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Retrospective: Even in death, Alfred Hitchcock a master of suspense

Spencer Doar

April 25, 2013

From the Seussian theme music to the silhouette of the man himself, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” is the most telling look at Hitchcock the person while still being an exhibition of Hitchcock the auteur. The 30-minute program, which ran from 1955-62, gave Alfred Hitchcock the opportunity to showca...

Movie Review: “Disconnect”

Spencer Doar

April 18, 2013

  Where: Area theaters Rated: R Directed by: Henry Alex Rubin Starring: Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd Runtime: 115 min. Opens: Friday   If there’s one thing you leave the theater with after watching “Disconnect,” it’s the desire to rush home, u...

Documentary highlights the legacy of ACT UP

Joseph Kleinschmidt

April 18, 2013

What: “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP” When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday Where: Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis Cost: $9   When the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power first took to the streets of New York in 1987, Jim Hubbard stood behind his lens ready to document histor...

Movie Review: ‘Starbuck’

Joseph Kleinschmidt

March 28, 2013

“Starbuck” Where: Landmark Edina Rated: R Directed by: Ken Scott Starring: Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton, Antoine Bertrand Opens: Friday   The opening scene of “Starbuck” finds its hero furiously masturbating, trying to produce enough sperm to fill a plastic vial. He flips t...

State of the Ark

The crew finished their seven-year project 1989, editing the movie at the local ABC affiliate, WLOX-13.

Joseph Kleinschmidt

February 7, 2013

What: “Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation,” with co-star Chris Strompolos When: 7 p.m., Thursday Where: Riverview Theater, 3800 S. 42nd Ave., Minneapolis Cost: $8   Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala hatched an idea most kids might abandon soon after. The two friends set out to film a metic...

Q & A: Chris Sullivan

Shannon Ryan

February 7, 2013

What: Filmmakers in Conversation: Chris Sullivan’s Consuming Spirits When: 7:30 p.m., Friday; 3 p.m., Saturday Where: Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis Cost: $9 ($7 Walker members, students with ID and seniors)   Chris Sullivan’s experimental animation “Consumi...

Reel Apocalypse

December 12, 2012

Every generation thinks they’re going to be the last ones slow-dancing in the bar when closing time comes around. The interest in how it’s all going to end is something that’s been around since the beginning, conjectures and speculation shared over a pint at the pub or while warming ha...

Reel Animals

Martina Marosi

December 6, 2012

If Hollywood has taught us anything about Mother Nature, it’s that her vast and bountiful animal kingdom is a wellspring of box-office gold. With a weakness to anthropomorphize creatures from towering dinosaurs to the tiniest titmouse, moviegoers have only been indulged further by the leaps an...

Reel Fakes

Martina Marosi

November 29, 2012

In the dark of a movie theater, everyone is a stranger. For a few suspended moments, only the mouth breathers, popcorn eaters and furtive texters disappear into the background for a brief escape into the foreign world of a feature film. Diehard fans at a long-awaited midnight premiere might show up in...

Movie Review: “Life of Pi”

Joseph Kleinschmidt

November 21, 2012

Wide release Rated: PG Directed by: Ang Lee Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain Opens Nov. 21   Lost in the Pacific Ocean after a shipwreck, Pi Patel only has a Bengal tiger as company for 227 days. The tiger, alternating between carnal and cooperative, becomes the force that mai...