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Hereditary and Other Indie Film Successes at the Walker

Malcolm Cooke

January 31, 2019

On Saturday, your sniffling correspondent braved the snow to attend a screening of one of the nominees for this year’s Independent Film Spirit Awards at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center. So far, the Walker has already screened ha...

24 Frames Per Second: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Mac Weekly

December 8, 2017

By Justin Secor [email protected] There is no such thing as Ebbing, Missouri. Trying to find it on a map is an impossible task. The action of the film, though based in some sort of reality, is entirely fictional. It’s ...

Film review: Sean Baker’s The Florida Project

Justin Secor

November 2, 2017

The Florida Project, starring Willem Dafoe, is the fourth feature project by director Sean Baker. Baker’s direction of the film is deft and poised. It is set in Orlando and deals with the lives of a working poor mother (Bri...

Movie Review: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Justin Secor

October 20, 2017

The film opens and we see middle-aged dad Danny Meyerowitz (Adam Sandler) yelling and cursing to his daughter about not being able to find parking on the street in New York. They talk about how she’s going off to college an...

German students show off vocabulary in biennial Filmfest

November 11, 2016

Last Thursday, November 3 marked the Macalester German department’s fourth biennial Filmfest. The event began with a black-tie reception in the Smail Gallery, during which students and faculty mingled on the red carpet. After ph...

Seven horror films from around the world

November 4, 2016

Tired of watching horror films such as Friday the 13th or Texas Chainsaw Massacre and looking for something different? Below are seven films from seven different countries that will definitely provide you with an unusual horror mo...

The Innocent Convicts // Independent Film

September 25, 2015

Full disclosure: The author of this piece has worked as intern for The Reporters Inc., the journalism nonprofit in charge of the crowdfunding campaign for The Innocent Convicts What do an ex-TV reporter from the Midwestern Uni...

Swens N’ Dobs // Mission Impossible

March 6, 2015

This week, we journeyed to Rosedale Mall to see Kingsman: The Secret Service, a spy movie starring Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Samuel L. Jackson (Star Wars), Michael Caine (The Prestige), and Mark Strong (Tinker, Tailor...

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