of a precocious 6-year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Dec. 1-7

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) The Florida Project The story of a precocious 6-year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Nov. 17-23

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Wonderstruck Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Coco’ shakes up Pixar formula

Pixar is already being rewarded for its inclusivity on “Coco,” the studio’s 19th film. The story takes place in Mexico, and when the movie debuted there late last month, it quickly became the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Review: ‘Justice League’: Not the most original, but fun nonetheless

Tell me if this synopsis sounds familiar (spoiler alert): A villain with a horned helmet arrives on Earth (at the behest of another bad guy from space who isn’t really in the movie) to find a box...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Nov. 17-23

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) The Fencer A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

First Oscars of awards season to be bestowed on Saturday

LOS ANGELES – As Hollywood continues reeling from the growing sexual harassment scandal, the first Oscars of awards season are being presented to four film-industry veterans. The film academy’s...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

All aboard ... for ‘Murder’

There’s a nagging mystery at the heart of “Murder on the Orient Express,” and it has nothing to do with homicide. It’s all about a mustache – specifically, the one on the face of renowned Belgian...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Inaugural Something Wild Film Festival screening in Durango

“It’s fun but insanely nerve-wracking.” Derrick Casto is getting ready to unveil his inaugural Something Wild Film Festival, which will kick off tonight (Friday) and run through the weekend at...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘The Square’ punctures the pretensions of the modern art world

Swedish filmmaker Ruben Ostlund possesses an exceptionally crisp, legible way of creating images. His frames are simply but elegantly composed, and he choreographs bodies within natural and built...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV