Arts & Entertainment

‘BlacKkKlansman’ Spike Lee’s best movie in years

Among Spike Lee’s prodigious filmmaking talents, opening sequences are perhaps his most distinctive. He creates ambitious, operatic overtures for his films, mini-movies that introduce viewers to...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

YouTube criticized for showing terrifying horror movie ad that viewers couldn’t click away from

The YouTube ad begins with a volume sign, its familiar white bar dancing left then right before finally switching to mute. For one second, there is only the mute sign against a black background....

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Aug. 17-23

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Yerma (1 p.m. Sunday only) A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

This rom-com for dog lovers is entertaining, but it has some fleas

A galumphing comedy offered as a balm for the late summer doldrums, “Dog Days” crossbreeds romantic clichés with cute canines and inspired bits of offbeat humor. As a mutt, it possesses a certain...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Meg’ is big but has no teeth

Notwithstanding its obvious similarities to a certain summer-of-’75 blockbuster about a great white shark, the new “Jaws”-on-steroids thriller “The Meg” – about a 75-foot shark – may remind you of...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

A revamped Oscars

LOS ANGELES – The Oscars are adding a new category to honor popular films and promising a brisk 3-hour ceremony and a much earlier air date in 2020. John Bailey, the newly re-elected president of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Aug. 10-16

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) NTLive: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (1 p.m. Sunday only.) Christopher, 15 years old, stands...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Kate McKinnon and Mila Kunis made a spy comedy, and somehow it’s really not funny

To understand the experience of watching “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” it is first necessary to understand the Cheesecake Factory. Allow me to explain: You enter the restaurant with a few dishes in...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Christopher Robin’ a sweet tale

Despite a similar title, “Christopher Robin” is in no way to be confused with “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” last fall’s soberly fact-based drama about the relationship between “Winnie-the-Pooh”...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Faced with losses, MoviePass discount ticket service increases fee

NEW YORK – MoviePass, the discount service for movie tickets, is raising prices by 50 percent and barring viewings of most major releases during the first two weeks. The new $15-a-month rate for up...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Movies playing in Durango Aug. 3-9

Animas City Theatre (128 E. College Drive, 799-2281, www.animascitytheatre.com ) Won’t You Be My Neighbor? From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (“20 Feet from Stardom”), “Won’t You...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

The new season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ proves it’s time for the show to end

Since it premiered in 2013, “Orange Is the New Black” has helped shine a light on the inherent injustices of the American criminal justice system. The Netflix prison dramedy continues that...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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