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The Uber-set comedy succeeds when it lets Kumail Nanjiani rip.
Horror film is a "Midsommar" nightmare that will either creep you out or drive you out.
Ex-employee said her evaluations were downgraded after she complained about work conditions.
The drive-in theater has changed a lot, especially if it's been a while since you drove in.
History Theatre's musical, based on the Duluth murders, has become a fan fave.
Do you continue reading books you don't like? Or do you abandon them to find something better?
Review: The new "Spider-Man" works best when it feels like a modern romantic comedy.
Guthrie production finds all the best stuff in the classic musical, and a few new things, to boot.
FICTION: Two little girls' decisions affect an entire Russian city in a riveting debut.
A twist on Shakespeare's "Hamlet" reveals something else is rotten in the state of Denmark.
With a movie and a TV series coming in the next few days, Naomi Watts says things are looking up for female actors.
The fourth "Toy Story" shows that the funny, poignant franchise is far from done.
It took 14 drafts, dozens of songs and more than two years. But a revised Fringe work is finally ready for its debut.
Theater artists wrestle with warnings that prepare audiences but risk giving away too much.
In warm weather, these theaters meet you where you want to be: outside.
Emma Thompson is the lure in a workplace comedy that only occasionally rises to her level.
A new play depicts financial hotshots obsessing over deals. Humanity? Not so much.
On a weekend trip to Detroit, it's best to start at Motown Records and explore from there.
Review: This chilling play explores how sibling maids became murderers.
Songster's musical biography is weirdly wonderful.
Musical theater giants such as "Dear Evan Hansen" feature liars, robbers and killers — and those are the good guys.
Ranking musical protagonists, from the nicest to meanest. 1. Jean Valjean, “Les Misérables” — Saves lives, wins wars, raises orphans, unites lovers, steals bread.…
Bard misses his dead son and ignores his wife and daughters.
Review: Set at a silent retreat, the comedy/drama draws viewers' imaginations into discovering its secrets.
NONFICTION: The woman who was used as the poster child for welfare fraud in the 1970s had a grim and complicated life story.
A trained yoga instructor, Lauren Keating finds parallels between the boards and the mat for "Small Mouth Sounds."
Dorothy Sinha never turns down a cup of coffee, or a chance to make a new friend.
The 2019-20 season also features the return of "All Is Calm."
Ballet leaps to new heights, but the lead trips in his acting scenes.
A lifelong autophile, Mixed Blood Theatre's Jack Reuler deploys dozens of exotic vehicles for the company's biggest project to date.
More than 250 remarkable photos taken mostly by Norwegians show lives of immigrants.
Review: The play's characters are trapped in a playground game or an existential nightmare. Maybe both.
Despite a gender reversal of the usual roles, there's something painfully retro about the movie.
A new musical follows the daring exploits of Betty Pack, a Minnesota native who helped defeat the Nazis.
A Guthrie newcomer supervised the installation of a 6-ton pool for the Tony Award-winning "Metamorphoses."
FICTION: Two suitors compete for the affection of the future president. One may surprise readers.
Reminders of earlier Avengers films and a welcome dose of humor make for a good "Endgame."
Identical twins are finally acting in the same theater.
Fiction: A woman writes about her artist mother, in the form of an exhibition catalog.
As a professor, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel shaped generations of top American theater talent.
A new comedy at Yellow Tree Theatre also makes a sharp political point.
Murderers confront moral dilemmas in sci-fi "High Life."
A guide to navigating hundreds of titles at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.
Tim Burton's "Dumbo" remake adds dimensions to the beloved cartoon.
Theater Latté Da knew casting a cisgender actor to star in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" would start a conversation.
The big-nosed title character looms large, but he's just one in a trio of characters at the Guthrie.
Review: A vacationing family battles doppelgänger enemies.
Big Business rules in an 80-year-old musical that doesn't feel that old.
Star's gripping performance carries this drama about a lonely woman.
A Minnesota beauty queen inspired Jocelyn Bioh's play about discrimination according to skin tone.
Writer and director Eric Simonson sees an "uplifting tragedy" in the 1919 World Series scandal.
Old Log Theatre channels a 20th-century legend with a clumsy but tuneful jukebox musical.
NONFICTION: Simon Garfield turns his attention to miniatures — like those tiny Eames chairs — and the results leave you wanting more.
REVIEW: Dandy epic reveals Captain Marvel's real superpower is her humanity.
There's lots of romance and comedy on tap for theater's 2019-20 season.
Review: Isabelle Huppert shines as this thriller's villain.
The 2019-20 lineup also includes three shows new to the Twin Cities.
Thanks to the writers/directors/bros who call themselves the Three Amigos, the only other countries with more overall Oscar success are France and Italy.
There was no usual acknowledgement of the ridiculousness of all these wealthy people spending three hours together, patting each other on the back.
You're a lead actor who wants an easier path to an Oscar? No problem. Go supporting.
Riveting Spanish-language thriller stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Guthrie production sets play in the present — and in a sunnier part of Shakespeare's world.
NONFICTION: Janet Malcolm's wide-ranging new collection is a thoughtful delight.
Park Square Theatre announced its inaugural season under artistic director Lagundino.
Drama gets to a good place, but takes too long to get there.
History Theatre's "Stewardess!" shows how Mary Pat Laffey gathered co-workers to battle sexism at Minnesota's Northwest Airlines.
Cluttered movie takes the accent off comedy and puts it on action.
With two new hires, the theater completes its five-person senior management team.
Sally Wingert and Mark Benninghofen are not a couple, but they play one on stage. A lot.
Last year's superb production is back, and it's better than ever.
An upcoming production insists that Thornton Wilder still has important things to say.
Nothing is certain in dazzlingly acted drama as three scientists face an unknown future.
Hennepin Theatre will also bring "Hamilton" back to Minneapolis. We just don't know when.
Oscar nods for Netflix's "Roma" make this a watershed moment for streaming services.
A new theater movement insists intimacy should be as well orchestrated as violence.