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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Dear White People” (R) (3) [Language, sexual content, and drug use.] — A poignant, critically acclaimed, down-to-earth, 101-minute satire that follows four African-American students (Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” (R) (3.5) [Language throughout, some sexual content, and brief violence.] — Terrific acting highlights this poignant, captivating, star-studded (Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Emma [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” (PG-13) (3) [Rude humor, including some reckless behavior and language.] — While his California parents, an unemployed aeronautics engineer (Steve [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Dracula Untold” (PG-13) (3) [Intense sequences of warfare, vampire attacks, disturbing images, and some sensuality.]  — When his Transylvanian kingdom and family (Sarah Gadon and Art Parkinson) are threatened after [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For past columns, click here. “Déjà Vu” (PG-13) (2) [Language, brief sexuality, and a scene of drug use.] [DVD only] — Frustratingly and surprisingly puzzle pieces ultimately don’t fit in this disappointing, far-fetched, theoretically messy, [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Bobby” (R) (3.5) [Language, drug content, and a scene of violence.] [DVD only] — Emilio Estevez’s eerily relevant, captivating, riveting, but somewhat uneven fictionalized story that follows a group of [...]

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