Pretty But Troubled: 'Madame Bovary' ReviewedWhile the most recent adaptation of "Madame Bovary" is no doubt pretty, director Sophie Barthes’ take on the classic Flaubert novel doesn’t quite feel like anything more than a bookish period piece. The dialogue is too flowery, the performances are mixed at best, and the film appears to be addicted to swooning over its delicate piano soundtrack.
Movie Blog: Bill Pohlad's 'Love & Mercy' To Close Out MSPIFF 2015Bill Pohlad, known for producing such powerful films as 12 Years a Slave, Tree of Life and Brokeback Mountain, will have a director credit on a film slated to cap off this year's Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.
Movie Blog: ‘John Dies At The End’ Review, Director Q & A“John Dies at the End” is hard to follow, and to enjoy.
Movie Blog: Boys And Their ToysIf games can be considered toys, then the Machiavellian machinations at the heart of the new political thriller <em>The Ides of March</em> are like holding a primary election at Children's Palace. And the results are not particularly less juvenile than the father-son quality time at the heart of the mostly moronic <em>Real Steel</em>.
Movie Blog: 'Win Win' So-SoDirector Thomas McCarthy, whose new film Win-Win is currently playing at Uptown Theater, isn't from Minnesota, but spent some of his formative collegiate time here in the Twin Cities.
Movie Blog: Giamatti Redeems 'Barney's Version'It isn’t uncommon for a novel to hold the seed of a great movie – no doubt you’ve already thought of an example. Unfortunately, it also isn’t uncommon for a novel to morph into an awkward, bloated or lackluster movie.