Variety
January 21
Liam Neeson and Jacob Perez in “The Marksman.” Open Road Films

'The Marksman' is standard-issue Liam Neeson material

The Marksman⋆⋆ out of four starsRating: PG-13.Where: Wide release.Since 2008's "Taken," the "Liam Neeson thriller" has become a subgenre unto itself. Aggrieved fatherly types, Neeson's…
Movies
January 20
Gramercy Pictures  John Carroll Lynch, right, placed the husband of Police Chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) in “Fargo,” his break-out mov

You may not know this former Guthrie actor's name but you'll recognize his face in these films

Former Guthrie company member John Carroll Lynch is a versatile Hollywood go-to.
Movies
January 15
“I feel like I’m going to be making films for a while,” says Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.

A young Minnesota Native filmmaker's 'Wild' ride to Sundance

After years of writing and dreaming, a Minnesota filmmaker will compete at this month's Sundance Film Festival.
Movies
January 15
Provided by Sundance Institute | photo by Eli Born.  Michael Greyeyes appears in “Wild Indian” by Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr., an official selection

Sundance Film Festival goes virtual – and comes to Minneapolis

Want to see "Wild Indian" and some of the other movies at the Sundance Film Festival (Jan. 28-Feb. 3)? This year, you don't have to…
Variety
January 15
Kyle Marvin, Michael Angelo Covino and Gayle Rankin in “The Climb.”

Out on video Jan. 19: 'Dreamland' and 'Miss Juneteenth'

Out Tuesday• "Always and Forever"• "The Climb"• "Dead Reckoning"• "Dreamland"• "Hearts and Bones"• "The Kid Detective"• "Max Cloud"• "Miss Juneteenth"• "The Village in the Woods"•…
Variety
January 14
Carey Mulligan in the title role of Emerald Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman.” Focus Features

Jittery comedy 'Promising Young Woman' has serious issues on its mind

Emerald Fennell's satire is a shocking drama one moment and a riotous comedy the next.
Variety
January 14
Michael Ealy and Hilary Swank in “Fatale.”Lionsgate

You'll never guess what happens in the Hilary Swank thriller 'Fatale,' except you totally will

I guess we've arrived at the point where even movie titles are dogwhistles?The goofy "Fatale," starring Hilary Swank in the title role, very much wants…
Movies
January 13
Micheal Ward and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn in “Lovers Rock.”

Take a deep dive into 7 of the best films from Black filmmakers

They haven't gotten many chances, but Black filmmakers have created a lot of excellence.
Variety
January 11
Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret in  “Viva Las Vegas.”

Celebrate Elvis Presley's 86th birthday with five movies fit for the King

Elvis Presley would have been 86 Friday, so celebrate with the best of his films.
Movies
January 11
Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Aldis Hodge star in “One Night in Miami.”

In Regina King's 'One Night in Miami,' performances are better than the script

Regina King's drama works best when the actors don't speak.
Movies
January 11
Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel in “News of the World,” co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass.

A veteran and child become pals in moving Tom Hanks western, 'News of the World'

Paul Greengrass' moving western is helping to reopen movie theaters before it streams.
Movies
January 8
Vanessa Kirby and Ellen Burstyn in “Pieces of a Woman.” Netflix

Great performances bring truth to otherwise phony 'Pieces of a Woman'

Two Oscar-worthy women are the reason to see this film with Shia LaBeouf.
Variety
January 8
Charlie Hunnam and Jack O’Connell in “Jungleland.”

Out Jan. 12 on video: 'Jungleland,' 'American Dream' and 'Average Joe'

Out Tuesday• "Jungleland"• "American Dream"• "Average Joe"• "Beyond Hell"• "Legacies: The Complete Second Season"• "Lupin III: The First"• "Manifest: The Complete Second Season"• "Monsoon"• "Skylines"•…
Movies
January 7
Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet in “Sense and Sensibility.” File

From schoolmarm to rom-com nude, the 7 best Emma Thompson movie roles

Well-chosen details reveal the breadth of Emma Thompson's characters.
Variety
December 31, 2020
Rose (Eva Noblezada), an undocumented Filipino girl, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams in “Yellow Ro

Out Jan. 5 on video: 'Love and Monsters' and 'Yellow Rose'

Out Tuesday• "Love and Monsters"• "12 Hour Shift"• "Mystery Road, Series 2"• "The 100: The Seventh and Final Season"• "Yellow Rose"
Variety
December 31, 2020
Jane Levy in“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” NBC

Keep calm and 'Carry On' with 'Zoey': Best things to watch this week

Our weekly picks to lift your spirits and expand your pandemic playlist.
Variety
December 25, 2020

Our critic Chris Hewitt's favorite movies of 2020

'Nomadland'Jessica Bruder's nonfiction book seemed unfilmable, but director Chloé Zhao and star Frances McDormand reconceived it as a magical, compassionate drama about people living without…
Variety
December 24, 2020
Pete Docter, seen in 2019, co-wrote and co-directed the new Pixar movie “Soul” with playwright Kemp Powers.

Pixar's latest Oscar contender gets 'Soul' from Minnesota native

Growing up in a musical family influenced the latest from Pete Docter.
Variety
December 24, 2020
In Pixar Animation Studios’ upcoming feature film “Soul,” Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz.

The latest from Pixar, jazz-themed 'Soul,' is an instant classic

A musician figures out what's important in life in Pixar's "Soul."
Variety
December 24, 2020
Gal Gadot fights the forces of big hair and shoulder pads in “Wonder Woman 1984.”

It can't stick the landing but 'Wonder Woman 1984' is mostly fun

"Wonder Woman" sequel is really fun until its ending falls flat.