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Green Flash Beer Pairing Dinner May 26, 2015 A six course dinner created by barleymash executive chef Kevin Templeton and paired with various beers from Green Flash Brewing Company. 64 other events on Tuesday, May 26
 
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Wednesday, April 15,2015
Film

‘Ex Machina’ is all about Ava

Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson are seduced by A.I. in Alex Garland’s new sci-fi film

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The complicated relationship between humans and artificial intelligence has been of special interest to filmmakers as far back as the silent days.
Wednesday, April 15,2015
Film

‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’ is lost in the search

New indie starring Rinko Kikuchi leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Draped in an eye-gouging hotel blanket and a bright red hoodie, Kumiko (Rinko Kikuchi) stands out amid the snow-packed Minnesota landscape. 
Tuesday, April 7,2015
Film

A prodigal son returns in 'Ned Rifle'

Hal Hartley talks irony, performance and the devil

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Hal Hartley makes films about the absurd pervasiveness of contradiction. In his comedies, high art lives alongside low art, chaste and sex are mentioned in the same breath, and peaceful souls ponder desperate acts of violence.
Tuesday, April 7,2015
Film

'The Salt of the Earth' draws with light

Documentary about photographer Sebastião Salgado leads rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Famed photographer Sebastião Salgado surveys the many stages of his multi-decade career in The Salt of the Earth. Co-directed by Wim Wenders and Julian Ribeiro Salgado (Sebastião's son), the film juxtaposes Salgado's work with his memories in beguiling ways.
Wednesday, April 1,2015
Film

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts experience a mid-life crisis in 'While We Were Young'

Noah Baumbach's film is essentially a fictional comedy about non-fiction artists who tell themselves fiction on a daily basis

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What’s old is new. Or so believes the wild hipster couple Jaime and Darby (played to narcissistic perfection by Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfriend), who live by this adage almost preternaturally in Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young.
Wednesday, April 1,2015
Film

'Welcome to New York' is defanged

Abel Ferrara’s altered film tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
This is not a review. Abel Ferrara’s brilliant Welcome to New York, a salacious and grotesque fictionalization of the Dominic Strauss-Kahn criminal case, is being released stateside in a compromised version.
Wednesday, March 25,2015
Film

Serena falls flat

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper can’t scale mountain

By Glenn Heath Jr.
In the end, Serena, which opens Friday, March 27, tries to be too many genres at once without understanding why or how they could potentially work in tandem.
Wednesday, March 25,2015
Film

From amateur to master

Seymour: An Introduction suggests the importance of craft

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Not only a tale of one man’s love affair with music, Seymour: An Introduction also passionately argues the importance of craft in an artist’s progression from amateur to master.
Wednesday, March 18,2015
Film

‘The Gunman’ turns a killer into a bleeding-heart activist and back again

Pierre Morel’s new action film stars Sean Penn as a reformed government contractor haunted by his past

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Sean Penn tries to do his best Liam Neeson impression in The Gunman, a bloody and self-serious action saga about an aging military contractor turned NGO worker being hunted by one of his former employers.
Wednesday, March 18,2015
Film

‘Merchants of Doubt’ showcases a league of extraordinary spin doctors

New documentary about public-relations specialists leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"I'm not a scientist, but I occasionally play one on television." Marc Morano, executive director of ClimateDebot.com, chuckles to himself after making this statement during a key interview with the filmmakers of Merchants of Doubt.
 
 
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