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Working to end the cycle of violence in Chicago in "The Interrupters." (credit: Kartemquin Films)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlights: 2 Docs, ‘Applause’

No shortage of what the MSPIFF Facebook page just termed “post-Easter brunch options” today. And some of them are, I hate to tell those of you already nursing a chocolate egg hangover, just about essential viewing.

04/24/2011

"Only 130 more to go," during the bloody climax of "13 Assassins." (credit: Magnet Releasing)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlights: ‘Mailer,’ ‘Assassins’

Norman Mailer is revealed as a family man, and Japanese punk auteur Takashi Miike settles down and kills 200 men.

04/22/2011

Tibet rock in "Journey of a Dream." (credit: Facebook)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlights: ‘Journey,’ ‘Useful Life’

“Journey of a Dream” is a fantastic exploration of the Tibetan diaspora and the movement to free Tibet from Chinese occupation. “A Useful Life” is droning, relentless, somewhat boring.

04/21/2011

All parched out in "Mad Bastards." (credit: IFC Films)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Mad Bastards’

With buttery panoramic imagery and free range cinematography, the Australian drama “Mad Bastards” is a raw but frequently poetic look at the lives, in a matter of speaking, of the Aboriginal actors who portray them.

04/20/2011

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Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Aftershock’

“Aftershock,” China’s submission for Academy Award consideration in the best foreign film category, could be taken as the “Titanic” of the People’s Republic.

04/19/2011

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Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: Int’l Shorts

International Narrative Shorts serves up four films between ten and thirty minutes in length, with genres ranging from family drama to supernatural horror.

04/18/2011

Peter Stormare holds court in "Small Town Murder Songs." (credit: Visit Films)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Murder Songs’

Part of me wants to sum up “Small Town Murder Songs” as “Fargo” without the funny or the quirky, but that would be harsh.

04/17/2011

Don't cross Miss G. (credit: IFC Films)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Cracks’

The atmosphere of scandal permeates nearly every frame of the polished but lurid “Cracks.”

04/15/2011

Start the presses! (credit: Andrew Rossi)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Page One’

Imagine life at the New York Times media desk during the death throes of the newspaper publishing industry and you’ll only have an idea about Page One – a documentary by Andrew Rossi that kicks off the Minneapolis-St. Paul Film Festival.

04/14/2011

(credit: The Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul)

Movie Blog: MSP Int’l Film Fest Bursting At Seams

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and once again, thousands of film fans are preparing to spend more time indoors than out.

04/13/2011

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Tickets On Sale For Mpls-St. Paul Film Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the 2011 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.

04/09/2011

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