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It’s hard to watch a low-budget Canadian horror film with exploding heads, oozing wounds and phallic tentacles and not think of the great David Cronenberg. The directors of “The Void” would likely have no issue with those thoughts. While “The Void” pays homage to early Cronenberg (plus the films of John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper), it never comes close to captu…

The most searing, compelling, insightful moral dramas in current cinema are coming from across the pond. Think of Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar winner “The Salesman,” or recent Oscar nominees like “Mustang” and “Leviathan.” Near the top of this list are the films of Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, the international cinema giant best known for 2007’s harrowin…

"Risky Business." 7 p.m. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. 692-2413. rivieratheatre.org. $3-$10. The Tom Cruise classic is back on the big screen. Seth Godin: Made in Buffalo. 7 p.m. Albright Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave. 882-8700. albrightknox.org. $70. Entrepreneur, author and marketer Seth Godin kicks off the Made in Buffalo speaker series where…

Her boyfriend is fed up. It's nothing new for her to stay out all night. Or to drink so much that she's still drunk when she does finally amble home to his apartment. Or to remember so little from her alcohol blackouts that she can't really remember whom she'd been with. It has happened so often, unfortunately, that he's not going to put up with it anymore. So he pac…

Ben Wheatley laughed. We were talking about the excesses and extremist lunacy of his film "Free Fire" in which the final hour is nothing but a long gunfight with 16 gun-toting combatants played out in "real time." I tell him that just before seeing his movie, I'd seen "The Fate of the Furious" in which there was a grandly orchestrated scene of car mayhem in which a r…

With more than 80 films shown during the recent four-day Turner Classic Movie Festival in Hollywood, there are at least double that many things to discuss. My favorite films and moments were not only all surprising to me, but they even taught me something about myself as a film fan. I'm not just a drama queen. As a fan of dramatic movies, I was admittedly disappointe…

For most of the history of cinema, two questions preceded every movie-going decision: What do I want to see? and where is the nearest theater? It was all so very 20th century. But it was a winning formula for Hollywood and the companies that owned the theaters. No more. Now the question many movie lovers ask is: With all the options available on my TV and computer…

Following is a list of the full-time moviehouses in the greater Buffalo area. AMC MAPLE RIDGE 4276 Maple Road, Amherst First-run theater. Number of screens: 8 Type of seating: Recliners. General ticket prices: $12.49 evening; $10.99 matinee and senior evening; $9.49 child and senior matinee. Advance ticket options: Fandango, amctheatres.com with reser…

“Unforgettable” is a movie with parts better than the sum of its parts. Its alchemy went wrong in the beaker somewhere and created a flat fizzle instead of a foamy, heady thriller. It’s not campy enough to enter into “Showgirls” territory, where it’s so bad it’s fabulous. “Unforgettable” is just … meh. Katherine Heigl is the tightly-wound Tessa Conov…

"The Lost City of Z" is a pretty good movie about what would have been an irresistible subject 40 years ago: a stubborn and real British "explorer" named Percy Fawcett repeatedly traveling up the Amazon River because he thinks that somewhere in the darkest and most impenetrable jungle he's going to find "The Lost City of Z." That's what he calls the remains of an ancient a…

"Free Fire" is, at long last, the perfect illustration of the phrase "guilty pleasure." It is, to me and so many others, immensely pleasurable--ridiculous, hilarious, loud absurd, exciting. But because there have always been people in my life since childhood advocating propriety, decency and law and order, I found it hard to have all that enjoyment without feeling a guilt …

With the possible exception of "Seagal vehicle," no two words foreshadow limited cinematic appeal more than "golf movie." It's not that producers don't keep trying, and thank God for that or "Caddyshack" would have remained a National Lampoon–inspired hallucination and not the film that launched a hundred catch phrases, which is nice. But the shanks are far more pl…