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Home Movies/Out on Digital
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
 Scarlett Johansson plays a stiletto-heeled extraterrestrial sexual predator, luring young men into an erotic dance of death. British director Jonathan Glazer (Birth) produced a visually astonishing film, acutely aware of light and sound (as well as their absence). The story is opaque yet conveys the
Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

Woody Allen at the Limits of Reason

  With his latest European-set piece, Magic in the Moonlight, Woody Allen pulls off a remarkable feat by folding an essay on metaphysics into a glamorously entertaining package. Magic
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last star turn

Philip Seymour Hoffman was among the great actors of his generation, and while he played many parts, he was especially at home when suffering no fools. In A Most Wanted Man, his final starring role before his death earlier this year, Hoffman lives inside the skin of a German
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
 Elaine Stritch emerged in the 1940s as a brassy, belting voice on the Broadway stage and remained active into the 21st century, playing Alec Baldwin’s mother on “30 Rock” and winning a Tony for her one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty. This documentary follows Stritch as she strides
Album Reviews
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
 Anyone looking for a ZZ Top CD culled from four decades of the trio’s career need look no farther than the two-disc Very Baddest. Early album tracks share space with hits from the “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Cheap Sunglasses” era as well as less-heard numbers from the 21st century. The Texans seldom strayed for long from
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Around Milwaukee
Monday, July 28, 2014
Most cities in Europe, Canada and the U.S. never got rid of their streetcars—or if they were dumb enough to do it, like Milwaukee, they have rushed in recent years to rebuild the old lines. Here in Cream City, many of our politicians are still dumb, but the smartest among them are pushing for light rail.Experience how the ride of the past is becoming the wave of the future at the second “Stree...