'Demon' Is A Dark, Beautiful Party DisasterOne of the worst times to be possessed by a malicious spirit is at one’s wedding, and that’s exactly what seems to happen to the groom in Marcin Wrona’s smart and gorgeous “Demon,” a Polish film that examines how people respond to on-going disasters and the atrocities of the past.
Mayan Language Film 'Ixcanul' Shines A Light On Guatemalan WomenIt’s easy to tell a film is going to take you to interesting places when it starts with two women giving pigs rum to chug so that they’re horny enough to have sex.
Local Filmmakers To Conclude The Walker’s Cinema Of Urgency SeriesThe Walker Art Center is highlighting Minnesota filmmakers this week, showcasing works that delve into local activism, politics and issues such as police violence.
'Lo And Behold': Werner Herzog Vs. The InternetThe legendary Bavarian filmmaker Werner Herzog grew up without electricity, running water or a telephone in the aftermath of WWII. He made his first movies with a camera he stole from a school. Now 73, the director of dozens of features and documentaries, such as "Grizzly Man" and "Aguirre, the Wrath of God", has focused his lens on the most important development in recent human history: the internet.
Ellison To Discuss Policing Doc With Filmmaker, BLM ActivistMinnesota Rep. Keith Ellison will be part of a discussion Thursday on policing in America following the screening of a documentary focusing on the Ferguson shooting and police militarization.
'Microbe And Gasoline' Not As Fantastic As You'd ThinkFilmmaker Michel Gondry, known for his hyper-inventive visual style in movies like "The Science of Sleep" and "Mood Indigo", is back with a new work on boyhood and friendship, but his latest looks quite a bit different than the produced-to-the-hilt movies for which he is known – and, at least for me, appreciated. The difference is so great it’s as if the director has challenged himself to take his imagination out of the poetry-and-props clouds and place it into an environment that’s earthier, a realm in which the hints of realism could grow.
'Hunt For The Wilderpeople' Is Indie Fare For The FamilyOne of the directors of last year’s excellent vampire mockumentary "What We Do in the Shadows" is back with a more family-friendly film about a chubby New Zealand kid finding his place in the world by fleeing the cops in the bush for months on end. Taika Waititi’s "Hunt for the Wilderpeople," while not as funny or original as his monster mash, is consistently amusing and filled with enough laughs to make its formulaic plot points easy to overlook.
'Music of Strangers' Melds Traditions, Explores Culture"Music of Strangers" is much more than a film on a superstar world music ensemble.
'The Wailing' Gets By On Epic Weirdness"The Wailing" is a hysterical and strange South Korean epic that tries to be both a horror movie and a thriller, and one could argue that, for the first hour or so, it wants to be a dark comedy as well.
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.