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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.
The star becomes nearly unrecognizable in "The Lobster's" fantasy world.
REVIEW: Forgo peak superhero season for a surreal love story that would make Kafka smile.
The director's new film has political implications, but she was more interested in the characters.
REVIEW: Jodie Foster rings up plenty of surprises in her thriller starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.
REVIEW: There are no easy laughs (or cries) in mom-daughter movie "The Meddler."
REVIEW: "Louder Than Bombs," the English-language debut from Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier, is a note-perfect exploration of death and life and loss.
REVIEW: The Avengers are at each other's throats in "Captain America: Civil War" – and we're all the better for it.
While it's unpredictable at this point whether these summer movies will hit or miss, here are 10 big releases high on the want-to-see list.
If January is Hollywood’s season for mercy killings of box office bombs, summer is when it spawns squadrons of sequels, remakes and adaptations. The industry…
REVIEW: Patrick Stewart's neo-Nazi hordes try to kill a young punk band in the terrifying "Green Room."
REVIEW: "Sing Street" is a younger, entertainingly skewed take on Irish director John Carney's favorite topics, a lightweight coming of age delight stuffed with irresistible '80s pop hits and scads of fine original tunes, too.
The perennial good guy and his director talk up their dark film.
REVIEW: Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron are excellent actresses ensnared in a ferociously bad movie.
REVIEW: The handshake heard 'round the world makes for a fun political comedy.
REVIEW: Tom Hanks is one of Hollywood's most talented and popular actors in the golden years of a landmark career, and he keeps picking novel, interesting, rewarding projects.
REVIEW: It's hard not to think of Disney's "The Jungle Book" remake as a feast. It is a banquet of storytelling delicacy, exciting light drama, athletic action and computer-generated imagery. | ★★★½ out of 4 stars
REVIEW: Don Cheadle, a chameleon-like actor, goes beyond capturing the legend's hushed, raspy voice, precise trumpet fingering, violent temper and showoff wardrobe.
REVIEW: The third "Barbershop" smartly mixes real-life Chicago issues with the series' cheery humor.
Star and director Don Cheadle wasn't afraid to bend reality to tell Davis' story.
REVIEW: World-class gumption and an on-camera look that the pretty committee would applaud can't save this poorly executed comedy.
REVIEW: With a master's touch, Richard Linklater's latest movie finishes what he started in "Boyhood."
In his new film, the director expands the themes that have defined his career.
I Saw the Light ⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for language and brief sexuality. Theater: Edina. Country music…
REVIEW: Hold on tight for a back-road Texas chase film spiked with sci-fi surprises.
The Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota is sponsoring this weekend's screenings of a true digitally restored rarity from director Karel Zeman.
Krisha ⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: R for language, substance abuse, sexual content. Theater: Edina. Here’s a pure, penetrating emotional…
REVIEW: If you remember that any word from any language has a Greek root or any problem can be solved with Windex, you'll find a lot to enjoy here.
REVIEW: Running 153 minutes, with a swollen budget of $250 million, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is pure overpriced, overproduced, overlong pulp.
The former Minnesotan – and Oscar nominee – is riding high again with a powerful new role in the drone-warfare film "Eye in the Sky."
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