Cailee Spaeny and Wagner Moura in Alex Garland's chilling and compelling "Civil War."

Review: Depicting a divided nation, brutal 'Civil War' feels disturbingly real

Kirsten Dunst stars as a photojournalist, documenting an alarming near-future.

Oscar winners and superstars highlight Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

April 9
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Frequent Coen brothers cinematographer Roger Deakins and wife/collaborator James will attend events, with several of their movies screening.

Who wrote the 'Wicked Little Letters' that sent an English village into an uproar?

April 2
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Based on a true story from the 1920s, the dark comedy stars Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley.
Books
April 12
Rami Malek, left, and Lucy Boynton arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Minneapolis author says visiting set of movie starring Russell Crowe and Rami Malek was 'surreal'

From Budapest, prolific nonfiction author Jack El-Hai is on "the most fun work trip I've ever been on."
Variety
April 3
Dev Patel plays a man who wants to avenge his mother's death in "Monkey Man."

Review: Patel pulls no punches in directorial debut with 'Monkey Man'

The brutal revenge pic has hectic energy and rhythm.
Variety
March 28
From left, Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall and Kaylee Hottle in a scene from "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire."

Review: 'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire' is a different beast that's fun but tiresome

The movie features stellar actors and one too many monsters.
Variety
March 26
Peter Frampton performs Monday at the State Theatre. photo credit: Rob Arthur

The 12 best things to do and see in the Twin Cities this week

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Variety
March 23
Looking for something fun this spring? 70 movies, concerts, exhibits and more

Looking for something fun this spring? 70 movies, concerts, exhibits and more

The season promises noteworthy concerts, blockbuster movies, curious oddities, world dance premieres and inspirational artworks.
Local
March 20
A pair of red women's slippers adorned with sparkles and a tiny bow toward the toe

Could Dorothy's ruby slippers return to Minnesota permanently? The Legislature thinks so.

The Senate is considering a bill to purchase Judy Garland's iconic footwear.
Movies
March 20
Ernie Hudson (left) and Bill Murray are back to bust ghosts in "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire."

Review: Who you gonna call? 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire'

The fourth (unless you count the all-female one) in the series isn't super-original but it's funny.
Variety
March 19
As Sister Celia, Sydney Sweeney has to deal with jealous novitiates and senile nuns in a secluded convent in "Immaculate."

Review: 'Immaculate' is a modern horror flick with ironic wit

Even though the screenplay is superficial, the movie is suspenseful with jaw-dropping moments.
Local
March 19
A pair of red women's slippers adorned with sparkles and a tiny bow toward the toe

Dorothy's ruby slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz' are going on tour

Judy Garland's famed footwear will go up for auction in December.
Variety
March 18
To play Minnesota-born bard Bob Dylan in an upcoming biopic, actor Timothee Chalamet trekked to Hibbing, Minn. New photos show him dressed as Dylan on

New photos show Timothée Chalamet on set as Bob Dylan

The Minnesota bard is an executive producer of the film, which is being shot in New York City.
Movies
March 14
actors and crew members on a film set

Hollywood on the Mississippi? Comedy filming in West St. Paul is east metro's second movie this year

The Minnesota production will take advantage of spring break to film in the Heritage school gym.
Variety
March 13
Anthony Hopkins as Nicholas Winton in "One Life."

Review: 'One Life' cracks open true human goodness

The movie, about a British broker who helps rescue children before the Nazi occupation, is authentic and emotional without being showy.
Movies
March 10
The cast and crew of "Oppenheimer" accept the award for best picture during the Oscars on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Oppenhomies triumph, winning 7 Oscars

"Oppenheimer" won best picture in an evening where the biggest surprise was Emma Stone taking her second best actress trophy for "Poor Things."
Variety
March 7
Shifu (voiced by Dustin Hoffman), left, and Po (voiced by Jack Black) in "Kung Fu Panda 4."

Review: 'Kung Fu Panda 4′ retains the fun but not the punch

The fourth installment in the series has a skeletal story, overstuffed plot and familiar tropes.
Movies
March 6
John Cena plays a washed-up actor in the raucous comedy "Ricky Stanicky."

For Peter Farrelly, 'Ricky Stanicky' is a natural as an R-rated comedy

The writer/director says it was a no-brainer to cast John Cena and Zac Efron in the Prime Video movie that lands Thursday.
Movies
March 6
Da'Vine Joy Randolph, wearing a bathrobe, in "The Holdovers"

Want to ace your Oscar pool? Here are our picks in all 23 categories

The short version? When in doubt, pick "Oppenheimer."
Books
March 4
Confused Hollywood types on stage at the 2017 Oscars.

Will this year add to the beefs and screw-ups detailed in 'Oscar Wars?' Of course it will

NONFICTION: Now in paperback, it's a fun, informative look at the awards' rough history.
Variety
February 27
Greta Gasbarri plays a teenager who gets manipulated in "Mia."

Italian Film Festival features U.S. premieres, Q&As with directors, $5 tickets for students

Two classics and 10 contemporary award-winning movies are in the lineup at the four-day event.
Movies
February 22
image of two women in a diner, opening a briefcase

Review: Two 'Drive-Away Dolls' are on a road trip to Goofytown

Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan star as friends who get in over their heads when they tangle with gangsters.
Movies
February 21
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Review: 'Dune: Part Two' delivers on the thrilling promise of 'Part One'

The humanity gets lost but the second half of the sci-fi epic is one triumphant scene after another.

Movies

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