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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 17: 'Dom Hemingway' Director Q&A

Sometimes it takes months and months for movies that play the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival to show up in general release in the Twin Cities. 1,588 more words

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Dispatches from the MSPIFF—Part Six

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The Strange Little Cat
**1/2 (out of 4 stars)
The title of this film is a bit misleading because the cat is hardly the movie’s central character. 877 more words

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 16: 'An Arctic Space Odyssey'

Clocking in at under an hour, An Arctic Space Odyssey traces the story of a group of men who worked for a year on a satellite station on an island that could be considered the Alaska of Norway. 730 more words

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Dispatches from the MSPIFF—Part Five

Gaaah! I’ve been overwhelmed by an incredibly nasty cold, which is putting a crimp in my ability to see films. I’m trying to take care of myself, so no films last night, but tonight I’ve already purchased tickets for several films. 1,050 more words

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 14: 'How To Disappear Completely'

That’s not Thom Yorke on the, ahem, “Motion Picture Soundtrack” for How to Disappear Completely. It’s the spare, oddly dispassionate beats of Eyedress, which lace Raya Martin’s dark and foreboding mystery with an aura of coolness that eventually seems to turn into hypoxia, not unlike what the Tindersticks efforted for Claire Denis’s… 642 more words

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 13: 'The Dog'

At age 11, I first saw Dog Day Afternoon as an edited-for-TV Sunday afternoon movie on a dreary fall day. The lonely kid version of me was absolutely riveted by the guns, the screams, the laughs, the crowds, the helicopters and the impetus of the whole bank robbery fiasco – a sex reassignment surgery. 514 more words

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Dispatches from the MSPIFF—Part Four

This year’s MSPIFF has been a richer experience for me than last year’s. One of the reasons I was prompted to see more movies at this year’s festival was partly due to having hand-picked all of the films I saw last year, only to find almost none of them particularly noteworthy. 1,361 more words

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