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What I Watched in the 2nd Week of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival

Was the best movie I saw also the longest? Yep, sometimes that's just how it goes.

April 28, 2023

‘Return to Seoul’ Is a Complex, Brilliant Journey Into the Past. ‘Spinning Gold’ Is Garbage.

You can watch a fantastic character study or a dreadful biopic—the choice is yours.

March 31, 2023

‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Cements Keanu Reeves’s Status as the Anti-Tom Cruise

The John Wick saga ends with imaginatively violent set pieces you'd expect. Too bad it's not really over.

March 29, 2023

‘One Fine Morning’ and ‘The Quiet Girl’ Tell Stories of Everyday Lives

And if you think that's boring, that's your problem, pal!

March 24, 2023

Don’t You Just Hate When a Movie Gets Worse Halfway Through?

'Of an Age' and 'Close' both start strong.

February 17, 2023

Dead Men Walking: ‘Living’ and ‘A Man Called Otto’ Both Have One Foot in the Grave

Two new remakes translate superior movies into English, for those of you who can't read.

January 18, 2023

‘Women Talking’ and ‘Plane’ Offer Exactly What Their Titles Promise

And that’s all Sarah Polley’s feminist drama and the new Gerard Butler action movie have in common.

January 13, 2023