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REVIEW: A hackneyed premise and lackluster characters doom this bland comedy.
REVIEW: Like the novels, the Tom Cruise movie delivers what fans expect.
REVIEW: Ewan McGregor's directing debut does novelist Philip Roth a major disservice.
Executive Director Jatin Setia credits the success to innovative programming, a solid grasp on local film lovers' tastes and a certain amount of gambler's luck.
REVIEW: Writer/director Musa Syeed's perceptive film creates intense empathy for the city's West Bank Somali community.
American Honey ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, drug/alcohol abuse — all involving…
Since Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock put their careers on hiatus, Kevin Hart has been the king of American urban comedy.
His math whiz/hit man in "The Accountant" isn't a by-the-numbers character.
Voyage of Time ⋆⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Unrated Theater: Imax Theatre, Minnesota Zoo. Since his 1970s spellbinders “Badlands”…
REVIEW: The juicy premise from the bestselling novel turns into a convoluted whodunit.
REVIEW: The slave-revolt drama "Birth of a Nation" focuses more on gory action than historical relevance.
In Minnesota, "A Man Called Ove" director Hannes Holm found pine trees, lakes and guys named Sven.
REVIEW: The Swedish film infuses the story of a lonely codger with freewheeling comic verve and quirky wisdom.
Demon ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for language and some sexuality/nudity. In subtitled Polish and Yiddish, and English.
Lack of imaginative characters or action keeps this retread from hitting the bull's-eye.
Filmmakers prove that corruption, hacks, backstabbing and backroom deals can be irresistibly addictive.
On screen this fall: Amy Adams (twice), Ang Lee (once), plus Disney taps Lin-Manuel Miranda for 'Moana'
‘The Girl on the Train’ A spine-chiller promising the voyeuristic thrills of Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” and the unexpected twists of “Gone Girl.” Emily Blunt plays…
New take on "The Blair Witch Project" is cursed.
The British heroine is back — without Hugh Grant but with a baby on the way.
The Edward Snowden scandal becomes a high-tech, high-IQ spy saga for the surveillance age.
Oliver Stone discusses his fascination with whistleblower and international fugitive Edward Snowden.
REVIEW: Despite a few in-flight wobbles from the screenplay's repeated flashbacks, "Sully" is excellent from takeoff to landing.
REVIEW: A winningly executed growing-up comedy with a transnational spin, "Morris from America" examines the ways that ideas about differing cultures move in different directions.
REVIEW: A revenge-minded snowplow driver piles up the bodies and the laughs in a quirky comic adventure.
A month ago, filmmakers Nate Parker and Jean McGianni Celestin were considered early Oscar favorites. Then moviegoers learned of a rape allegation from 1999.
Even though their parents are feuding, two teenage best friends refuse to be pulled apart.
If history was one of your favorite subjects at school, and you like period pieces because you can leave the current moment behind, you’ll find…
REVIEW: Biography of Sharon Jones is equal parts toe-tapper and heart-warmer.
REVIEW: This nonpartisan account of the Obamas' first date is a treat.
REVIEW: The reboot of the classic historical adventure offers a little bit of everything, with widely differing results.
REVIEW: The adventure fantasy blends spectacular storytelling with great characters.
REVIEW: This true story about con men and war is not nearly as exciting as it sounds.
As movie studios bank on the same old blockbuster formula, the real cinematic revolution is being televised.
The latest entry in Jeff Bridges' storied career casts him as Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton, an ornery lawman hunting two brothers on a crime spree in one-stoplight towns.
The brutal "Hell or High Water" is a new classic in the crime genre.
Disney has another well-meaning, old-fashioned hit on its hands.
Another Oscar nod could be in Meryl Streep's future.
REVIEW: DC Comics' latest attempt to capture Marvel movie glory is another embarrassing disaster.
REVIEW: After a long, rich creative collaboration with Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, producer/screenwriter James Schamus delivers a solid adult drama in his directing debut.
REVIEW: This Minnesota-made documentary about drug violence on the White Earth reservation is a must-see.
The comedy star-turned-director talks about making of "Don't Think Twice."
The Walker's celebration of the Hollywood legend begins in September with a film retrospective.
REVIEW: Matt Damon returns to the spy series, but he should have stayed away. The fifth entry in the series is as exciting as a carbon copy produced by a clone.
REVIEW: "Star Trek Beyond" is not a stale rehash. But it is another case of an aging franchise running short of good individual films
REVIEW: One of the best late-period Allen films, "Café Society" is a wonderful study on the ways love (and, really, all of life) moves in its own direction.
Captain Fantastic ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for language and brief graphic nudity. Theater: Uptown. Viggo Mortensen tackles…
Twin Cities resident Ernie Hudson will revisit loyal "Ghostbusters" fans in the new all-female reboot, which reunites him with other key cast members for surprise cameos.
REVIEW: An odd pairing plus kinetic filmmaking make for a buddy comedy unlike any other.
A hot indie director is about to step into the limelight.
REVIEW: The "Ghostbusters" reboot pays proper homage to the original and breaks new ground, too.
How can a blood-soaked crime story take all the elements of classic neo-noir thrillers and become a perfect storm of tedium?
REVIEW: Oversexed comedy not your thing? This movie will make you reconsider.
The Innocents ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Unrated: Mature themes. In subtitled Polish and French. Theater: Edina. Battlefield savagery, spiritual…
REVIEW: Tarzan gets a much-needed sociopolitical update, but the movie as a whole falls apart.
REVIEW: Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano ponder: Is it possible to make a good movie out of fart jokes?
REVIEW: Some thrillers scare us, really effective ones upset us. While the craft of "The Purge: Election Year" is amateurish, the film is almost eerily well timed.
REVIEW: Steven Spielberg's first Disney movie is big, but maybe not big enough.
Review: Now we know why Will Smith stayed away from this sequel.
REVIEW: A new documentary preaches the gospel of this director's director.
Two acclaimed directors created a love letter to their filmmaking idol.
REVIEW: Two very capable funnymen left their brains at home in "Central Intelligence."
REVIEW: Thirteen years after its predecessor, "Finding Dory" delivers an emotional whale of a tale.
Octave Mirbeau's 1900 novel of morally corrupt French masters and servants has inspired adaptations by two film giants, Jean Renoir and Luis Bunuel. Now "Diary of a Chambermaid" returns in director Benoit Jacquot's reworking.
REVIEW: After years in development hell, "Warcraft" lands with a resounding thud.
REVIEW: Both goofy and tragic, "Weiner" is this year's can't-miss documentary.
REVIEW: The crime-fighting magicians of "Now You See Me" return with a new bag of tricks.
REVIEW: Judd Apatow's crew spoofs the record biz, with minor success.
For generations, the Art Deco Uptown Theatre has been the hottest ticket and coolest movie marathon in town. And it's throwing a party.
REVIEW: It's hard to know whether to welcome "X-Men: Apocalypse" with melancholic disappointment or testy annoyance.
REVIEW: After so many adaptations, is it possible to create something fresh? Absolutely.
REVIEW: Votes, not violence, are the main concern in this Palestinian biopic.
Acclaimed indie director Whit Stillman dishes on his "secret" Jane Austen film.
REVIEW: It's a delightful surprise that the follow-up to 2014's so-so frat house farce "Neighbors" is a solid improvement, an enormously likable film.
REVIEW: Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes outshine so-so movie.
REVIEW: The satirical buddy-cop movie flashes moments of brilliance, but needs a little more firepower.
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