Director Christopher Nolan turns defeat at 'Dunkirk' into a cinematic triumph

Director Christopher Nolan turns defeat at 'Dunkirk' into a cinematic triumph 

REVIEW: This ferocious depiction of the World War II beachfront battle will awe some viewers and alienate others — for the same basic reasons.

'Girls Trip' knows the route to rowdy fun 

July 20
'Girls Trip' knows the route to rowdy fun
REVIEW: Comedy meshes potty humor and heartfelt female empowerment.

Casey Affleck's 'A Ghost Story' is a haunting tale of love and loss 

July 20
Casey Affleck's 'A Ghost Story' is a haunting tale of love and loss
REVIEW: "A Ghost Story" is a simple, wrenching story of love and loss that pries open a window onto eternity.
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July 22

'Home Alone' actor John Heard dies at 72 following back surgery

John Heard, an actor best known for playing Macaulay Culkin's dad in the original "Home Alone" movies, died Friday in Palo Alto, California. He was 72.
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July 22

Movies opening July 28

Movies opening Friday   Atomic Blonde (R) An undercover agent (Charlize Theron, above) investigates the murder of a fellow agent during the Cold War.…
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July 22

Home video: 'Ghost in the Shell' deserves a second look

"Ghost in the Shell" arguably works best for those who haven't seen the legendary Japanese animé upon which it's based.
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July 21

The thinking-person's feel good movie of the summer

An odd premise about a road trip by a man and his elephant is executed excellently.
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July 21

Mini reviews of 'Valerian' and '13 Minutes'

13 Minutes ⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: R for violence, torture, brief sensuality and profanity. In subtitled German. Theater: Edina.   Ostensibly,…
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July 15

Movies opening July 21

Movies opening Friday   Dunkirk (PG-13) Allied soldiers are evacuated during a fierce World War II battle. Directed by Christopher Nolan. A Ghost…
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July 15

Home video: 'Kong: Skull Island' puts on a really big show

In “Kong: Skull Island,” out Tuesday, a group of soldiers and a spunky reporter head to a mysterious island, where they find a giant ape. The…
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July 14

New film board director hopes to land big movies, prestige TV for Minnesota

The Minnesota film board's new director talks money, movies — and the politics of luring studios to the state.
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July 14

Horror flick 'Wish Upon' is odd, but could be a cult classic 

REVIEW: This spooky teen story isn't particularly heavy on the scares and over-delivers on the unintentional giggles.
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July 14

'War for the Planet of the Apes' is a total victory 

REVIEW: With strong visuals and terrific characters, "War for the Planet of the Apes" is a breathtaking climax for the recent prequels.
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July 13

Moody mystery 'Moka' works better as a character study 

REVIEW: "Moka" is more effective as a drama than a whodunit.
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July 13

Screwball French comedy 'Lost in Paris' is a great find 

REVIEW: A clever bit of lightweight nonsense, it leaves viewers smiling.
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July 8

Minnesota native Steve Zahn went ape – literally – over new movie role

"Planet of the Apes" installment was an educational — and painful — filming experience.
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July 8

Movies opening in the Twin Cities July 14

Opening Friday Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (not rated) A documentary about the small financial institution that was the only company indicted in the…
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July 7

Home video: 'Fate of the Furious' is not so fast, after all

Not so fast, after all Does anyone remember when the “Fast and the Furious” franchise was all about street racing? Here’s what you’ll see in…
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July 7

Teen-geek reboot of 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' spins an irresistible web 

REVIEW: The newest Spider-Man installment has us delighted that the franchise is back.
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July 6

Study: Diverse casts may have studios seeing green at the box office

Movies with diverse casts tend to sell more tickets, a new study by Creative Artists Agency finds.
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July 6

British drama 'The Journey' takes a detour through hackneyed history 

REVIEW: A meaningful account of Northern Ireland peace talks becomes contrived.
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July 6

'The Little Hours' lends crude humor to a 14th-century convent 

REVIEW: The satire focuses on Middle Ages nuns' modern immorality.
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July 5

Hollywood's box-office flops turning into winners overseas

For now at least, the rest of the world — China in particular — is supporting Hollywood's love affair with series, sequels and rehashes.
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