Emma Stone plays Abigail in “The Favourite.”

Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz fight to be 'The Favourite' in a juicy royal comedy 

Two Oscar winners wage an insult-filled fight to be a queen's "Favourite."

Alfonso Cuarón's 'Roma' is a huge little film

December 6
Yalitza Aparicio plays a maid to a Mexico City family in Alfonso Cuarón’s autobiographical “Roma,” with Marco Graf and Daniela Demesa as two of
Mexican filmmaker's personal story reveals depths of ordinary life.

Ingmar Bergman documentary is laudatory but brutally honest

December 6
Ingmar Bergman with his son Daniel and wife, Kabi, in 1963.
Clips from his classic films are juxtaposed with his personal shortcomings.
Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali star in “Green Book,” a film inspired by a true friendship.

Will 'Green Book' win the award as the year's most controversial movie?

Some critics find fault with how the movie handles racial conflict.
December 10

Star Tribune film critic resigns after ethics breach

We recently discovered that over the past decade, Star Tribune movie critic Colin Covert has written some film reviews using the same unique language of…
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December 9
Steven Spielberg gave direction to Liam Neeson, who played industrialist Oskar Schindler.

Why 'Schindler's List' still matters

"There's more at stake today," says director Steven Spielberg.
December 8
Denzel Washington stars as Robert McCall in “The Equalizer 2.”

Video review: Denzel Washington is back with a vengeance in 'Equalizer 2'

Action hero Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord, but that was before Denzel Washington stepped up. He’s especially persuasive playing the kind of brutal redeemer…
December 8

Movies opening in the Twin Cities Dec. 12 and 14

Movies opening this week Wednesday Once Upon a Deadpool (PG-13) A mashup of “Deadpool” and “The Princess Bride” starring Ryan Reynolds and Fred Savage.…
December 6
Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce in “The Wife.” Graeme Hunter Pictures

Film clips: 'The Wife'

She’s back “The Wife,” also known as “The Movie That Might Finally Get Glenn Close Her Oscar” (⋆⋆⋆⋆, rated R for language and some…
December 6
Jennifer Morrison and Alex Pettyfer in “Back Roads.”

Mini reviews of 'Back Roads' and 'The Last Suit'

Back Roads ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: Not rated. Theater: Lakeville   The dysfunctional family at the center of this dramatic thriller, which…
December 2

Willem Dafoe found a kindred spirit in Vincent van Gogh

Actor did own painting in biopic "At Eternity's Gate."
December 1
Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.”

Video review: Tom Cruise does own stunts in 'Mission: Impossible – Fallout'

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (⋆⋆⋆⋆, PG-13) has Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team facing a nuclear threat at the hands of an old enemy. The…
December 1

Movies opening in the Twin Cities Dec. 7

Movies opening Friday   Back Roads (not rated) A young man in the Pennsylvania backwoods cares for his sisters after the death of his…
November 29
Flynn McGarry in “Chef Flynn.” KINO LORBER

Documentary introduces the Justin Bieber of chefs 

"Chef Flynn" profiles a teenage cooking phenomenon.
November 26
Actors Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Mark Hamill

Remembering a legendarily weird 'Star Wars' holiday

"The Star Wars Holiday Special" aired only once — but its fame lives on.
November 26
Paul Dickinson in the Minneapolis-filmed “Lake Street Detective.”

Minnesota is ready for its closeup in festival of locally shot films at Parkway

Cinema Minneapolis features two nights of indie films that were shot here or were made by filmmakers from here.
November 25
Where it all began: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in 2008’s “Twilight.” Summit Entertainment

What 'Twilight' has spawned

Ten years after its debut, a look at the movie series' effect on pop culture.
November 24
Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone play themselves in this year’s "15:17 to Paris." The film went from R to PG-13 after an appeal.

Hollywood provides a peek into the movie-rating system

The process is still mostly a secret, however.
November 23
John Cho is a distraught dad in “Searching.”

Video review: The hunt goes online in 'Searching'

The hunt goes online “Searching” (⋆⋆⋆, PG-13) works as a smart and fascinating thriller and as a wonderfully creative way to tell a tale.…
November 23

Movies opening Nov. 30 in the Twin Cities

Movies opening Friday   Bathtubs Over Broadway (not rated) A comedy writer stumbles upon a hidden corner of the entertainment world in this documentary.…
November 22
Alba August in “Becoming Astrid.”

'Pippi' born from creator's challenges

Biopic of author Astrid Lindgren shows us the feisty woman behind the spirited girl.
November 21
Viggo Mortensen, foreground, and Mahershala Ali hit the road and shared some laughs in “Green Book.”

There's something about the director of 'Green Book'

Peter Farrelly, best known for "Dumb and Dumber," turns his attention to a very different kind of movie.
November 20
"Ralph Breaks the Internet."

Former KARE 11 reporter is creative force behind new 'Wreck-It Ralph' movie

The filmmaker developed his love for movies at the Uptown Theater.
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