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.

His brother in prison, Bob Weinstein starts a quiet comeback

April 2
Harvey and Bob Weinstein.
He's trying to distance himself from brother Harvey's scandal.
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March 26
Joel McCrea and Claudette Colbert are sparring spouses in “The Palm Beach Story.”
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April 2
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"Elephants" is narrated by Meghan Markle.

Our critics' picks: What to watch, listen to and read at home this week

Our weekly picks to ease your isolation and lift your mood.
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March 30
Susan Smoluchowski went from fan to executive director of the MSP Film Society.

Twin Cities film fest executive welcomes movies - and fans - from across the globe

Editor’s note: This story from the quarterly Star Tribune Magazine was printed before the coronavirus pandemic reached Minnesota. Before visiting places mentioned, please check to…
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March 26
Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher and guest star Sterling K. Brown in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Fox

Our critics' picks: What to watch, listen to and read at home this week

13 TV shows, books, podcasts, and more to keep you sane.
Movies
March 20
Frances McDormand in “Fargo.”

Ready for a dive into Coen movies? Here are the 7 best

Always meant to catch up with movies you missed from the maddeningly prolific Spike Lee? Recently discovered Bong Joon-ho, because of the Oscar love, and…
Movies
March 17
Dory in "Finding Nemo."

6 great movies to distract the kids while you take that conference call

When you're trying to work from home, and need a distraction for the kids, these movies can't miss.
Movies
March 15
Chris Pratt and Tom Holland voice the brothers in “Onward.”

Movie audiences are staying home

Seemingly every aspect of American life has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, and the weekend ritual of watching a movie in the dark with…
Movies
March 13
Mick Jagger and Claes Bang in “The Burnt Orange Heresy.”

This week's movie openings

Movies opening Friday Blow the Man Down (R) Two women try to cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. The Burnt…
Movies
March 12
Vlad Ivanov in “The Whistlers.”

'The Whistlers' proves an airy crime drama complete with a hard-boiled cop and femme fatale 

A hard-boiled cop tangles with a femme fatale and international gangsters in "The Whistlers."
Movies
March 12
Devin France and Yashua Mack in the film “Wendy.” Searchlight Pictures

'Wendy' offers lots of childhood play but little meaning 

Playtime goes on and on and on in the reimagined, refocused "Peter Pan" tale "Wendy."
March 12
Annette Bening and Bill Nighy in “Hope Gap.” Screen Media Films

'Hope Gap' is a poor man's 'Marriage Story' 

No actor portrays flinty, defiant intelligence better than Annette Bening. Self-possessed, often to an intense degree, her characters can, at times, seem intimidating — a…
Movies
March 12
Eiza Gonzalez and Vin Diesel in “Bloodshot.”

'Bloodshot' makes for a bewildering piece of 'good-bad sci-fi action trash' 

"Bloodshot" proves a supremely goofy Vin Diesel vehicle.
March 11
Kate Winslet as Dr. Erin Mears in "Contagion."

How the makers of 'Contagion' saw an outbreak like coronavirus coming

Nine years after its release, "Contagion" has become the movie du jour as the world grapples with a very real disease: COVID-19.
Movies
March 8

It's business as usual at the movies

North American audiences are not staying away from theaters amid virus concerns, according to the weekend's box office numbers. Disney and Pixar's "Onward" topped the…
Movies
March 8

Movie theaters have no time for virus

Latest Bond film already delayed; more may follow.
Movies
March 6
Charles Lott Jr., far left, Ben Affleck and Al Madrigal in “The Way Back.”

Ben Affleck struggles for redemption as alcoholic coach in 'The Way Back' 

He brings personal struggles to convincing performance as troubled basketball coach.
Movies
March 5
“Onward” celebrates metalheads

'Onward' conjures up a heavy metal fantasy quest

Despite reliance on overused tropes, Pixar's "Onward" is a fun fantasy romp.
Movies
March 5
Isla Fisher, Steve Coogan and Asa Butterfield in the film “Greed.”

Satire 'Greed' about a vile tycoon is (mostly) good 

It's overstuffed but a lot of that stuff is wicked fun.
March 5
Minnesota’s Garrett Hedlund in “Burden.” Michael Muller• Sundance Institute

Klansman rejects white supremacy in 'Burden'

Love prompts a white supremacist to have a change of heart.
March 5
Bartosz Bielenia and Eliza Rycembel in “Corpus Christi.”

Ex-prisoner finds religion in 'Corpus Christi'

An ex-convict finds his religious calling.
March 5
Gwyneth Paltrow played patient zero of a viral epidemic in "Contagion."

For movie fans, 2011's 'Contagion' is like 'watching a documentary'

One of the hottest movies in the Warner Bros. library is a nine-year-old drama that kills off a Minneapolis woman played by Gwyneth Paltrow in its first 15 minutes.