Marco Tullio Giordana’s The Best of Youth was one of the most impressive historical dramas of the last decade that just happened to be covering a period many people in Italy themselves lived through.
If you thought Deadliest Catch was unnerving, imagine experiencing the show aboard the ship, peering through a pinhole, trying to make out what’s moving around among the dripping nets, inhaling salty night air, underneath a cloud of scavenging sea birds.
Throughout the entire festival, WCCO’s Movie Blog will be spotlighting one particularly notable MSPIFF movie each day. So clear your schedules and get ready to go around the world in 18 days.
Forget about the forecast. No, seriously. Pretend you didn’t just hear Mike Augustyniak toss out the possibility that parts of Minnesota could see up to a foot of snow later this week.
Maybe it’s because the long lead-up to their forthcoming album has clouded my thoughts, but I kept hearing Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” as the bodies were being torn apart in the new remake of Sam Raimi’s debut feature “Evil Dead.”
Good things come to those who wait … and those good things are available this week. Check out some of the best screening options around town this week.
The Host, a new film directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) from a for-now standalone book by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, stars Max Irons and Jake Abel. Here are some excerpts from our conversation.
We’re now just a few weeks away from the opening of the 2013 MSPIFF, and it still feels pretty much like winter out there. So there will be no reason to feel bad about seeking late-season refuge inside a movie theater … for weeks.
“Spring break forever,” is one of the many phrases that get repeated by disembodied voices like so many airhead mantras throughout Harmony Korine’s hot and bothered exploitation stunner “Spring Breakers.”
Think you’re going to catch a fallow period for moviegoing on the eve of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival next month? Think again.
The two funniest scenes in all of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone are also, probably not coincidentally, the ones that most obviously wouldn’t really work if the movie had any particular viewpoint.
Mediterranean cinema gets the Oscars, and Iranian cinema gets critics’ attention. Cradled somewhere between the two is a rich and diverse panoply of filmmaking voices that are not often enough given the international spotlight.
I always say March is the roughest month for Minnesotans, as far as weather goes. Here you are, thinking you’ve made it through the long winter and expecting a period of one progressively warmer week after another.
There are any number of reasons why The Wizard of Oz endures in American pop culture. It remains many kids’ first memorable movie. Flying monkeys have probably figured into more nightmares than Hannibal Lechter, Freddy Krueger and Pennywise combined.
Last night may have brought a screening of it’s centerpiece, but the Jewish Film Festival is still far from over at the Sabes Jewish Community Center theater.
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