TCFF 2021 Documentary Reviews: After Antartica + A Fire Within

After Antartica The title of Legendary Polar Explorer is not a title easily earned. Minnesota-born educator, author and lecturer Will Steger earned that title when in the years between 1989–1990, he was the first to dogsled traverse Antarctica, and the International Arctic Project. Then in 1995, he became the first and only person to dogsled …

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TCFF 2021 Reviews: A Northwest Passage + Everything In The End + Drunk Bus

These film are currently available online throughout the entire Twin Cities Film Fest - Oct 21-30.  A Northwest Passage  Shot entirely in the neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis, A Northwest Passage tells the story of its residents, neighbors, business owners & employees, and activists who call that part of the largest city in Minnesota their home …

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TCFF 2021 Horror Reviews: Night at the Eagle Inn + The Curse of Raven Heights

One of my favorite things about Twin Cities Film Fest is that it always takes place close to Halloween, so it's the perfect time to check out independent horror movies I might not have heard of otherwise. While there aren't quite as many this year as there have been in previous years (thanks, Covid), there …

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TCFF 2021 Reviews: Paradise Strong + Pretty Boy

Paradise Strong This film is available both in person at the Showplace ICON Theaters on Friday October 22 at 4:30 PM and online throughout the entire run of TCFF - Oct 21-30.  This is the true life story of the Camp Fire, a wildfire that devastated the community of Paradise, California on November 8, 2018. …

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FlixChatter Review: The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain (2021)

Benedict Cumberbatch has built his career on quirky roles, and he once again plays an eccentric genius. This time it's an English artist Louis Wain whose surreal cat paintings, um, catapulted his career at the end of the 19th century. Now, I never thought there was a time when cats weren’t household pets, well apparently …

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TWIN CITIES FILM FEST unveils 2021 lineup + my recommendations

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH HEADLINES OPENER THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN; KENNETH BRANAGH’S FESTIVAL HIT BELFAST NAMED 2021 CLOSING NIGHT SELECTION October is always a special time of year for me. No, not because it's Halloween season, but because Twin Cities Film Fest is upon us! TCFF returns this year with a hybrid program showcasing a …

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