The first half of The Shape of Water is a marvel of quiet visual storytelling. Elisa (Sally Hawkins) works on the cleaning staff of a myst..
Is it possible to make a good movie about a bad one? How about if you’re James Franco? The answer to both questions, it seems, is yes. Wit..
After a preview screening of Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, the studio asked me to write a concise reaction on a card. I ..
Few large-format films are as lyrical as Rocky Mountain Express. Writer/director Stephen Low goes light on the didactics and lets his audi..
“My review,” said my girlfriend Dana as we walked out of Rough Night, “is that TV is officially better than movies.”
The new comedy was..
As we walked out of The Mummy, my friend Bob shrugged. “Everybody needs a universe now.”
It’s true: “cinematic universes” like the comp..
If Rogue One, with its prominent resistance motif, was the perfect SF franchise movie for 2016, the bleak Alien: Covenant might be the one..
Journey to the South Pacific hits all the bases you expect from an Omnitheater film. There are the sweeping helicopter vistas, the underwa..
Last night at St. Anthony Main Theatre, several people queued up to welcome us to opening night of the 36th annual Minneapolis St. Paul In..
If you’re a fan of ’80s Oscar bait who wonders why they don’t make ’em like that any more, then grab a tub of popcorn and settle in to enj..
“There were about nine movies in there,” said my friend Stephen as the credits rolled on Personal Shopper. I knew what he meant, though pe..
If you squint hard and peer back past the various boots and reboots of King Kong, you might catch a glimpse of the climactic scene of the ..