Not to be outdone in the annual media ritual of compiling a "best of the year" list, arts reporter Euan Kerr and Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis pick their favorite films of 2012.
It should be an action-filled weekend for films, with a blockbuster musical that's been adapted into a blockbuster movie, a love story involving a marine animal trainer and a street fighter, and the latest Judd Apatow flick about life at 40.
MPR's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis review "The Hobbit" and "Hyde Park on Hudson" during this week's edition of the Cube Critics.
This week, a biopic about the master craftsman of cinematic terror and a movie about a wayward boy who steals ski equipment in the Swiss alps, both made it into the conversation on Cube Critics.
In this edition of The Cube Critics, MPR's Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr heap praise on three movies that are running during the holiday season -- "Anna Karenina," "The Life of Pi," and "Silver Linings Playbook."
Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr chat about the new Steven Spielberg movie about our current president's favorite president, a film about a physician who changed the course of Danish history, plus a celebration of a Japanese anime master.
Will Stephanie and Euan add to the raves piling up for director Sam Mendes, and actors Daniel Craig and Judy Dench in the latest installment of the world's biggest film franchise? Plus, Euan gives "A Late Quartet" an audition.
"The Cube Critics" Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr turn the discussion to a movie about a man with an iron lung who decides he wants to lose his virginity, and a fete of a prominent French filmmaker at the Walker Art Center.
"The Cube Critics" focuses on a sprawling, epic movie based on an equally ambitious novel about how human actions and connections reverberate across generations.
This week, Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr went to see two new documentaries.
This week, arts reporter Euan Kerr and Movie Maven Stephanie share impressions of a documentary about a revered French eatery and the father/son team who run it, and a zany, bloody movie about a group of psychopaths and a screenwriter who wants to make a film about them. Oh, and Stephanie revisits a classic.
Whether it's a supposedly satirical film about butter sculptures, a Liam Neeson sequel, or the latest Tim Burton stop action animation, Stephanie and Euan are feeling underwhelmed.
"The Cube Critics" Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr are bullish about recent movie fare, but what about this week?
This week, arts reporter Euan Ker and Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis discuss a film that penetrates a post World War II cult, and a dramedy about a college alum who finds an unlikely romance on the campus of his alma mater.
This week, The Cube Critics discuss a French art film and so a new Spike Lee flick.