• Revisiting dream research after 'Inception'
    In the film "Inception," corporate thieves enter people's dreams and steal their ideas. While some of the concepts in the film are purely hypothetical, it's raising new awareness on the world of dream research.Midmorning, August 17, 2010
  • Film tells of a man who attended his own funeral before dying
    Many of us muse about what people might say about us after we die. A new movie, "Get Low," opening in the Twin Cities this weekend, tells the story of a man who decided to find out.August 11, 2010
  • Actress Patricia Neal dies at 84
    Patricia Neal, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award for 1963's "Hud" and then survived several strokes to continue acting, died on Sunday.August 8, 2010
  • Hollywood's lost summer
    Hollywood keeps cranking out blockbusters for the summer movie season, but fewer people are going to see them. Have the movie makers lost their mojo, or are audience tastes simply changing?Midmorning, July 9, 2010
  • Film director Ken Loach goes 'Looking for Eric'
    Combining unlikely ingredients can make for great food -- and great movies. British director Ken Loach creates gritty depictions of working class life. His latest film "Looking for Eric," which opens in the Twin Cities this weekend, includes an unlikely collaborator -- a French soccer superstar.July 7, 2010
  • Oliver Stone at the National Press Club
    Oliver Stone, renowned film director and screenwriter, speaks at the National Press Club about making his new movie, "South of Border". The movie examines modern politics in Latin America.Midday, June 23, 2010
  • Bobcat Goldthwaite not dead -- just writing and directing
    Bobcat Goldthwait is known as the zany screeching comedian who appeared in the "Police Academy" movies, and who set alight Jay Leno's couch on the Tonight Show. Nowadays he's a writer and director of movies about despicable people, and pays for it by doing stand up.June 11, 2010
  • Film director says Detroit has a lot to teach
    Minnesota has a lot to learn from how Detroit is trying to use mass transit to rebuild itself. That's the argument filmmaker Aaron Woolf will make at a screening of his film "Beyond the Motor City" tonight in Minneapolis.June 8, 2010
  • "Winter's Bone" examines rural poverty
    Film director Debra Granik knew she'd have a challenge portraying the complexities of life in isolated communities in the Ozarks. Her film "Winter's Bone" is getting praise from both critics and the people whose story she tells.June 2, 2010
  • Rin Tin Tin, chickens and Susan Orlean
    Animals interest writer Susan Orlean. Chickens and mules show up in her writing for the New Yorker lately. That fascination extends to Orlean's latest writing on the life of Rin Tin Tin.Midmorning, May 20, 2010
  • The 'Movie Maven' judges courtroom dramas
    Midday with the "Movie Maven" continues, as Stephanie Curtis lists her all-time best and worst courtroom dramas.Midday, May 11, 2010
  • Summer releases with the 'Movie Maven'
    Minnesota Public Radio producer and "Movie Maven" Stephanie Curtis joins Midday to weigh in on Iron Man 2, Babies, and other films coming out this summer.Midday, May 11, 2010
  • Life as a movie maverick
    While some film directors dream of dominating Hollywood, directors like Rob Nilsson just dream of telling perfect stories. For the last 30 years Nilsson has been a favorite of many critics, while working outside the studio system. Nilsson will appear tonight and tomorrow at the Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival to talk about his unusual collaboration with actor Stacy Keach.April 28, 2010
  • An Australian view of the crime thriller
    Filmmaker Joel Edgerton's career is on the bubble. Not only is he acting in big features, including the last two Star Wars movies, he's writing them, too. This weekend his new movie "The Square," opens in Minnesota. It's one of a new breed of crime thrillers from Edgerton's Australian homeland.April 23, 2010
  • The man who ran to Atlanta
    To many people, the idea of running a marathon is beyond comprehension. So how about 75 marathons in a row? That's exactly what Twin Citian Terry Hitchcock did back in 1996. "My Run," a film about his story will get its local premier at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.April 16, 2010

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