Movie Blog: Top 10 Movies Of 2016Globalism may be the pressing issue of the moment, and action spectacle is increasingly the universal language.
'Roger Rabbit,' 'Lion King' Join National Film RegistryThe choices have become increasingly diverse and eclectic since the registry began in 1989. Still, the library always makes room for some crowd-pleasers.
'Do Not Resist' Shines A Cold Light On Police MilitarizationIt was in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 that documentary filmmaker Craig Atkinson knew something in American policing had changed.
'The Handmaiden' Is Beautiful, Bloody & Tricky In The Best WayThe Handmaiden, the latest work from Oldboy visionary Chan-wook Park, is a devious and unquestionably fun puzzlebox, stuffed with lies and lacy erotica, all wrapped in an absurd literary sheen.
How Swedish Bestseller 'A Man Called Ove' Became A Heartwarming HitWhen Swedish filmmaker Hannes Holm was first given the chance to make a movie of one of the most popular novels in his country’s modern history, he turned it down.
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.
'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.
'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.