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Film
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

A week of new movies and classics at UWM

 French films? Mention them and certain impressions come to mind, whether the breezy insouciance of Breathless or romance on the banks of the Seine
Books
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
Sociologist Richard Quinney realized that living in the present moment is the hardest thing in a society where enough is never enough and the clock is always ticking. Moving to an Illinois prairie town near the Wisconsin line, Quinney decided to meditate on the moment with the aid of his camera
Books
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
 Science writer Jennifer Ouellette, an adopted child having no contact with her biological parents, had her genome sequenced as part of a journey to determine who she is—and why. Her entertaining tour of neuroscience, psychedelia and storytelling concludes that we result from nature and nurture
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
 As Eva, Julia Louis-Dreyfus displays her comedic talent, but James Gandolfini is the surprise as Albert, an amiable bear of a man with a sense of humor and a vulnerable heart. The charming if rambling, chatty story captures the uncertain first steps of middle-age romance. Naturally, there is
Film
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Iran’s choice for foreign-language Oscar

 Marie searches expectantly for the arriving traveler, Ahmad, catching his eye at the airport gate but separated at that
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
 A cast of stars (Adrien Brody, Glenn Close, Uma Thurman) reads passages from writings on Marilyn Monroe and from her own letters, diaries and jottings. Most of what emerges in this impressionistic chronicle of her life is familiar. She loved learning, was dedicated to mastering the art of acting