REVIEW: A smart kid and a scrappy killjoy supply one another with comedy and life lessons in "St. Vincent." It’s a familiar premise, but it sails ahead on the collective charms of its ensemble cast, led by Bill Murray.
REVIEW: There’s a whole lot of suburban wheel-spinning going on in “Men, Women & Children,” based on Chad Kultgen’s 2011 novel that no doubt seemed more shocking a mere three years ago than it does today.
REVIEW: “The Book of Life” is a colorful, inventive animated adventure about a feisty Mexican girl and her two suitors.
REVIEW: “The Good Lie” is a well-told tale that illuminates the experiences of the 20,000 “lost boys” (and girls) of Sudan, with such grace, insight and humor, it can be forgiven a few simplifying liberties.
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Laurie Hertzel is senior editor for books at the Star Tribune, where she has worked since 1996.
Comedy carries ’St. Vincent’ while “Men, Women, Children’ falls short. Updated Oct. 17, 2014
If “Lilting” was a play, it would run for months. It's a moving drama about the joys and strains of relationships between families, lovers, generations, friends and societies.
REVIEW: Disney has taken a 40-year-old classic kids’ tale and fashioned it into a modern family movie that, refreshingly, stars good old-fashioned humans instead of phantasmagorical animated creatures.
REVIEW: For those unfamiliar with Gillian Flynn’s torrid page turner, David Fincher’s new film quite faithfully spools out the pulpy details of a story that constantly reinvents itself. Buckle up, because it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Review: Clocking in at just over three hours with 32 songs, Pearl Jam’s show was madly energetic and fanatically crazed in all the right ways.
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