When musicians become directors, they should be required to start by making short films. Such legislation might have saved us from the feature-length cinematic sadism inflicted upon us by David Byrne, Fred Durst and John Doofus Mellencamp. Chris Mars, former drummer of the irreplaceable Replacements ... More >>
The iconic director emerges with one of his most ambitious films yet, Django Unchained
The director discusses Joaquin Phoenix and researching Scientology
Writer-director-actress takes on everything that's wrong with movies—and she's bringing Chris Rock
The director documents sexual degradation, with humanity
A look ahead at the season's hottest films
Red Tails, This Is Forty, and more
A Dangerous Method, Aurora, and more
Eleven music films showing at Ritz Theater
Sundance darling is "it girl" actress of the moment
Harry Potter, Cars 2, and more
MSPIFF takes place April 14 to May 5
David Carr gives a stand-out performance.Congratulations are in order for David Carr, once the editor of the Twin Cities Reader, who keeps clawing his way up the media food chain. Carr beat drug addiction to pen a harrowing memoir. He carved out a media beat at The New York Times. Two years ... More >>
Critics' picks for the year
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
Film wins documentary prize at Sundance
Get Him to the GreekGet Him to the Greek is a mess as a movie--but that doesn't mean it isn't funny. Besides Russell Brand's new film, your best bet might be a movie made in 1927--the newly restored classic Metropolis, in a weeklong run at the Lagoon. OPENING SEE: Get Him to the Greek Jonah ... More >>
Ever wonder what would have happened if Ed Wood been the one to film Hitchcock's The Birds? The resulting movie may have looked a little like the low-budget, stock-footage laden, pending cult classic Birdemic: Shock and Terror.
Sundance hit is classily directed nostalgia trip
Sometimes fame takes a little time. Sometimes it takes over 20 years.
Crowds were thinner and its films riding moderate praise
Full of itself and not half as funny as it thinks it is, Hamlet 2 is simply tragic
Morgan Spurlock gives Americans a bad name, but (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine
Factotum, the Bent Hamer film with Matt Dillon playing Charles Bukowski's alter-ego, Henry Chinaski, has been given a second lease on theatrical life in the United States-- IFC Films picked it up at the Sundance FIlm Festival after the picture's first distributor dropped it right before it was expec ... More >>
The bad news first: a new film based on Charles Bukowski's Factotum, which was shot around town and even guest-stars a City Pages writer, has been dropped by its theatrical distributor right before its American premiere.
T&A and the ol' Ultra-V make for the ideal American film festival
Searching the slopes for signs of independence at the Sundance Film Festival
Fear is the driving force at this year's Sundance Film Festival
Seeking Signs of Civilization--and Artistic Sustenance--at the Sundance Film Festival
The money swapping was typically dubious. The movies were surprisingly bold. A story treatment from Hollywood's mountain outpost, Sundance 2001.
With Movie Wars, film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum positions himself as the last line of defense against Hollywood tyranny
This year's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Film Festival finds new queer cinema yearning to forget its affair with Hollywood
First-time director Sofia Coppola turns The Virgin Suicides into a reverie of Seventies adolescence
Director Mary Harron delivers American Psycho with its cutting humor intact
With Not One Less, director Zhang Yimou calculates the human costs of the new China
Hollywood shifts to the slopes for another week of reeling opportunities
The annual case of contagious hype and acquisitions mania at the Sundance Film Festival
It Only Takes a Spark:Former- Minneapolitan-turned-director Garret Williams.
The Amerindie film fest continues to inspire madness and money--and occasionally, art.