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Dwayne Johnson manages to save the day, but not the movie.
Quirky comedy mixes satire, sci-fi and telemarketing.
Both its action and its comedy are on the light side.
Almost all of us will speak out against animal cruelty and manmade environmental calamities. We generally support healthful lifestyles and the survival of independent small…
Low-key "Leave No Trace" leaves an impression on viewers.
There are no new stories, they say, only new ways to tell them. Certainly, there’s little innovative in “The First Purge,” the prequel to James…
Brutally bloody "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" adds to Taylor Sheridan's dark résumé.
"Damsel" is the craziest Western since the Coen brothers turned their eccentric eyes to "True Grit."
Spanish horror director brings fresh chills and creative flair to the formula.
Two young actors give beguiling performances in a Spanish film that deals tenderly with life-and-death issues.
Documentary on Mr. Rogers captures the real person — and it's the same as the one on TV.
"Incredibles 2" is an entertaining, well-crafted followup.
Ensemble cast struggles to breathe life, and laughs, into a weak script.
Attempt to reboot crime caper just shows how tired the formula is.
Crime thriller's so-so script leaves its talented cast nowhere to go.
Story about a troubled family raises the bar for horror movies.
Calvinist-bred filmmaker isn't afraid to confront major theological issues.
A pastor who is facing his own doubts tries to counsel a skeptic.
Actor gave up a promising future to serve Stanley Kubrick.
Like her character, the Oscar-winning star was a huge admirer of Buckminster Fuller.
Adaptation of Minnesotan's novel exudes charm and genuine emotions.
Clever stand-alone episode is Han's coming-of-age saga.
Sequel follows the original's template but revs up everything.
Think you know where the story is going? Think again.
Goofy characters make predictable comedy fun.
Margot Robbie radically changes direction after "I, Tonya."
It paints a touchingly realistic portrait of motherhood.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hesitant about being the subject of a documentary.
Lakota religious ceremony inspired Chinese-born filmmaker to move West.
Real life fuels "The Rider," a drama of a damaged hero who gets back in the saddle.
Profile of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg captures her many sides.
Love story is staid, serious.
In "Tully," Diablo Cody returns to her favorite topic — modern motherhood.
Native son Barry Morrow returns with his directorial bow, "Smitten!"
"Infinity War" raises the bar for the Avengers — and all other superheroes.
Minneapolis native Erik Stolhanske never expected a sequel.
The female-fronted "Ocean's 8," more from Marvel and the "Mission Impossible" franchise, and an indie drama filmed on the Pine Ridge Reservation are among the films headed our way this summer.
Heartfelt drama about a boy and a racehorse avoids clichéd sentimentality.
Sequel just rehashes jokes, bits from the original.
Anna Chernakova, a Bulgarian-born, Russia-trained semiconductor engineer, co-founded the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
The actor mesmerizes as an undercover goon.
The adventure film embraces its kitschy, video game premise.
Hungarian drama explores postwar fears.
Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay ignores Hollywood's templates.
REVIEW: Hamm has a meaty role as a hero without a gun, a part that proves he's not only a movie star adored by the camera, but a talented film actor.
Marshall School serves as setting of new comedy.
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is booming in size and prestige.
Israeli war drama is three powerful tales woven into one riveting account.
Karl Jacob's deftly layered "Cold November" is a simple, quietly rewarding Minnesota wilderness story shot in and around the Iron Range town of Hibbing.
Despite a decade of success, Olivia Cooke is ready to change genres.
The movie is packed with cameo characters designed to trigger fanboy euphoria, which is both a blessing and a curse.
Wes Anderson's latest adventure gives voice to the underdog.
Sci-fi sequel is missing the playful spirit that drove the 2013 original.
From the outset, this horror thriller keeps us off balance.
Film's goal was to ridicule Russian leaders without insulting the populace.
Farce traces the frantic scramble for power among his henchmen.
Dark coming-of-age comedy strays into risky territory but the young actress pulls it off.
"7 Days in Entebbe" villain stars in three simultaneous projects.
It's a coming-out, coming-of-age charmer of the highest order.
The Oscar-winning actress packs an emotional punch in this reboot of the immensely successful video game film franchise.
Dramatized account of 1976 terrorist hijacking avoids clichéd villains and heroes.
The drama is couched as a criticism of Russia.
Two mean teens set the pace in the suspense comedy.
First-time filmmaker's "Thoroughbreds" gleefully mashes up genres.
Attempt to make an action-comedy-crime thriller misses all three targets.
Hollywood's changing perspective is reflected by a refreshing crop of Hollywood talent.
The Covert Commendations cut through the hollow hoopla of the Academy Awards.
Stories by and about women stake their claim to Academy Award nominations.
Campy asides almost are enough to save the sexy thriller "Red Sparrow."
Review: The star, director and writer all are firing blanks.
Hostess Kristin Scott Thomas' menu includes eating crow.
Even by her standards, sci-fi adventure "Annihilation" is a gutsy career choice.
Metaphorical adventure is based on real-life fears.
Nine of the 10 movies are new to Minnesota.
Action-comedy effectively flaunts its silliness and showcases Jason Bateman's chops as comic straight man.
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