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Film Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

I don’t know how else to begin this review but by saying that I do not think I can rate this film fairly, and will not be giving it a rating. Sometimes there comes a film that is so bold in its artistic vision, so different in every aspect, that it will divide audiences. Many…

Arab Film Festival presents We Have Never Been Kids
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Arab Film Festival presents We Have Never Been Kids

In the award-winning documentary We Have Never Been Kids, Mahmood Soliman offers a gripping portrait of an Egyptian family living under the poverty line. Presented as part of the Arab Film Festival, the film follows four children and their mother, Nadia, as they experience hunger, violence, the abuse from Nadia’s husband and the tumultuous political…

Swens N’ Dobs // An Unexpected Journey
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Swens N’ Dobs // An Unexpected Journey

This week we review Nebraska, a 2013 film directed by Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways) and starring Bruce Dern as Woody Grant, an elderly alcoholic determined to walk all the way to Lincoln, Nebraska from his home in Montana in order to claim a scam million dollar prize. His grown up son David (Will Forte,…

Swens N’ Dobs // The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance
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Swens N’ Dobs // The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

“Birdman” stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor once famous for playing an iconic superhero. The film also features Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Zack Galifinakas, and was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (“Babel,” “Biutiful”). It is currently in theaters at Grandview and Rosedale, in addition to other locations throughout the Twin Cities….