Guillermo del Toro's latest film is summer entertainment with a pulse
Anthony Hopkins disappears behind the directing legend's distinctive look
One of the coolest free events in Minneapolis returns again this summer, as the Walker Art Center presents their annual Summer Music & Movies series at Loring Park and the Walker's Open Field. This summer's music and movies series is titled In Dreams, and will feature a selection of innovativ ... More >>
Play is really nothing to crow about
Bain Boehlke's first encounter with Dial M For Murder is more than a half century in the past. As a youth in Farmington, the young impresario had his own summer theater. One summer, he brought Frederick Knott's then-new thriller to the stage.This weekend, Boehlke once again helms the show, openin ... More >>
For Delayna Sundberg, co-owner of Cliché, dreary winter weather often means drab fashion choices. To help Minnesotans (and herself) get out of this seasonal funk, and to bring some color back to our wardrobes, the Minneapolis boutique hosts an annual fashion show highlighting what is coming up f ... More >>
This year's A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie isn't J.C. Cutler's first go around with the show, or even the first time he's played a version of Scrooge, but it will be the first time the veteran Twin Cities actor has donned the grey whiskers as the older misanthropic miser.
Photo by Louisa PodlichWith severe weather hitting the metro area, the Walker Art Center has decided to move its inaugural 2011 Music & Movies night in Loring Park indoors to the Walker Cinema, which unfortunately only fits about 330 people (the recurring night usually draws over 1,000). Acco ... More >>
Hitchockian thriller could learn from the master
Photo courtesy of the WalkerThis afternoon the Walker Art Center unveiled its schedule for this year's Music & Movies, which was on hiatus last year (and subsequently picked up and presented by City Pages as "Four Nights in Loring") and has since been reclaimed by the museum's curators. This ... More >>
A year in review
Kathy EasthagenDo your part: drink up. Monday 11/5 Gather at Brit's with members of the Guthrie to honor the theater's smash-hit production of The 39 Steps, based off of Alfred Hitchcock's acclaimed 1935 film. Trivia host John Cosgrove will kick off the evening at 7:15 p.m. with a Movies and Hi ... More >>
Hitchcock spoof makes all the right moves
Those stabbing violin notes that play during the famous shower scene of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Psycho were kind of an accident. Hitchcock didn't want any music to play during that gruesome moment, but the movie's composer, Bernard Herrmann, composed something anyway and Hitchcock immedia ... More >>
Digital SextantThe first of the month is never kind on the wallet. Here at Freeloader Friday, we share you pain. Fortunately, the Twin Cities hosts tons of free events throughout the city each weekend. Our list this week includes art shows celebrating Alfred Hitchcock, Duluth, and a world without ... More >>
Joe Dowling: this man would like to sell you a theater ticketThe Guthrie Theater's Joe Dowling on Tuesday announced the upcoming 2010-11 season, which is going to include talent both local and international, balancing Shaw and Shakespeare with a world premiere. While there are no fiery surprises, ... More >>
As you may or may not have gathered from previous posts, local art, fashion and events blog, l'etoile magazine has formed a cool collaboration with City Pages and The Dressing Room. We'll be sharing select arts and culture content with each other and each Friday, we'll be pointing out five cool even ... More >>
Summer Guide: Film
Talk about crackers, say hello. Just don't mention avian flu.
It was always tough to rent a movie at Discount Video. It's about to become impossible.
Woody Allen delivers a wicked serve in 'Match Point'
A satirist's belated acclaim mirrors our own screwy self-image
Buffy Sedlachek's Tamarack combs a crime scene for clues into human nature
Everyone is a potential murderer in the malleable moral universe of Patricia Highsmith
Or, Cannes 2001: How to love the movies without hating yourself
Ethiopian Jews return to the Promised Land at the Mixed Blood; Leopold and Loeb kill again at the Actors Theater of Minnesota
A husband thrusts his wife toward madness at the Lakeshore Players; Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas make nice at the Jungle
This year's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Film Festival finds new queer cinema yearning to forget its affair with Hollywood
Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick's mutual contempt somehow yielded a trio of classics--and one highly unusual case
Mixed Blood finds human warmth in Winter; Fully Reciprocal Theatre gets tangled in Rope
Experimental film pioneer Stan Brakhage explores the fertile territory of the mind's eye
Buggin' Out: Director Guillermo Del Toro on the set of Mimic.