Is Renee Zellweger a convincing Garland in "Judy"? Is Peter Sarsgaard a convincing house tuner in "The Sound of Silence"? Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis answer these questions and others, including: what's a house tuner?
"American Factory" co-director, co-producer and co-cinematographer Steve Bognar tells Euan Kerr about a complicated industrial rebirth. He and his crew spent years making a film about a shuttered Ohio truck plant coming back to life after being bought by a Chinese company. Some things go well. Some things don't. The acclaimed finished film is now streaming on Netflix.
"Downton Abbey" gets a royal visit. "Britt-Marie Was Here" because she needs a new life. "Ad Astra" takes Brad Pitt to the end of the solar system. Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis weigh in on their success.
Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis talk to the subject of the new drama "Official Secrets." Starring Keira Knightley, it tells the true story of British whistleblower Katharine Gun who leaked intelligence documents to the press in an attempt to stop the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Gun told them what happened, and what it's like to see your story on screen.
Oscar-winning Twin Cities native Jim Burke says he was surprised his movie "Green Book" won the Best Picture Academy Award this year. It's not because he doesn't think it deserved to win, but because of what he calls the Oscar knife-fight competition. He talked to Cube Critic Euan Kerr about his wild ride over the last year, and the current state of Hollywood.
As "Brittany Runs a Marathon" opens around the country, its star Jillian Bell and writer-director Paul Down Colaizzo visited the Minnesota State Fair to tell people about their film. Cube Critic Euan Kerr went for a walk with them to hear what they had to say.
"The Peanut Butter Falcon" is an off-beat buddy movie with Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen as a pair of young men on run, but with big dreams. The film was inspired by Gottsagen who co-writers and directors Mike Schwartz and Tyler Nilson met at a camp in California. Zack is an actor with Downs Syndrome, who wanted to be a film star. In this episode of the Cube Critics podcast Schwartz tells Euan Kerr the wild story of what happened next.
Palestinian director Sameh Zoabi created a subversive comedy about a dysfunctional soap opera in Israel after finding everyone wanted to influence his scripts. He talked with Cube Critic Euan Kerr about it during a trip to the Twin Cities for the 2019 Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, where the film "Tel Aviv on Fire" won an audience acclaim award.