'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.
'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.
Walker Art Center Inviting Families Out For Music, MoviesThe Walker Art Center is inviting families on the first Saturday of every month this summer to hear local music, do art and watch films – all for free.
'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.
'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.
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.
Day 11 @ MSPIFF 2016: 'Tale Of Tales' ReviewedTale of Tales, directed by Gomorrah helmer Matteo Garrone, strains at the seams to become the next art house cult classic-cum-midnight movie.
Day 9 @ MSPIFF 2016: 'Voices Of Light' Concert PerformanceThere's a debate among film snobs about whether affixing modern soundtracks to vintage silent films is a useful tool or an incongruous distraction.