Film Playing During Pride Highlights 'How Love Won' In Minnesota"How Love Won: The Fight For Marriage Equality In Minnesota" powerfully highlights the historic defeat of the proposed marriage amendment in 2012 and the subsequent legalization of gay marriage soon after.
Omnitheater Film Celebrates 100 Years Of National Park ServiceThis year marks the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, and the Science Museum of Minnesota is celebrating the occasion all summer with an Omnitheater film that takes viewers mountain biking in Utah, hiking in Yellowstone and ice climbing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Love Kung Fu Films? Don't Miss The Newly Restored 'Dragon Inn'Those with a taste for history and a love of kung fu films are in for a treat as King Hu’s groundbreaking "Dragon Inn" has been newly restored and is coming to Minneapolis’ Lagoon Cinema this weekend.
'Sunset Song' Review"Sunset Song" is a deeply poetic period piece that struggles with consistency. At times, director Terence Davies, a filmmaker not unused to delving into history, captures an intimate or troubling moment in a way that can only be described as brilliant. Other times, however, his latest work devolves into something too melodic, too weepy, and almost melodramatic.
Uptown Theatre Celebrating 100th Anniversary With Classic Movie WeekThe iconic Uptown Theatre is kicking off its 100th anniversary celebration this weekend with screenings of classic films like "Seven Samurai," "King Kong" and "Citizen Kane."
Family Faces Zombie Apocalypse In 'What We Become'"What We Become" is a Danish zombie flick in which no zombies are seen for most of the tense, 80-minute movie. Instead, filmmaker Bo Mikkelsen focuses on how a small family fares during the first few days of the viral outbreak and the collapse of civil society.
'The Invitation' Is An Engrossing Psychological ThrillerThe moodiness is real in Karyn Kusama’s unnerving psychological thriller, "The Invitation." Brilliantly, the filmmaker taps into the weirdness inherent in those coastal-growing, pseudo-scientific lifestyles and shows us an L.A. dinner party that’s a nightmare on multiple levels.
'High-Rise' Is Hit-Or-Miss But Undeniably Fun"High-Rise" is a mixed bag, to be sure, but there’s something thrilling, even intoxicating, about sharing in the fun you know the filmmaker is having.
'Louder Than Bombs' Reviewed"Louder than Bombs", the first English-language feature from Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier, is a moving and kaleidoscopic exploration of a family fractured by loss, probing how a father and his two sons are coping with life after the death of their famous yet mysterious mother.
Closing Night @ MSPIFF 2016: 'The Seventh Fire' ReviewedThe Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival ends with a documentary that should perhaps be required watching for any Minnesotan. Jack Pettibone Riccobono’s work, which is presented by "Tree of Life" visionary Terrence Malick and produced by actress Natalie Portman, fixes an unflinching lens onto the lives of two Ojibwe men on the Pine Point reservation in Becker County.
Day 16 @ MSPIFF 2016: 'The Ardennes' ReviewedA powerful feature debut from Belgian filmmaker Robin Pront, "The Ardennes" is a muddy, tense and stylish exploration into the relationship between two brothers living at the edge of society.
Day 14 @ MSPIFF 2016: '10 Billion -- What's On Your Plate?' ReviewedAt first, Valentin Thurn’s latest food-focused documentary looks to be a piece on the threat of genetically-modified food and the specter of big agri-business. But the German filmmaker and journalist goes deeper, much deeper -- traveling from Japan to Africa to Milwaukee, exploring new ideas and approaches to foodmaking, some of which are unforgettably cool.