This Week’s Best Bets
As summer starts to enter its final stretch, it’s probably time to consider kissing endless weeks of disposable entertainment adieu in favor of more substantial cinematic offerings.
It’s going to be a good weekend at Landmark Theaters for movie-goers who specifically seek out movies that tie into current events. Here is a list of some of the other limited release screenings you’ll want to check out this week.
Some of you saw “Pacific Rim” last weekend. More of you saw “Grown Ups 2.” Only one of those two groups chose wisely, but odds are pretty good that neither group caught the best limited screenings around town.
Let’s be honest. Summer just ain’t bringing it this summer. If you really want to get the most out of your cinema experience, the odds seem to greatly favor skipping out on the mainstream stuff altogether.
It’s Pride Week in the Twin Cities, and LGBT themes pop up in at least a few of the next seven days’ worth of recommended screenings. Here are your best bets for the week.
We’re rapidly approaching the summer solstice. I’d like to hope that means there will be a lot of outdoor patio cocktails with people fanning themselves to beat the heat, but let’s be honest. This year is no normal year.
The gloom is over, apparently. Now that the sun has emerged from its bed of clouds, you can actually start enjoying spring-time again. But if you find yourself seeking relief from the sun (or getting drinks at patios or biking around the lakes), here’s what’s playing — and totally worth seeing — at local theaters.
Misfits, geeks and freaks are taking over Twin Cities screens this week, first and foremost the patron saint of all three demographics: Crispin Glover. Check out my list of the five best bets for local movie screenings during the next seven days.
June is just around the corner, and with it comes the arrival of LGBT Pride Month. At least two or three of the choices I highlight below could arguably be said to assist in getting in the spirit of the festivities, though admittedly only one is explicit about it.
Here are my choices for the best Twin Cities screenings for cinephiles this week.
The hits just keep coming. Upstream Color is being brought back for an encore run at the St. Anthony Main Theater on Friday, along with another pair of specialty draws. The Heights continues its dazzling Hollywood extravaganza. The Walker’s got a couple of can’t-miss arty attractions.
There’s something wicked in the air. Nearly all of my suggested best bets for Twin Cities film fans are either horror movies or arty interpolations of horror tropes or dissertations on the variety to be found within the genre.
Alright, now you can afford to take a small breath. May is just about here, and the behemoth MSPIFF has finally drawn to a close.
We’re in the final stretch of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, but in case your plate wasn’t full enough, there are a few other options around town.
The Twin Cities has no shortage of movie options this week. Seriously, dozens and dozens of films are screening at the international film festival in Minneapolis, and even if you’re not in the mood for foreign fare, there’s some really wonderful movies playing in local theaters.