(L-R) Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis star in UNCLE FRANK Photo: Brownie Harris Courtesy of Amazon Studios

'Uncle Frank' is a Southern-set comedy and drama about coming out in the '70s

Alan Ball's comedy/drama owes a debt to Tennessee Williams.

Minnesota native Pete Docter turned his life into Pixar movies 'Toy Story,' 'Up' and 'Soul'

November 23, 2020
The latest from Pixar is another chapter in the life of Bloomington's own Pete Docter
December 8, 2020
Meryl Streep was nominated for an Oscar for her role in “The Devil Wears Prada.”

7 of Meryl Streep's most memorable performances in roles big and small

She may demur, but Meryl Streep is the greatest actor of her generation.
December 2, 2020
Orson Welles’ 1958 classic, “Touch of Evil,” with Charlton Heston

7 legendary Orson Welles movies to pair with Netflix's new 'Mank'

New on Netflix, "Mank" is just the beginning of the story for a screen legend.
November 26, 2020
Sylvester Stallone and Burgess Meredith in the original “Rocky.” United Artists

7 of the all-time best movie scores, from the inspiring to the kinky

Great movie music? It's an embarrassment of riches.
November 24, 2020
The Croods, left, meet the Bettermans, right, in DreamWorks Animation’s “The Croods: A New Age.”

'Croods' sequel is a sweet, funny slice of cavepeople life

Family-friendly "Croods" sequel finds caveman-level laughs in prehistory.
November 23, 2020
Kevin Smith and Jason Mews of "Jay and Silent Bob" fame at a previous pop-up installment of Mooby's.

Kevin Smith's pop-up restaurant Mooby's to open in First Ave's Depot Tavern

The fictional fast-food joint from Smith's "Clerks" movies will sell takeout only Dec. 12-18.
November 20, 2020
Gary Oldman as screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz in “Mank.” Netflix

The latest from director David Fincher, 'Mank' requires some cinematic homework 

David Fincher salutes "Citizen Kane" by exploring its origins.
300 dpi 2 col. x 3.25 inches/108x83 mm/368x281 pixels Kurt Strazdins color illustration of a box of movie popcorn set in a mound of popcorn. KRT 2001
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November 20, 2020
When Ruben (Riz Ahmed) loses his hearing, he also loses touch with his beloved music in “Sound of Metal.” Amazon Studios

Riz Ahmed drums up awards attention as musician battling hearing loss in 'Sound of Metal' 

In "Sound of Metal," a drummer grapples with hearing loss.
November 18, 2020
Barbra Streisand debuted in the 1968 movie classic “Funny Girl.”

7 movies with the best debut performances ever, from Alan Rickman to Lupita Nyong'o

These actors dazzled us right out of the gate in some of the best first-time performances of all time.
November 12, 2020
Gayle Rankin, Kyle Marvin and Michael Angelo Covino in “The Climb.”

'The Climb' is a comedy of discomfort about two friends who maybe shouldn't be 

Two dudes put the "enemies" in "frenemies."
November 11, 2020
Paul Bettany and Nicole Kidman in “Dogville”

From showgirl to killer, 7 of Nicole Kidman's best roles streaming now

Nicole Kidman never looks away from the weird and the surprising.
November 11, 2020
Josh Duhamel, left, with Nick Swardson (over his shoulder) co-wrote and directed “Buddy Games.” (Saban Films)

Wild, raunchy 'Buddy Games' movie to premiere in Plymouth with stars Josh Duhamel and Nick Swardson

Two stars will premiere their raucous comedy at the Plymouth multiplex.
November 6, 2020
Diane Lane stars (and helped convince Kevin Costner to appear with her) in “Let Him Go.”

Diane Lane hopes 'Let Him Go' movie captures book the way readers envisioned it

Actor Diane Lane is a mother in "Let Him Go," the film version of a Minneapolis-published novel.
November 6, 2020
Diane Lane and Kevin Costner in “Let Him Go."

Diane Lane and Kevin Costner reteam for gripping family drama 'Let Him Go' 

A tense battle for custody plays out in this character-driven drama.
November 4, 2020
Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt in “Seven.”

7 best movies starring the great, versatile Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman advanced from pimp to Supreme Being, with judges in between.
October 29, 2020
Pedro Pascal, as Din Djarin, right, and Baby Yoda in "The Mandalorian." Disney+

Baby Yoda returns for Halloween: Best things to watch this week

Our weekly picks to lift your spirits and expand your playlist.
October 29, 2020
Gillian Jacobs and Azhy Robertson in “Come Play.” Jasper Savage / Amblin Partners / Focus Features

In new Halloween movie 'Come Play,' you can never escape your own online profile

Halloween film works better as family drama than horror.
October 28, 2020
Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames and the last remaining survivors drive out of their mall fortress in makeshift armored vehicles in the zombie action thrille

7 movie remakes that are better than the originals

A solid story is key to a good remake, as is a storyteller with a point of view.
October 26, 2020
Madison Iseman and Fin Argus in "Clouds." Argus used Zach Sobiech's actual crutches in the film.

How Hollywood turned a young Minnesotan's life into a Disney movie with 'Clouds'

The movie version of Zach Sobiech's life borrows true details as well as items from his bedroom.
October 22, 2020
Johnny Flynn portrays the pre-Ziggy David Bowie in "Stardust," which also stars Marc Maron.

Sound Unseen festival unveils virtual 2020 lineup with Bee Gees, Bowie films

The 21st annual film fest for musicheads takes place Nov. 11-15.
October 22, 2020
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

Borat 2: Sacha Baron Cohen is back to mess with your head — and heart

Cohen's ribald sequel surveys the state of the nation.