The eccentric actor returns to the screen with his most "normal" role yet
Any time that Oscar-winning St. Louis Park filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen announce that they are releasing a new film, there is going to be plenty of local interest. When they decided to set their new film, Inside Llewyn Davis, in the early '60s folk music scene of New York City that would eventuall ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Locally bred Oscar-winning auteurs Joel and Ethan Coen have never shied away from drawing inspiration from their Minnesota upbringing to use in their films. Both Fargo and A Serious Man candidly reflect all-too-familiar aspects of life around these parts as well as lasting impressions that the creat ... More >>
Today the James Beard Award semi-finalists were announced. The food world's annual answer to the Oscars recognizes the best in the business. Winners carry the proud title throughout their career. Past local honorees include the likes of Isaac Becker, Alex Roberts, and Tim McKee. This year's list inc ... More >>
The iconic director emerges with one of his most ambitious films yet, Django Unchained
Without really trying
The game is won on the field. Some bits of advice are impossible to follow to fruition. "The game is won on the field, Mallman." This is the kind of hodge-podge rhetoric that makes so much sense, you end up feeling like shit about yourself because you can never live up to it. Life is not won. If ... More >>
Dennis CriderThough the Academy Awards are often dominated by big-name films with huge budgets, director Debra Granik's family drama/rural crime thriller Winter's Bone (2010) caused quite a stir on the awards circuit last year. The film grabbed four Academy Award nominations, two Independent ... More >>
The third in a series of four free outdoor events will take place tonight with R&B/pop powerhouse Mayda, a fierce and talented young artist who commands audiences with her punchy, funky hooks and larger-than-life stage presence. Mayda was awarded the title of "Best R&B Artist" in this yea ... More >>
Band's tale is a rags-to-riches story
Corner Table's idea of diner and a movie means a three-course meal followed by a documentary films about conscientious eating: The restaurant is pairing up with the Cooking MN Meetup Group (local group that meets twice a month for dinner/drinks/education and chats about food and drink) for t ... More >>
If you haven't seen Hung, the series about to start its second season on HBO, it's about a guy who's struggling to keep his life together until he learns he learns that his unusually generous endowment means he can make bank as a male prostitute.It was probably only a matter of time before sa ... More >>
Pandora's panache vs. a table for two
We would all like to see the University of Minnesota shock the world and make us NCAA champions. Unfortunately the experts don't give us much of a chance.
A bounty of Bootsy tops this week's pop culture picks
2007 Academy Award-Nominated Short Films
It's the world's largest music and movies superstore, and everything in it is free—and illegal. Every month, some five billion illegal downloads are passed around the internet, and the entertainment industry sues several hundred people. CP writer St
Size matters in holiday movies, but shorts make an impression
An Italian deli in Eagan makes subs fit for a Jersey cop
For best performance as an embedded war correspondent, the nominees are...
The Walker's 'Women with Vision' breaks the law of inertia
Poet (and novelist) Michael Ondaatje mines the culture of old Ceylon for the lapidary essence of language
Mainstream advertisers start to eye queer dollars
Feeling Minnesota...Not!: Jeff Bridges and John Goodman in Joel and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski.
Hollywood 1996: Things are changing, and it's all the same.