Movie Blog: Top 10 Movie Archers EverMuch as I would love to review the newest installment of the Hunger Games trilogy (make that quadrilogy), Mockingjay: Part 1 suffers from the same phenomenon that Jason Matheson and I were discussing torpedoed much of the penultimate Harry Potter movie installment.
Movie Blog: Capsules Of 'Sound Unseen' HighlightsFugazi, fugayzee. Bob Wier, Bob Wire. Trylon, McNally Smith. Point being, there's a little something for everyone at this year's Sound Unseen festival, so long as you have a song in your heart and don't care whether you're pronouncing they lyrics correctly.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsAccording to the URL for this blog post, this is the 100th edition of "This Week's Best Bets." How time flies when you're sitting in the dark for an untold number of two-hour chunks. And what better way is there to spend the aftermath of a long election campaign drawing to a close and some of the first snowflakes promising a long, cold, harsh winter ahead?
Movie Blog: 10 Best Horror Films Of The Last Half-Dozen YearsWhether it's because a new generation of directors weaned on the classics are coming of age or whether it's because the terrors of real life are informing a newer, nastier breed of them, horror movies have been on a tear in recent years.
Movie Blog: Q&A With Twin Cities Film Fest Exec. DirectorWhen the Twin Cities Film Fest, now in its fifth year, organizers pinpointed October as their chosen berth for the buffet of new films, it wasn't arbitrary. TCFF executive director Jatin Setia said it was a very conscious decision to have the fest appear exactly six months after the more well-established MSPIFF. And, of course, there was one other major reason.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsI feel a little like Dom DeLuise's Nero in Mel Brooks' History of the World Part I. Only when he yelled, "More wine! More women!" I'm instead yelling, "More horror!" Yes, another October week with a number of scary screening options around town.
Movie Blog: The 5 Best Basketball Movies EverBasketball. The sport has been around for longer than football, but for whatever reason, there just aren't anywhere near as many films centered around the sport as there are for football or, especially, baseball. So bear in mind of course that by "ever," I basically just mean from the last three or four decades.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsCheck out this week's best bets from repertory and limited-run screenings!
Movie Blog: 'Gone Girl,' The Date Movie From HellA colleague of mine noted that David Fincher's new film <i>Gone Girl</i> completes a trilogy of sorts detailing male-female relationships gone awry (or, perhaps in the case of <i>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</i>, relationships that start at "awry").
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsWith this week comes the arrival of October, and you know what that means -- it's my favorite time of year. It's prime horror movie-watching season! I restrained myself somewhat, and limited this week's best bets selections to include only two horror-related entries.
Movie Blog: Twin Cities Film Fest Lineup AnnouncedWith autumn comes the start of the season for serious-minded movies, and the Twin Cities Film Fest just announced a slate that includes more than just a few movies that have awards bloggers all hot and bothered.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsToday marks the turn of the seasons, and what better way to cap off what almost everyone agrees was one of the lamest summer movie slates since the concept of "summer movie" was first coined than to head to a smaller-scale movie with bigger ideas?
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Movie Blog: Q&A With 'Love Is Strange' Director Ira Sachs
Movie Blog: The Scariest Movie EverTobe Hooper's ruthless 1974 shocker isn't just one of the greatest horror movies ever made, it's also one of the most powerfully terrifying. Not in the way that jumps out at you and gives you those mechanized, cattle-prod starts once every 10 or 15 minutes, but rather in the way that crawls under your skin and turns it jaundiced and greasy with fear.