Hidetoshi Nishijima, left, and Toko Miura in “Drive My Car,” an award-worthy drama from Japan.

Oscar contender 'Drive My Car' is subtle and gorgeous

The Japanese drama is about love, loss and shifting mysteries of human behavior.

Minneapolis native and 'Sundance virgin' hopes for a hit at film festival

January 20
Minneapolis native Andrew Semans’ “Resurrection” debuts virtually Saturday week at the Sundance Film Festival.
Andrew Semans' "Resurrection," starring Rebecca Hall, has its world premiere Saturday.

Review: 'Scream' and scream again — horror franchise returns, bloody as ever

January 13
Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox get mixed up in murder, again, in “Scream.”
A fresh set of teenagers are slaughtered in the "requel."
Movies
January 21
Who’s ready to make your pandemic winter feel brighter? This little guy, in “Paddington 2.”

7 films to bring you joy in the middle of a pandemic winter

We need these movies that make us feel great more than ever.
TV & Media
January 19
From left, Albert Rutecki, Rick Glassman and Sue Ann Pien in “As We See It.” The dramedy debuts Friday on Amazon Prime.

'As We See It' is TV's next great tear-jerker

What our critics are watching this weekend.
TV & Media
January 12
“Too Hot to Handle” returns for a third season Jan. 19 on Netflix.

Which TV dating show is right for you? Depends whether you're naughty or nice

What our critics are watching this weekend.
Movies
January 7
“Belfast,” starring nominated actors Caitriona Balfe and Jamie Dornan, is one of the key contenders at a muted Golden Globes presentation Sunday.

The Golden Globes are back, for some reason

But the award show Sunday will have no host or red carpet, and won't be televised or livestreamed.
Movies
January 6
Penelope Cruz, Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger and Lupita Nyong’o try to save the world from terrorists in “The 355.”

'The 355' finds an all-star cast in search of an all-star script

The ring of spies should have spent more time unearthing a decent dialogue.
TV & Media
January 5
In “Spencer,” Kristen Stewart plays Princess Diana seamlessly.

Kristen Stewart embodies Diana and then some in 'Spencer'

What our critics are watching this weekend.
Variety
December 30, 2021
Singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, 18, became an instant pop phenom when she dropped “Driver’s License” in January 2021.

Looking for something fun to do in Minnesota in 2022? Check out these 13 picks

Our critics offer their picks for Minnesota's 13 hottest arts and entertainment events in the new year.
TV & Media
December 29, 2021
William Zapka, left, and Ralph Macchio square off in “Cobra Kai.”

'Cobra Kai,' the 'Karate Kid' TV series, still delivers a kick

What our critic is watching this weekend.
Movies
December 27, 2021
Olivia Colman plays a writer whose trip to the beach is no day at the beach in “The Lost Daughter.”

Rigors of motherhood are tested in the absorbing 'Lost Daughter'

Olivia Colman grapples with her past in this adaptation of the Elena Ferrante novel.
Movies
December 24, 2021
Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.’s first feature film, “Wild Indian,” has received nominations for best actor, best supporting actor and best feature f

'Wild Indian,' from Minnesota filmmaker, earns 3 Spirit nominations

"Wild Indian," which started the year with a berth at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, is ending it with three nominations for the Independent Spirit…
Movies
December 23, 2021
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand plan a murder in “The Tragedy of Macbeth.”

Joel Coen's 'Tragedy of Macbeth' blends modern villainy with silent-era craftsmanship

This spin on Shakespeare's play, with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, is visually stunning
Movies
December 23, 2021
Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim make smashing debuts in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza.”

'Licorice Pizza' is sweet and one of the year's best movies

Newcomers Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim are likable, distinctive and intelligent.
Movies
December 23, 2021
Mavis Staples, left, and Mahalia Jackson tear it up in “Summer of Soul.” CREDIT: Searchlight Pictures

Monster hits, monster royals and just plain monsters highlight the year in movies

1. "Summer of Soul." On first blush, it's a jubilant record of a concert series in 1969, as told by the people who performed (the…
TV & Media
December 22, 2021
Brian Wilson

New Brian Wilson documentary will make you smile

What to watch (and skip) on TV this weekend
Movies
December 22, 2021
Susan Smoluchowski, executive director of MSP Film Society, at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis.

MSP Film Society will turn St. Anthony Main multiplex into a center for world cinema

It's taking over the 5-screen theater on the downtown Minneapolis riverfront.
Movies
December 21, 2021
Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu Reeves in “The Matrix Resurrections.”

'Matrix Resurrections' is loud, joyful, stylish fun

There's a lot going on in this fourth installment, and almost all of it is good.
Movies
December 21, 2021
Nick Kroll, Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson voice characters in “Sing 2.”

'Sing 2' really begins to sing at about the halfway point

Scarlett Johansson's moody take on a U2 song gives the animated comedy a soul.
Movies
December 21, 2021
Ralph Fiennes in “The King’s Man.”

'The King's Man' has a charming lead, but the tone wavers from grim to zany

Ralph Fiennes is stylish and charming in this prequel that is brutal and graphic.
Movies
December 20, 2021
Early audiences may not have been ready for the dark themes in holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which turns 75 this week.

Celebrating a 'Wonderful' 75th anniversary for a classic holiday movie

But the Jimmy Stewart drama wasn't always so beloved or a Christmas tradition.
Movies
December 16, 2021
Rooney Mara and Bradley Cooper in “Nightmare Alley.”

Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett are up to no good in 'Nightmare Alley'

Guillermo del Toro's remake is glamorous but rolled out a little too neatly.