'The New Girlfriend' A Complex, Unforgettable Romantic ComedyWriter/director François Ozon’s curiosity about sex, gender and relationships is again on display in "The New Girlfriend," an unpredictable and surprisingly touching film about love and identity.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsMore Oscar stuff this week, as you might have expected. And among the offerings are some fresh nominee screenings. One of the most exciting is that of <em>Timbuktu</em>, which is nominated for a best foreign film Oscar.
Movie Blog: 'Last Days In Vietnam' Review Toward the end of The Last Days in Vietnam, a marine who was part of the evacuation of Saigon describes the terrible episode as the Vietnam War "in microcosm." That is to say: It had the tragic mix of good intentions and poor leadership that led to broken promises and a country's demise. Yet, filmmaker Rory Kennedy's vital and moving documentary on the Fall of Saigon isn't so much about her pointing a finger, as it is about highlighting the pain, panic, heartbreak, and heroism wound up in those dark days in the spring of 1975.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsToo often I tie your decision on whether or not you should catch a limited-release or repertory screening in the Twin Cities based solely on the weather. For much of the last year or two, that's been a winning bet on my part, with two endless winters and stifling summers.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsI'll give you five good reasons to check out a movie this week. I'm not talking about the titles I mention below. I'm talking about the cold and/or cloudy weather predicted for Monday through Friday this week.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsThis week sees the start of both the latest Sound Unseen, one of the most highly-anticipated annual events of the Twin Cities film and music scenes, as well as the astonishingly comprehensive Images of Africa festival at St. Anthony Main.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsI've been informed that many if not all of the screenings of "12 Years a Slave" at the Uptown Theatre were sold out this weekend, so I guess the first thing that should be on your movie checklist for the coming week would be that, if you weren't among the lucky ones to snag a ticket.
Movie Blog: Horrific Local Screenings For HalloweenIf you're looking to get your guts turned inside out with fear leading up to Halloween, there are a few options around town you can take advantage of. (Also, if you'd rather stay home and get scared, I have a few suggestions for films to rent both old and new.)
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsHorror classics and a beloved annual film festival are among this week's best bets for adventurous moviegoers. Here are five suggestions for the next seven days.
Movie Blog: A Look At The Uptown’s Renovations Nothing says Uptown quite like the Uptown Theatre, which has been part of the lifeblood of Hennepin Avenue since the early years of last century.
Uptown Theatre Ready For Close-Up After Months Of Renovation For decades, the Uptown Theatre had a charm of its own, but with age the historic movie house had become a dump.