The 1975 film “Jaws, starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss, set the standard for summer blockbusters.

No new summer blockbusters? Why not revisit these 7 favorites from summers past?

Now is the time to revisit the biggest movies of summers past.

Tracee Ellis Ross hits 'The High Note,' but she could use a better script 

May 29
Dakota Johnson, left, as Maggie and Tracee Ellis Ross as Grace in “The High Note.”
Tracee Ellis Ross leads a strong cast, but this comedy suffers from a weak script.
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Film: 'Roe' plaintiff says her anti-abortion switch was an act

May 21
Norma McCorvey from the documentary "AKA Jane Roe."
In a new documentary, Norma McCorvey says she was paid to speak out against abortion.
May 21
Kristin Scott-Thomas and Sharon Horgan in “Military Wives.”

Inspirational chorus comedy 'Military Wives' hits streaming platforms at the perfect moment

"Military Wives" is another "inspirational choir" comedy, but its timing is spot-on.
May 20
Kristen Stewart, left, had the good fortune to co-star with Jodie Foster in 2002's "Panic Room."

Not just kissing vampires: Now's the time to watch the best of Kristen Stewart

The vampire/werewolf saga was just the dawn of her compelling, if under-seen, career.
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May 18
Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa in "Mad Max:Fury Road."

Furiosa firing up her 'Mad Max' role for a new installment

Prequel will focus on her back story, but no Theron on project.
May 18
Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid gets personal on 'Dennissance' podcast and remembers his favorite films

The actor looks back on the best of his work that offers some solace.
May 14
“The Barefoot Emperor.”

The annual Minneapolis St. Paul film fest will go on, but online

The "redefined" Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival finds a way to happen online.
May 13
Frances McDormand played Police Chief Marge Gunderson in “Fargo.”

The 7 best Minnesota-made movies to watch while you're staying home

These streamable gems show off our state on screen.
May 11
“Ghostbusters” co-star Ernie Hudson — and Slimer — recorded an uplifting video message for a fan through the Cameo app.

'Ghostbusters' actor Ernie Hudson records messages of hope from Minnesota

The Hollywood actor is riding out the pandemic at his house in the Twin Cities, where he sometimes dons his old "Ghostbusters" jumpsuit and records messages to cheer up fans.
May 7
Otmara Marrero, left, as Karen, with Sydney Sweeney in “Clementine.”

Psychological drama 'Clementine' is a story of obsession and identity

Now, if only this psychological drama had a more compelling script.
May 6
Kara Hayward stars as Suzy in Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom.

Now's the perfect time for a deep dive into Wes Anderson's movies

Over two decades, the filmmaker has shown his distinctive, salty/sweet vision.
April 30
A scene from “Our Mothers.”

Cannes award-winner 'Our Mothers' is a mystery set in Guatemala

This Cannes-winning mystery examines the aftermath of violence in Guatemala.
April 29
Mark Lester as the title character in the 1968 Carol Reed film “Oliver!”

Now's the perfect time to watch films from a master you may have never heard of

You may not know the name of golden-era director Carol Reed, but you probably know some of his movies.
April 23
Brian Cox in “The Etruscan Smile.” Lightyear Entertainment

Scottish star Brian Cox plays another grouch in comedy/drama 'The Etruscan Smile'

"Succession" actor Brian Cox shines in the warm, if familiar, "Etruscan Smile."
April 21
Gene Hackman won an Oscar for his role as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle in 1971’s “The French Connection.”

Now's the perfect time to take a deep dive into the work of Gene Hackman: 7 films to watch

The actor who seems like he could be your neighbor is sorely missed on screen.
April 16
Lovie Simone in “Selah and the Spades.”

Teenage mobsters are the hook in drama 'Selah and the Spades'

The story is familiar in "Selah and the Spades," but its visuals stand out.
April 15
Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Now's the perfect time to dive into musicals. Here are our critic's top 7 to watch

Our favorite movie musicals inject just a little bit of reality into their fantasy worlds.
April 10
Poppy and Branch (voiced by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake) are back in the movie "Trolls World Tour."

So-so 'Trolls' sequel may be biggest movie ever to go straight-to-digital, thanks to COVID-19

Message about diversity in "Trolls World Tour" is nice, but muddled.
April 10
Philip Harder at his Minneapolis riverfront home, where he shot parts of his first feature-length film,“Tuscaloosa.”

Minnesota director's debut movie is called 'Tuscaloosa' but it was filmed right here

Philip Harder has made videos for Prince, Low and the Foo Fighters, and ads for Apple and Target. He filmed his dream project entirely in Minnesota, including in his own Minneapolis backyard.
April 9
Anne Innis Dagg is “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes.” JULIE GILES

'The Woman Who Loves Giraffes' recognizes a trailblazing naturalist after decades of obscurity

Warm documentary shines a light on the "Jane Goodall of giraffes."
April 8
Spike Lee, winner of the award for best adapted screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman", attends the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019,

Take a deep dive into Spike Lee films: Our critic's top 7 picks

Never afraid of a big gesture, Lee goes for broke every time he directs (which is a lot).
April 2
Sidney Flanigan in a scene from "Never Rarely Sometimes Always."

Grueling drama follows a teen who can't get an abortion in her home state

In "Never Rarely Sometimes Always," a young woman takes a harrowing journey.