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Swens N’ Dobs // Mission Impossible

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, Soldier, Spy). The film introduces Taron Egerton as Egsy, a troubled teenager given a chance at a position with…

Swens N’ Dobs // Return of the Jedi
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Swens N’ Dobs // Return of the Jedi

Swenson: The Imitation Game: Best Picture Nominee, Best Actor-Benedict Cumberbatch, Best Supporting Actress-Keira Knightley The story of a great man, Alan Turing, who changes the tide of World War II, yet is ostracized for his sexual orientation. A great movie and an even better performance by Cumberbatch that tells an important story. Wild: Best Actress…

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….

Swens N’Dobs // And The Temple of Doom
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Swens N’Dobs // And The Temple of Doom

We introduce Swens n’ Dobs: a compact movie criticism column you can count on to guide you in your film viewing endeavors. Follow along as we, Sam Swenson ‘15 and Allison Dobscha ‘15, offer our honest opinions on today’s cinema, from the newest action blockbusters to indie works of art, from hidden gems on Netflix…

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Arts Calendar & First Year Must Sees

VISUAL ARTS Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association’s Fall Fine Arts Show Solar Arts Building September 19-October 5 (Thursday through Sunday) Volunteering opportunities avaliable Free DANCE 6th Annual Groundbreaker Battle Butler Square Parking Lot (next to The Cowles) 5th St & Hennepin Ave September 13 Annual breakdancing competition lasting all day. Free PERFORMANCE Steve Martin’s The Underpants…

Censorship in colonial france//  A Film Review At the Walker
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Censorship in colonial france// A Film Review At the Walker

“This is a rare moment in history,” Sheryl Mousley, film and video curator, assured the sparsely populated, yet rapt audience gathered at the Walker Art Center’s film program this past Saturday. This week’s showing, entitled “Censorship in Colonial France: Returning The Gaze,” was part of the film series “A Riff on the Rif: In the…

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Performance Art/Comedy Delirious Delhi book reading Friday, Sept. 20 7:00 p.m. Magers & Quinn Booksellers Minneapolis, MN Dave Prager reads from his comical book “Delirious Delhi,” about working and living in India’s capital. Minneapolis musician Jeremy Messersmith will complement the act by interviewing Dave, with assuredly hilarious results. FREE ComedySportz TC: Featuring Derek Mears Thursday,…

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Film review: The East

A sense of rebellion was in the air as people took their seats at the advance screening of “The East,” a film about eco-terrorism (or eco-activism, depending on how you look at it). Fox 20th Century, the film’s distributor, had banned attendees from bringing phones and other recording devices into the theater, and had hired…

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Events: Twin Cities area

MUSIC// Gravel Road Touring Showcase featuring Chastity Brown, Actual Wolf and Barbara Jean $12-15 at Cedar Cultural Center, Friday, April 5, 8p Gravel Road Touring is a Minneapolis booking collective that represents artists Chastity Brown, Actual Wolf, and Barbara Jean. The group has evolved from being The Pines booking agency to a cooperative, artist-run agency…

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