Review: 'Black Panther' claws out a new paradigm for superhero movies ★★★

Review: 'Black Panther' claws out a new paradigm for superhero movies ★★★

Superhero adventure takes a familiar genre in a fresh direction.

Marvel's 'Black Panther' challenges Hollywood's racial status quo

February 16
Marvel's 'Black Panther' challenges Hollywood's racial status quo
The hotly anticipated comic book blockbuster sets a new high-water mark in the representation of black leading characters in superhero movies.

Filmmakers provide a road map for gender equality in Hollywood

February 15
Filmmakers provide a road map for gender equality in Hollywood
Four female filmmakers suggest ways to increase representation by women.
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February 17

Video review: Moving motel-set 'Florida Project' feels like a documentary

A neglected Miss Sunshine “The Florida Project” (⋆⋆⋆½ out of 4 stars; rated R) is fiction with the feel of a fine documentary. It…
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February 17

Movies opening Feb. 23

Movies opening Friday   Annihilation (R) A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. With Tessa…
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February 16

Two Twin Cities film series keep the movies they show a mystery

Talk Cinema shows contemporary films that haven't been released in the Twin Cities, while Secret Cinema shows classics.
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February 15

Oscar-winning animator Nick Park is 59 going on 11

He still plays with dinosaurs, and now gets paid for it.
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February 15

Creators of Wallace and Gromit outdo themselves in 'Early Man'

Cave man comedy "Early Man" is another sophisticated Aardman gem.
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February 14

Kinky 'Double Lover' delivers an impactful one-two punch

Erotic, anxiety-fueled romantic thriller not for everyone.
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February 10

Movies opening Feb. 16

Movies Opening This Week Wednesday Double Lover (not rated) A fragile young woman falls in love with her psychoanalyst. Friday Black Panther (PG-13)…
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February 9

Truth be told: Clint Eastwood's reality-rich '15:17 to Paris' is dull

Fact-filled story of three buddies thwarting a terrorist attack drags.
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February 8

'Star Wars' toy sales suffer from 'movie fatigue'

"Cars 3" also less popular with screen-loving kids.
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February 8

Movie reviews in brief: 'Peter Rabbit,' 'Fifty Shades Freed'

Peter Rabbit ⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: PG for rude humor and ­cartoon violence.   The animation in this new adaptation of Beatrix…
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February 8

Little films with big aspirations

The Oscar-nominated shorts pack a lot into small packages.
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February 6

'Winchester' is way off target

Even Helen Mirren's presence isn't enough to save this haunted-house fiasco.
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February 2

Movies opening Feb. 9

Movies opening Friday   Fifty Shades Freed (R) Anastasia and Christian get married, but Jack Hyde continues to threaten their relationship. The…
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February 2

Mini reviews of 'Django' and 'Bilal: A New Breed of Hero'

Django ⋆⋆½ out of four stars Rated: Unrated. In English and subtitled French, German and Romany. Theater: St. Anthony Main.   “Django,” a significantly…
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February 1

3 films reveal our shifting views of World War II

"Mudbound," "Dunkirk" and "Darkest Hour" show seeds of social progress.
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February 1

Angry people, angry times fuel engrossing 'The Insult'

Oscar-nominated Lebanese drama explores ethnic conflict in Beirut.
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January 31

The Oscars' plan to avoid another wrong envelope fiasco

Wrong envelope gaffe last year leads to new rules.
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January 27

Video review: 'Last Flag Flying' shows duty, friendship

A grand ‘Flag’ Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” is a marvelous tale of friendship, family, duty, respect and pain that comes to life through…
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January 27

Movies opening in the Twin Cities on Feb. 2

Opening Friday   Django (not rated) The story of guitarist/composer Django Reinhardt and his flight from German-occupied Paris in 1943. The Insult (R)…
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January 26

Sundance festival feels even more disparate than usual

This year's lineup was more wide-ranging than ever.
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