Movie Blog: Top 10 Movies Of 2015What is film and what should it be? Those questions were tugging away as the subtext of myriad notable films in 2015, from Quentin Tarantino's heavily publicized analog push via the 70mm push accompanying The Hateful Eight's roadshow release all the way down to one of the most economically-produced movies of the year -- <em>Tangerine</em>.
Q&A: 'Carol' Director Todd Haynes & Producer Christine VachonWhen Todd Haynes directed his 2002 film "Far from Heaven," the spirit of Douglas Sirk hung over the proceedings. Incorporating the melodramatic tropes of Sirk was, at the time, taken as one of his trademark exercises in semiotics, but at this point, it now seems more like a turning point in his career.
Movie Blog: The Top 10 Christmas Movies EverThere are, at last count, about 18,372 Christmas movies. That's actually about 3,582 more than there are movies period. OK, maybe I'm exaggerating, but suffice it to say that no holiday has been covered quite as extensively as Dec. 25. In honor of that, I'm counting down the top 10 best Christmas movies ever.
Movie Blog: Top 10 MST3K Episodes EverIn the increasingly distant future — more than a quarter-century ago this Thanksgiving, A.D. — the greatest Thanksgiving gift of all time was unleashed on the world. On Thanksgiving Day 1988, Twin Cities station KTMA aired the first episodes of what would eventually turn into arguably the biggest, most culturally significant cult TV show of all time.
Movie Blog: ‘Friday The 13th’ Ranked, From Worst To BestIt isn't so very often that we get two Friday the 13th months in a row. You don't have to be superstitious to perk up whenever the fateful date approaches. You might just be a fan of some of the cheesiest, least frightening horror movies ever made, the Friday the 13th franchise.
The Ecstatic Dreaminess Of 'Cemetery Of Splendor'As part of its Halloween weekend offerings, the Walker Art Center is screening something of a cinematic treat: Apichatpong Weerasethakul latest film, the “Cemetery of Splendor.” Like the director’s Palme D’Or winning 2010 work “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” “Cemetery” explores aspects of spirituality and brings them to life under the shadow of Thailand’s troubling political realities.
Movie Blog: WCCO Team's Scariest Childhood Movie MomentsThis year, inspired by a segment from WCCO This Morning, the web team thought it would be fun to recount the movies that scared us the most as children, the ones that we found the hardest to shake off when we were in our formative years.
Movie Blog: The 10 Scariest Movies EverMuch like comedy, horror is one of the most subjectively-received movie genres out there. Just as you can't really argue what people think is or isn't funny, it's difficult to convince anyone that they're not scared if they're squeezing the blood right out of your closest thigh.
Movie Blog: This Week’s Best BetsIt’s August already. How is that even possible? Any day now, you’ll be seeing back-to-school shopping displays at Target and planning out a visit to the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Already that nostalgia for summer is welling up as the nights get increasingly cooler. Already I’m drinking beers on rooftops and patios wondering how many of these I’ll have before the leaves start falling and the sun goes down with the workday.
This Week’s Best Bets: 'Barbarella' In Loring Park, Robin Williams' Final FilmIt’s the dog days of summer, and there’s a bunch of great cinema to experience in the Twin Cities.
Movie Blog: This Week’s Best BetsSomehow, summer is halfway over. That being said, you should probably spend as much time as possible out enjoying the warm season on a lake or a patio.
10 Best Summer Blockbusters EverFor movie fans, there are two distinct seasons: awards season and summer. Some people consider them the respective high and low points of the year. These people are killjoys. Though Hollywood studios’ continuing habit for holding their most “important” releases until November and December grates, at least the payoff is some of the finest, biggest dumb entertainment that obscene budgets can buy. There’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, as the ten movies I feature here prove.