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Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

Top 20 movies about American presidents

 With the nasty, contentious, divisive 2012 presidential election now history—and a movie about Abraham Lincoln in theaters—here’s an intriguing question: Which actors, over the years, were most effective portraying
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy return for successful sequel

The nonentities increasingly populating...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Alt rock love

"That mix CD I left on your doorstep…" says Nick at the climax of a long and rambling cell phone message to his ex-girlfriend, "…will be the last one I make for you." He's trying to mean business but the desperation is clear. Nick is an awkwardly sensitive teenager, a bit of a schlump.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

Documentaries don’t get much more awkward than 2007’s Operation Filmmaker. Armed with the best intentions, actor Live Schreiber conceives an MTV special about Muthana Mohmed, a young Iraqi who had big, improbable dreams of becoming a filmmaker. Mohmed is given a chance to come to America and be an assistant on a...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

The human toll of war understandably receives the most attention, but there’s another, forgotten causality of war: the environment. In Alice and Lincoln Day’s stark new documentary, Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War, the filmmakers examine how weapons and war chip away at often already...
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - midnight

The Rocky Horror Picture Show isn’t the only cult comedy to get the live, midnight reenactment treatment. The Milwaukee troupe The Warped Cast has taken it upon themselves to act out the film clue Clue, the funny 1985 murder-mystery based on the iconic board game (and, perhaps not so coincidentally, starring Tim Curry, of Rocky Horror fame). The film screens (and is acted out) at midnight tonight at the Times Cinema.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

George W. Bush’s fumbled war in Iraq has prompted no shortage of critical documentaries, but one of the most cutting is No End In Sight, which screens tonight at the UWM Union Theatre at 7 p.m. Unlike other films, which dissect Bush’s perplexing and misleading rationale for the war, this one focuses on the failed strategy
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

Golda remembers

Shalom and salam: words so similar in sound and identical in meaning. In Golda's Balcony, an imaginative telling of the life of Golda Meir, Israel's founding mother pauses to consider that peace sounds almost the same in Hebrew as in Arabic.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

George W. Bush’s fumbled war in Iraq has prompted no shortage of critical documentaries, but one of the most cutting is No End In Sight, which screens tonight and tomorrow night at the UWM Union Theatre. Unlike other films, which dissect Bush’s perplexing and misleading rationale for the war, this one focuses on the failed...

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