These Are The Films We’re Excited To See At MSPIFF 2017Even if you watched films nearly all day long for the entire month of April, it’d be a struggle to see every movie playing in this year’s Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.
More Than 300 Films, Virtual Reality: What’s In Store For MSPIFF 2017A harbinger of springtime in the Twin Cities is the annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, a massive Midwest cinematic event that spans nearly all of April and brings hundreds of new films and some their acclimated creators to Minnesota.
Love Cats? Then 'Kedi' Will Make You Fall In Love With IstanbulAlthough we live in an age where the internet is probably 15 percent cat videos -- and there’s even an International Cat Video Festival -- there hasn’t been a film about cats quite like Kedi, a unique documentary about the city of Istanbul, its inhabitants and the relation between them and the ancient metropolis’ thousands of street cats.
'Neruda' Isn't A Biopic, It's An Ode To GreatnessPraise be to Pablo Larrain for not making a pretentious, lovesick biopic on Pablo Neruda. The Chilean poet/diplomat deserves more from cinema, and Larrain delivers, crafting an intricate, stylish and, above all, poetic work that highlights the writer’s idealism and contradictions, as well as the resounding value of a great poet to a culture.
Movie Blog: Top 10 Movies Of 2016Globalism may be the pressing issue of the moment, and action spectacle is increasingly the universal language.
Isabelle Huppert Braves The Existential Unknown In 'Things To Come'"Things to Come" is just half the reason 2016 is the year of Isabelle Huppert. The 63-year-old French actress, who can capture, in a look, both the archetype of intelligence and the specter of despair, is the driving force in two excellent but worlds-apart films coming out this winter.
'Monumental' Shows How Epic The National Parks Are In WinterProfessional big-mountain skier Griffin Post hails from the Midwest. He spent his early boyhood years in Chicago and learned to ski at Wilmot Mountain, just across the state border in Wisconsin.
Netflix, Film Society Hosting Free Screenings, Discussions Of '13th'The latest film from director Ava DuVernay, whose Selma was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar in last year’s Academy Awards, is being shown in Minneapolis this weekend for free.
'Do Not Resist' Shines A Cold Light On Police MilitarizationIt was in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 that documentary filmmaker Craig Atkinson knew something in American policing had changed.
'The Handmaiden' Is Beautiful, Bloody & Tricky In The Best WayThe Handmaiden, the latest work from Oldboy visionary Chan-wook Park, is a devious and unquestionably fun puzzlebox, stuffed with lies and lacy erotica, all wrapped in an absurd literary sheen.
Arrows Awards Returning To The Walker For The 30th YearFor the 30th year, The British Arrows Awards will play at the Walker Art Center this holiday season, showing the year’s funniest, cleverest and most innovative ads from across the pond.
Locally-Filmed 'A Stray' Goes Deep Into The Minneapolis Somali ExperienceWhen growing up in Indiana, filmmaker Musa Syeed couldn’t help but notice that when Muslims like himself appeared in movies or on TV, they were almost always the bad guys.
'Command And Control' Could Be The Scariest Film You See All YearA documentary opening this weekend at the Edina Cinema might well be the scariest movie you see this year.
How Swedish Bestseller 'A Man Called Ove' Became A Heartwarming HitWhen Swedish filmmaker Hannes Holm was first given the chance to make a movie of one of the most popular novels in his country’s modern history, he turned it down.
'Demon' Is A Dark, Beautiful Party DisasterOne of the worst times to be possessed by a malicious spirit is at one’s wedding, and that’s exactly what seems to happen to the groom in Marcin Wrona’s smart and gorgeous “Demon,” a Polish film that examines how people respond to on-going disasters and the atrocities of the past.