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French Flicks, Iranian Films, and Idris Elba Fighting a Lion

Pretty much every movie you can see in the Twin Cities this week.

August 18, 2022

‘Emily the Criminal,’ ‘Medusa,’ ‘A Love Song’—Which Should You See First?

Three new movies about girl gangs, credit card fraud, and talking quietly.

August 11, 2022

Looking Back at ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ 50 Years Later

From the program notes to “So That Happened: The Final Decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” a film series presented in Lagos, Nigeria, July, 2072.

Elvis Has Left the Toilet

Baz Luhrmann’s manic jukebox biopic 'Elvis' restores the King’s dignity—and undeservedly tries to bask in his reflected glory

Capital and Creativity Clash in 3 New Movies

'The Phantom of the Open,' 'Lost Illusions,' and 'Neptune Frost' all imagine rebellion much differently.

June 17, 2022

Everyone Wants to Poke Viggo Mortensen’s Holes in ‘Crimes of the Future’

David Cronenberg's latest sexes up surgery, evolution, and eating plastic.

Do You Like Scary Movies? How About Iranian Movies?

In Alex Garland's 'Men' and Panah Panahi's 'Hit the Road,' England and Iran slowly reveal their darker sides.

June 3, 2022