Guest Columnists

by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek and the 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. “Army of Shadows” (NR) (3.5) [Subtitled] [DVD only] — In this taut, heartrending 1969 Jean-Pierre Melville thriller based on Joseph Kessel’s novel, a hard-edged civil engineer (Lino [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek and the 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. “The Face of Love” (PG-13) (3.5) [Brief drug references.] — After the death of her husband (Ed Harris) while on vacation in Mexico five years earlier in [...]

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by Bonnie Boberg Secretary, Burnsville Historical Society Most of us like a quiz, so here goes: • When did regular TV broadcasts begin in the United States? • What year were the “Gone with the Wind” and “The Wizard of Oz” movies released? • When did Glen Miller’s song “Midnight Serenade” become popular? • What [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek and the 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. “300: Rise of an Empire” (R) (2) [Strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity, and some language.] — After a Greek general [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Sun Thisweek and the 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. “À la Française” (NR) (3.5) [DVD only] — Vibrant colors and music highlight this entertaining, 7-minute, French, animated 2012 film about ballroom-dancing, sword-toting, cannon-cleaning, tea-drinking, hedge-trimming chickens at Versailles [...]

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