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ABOUT TIME—Brit rom-com specialist Richard Curtis (Love Actually) wrote and directed this tale of a young man who uses his newfound ability to travel back in time to find love. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson and Tom Hollander. Reviewed this issue. Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria

ALL IS LOST—Robert Redford as a yachtsman whose boat is disabled in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Directed by J. C. Chandor (Margin Call). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

HERB AND DOROTHY 50X50—Sequel to the documentary about an ordinary couple who amassed a fabulous art collection as they seek to give it away to one museum in every state. Director Megumi Sasaki will be present at Friday night’s screening. Reviewed this issue. Amherst

THOR: THE DARK WORLD—Sequel. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Idris Elba and Stellan Skarsgård. Directed by Alan Taylor (Palookaville). Flix, Hamburg Palace, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, New Angola, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In

12 YEARS A SLAVE—Adaptation of the memoirs of a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the 1800s. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Alfre Woodard, and Brad Pitt. Directed by Steve McQueen (Shame). Reviewed this issue. Amherst, Eastern Hills, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Walden Galleria

WHEN COMEDY WENT TO SCHOOL—Documentary exploring the influence of the Catskills resorts in Jewish comedy. Featuring Sid Caesar, Robert Klein, Jerry Lewis, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl and Jerry Stiller. Directed by Mevlut Akkaya and Ron Frank. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills


BUFFALO DREAMS FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL—The Buffalo Screams festival reborn with a wider focus to cover fantasy and sci-fi as well as horror. See the feature preview this issue. Amherst

DEAD END (1937)—Humphrey Bogart had one of his best bad guy roles in this classic as gangster visiting his childhood slum, where he lures the local kids (later to gain comic fame as the Dead End Kids) into lives of crime. With Sylvia Sidney and Joel McCrea. Directed by William Wyler (Wuthering Heights). Fri 7:30 pm. The Old Chestnut Film Society, Philip Sheridan School, 3200 Elmwood (836-4757)

FIRE IN THE BLOOD—Documentary about the complicity of Big Pharma in the deaths of ten million Africans who couldn’t afford AIDS drugs. Directed by Dylan Mohan Gray. Thurs Nov. 7. Eastern Hills

THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)—Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, and Lee Strasberg in that rarity, a sequel better than the original. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Screening Room

THE ROLLING STONES: SWEET SUMMER SUN—Concert film of the band’s 50th anniversary shows in Hyde Park, featuring a guest appearance by guitarist Mick Taylor. Screening Room

SCARLET STREET (1945)—Fritz Lang’s prototypical film noir starring Edward G. Robinson as an unhappily married bank teller whose artistic abilities are exploited by a young woman (Joan Bennett) and her lover (Dan Duryea). Screening Room

SÉRAPHINE (France, 2008)—Biography of Séraphine de Senlis, a self-taught artist who painted when she could afford materials while working as a housemaid. Starring Yolande Moreau and Ulrich Tukur. Directed by Martin Provost Presented by the Hubbard Film Society. Sun 4 pm. Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.

SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (2008)—Charlie Kaufman, the bizarrely imaginative scripter of Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, made his directorial debut with this Fellini-esque movie starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as a theater director struggling with both his personal life and a new project that grows into a mirror image of his world. With Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Emily Watson, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis and Tom Noonan. Part of the Buffalo Film Seminars. Market Arcade

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