March 7
Jose Acosta and Natalia Reyes in “Birds of Passage.” Blond Indian Films

Colombian drug drama 'Birds of Passage' is raising a flap 

Drama about how the drug trade corrupted a tribe in Colombia has drawn flak for its factual presumptions.
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March 6
Brie Larson in a scene from "Captain Marvel."

'Captain Marvel' is the humane superhero we need right now 

REVIEW: Dandy epic reveals Captain Marvel's real superpower is her humanity.
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March 3
“How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” starring America Ferrera and Jay Baruchel, grossed an estimated $30 million.

'How To Train Your Dragon' sequel claws into top spot for second weekend

"How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" topped the North American box office for a second week, but close on its tail was Tyler…
March 3
Mister Rogers (Tom Hanks) meets journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys) in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”

Looking ahead to Oscars 2020

It's never too early to start handicapping the field.
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March 2

Movies opening in the Twin Cities March 8

Movies opening Friday   Birds of Passage (not rated) An indigenous Colombian family gets involved in a drug war that ends up destroying their…
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February 28
The title role of “Greta” fits Isabelle Huppert (with Chloë Grace Moretz) like a glove.

Isabelle Huppert gets a meaty role in matriarchal thriller 'Greta' 

Review: Isabelle Huppert shines as this thriller's villain.
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February 28

Filmmaker mines unseen footage for a riveting look at the first lunar landing

Over the moon It was inevitable that a documentary about the first moon landing would be released in 2019, the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong…
February 28
Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus,” in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, is the target of theft in the animated feature “Ruben Brandt, Collector.”

Based on famous paintings, crime caper 'Ruben Brandt, Collector' is work of art 

Vibrantly animated Hungarian yarn is a witty cultural cocktail.
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February 25
Viggo Mortensen, from left, Linda Cardellini, Dimiter Marinov and Mahershala Ali accept the award for best picture for "Green Book" at the Oscars on S

With 'Green Book' win, Oscar celebration of diversity gets surprise ending

"Green Book," a feel-good movie about race relations, upset "Roma" and "The Favourite" to win Best Picture. Olivia Colman also nosed out sentimental favorite Glenn Close in the category of best actress.
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February 25
Melissa McCarthy walked on stage to present the award for best costume design Sunday at the Oscars.

Analysis: Without a host, the Oscars were a lot less fun for TV viewers

There was no usual acknowledgement of the ridiculousness of all these wealthy people spending three hours together, patting each other on the back.
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February 24

Box office: 'Dragon' tops Oscar weekend

"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" breathed some fire into a slumping box office with a franchise-best $55.5 million debut over Oscar weekend.Writer-director…
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February 23
Daniel Taradash, shown in his home office in Champlin, saw about 150 to 200 movies last year. He has saved hundreds of ticket stubs, and keeps a movie

Minnesota superfans race to watch all nominated movies in Oscar 'chase'

The average American saw only about four films last year in a theater. But some Minnesotans, out of a pure passion for film, will see hundreds.
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February 22
Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) and Ralph (John C. Reilly) in “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”

Video review: Ralph goes rogue in 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” (⋆⋆⋆; PG), the sequel to the 2012 family hit “Wreck-It Ralph,” again centers on Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly)…
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February 22
Tyler Perry and Patrice Lovely in “A Madea Family Funeral.”

Movies opening in the Twin Cities March 1

Movies opening Friday   Cuba (Unrated) An Imax journey to the island nation. Greta (R) A young woman (Chloë Grace Moretz) befriends a…
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February 22
This image released by Disney and Marvel Studios' shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from "Black Panther." As Hollywood’s awards season properly gets

Oscars 2019: Who will win and who should win

Your guide to Hollywood's biggest night. We weigh in on which movie should win and which ones don't stand a chance.
February 22
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, says the tech giant has put too much focus on art-house fare.

Amazon movies branch out with thrillers, 'sexy date night' flicks, horror and more

It's changing strategy after a string of flops to move beyond "a narrow prestige lane."
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February 21
Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are both nominated for best supporting actress for “The Favourite” despite being co-leads in the film.

Increasingly, Oscars supporting actor categories have been won by slumming leads

You're a lead actor who wants an easier path to an Oscar? No problem. Go supporting.
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February 21
Real-life married couple Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem play former lovers in “Everybody Knows.”

Spouses Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem team up for a riveting thriller 

Riveting Spanish-language thriller stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
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February 21
Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his Night Fury dragon Toothless lead the Dragon Riders in “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” DreamWorks

Finale to 'How to Train Your Dragon' series soars 

The trilogy goes out on a high note with "The Hidden World."
February 21
This image released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson in a scene from "Fighting with My Family." (Robert Viglasky/Metro Goldwyn May

Dwayne Johnson's 'Fighting With My Family' wrestles with family dysfunction 

Pro rasslin' comedy is broad without being mean.
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