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‘Green Book’ producer for commencement speaker sparks criticism

Farrah Mina
March 25, 2019

Some University of Minnesota students are critical of the decision to have "Green Book" producer and University alumnus Jim Burke as the College of Liberal Arts’ undergraduate commencement speaker this...

Culture compass: Cat meditation, local music and “You”

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
January 24, 2019

Friday: Fool’s Errand Comedy Variety Show Back with another variety show, Fool’s Errand will provide the Purple Onion crowd with some jokes and tunes for the first Friday night of the semester. The...

Culture compass: Christmas trees, new museums and Tiny Desk Concerts

Ksenia Gorinshteyn
November 29, 2018

Friday: "Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting"  With Thanksgiving behind us, Christmas is now in full swing — and the Union Depot has you covered in the early-holiday-spirit department. Their annual...

Movie posters for Suspiria (1977), Hausu (1977) and The Omen (1976)

A&E’s guide to local Halloween-inspired theater and film screenings

Liv Martin
October 29, 2018

Why go through the hassle of finding a costume when you can sit and enjoy an entertaining Halloween evening? The Twin Cities has vintage horror movie screenings and spooky theater events that you won’t...

Photo courtesy of Freya Fennwood.

No Man’s Land Film Festival shreds the adventure film stereotype

Samir Ferdowsi
October 25, 2018

Who was the first person to climb up and ski down all seven summits? A woman. The first person to make countless first ascents of walls here in Minnesota? A woman. The star of every adventure film showcased...

Thriller, romance and suspense: a look at this year’s student film festival

Maraya King
April 26, 2018

Emoji-faced serial killers, Shakespearean love sagas and a remake of a 1980s music video — this is just a sampling of the movies debuted at the MinneCinema film festival.  On Friday, MinneCinema...

University alumnus Brady Knudson sells movie tickets at the St. Anthony Main Theatre on April 5, 2016. The theatre is one of the venues hosting the 37th annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival from April 12-28.

A guide to this year’s Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Maddy Folstein
April 12, 2018

The 37th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival opens tonight. The festival will screen over 250 works of film through April 28, including 150 features and 100 shorts.  “The film...

Review: ‘The Death of Stalin’ seizes the memes of destruction

Review: ‘The Death of Stalin’ seizes the memes of destruction

Haley Bennett
March 26, 2018

Based on the graphic novel by Fabien Nury (writer) and Thierry Robin (artist), the film comedically chronicles the desperate bids for power made by the members of Stalin’s central committee in the wake...

Review: “Hostiles” tries to revise history and Western film traditions

Maddy Folstein
January 29, 2018

“Hostiles” opens with a symbol of Western movies — a prairie home nestled between rocky ridges, horses milling about in a corral and a picturesque American family. Within minutes, the house burns...

Culture compass: Cult films, trippy electro-pop and the best food for finals in Dinkytown

Haley Bennett
December 6, 2017

Friday: Screening of "The Room" – Midnight Madness This December, the Uptown Theatre's monthly showing of “The Room” complements this week’s release of James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist.”...