'Captain America' punches its way to a whip-smart political allegory

'Captain America' punches its way to a whip-smart political allegory 

REVIEW: The Avengers are at each other's throats in "Captain America: Civil War" – and we're all the better for it.

'The Meddler' is the gift of an atypical Mother's Day movie 

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'The Meddler' is the gift of an atypical Mother's Day movie
REVIEW: There are no easy laughs (or cries) in mom-daughter movie "The Meddler."

Navigating family bonds is like a minefield in the excellent 'Louder Than Bombs' 

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Navigating family bonds is like a minefield in the excellent 'Louder Than Bombs'
REVIEW: "Louder Than Bombs," the English-language debut from Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier, is a note-perfect exploration of death and life and loss.
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'Dear White People,' shot in Minnesota, to become Netflix series

It's not out of the question that the critically acclaimed film would shoot its Netflix spinoff in the Twin Cities.
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Reviewed in brief: 'The Man Who Knew Infinity,' 'The Family Fang,' 'Sold'

The Man Who Knew Infinity ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Rated: PG-13 for some thema­tic elements and smoking. Theater: Edina.…
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'Captain America's' directing team has an appetite for deconstruction

Marvel's Russo brothers want to destroy expectations.
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'Captain America: Civil War': How it succeeds where 'Batman v Superman' failed

The comic book world thrives when both DC and Marvel are firing on all cylinders. But the gap in quality between “Captain America: Civil War”…
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April 30

10 movies you won't want to miss this summer

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.
Movies
April 29

Reagan's daughter blasts Will Ferrell over Alzheimer's comedy about her dad

Ronald Reagan's daughter, Patti Davis, took Will Ferrell to task over recent news that he'll produce and star in a comedy about her father's years suffering from Alzheimer's.
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April 29

How to make a great sequel in the age of recycled blockbusters

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…
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April 28

Key & Peele's 'Keanu' is the kitten's meow 

REVIEW: "Keanu" allows Key and Peele to take their specific brand of humorous cultural commentary and blow up the scale from the small screen to the big.
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April 28

Review: With a neo-Nazi Patrick Stewart, 'Green Room' is diabolically good 

REVIEW: Patrick Stewart's neo-Nazi hordes try to kill a young punk band in the terrifying "Green Room."
Movies
April 28

With 'Sing Street,' the director of 'Once' belts out another hit 

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.
Movies
April 28

Quick film reviews: 'Dough,' 'Mother's Day,' 'Rio, I Love You,' 'Ratchet & Clank,' 'Papa: Hemingway in Cuba'

Dough ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Unrated: Contains drug use. Theater: Edina. Things are getting rather stale at Nat Dayan’s kosher…
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April 27

Patrick Stewart happy to show off his dark side in 'Green Room'

The perennial good guy and his director talk up their dark film.
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April 24

World premiere set in L.A. for film on Mpls. transgender advocate CeCe McDonald

"Free CeCe!" documents McDonald's experience as a black transgender woman who was convicted in Minneapolis of manslaughter and sentenced to a men's prison.
Movies
April 23

IF YOU GO: Free showings of 'Purple Rain,' dance parties this weekend

Prince is gone but you can watch the Purple One's cult movie all week long, and dance the night away too.
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April 22

Golden Globes redefine 'comedy'

Ridicule for a win by "The Martian" has sparked a rule change.
Movies
April 22

This week's movie openings

movies opening fridayDough (not rated) A Jewish baker's struggling business is revived when his young apprentice mixes cannabis into the dough. Green…
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April 21

'The Huntsman: Winter's War' is like snacking on popcorn found on the floor 

REVIEW: Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron are excellent actresses ensnared in a ferociously bad movie.
Movies
April 21

Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey make for a funny odd couple in 'Elvis & Nixon' 

REVIEW: The handshake heard 'round the world makes for a fun political comedy.
Movies
April 21

Tom Hanks shows why he's Mr. Reliable in 'A Hologram for the King' 

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.
Movies
April 21

Reviewed in brief: 'Francofonia' is an ambitious ode to art

Francofonia ⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Unrated: For mature audiences. In French, Russian and German, subtitled. Theater: Edina.   Alexander Sokurov’s…
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