Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig in “Cold War.”

Short-listed for the foreign film Oscar, Polish "Cold War" is a doomed love story 

Polish actor Joanna Kulig is electrifying in a filmmaker's take on his parents' troubled romance.

Laurel & Hardy biopic is another fine mess 

January 18
Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy in “Stan & Ollie.”
The film about one of comedy's greatest duos has a hard time playing it straight.

Latest from M. Night Shyamalan is a clever sequel that flirts with ridiculousness 

January 17
Bruce Willis in M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass."
M. Night Shyamalan's new one is not perfect, but "Unbreakable" fans should welcome it.
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January 19
Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in “First Man.”

Video review: 'First Man' shoots the moon

Shooting the moon Like its protagonist, “First Man” (⋆⋆⋆½, PG-13) doesn’t go in for theatrics. It gets the job done, with professionalism, immersive authenticity…
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January 19
“The Kid Who Would Be King”

Movies opening in the Twin Cities Jan. 25

Movies opening Friday The Kid Who Would Be King (PG) A group of friends embarks on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.…
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January 18
The Minnesota Zoo is closing its Imax theater.

Imax closing the Minnesota Zoo theater, which has the state's largest movie screen

State of the art when it opened, the theater might have suffered from a lack of more modern amenities.
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January 17
Nicole Kidman is dysfunctional alcoholic Erin Bell in “Destroyer.”

'Destroyer' ruins Nicole Kidman's gutsy effort 

Wallowing in pulpy affectation and hopelessness, the whodunit routinely overdoes it.
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January 13
Bryan Cranston, Jahi Di’Allo Winston and Kevin Hart in “The Upside.” STX Films

Box office: 'The Upside' beaches 'Aquaman'

Kevin Hart isn't hosting the Oscars, but he's got a number one movie. "The Upside," starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with…
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January 12
Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex.”

Whether it's Gandhi, Ginsburg or Dick Cheney, Hollywood biopics usually get it wrong

With very few exceptions, trying to cram a famous life into two hours is a losing game.
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January 12

Movies opening in the Twin Cities Jan. 18

Movies opening Friday Cold War (R) A love story between two very different people set in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris.…
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January 10
Many deserving movies weren’t even nominated for best picture at the Golden Globes, including "The Rider," with Brady Jandreau as an injured Lakota

After the Golden Globes, awards season can only get better, right?

COMMENTARY: Last weekend's Golden Globes set a very low bar for the Oscars to hurdle.
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January 10
Keanu Reeves in “Replicas.”	STX Entertainment

Sci-fi thriller 'Replicas' opens

Deja vu-doo If you’ve watched football on TV lately, you’ve probably seen 200 ads for “Replicas” (rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, disturbing images,…
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January 10
Lucas (Jonah Hauer-King) and Bella (Amber) in Columbia Pictures' A DOG'S WAY HOME. ORG XMIT: Jonah Hauer King (Finalized)

'A Dog's Way Home' is worth a tail wag

Family flick "A Dog's Way Home" chronicles a pet's 400-mile journey.
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January 10
Alfonso Cuarón, the odds-on favorite in the director race, with Yalitza Aparicio on the set of “Roma.” Netflix

What the Directors Guild awards mean for the Oscars

"Green Book" is up, "Black Panther" is down.
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January 10
Phillip (Bryan Cranston) and Dell (Kevin Hart) form an unlikely relationship in “The Upside.” STX Entertainment

Kevin Hart's 'The Upside' doesn't have much of one

Remake of French comic-drama flounders amid hackneyed plot elements and stale jokes.
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January 10
Zain Al Rafeea in “Capernaum.”

Spirit of two children powers Lebanese Oscar contender 'Capernaum'

Two young performers highlight the foreign-film Oscar contender from Lebanon.
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January 6
Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in “Aquaman.”

'Aquaman' continues reign, but 'Escape Room' sneaks into 2nd

"Aquaman" is still the champ at the box office three weeks in, but the high-concept thriller "Escape Room" also drew some substantial crowds in its…
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January 5
Blythe Danner and Hilary Swank in "What They Had."

Video review: Family confronts dementia in 'What They Had'

A family confronts dementia In “What They Had” (⋆⋆½; R), Elizabeth Chomko offers a sensitive, naturalistic drama about intergenerational conflicts around a parent with…
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January 5

Movies opening in the Twin Cities Jan. 11

Movies opening Friday Capernaum (R) A 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents for neglect while he’s serving a jail sentence for a violent…
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January 4
James Bond didn’t have a drink in his hand quite as often as a gun, but it was a close second. It wasn’t always a martini, however, as this scene

License to swill: Study analyzes James Bond's drinking habits

Character had "a severe chronic alcohol problem," public health experts say.
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January 4
Taylor Russell in "Escape Room."

Horror/thriller 'Escape Room' locks in on its target audience

Review: Movie stays within the limits of its aspiration and does what it sets out to do: It makes audiences nervous.
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January 3
Emily Rios as Victoria Rogers in "If Beale Street Could Talk."

How #MeToo changes the rape accusation from 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

The rape accusation at the center of Barry Jenkins' film has become more complicated than James Baldwin could have imagined.
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January 3
“Tornado Alley” is screening at Omnifest.

Still as big as ever, Omnifest turns 20

Homemade movie treats Omnifest, the annual film festival at the Science Museum of Minnesota, is marking its 20th birthday with a slate of movies produced…
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