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This season's champions are films that dare to break out of the stale old summer-popcorn formula.
Small investors in St. Paul's Hmong community funded a first feature film.
REVIEW: The classy shocker "Wind River" adds to the already impressive filmography of Taylor Sheridan.
REVIEW: "Annabelle: Creation" gives its sentient devil doll the eerie and unsettling prequel she deserves. The earlier films were never this deliciously twisted.
REVIEW: Dramatized biography doesn't always ring true.
REVIEW: The indie comedy is too scattered to be effective.
He didn't want to disappoint the residents of Wind River.
REVIEW: Kathryn Bigelow's newsreel-style film vividly evokes a brutal 1967 race riot that still echoes today.
REVIEW: Stephen King's tale is a horror story — but not in the intended sense.
REVIEW: He hasn't saved the planet — yet — but movie shows that he's not giving up.
Spy thriller's key lesson: Don't mess with Charlize Theron.
Don't be fooled by the title's nod to "Macbeth" — this ain't Shakespeare.
British actress is poised for her leap to stardom.
"Planet of the Apes" installment was an educational — and painful — filming experience.
REVIEW: The newest Spider-Man installment has us delighted that the franchise is back.
If VR is ever going to reach its much ballyhooed potential, Minnesota likely will play a major role. Two local projects are focusing on ending virtual reality-caused nausea.
REVIEW: Sofia Coppola's romantic psychodrama "The Beguiled" bursts with moody sensuality.
Ansel Elgort's dual interests in acting and music were a perfect fit.
REVIEW: Neither the action nor the music ever stops in "Baby Driver," a tire-screeching adventure.
REVIEW: "The Big Sick" bravely visits especially dark compartments of real life, addresses cross-cultural taboos and admits that daffy antics don't solve some enduring challenges.
REVIEW: "The Exception" whitewashes WWII in search of true love.
REVIEW: After decades in supporting turns, the veteran actor dazzles in a starring role in "The Hero."
REVIEW: "Letters From Baghdad" finally pays heed to the fascinating, adventurous, intriguing character of Gertrude Bell, the very antithesis of demure womanhood in Victorian England.
REVIEW: Making a giant-budget behemoth of a movie based on nothing more than nonstop bombast is more an art than a science, and this is Michael Bay's Sistine Chapel.
REVIEW: There are only so many times you can watch cartoon speed competitions between talking cars with eyeball windshields before they become rather draggy.
REVIEW: "Beatriz at Dinner" is a comedy strewn with emotional land mines.
REVIEW: Multiple genre changes challenge viewers to keep up in "The Book of Henry.".
REVIEW: This story about a disastrous bash is derivative but still enjoyable.
"Book of Henry" director embraces extremes.
An exhibit that opened Friday shows how scientists shape the magic of Pixar movies.
Melodie Bahan has worked for both the Guthrie and the Film Society.
Ultra-versatile Rachel Weisz is always looking for something different.
REVIEW: Handsomely mounted, beautifully cast and tautly directed, "My Cousin Rachel" gives us a piece of British cultural history in the form of a chilling period mystery.
REVIEW: Even the presence of Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe can't revive this corpse, part of Universal's reboot of its classic monster movies.
REVIEW: British director Ken Loach takes a wrenching look at society and human kindness in "I, Daniel Blake."
Debut feature film tells the story of her grandparents' generation.
"Wonder Woman" likely to make Israeli star an international household name.
REVIEW: "Churchill" is an extremely well made film that is the best example of British heroic portraiture since "The King's Speech."
REVIEW: "Dean" is a surprising, impressive work with perfectly observed moments of awkwardness and embarrassment among endearing characters.
REVIEW: "Wonder Woman" puts a sense of delight back in this DC Comics spinoff.
REVIEW: Padding out its muddled 129 minutes with the sluggish pace of a funeral barge, "Dead Men Tell No Tales" marks the ignominious low of a once great series.
Mini reviews of 'Paris Can Wait,' 'Buena Vista Social Club: Adios' and 'David Lynch: The Art of Life"
Paris Can Wait ★½ out of four stars Rated: PG for thematic elements, smoking and some language. In English and subtitled French. Theater:…
REVIEW: Self-mocking throwback overreaches and ends up sinking in its own silliness.
REVIEW: "Alien: Covenant" is a well intended effort to breathe new life into a series approaching 40-something middle age.
REVIEW: Her biography is as carefully crafted as a poem.
REVIEW: The acrid, moody satire "The Lovers" is a tour of the hellish difficulties of marriage in late middle age.
REVIEW: Loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it, loved it — and loved it.
One Week and a Day ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Unrated by the MPAA. In subtitled Hebrew. Theater: Edina. Reaching heights of…
REVIEW: "Dark Song" eschews gore to stir up a sense of impending doom.
REVIEW: Guy Ritchie's take on Camelot aims low and still comes up short.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are back — and just as goofy as ever.
In "Voice From the Stone," arriving onscreen locally this weekend, Emilia Clarke had a dream come true.
REVIEW: An innovative approach and attitude shape high school satire.
REVIEW: Is "Voice From the Stone" a romance, ghost story or family tale? Yes, yes and yes — maybe.
Hollywood, we have a problem. Somehow the summer blockbuster season has arrived without many tentpole titles.
REVIEW: "Norman," starring Richard Gere, is an unquestionably wonderful film braided together from many tones and moods.
REVIEW: While it is shot in near-documentary form amid authentically grim locales, the movie is an exquisitely plotted, jarringly presented moral puzzle.
REVIEW: The historical drama is rich with contemporary relevance.
REVIEW: The over-the-top caper movie mixes bloodshed and blockheads.
REVIEW: The true-life adventure about a daring explorer is worth seeking out.
NONFICTION: Dudley Riggs has a heck of a story to tell.
REVIEW: The eighth movie in the series is just like the previous seven — meaning fans will love it.
REVIEW: The new action-comedy turns monster movies inside out.
It's said more than once in the true-life adventure "The Lost City of Z" that a man's reach should exceed his grasp.
REVIEW: "Gifted" is a simple, straightforward film, but sometimes that's all you need as long as its heart is true.
The annual movie festival holds surprising gems, but fans need to dig them up.
Octavia Spencer has only one gear: full-speed ahead
REVIEW: The new live-action version of "Ghost in the Shell" doesn't live up to its acclaimed animated predecessor.
Whether he's creating film, theater or spectacle, Danny Boyle delivers work that is mainstream and rebellious, silly and intense, but always unpredictable.
Raw ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for aberrant behavior, bloody and grisly images, strong sexuality, nudity, language and drug use/partying. In subtitled…
REVIEW: "Wilson," starring Woody Harrelson, is a peculiar delight that's full of brilliant lines, astute observations and aptly chosen locations around the Twin Cities.
REVIEW: The sci-fi flick follows a familiar path but still holds impressive shocks.
REVIEW: Typical of Terrence Malick's work, "Song to Song" is both moving and confusing.
"Trainspotting" sequel delivers on long-held expectations.
REVIEW: As if to amp up the animated film's handsome design, the live-action film's photorealist computer imagery is a surreal swirl of rococo detail. More of that attention should have been directed to the acting.
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