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Two new plays wonder what happens after Nora walks out on her life in the classic "A Doll's House."
It's the third go-round for buddy cops Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Spoiler alert: They're still breaking all the rules.
Anticipating pushback, the Oscars released a statement that women comprise about one-third of this year's nominees.
FICTION: Alaska-set thriller hinges on the relationship between a lonely woman and a killer.
The World War I film is a technical astonishment but keeps the audience at an emotional distance.
Michael B. Jordan is excellent as a real-life lawyer on a crusade against capital punishment.
Writer/director Greta Gerwig honors and modernizes the classic.
The year was highlighted by Scorsese, Mr. Rogers and movies about movies.
One of four PBS tapings of the Theater Latté Da musical featured starts and stops, parental greetings and a wedding.
GRAPHIC NOVEL: This New Yorker artist's adaptation of "Heart of Darkness" highlights the wounds of colonialism.
Comedy/drama follows Minnesota's Gretchen Carlson and colleague Megyn Kelly as they bring down Roger Ailes.
A heroine is at the center of "Star Wars" trilogy finale, but she gets by with a little help from her friends.
FICTION: This story of a slacker bookseller — told in lists — has much going for it. Let us count the ways.
Director Clint Eastwood does great work with actors but the movie falls apart.
Review: Characters in Dark & Stormy production go to great lengths to get even with their exes.
The composer of six movies-turned-musicals goes for something different with "The Band's Visit."
Musical "Six" joins a long line of musicals heading from the Twin Cities to the Great White Way.
The movies hardly ever do whodunits anymore, but writer/director Rian Johnson takes a stab at it.
A modern take on Jane Austen's classic novel invokes Queen and "Psycho."
Tom Hanks is a supporting character in the "Neighborhood." It's too bad he's not the lead.
Director Martin Scorsese's latest film boasts a trio of outstanding performances.
You've heard of "The Odyssey"? Here's the rest of the story.
It began in a Minneapolis church. Next year, it will reach millions.
Judy Garland is everywhere, including four versions of her at St. Paul's History Theatre.
NONFICTION: Andy Greenberg's book insists the U.S. is one computer virus away from infrastructure meltdown.
Going all the way back to the silent era, movies have loved to step it up.
Scott Z. Burns gives his CIA drama the feel of a '70s thriller.
The many corsets on Twin Cities stages signify many different things.
Children's Theatre Company's modern take on 'Cinderella' has pop hits, holiday carols, a nod to Lizzo
She goes to a ball, and you should be prepared to have one at Children's Theatre Company.
Golden Valley native Scott Burns wrote "The Report" and "The Laundromat."
Starring Ewan McGregor, the film works, to a point.
Some songs of summer endure beyond their appointed seasons (such as Drake’s “One Dance”), while others are tired before the leaves fall (Black Eyed Peas’…
Review: Witty "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" focuses on a charming hero who happens to be a serial killer.
If you’re in a book club, you should definitely read “Trust Exercise” by Susan Choi. Be prepared to disagree about it. I’m not talking about…
Cynthia Erivo's forthright performance as Harriet is the movie's biggest asset.
Edward Norton's detective character in "Motherless Brooklyn" has a way with words — and with clues.
Babies, jobs, divorces, illnesses and more: As in "Steel Magnolias," Minnesotans share life's joys and sorrows in a "community" of their making.
Because of larger casts, as well as musicians, musicals are generally costlier to produce than straight plays.
Fine acting and a handsome set create a powerful mood.
NONFICTION: Essays reveal Minnesota-born cartoonist Charles M. Schulz's lasting impact on literature.
Robert Pattinson makes another offbeat choice with challenging black-and-white drama.
Pedro Almodóvar's "Pain and Glory" plays almost like an explanation/apology for why his last couple of movies sucked.
Film festival packs in big Hollywood titles and a documentary about a cook in Worthington, Minn.
Britta Ollmann and Reed Sigmund lead stellar Theater Latté Da cast.
Steven Epp has made good on his teenage dreams of becoming an actor.
In brightly lit scenes, it looks like 51-year-old Smith is acting in a scene with his dead-eyed video game avatar.
Sue Scott chuckles about it now, but her self-esteem took a serious hit when she was told she was let go from the radio show.
It's hard to pin down but the concert/dance/theater piece is thrilling.
The musical's second act falters, but lead Gracie Anderson never does.
NONFICTION: Leslie Jamison's potent essays question everyone's motives, including her own.
An origin story of Batman's nemesis is also about what happens when society neglects its most vulnerable.
You know it's almost Halloween when even the musicals are horrifying.
"Aubergine" overcomes rough spots to arrive at a beautiful place.
Renée Zellweger's bold step into Judy Garland's ruby-red slippers should invigorate her career.
An encounter years ago led to Alice Hoffman's new Holocaust-inspired novel.
Katie Steller is making this world a better place one cut at a time.
It probably won't mean much to you if you didn't watch the TV version, since it picks up where the series left off, with no recap.
"Glass Menagerie" actor Carey Cox says it should be actors with disabilities.
Mister Rogers is back in the neighborhood, with Tom Hanks in the role. Director Marielle Heller thinks we need the TV legend more than ever.
It's been a while, so here's what you need to know about the movie version of the TV series.
Leiber and Stoller's songs, including "On Broadway," power musical revue.
Nonspeaking part in her first play at Jungle Theater has led to a big year for Becca Hart.
Movie crams in the plot of the bestseller but forgets everything else.
Witty music and a breezy setting update Shakespeare's classic rom-com.
Bill Hader is great and some scenes have punch, but this sequel is a bumpy ride.
Producer Jim Burke's movies include "The Descendants," "Cedar Rapids," "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" and "Election."
To help you wrap your brain around these 30 crazy days, we've worked out your all-theater month.
Theater Mu's dark comedy says being biracial makes the dating puzzle even more puzzling.
Filmmaker found himself musing on his own family as he directed Cate Blanchett.
Story of bohemian missing mom focuses on clarity and connection.
Despite Haddish and McCarthy, there's more crime than comedy.
Guthrie commission from Lynn Nottage finds humor in a truck-stop kitchen.
With 142 shows, the Minnesota Fringe Festival offers a daunting smorgasbord.
In St. Paul, musical '42nd Street' plot makes no sense but who cares when the dancing is this much fun?
The plot makes no sense, but who cares when the dancing is this much fun?
There are many ideas in the Lynn Nottage's comedy premiering at the Guthrie. Also, many sandwiches.