Sabrina Carpenter and Fin Argus in "Clouds." Argus used Zach Sobiech's actual crutches in the film. Disney+

How Hollywood turned a young Minnesotan's life into a Disney movie with 'Clouds'

The movie version of Zach Sobiech's life borrows true details as well as items from his bedroom.

Mired in controversy, 3-year-old Woody Allen film finally opens in Minneapolis

October 15
(Jessica Miglio/Signature Entertainment/TNS) Timothee Chalamet and Elle Fanning in “A Rainy Day in New York.”
"A Rainy Day in New York" was dropped by Amazon and disavowed by many of its actors.

Aaron Sorkin makes 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' a very Sorkin-y showcase for actors

October 15
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Bobby Seale in “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
Cast outshines script in fact-ish drama.
Sigourney Weaver, center, as the heroine Ripley in 1979’s “Alien.”

Just in time for Halloween, stream the 7 scariest movies ever made

It's impossible to name the seven scariest movies, but we took a stab (or a slash?) at it.
October 15
“Once Upon a Time in Venezuela,” part of MSP Film Society’s Cine Latino Film Festival. Film Society

David Byrne's 'Utopia': Best things to watch, hear or read this week

Our weekly picks to lift your spirits and expand your playlist.
October 15
John Prine recorded "When I Get to Heaven" with his grandson and Brandi Carlile, among others, on kazoo. Associated Press

10 moving songs artists recorded while facing death

  Zach Sobiech wasn’t the first or last artist to deal with imminent death in song. Here are other powerful examples of musicians sharing their…
October 14
“Joker” made the cut of AFI’s top 10 films of 2019.

7 best movies of birthday boy Joaquin Phoenix

The Oscar winner keeps finding reinvention and rebirth.
October 9
Cheech Marin, Robert De Niro, Jane Seymour and Christopher Walken in “The War With Grandpa.”

Robert De Niro plays 'Grandpa' in a comedy that doesn't deserve him

All generations can unite in agreeing that this Robert De Niro comedy isn't funny.
October 7
Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in “All the President’s Men.”

Are you being watched? 7 of the best paranoid thrillers of the 1970s

They came out in the aftermath of the most trusted people in the country lying.
300 dpi 2 col. x 3.25 inches/108x83 mm/368x281 pixels Kurt Strazdins color illustration of a box of movie popcorn set in a mound of popcorn. KRT 2001
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October 3
Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate paddled and fished under a summer sunset in the BWCA, just a few feet away from camp.

Chance meeting leads to Minnesota man's 'love letter to the Boundary Waters' film

A chance meeting in Grand Marais spurs a film that celebrates the beauty of the BWCA.
October 2
Rashida Jones and Bill Murray in “On the Rocks.” A24 Films

Murray, Coppola reteam for breezy father/daughter comedy 'On the Rocks'

Breezy Sofia Coppola comedy lets us hang with the stars.
September 30
“A Little Princess”

Take a deep dive into early movies of Mexico's Oscar-winning 'Three Amigos'

Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu became famous, but early movies revealed their talents.
September 29
Alicia Vikander and Janelle Monáe in “The Glorias.” Roadside Attractions

Offbeat biopic has four different actors portray feminist Steinem in 'The Glorias'

Four actors play feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem in "The Glorias."
September 25
Elizabeth Debicki and John David Washington in “Tenet.”

Denzel Washington's son, John David, is becoming a star in his own right

"Tenet" wasn't the only top-secret project John David Washington had this summer.
September 24
Evan Rachel Wood in “Kajillionaire.”

In unconventional comedy 'Kajillionaire,' a young woman learns to embrace her humanity

Evan Rachel Wood excels in the quirky comedy "Kajillionaire."
September 23
The Scarlett Johansson Marvel movie “Black Widow,” last set for Nov. 6, heads to May 7 of next year.

Time to revisit the best movies in the Marvel 'universe'

It has been 15 months since the last entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it could be much longer for the next.
September 22
Jesse Plemons in “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.”

Confused by 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things'? So is the star

Jesse Plemons finally made peace with the script's intentional disorientation.
September 17
Screen Media Films Above: Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet in “Blackbird.”

The script isn't great but Sarandon and Winslet buoy 'Blackbird,' a movie about 'good death'

Come to this movie for the melodrama, stay for the acting.
September 17
Denzel Washington in “Devil in a Blue Dress.”

Watch the best of influential actor/filmmaker Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington's contributions to the movies go far beyond his own acting.
September 15
Chris Hewitt

Chris Hewitt: Reviewing movies and theater in the age of COVID

The pandemic has dramatically changed the local community he covers.
September 13

Oscars introduce sweeping new diversity standards

Women, LGBTQ, underrepresented groups must be represented.
September 10
Geraldine Viswanathan and Dacre Montgomery in “The Broken Hearts Gallery.” George Kraychyk/Sony-TriStar Pictures via AP

Romantic comedy 'Broken Hearts Gallery' showcases a lot of young talent

"Broken Hearts" cast is a cut above the usual romcom.
September 9
Cher (Alicia Silverstone) dresses to attract the attention of Christian (Justin Walker) in "Clueless."

From 'Clueless' to 'Sixteen Candles,' check out the best back-to-school films

Your back-to-school assignment: Name the best student-based films.