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Snowpiercer is an imaginative, smart sci-fi film

Snowpiercer is an imaginative, smart sci-fi film

Aug. 16 | By Howard McQuitter Contributing Writer   Snowpiercer is Joon-ho Bong’s first English language film. It is imaginative and smart, putting to shame most contemporary American films in the same genre(s).Bong’s (Mother, The Host, Memories of...

Too many loose ends in Get On Up

Too many loose ends in Get On Up

Aug. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Any actor hired to play “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business” in a biopic expectedly would be challenged at every split or scream he’d attempt in character on screen. Chadwick Boseman demonstrated...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Jul. 31 |     The Music   Emeli Sande Thurs., Aug. 1 • Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-339-7007 or www.hennepintheatredistrict.org • Her album, Our Version of Events, was the biggest-selling album of 2012 in the UK, and The...

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Jul. 24 |       The Music   2013 Carifest Fabuluz Friday, Fri., July 26, 8 pm — 2 am, Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Blvd. W., Bloomington • Zizzling Saturday Outdoor Festival, Sat., July 27, 11 am — 10 pm, West River Parkway (between...

Jul. 17 |     The Music   Alexander O’Neal with Cherrelle Fri., July 19, 8 pm • First Avenue & 7th St. Entry, 701 N. 1st Ave., Mpls., 612-338-8388 or http://first-avenue.com • The pair reunite to sing their duets “Saturday Love”...

Recognition of Black women in American film industry still the exception, not the rule

Recognition of Black women in American film industry still the exception, not the rule

Mar. 14 |     Movies, Media & More Dwight Hobbes You really have to wonder whether Black women are ever going to get from the American film industry the break they have long since earned, which is to say it’s gravely doubtful. White men who...

Maid in America—Oscars tend to award Black  actors playing stereotypical roles

Maid in America—Oscars tend to award Black actors playing stereotypical roles

Mar. 7 |     When Viola Davis lost the Oscar for best actress portraying an African American maid in Katherine Stockett’s The Help to Meryl Streep portraying former Britain Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady at the 84th Academy Awards...