Movie Blog: Three Films From 'Cine Latino'This weekend kicks off Cine Latino, a film festival put on by the Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul that seeks to celebrate movies in Spanish and Portuguese. Here are capsule reviews of a few of the films that caught my eye.
Movie Blog: 38 'Cine Latino' Films Coming To Mpls.The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul is presenting what it calls the "region's largest celebration of Spanish and Portuguese language film," and tickets for the general public go on sale Monday.
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 13: 'The Dog'
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 11: 'The Last Of The Unjust'
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 9: 'Heli'Set in rural, modern-day Mexico, Heli is two parts beautiful, one part mundane and eight parts horrific. The film was in the running for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it shocked viewers and critics alike. New York Times critic Manohla Dargis even scoffed at the Steven Spielberg-led jury for giving director Amat Escalante the Best Director prize for what she referred to as his "staged atrocities."
Movie Blog: Full List Of MSPIFF Titles ReleasedThe words that I wrote last year still ring true, and thankfully earlier than usual this year: "There are few things sweeter than the sight of grass peeking through the snow after a long, hard winter season. But the opportunity to see new movies from world-class auteurs and local up-and-comers alike is among those things."
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 5: 'La Playa DC'Serious and subtle, "La Playa DC" captures the coming of age of a Colombian boy pulled in different directions by everything -- this past, his poverty, his pride, family, friends and dreams.
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 2: 'Leviathan'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.
Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 1: 'The Angels' Share'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.
Movie Blog: Full List Of MSPIFF Titles AnnouncedWe'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.
Movie Blog: MSPIFF Announces 1st Batch Of TitlesThere are few things sweeter than the sight of grass peeking through the snow after a long, hard winter season. But the opportunity to see new movies from world-class auteurs and local up-and-comers alike is among those things.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsThe B movies are starting to push out some of the underperforming Oscar contenders from area multiplexes. Maybe it's time to start looking elsewhere for your movie fixes.