Movies

Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson make this a 'Wonder' to behold

Jacob Tremblay plays a boy with facial deformities and Julia Roberts is his overprotective mother in “Wonder.”

Powerful portrayals of deep characters elevate this illness drama far beyond its genre's clichés.

'Justice League' is strictly minor league

From left, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

It plays like a long promo for the superheroes' other movies.


Mini-reviews of 'Novitiate' and 'The Divine Order'

Novitiate⋆⋆⋆½ out of four starsRated: R for language, some sexuality and nudity. In English and Latin.Theater: Edina.If you could imagine "Full Metal Jacket's"…


Despite clever premise, 'The Star' fails to consistently shine

Animated telling of the Christmas story from animals' perspective is sincere but silly.


This week's movie openings

WednesdayCoco (PG) An aspiring musician enters the Land of the Dead to work out a mystery in this Pixar film.The Man Who Invented…


Is 'Mudbound' bound for awards glory?

"Old-fashioned movie" snapped up by Netflix ends up as an Oscar contender.


Carell, Cranston and Fishburne rally to the cause in 'Last Flag Flying'

Down-to-earth performances carry drama about Vietnam veterans.


20 fun facts about DC Comics' superhero 'Justice League'

Movie about DC Comics team premieres Friday.


9 movies that offer surprises and thrills this holiday season

These nine films promise an escape from the same-old this season.


Video review: Charlize Theron is lethally blonde

Starring Charlize Theron, the insanely violent romp “Atomic Blonde” (rated R) topples our expectations with a refreshing blast of creativity that twists a standard…


Movies opening Nov. 12: 'Justice League,' 'The Star,' 'Last Flag Flying' & 'Wonder'

Movies opening Friday The Divine Order (not rated) Drama about how Swiss women won the right to vote in 1971. Justice League (PG-13)…


'Daddy's Home 2' doubles down on the dads

"Daddy's Home 2" adds Mel Gibson and John Lithgow to the volatile comic mix.


Magical coming-of-age comedy 'Lady Bird' is a 'Juno' for our times

The film is a dazzling collaboration between two of the most impressive art-house actresses of the past decade.


Louis C.K. crossed a line into sexual misconduct, 5 women say

After years of rumors about the comedian masturbating in front of associates, women are coming forward to describe what they experienced.


3 themes to look for this Oscar season

With the Academy Awards approaching March 4, movie moguls are working full speed to win voters' attention, hearts and minds.


'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' gets new TV spot during World Series

Among the new footage seen: Luke returns to the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.


Cine Latino brings Hispanic movies and filmmakers to the Twin Cities

Cine LatinoShowcasing more than 20 films from across the Hispanic world, with a special focus on Mexico, this four-day fest kicks off Thursday with an…


Movies in brief: AIDS drama 'BPM' plus 'The Square,' 'Paris Opera'

BPM (Beats Per Minute) ⋆⋆⋆⋆ out of four stars Not rated; in French, subtitled. Theater: St. Anthony Main.   Young bodies gyrate, sway…


'Orient Express' is a train in vain

There's little suspense, and less entertainment, in this sluggish mystery.