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Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
 When his credit suddenly goes south, middle-aged Sandy (Jason Bateman) learns his identity has been stolen. He tracks down the culprit 2,000 miles away in Miami. She's Diana (Melissa McCarthy), living high on the hog. The cops have neither the staff nor the inclination to bring her in
12.23.2012 | | Posted at 11:09 AM

Not the “Best,” Just My Favorites

By David Luhrssen
  I spent the last month of 2012 avoiding hobbits, dodging Quentin Tarantino and trying to remember what I liked about the year about to end.  Well, there were lots of things to like, good movies and maybe a couple of great ones, And yet, long ago, I decided to leave “best-of” lists and questions of enduring greatness to historians, who have time and perspective to po...
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Aug. 27, Prestige Atlantic Impulse @ Sugar Maple, 8 p.m. Affirming Victor DeLorenzo’s status as perhaps the most musically adventurous of all the Violent Femmes, the drummer’s new project, Prestige Atlantic Impulse, is an experimental jazz trio worlds removed from the Femmes’ signature folk-punk.
Monday, March 30, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, March 19, Ben Folds w/ Jukebox the Ghost @ The Rave, 8 p.m. With the Ben Folds Five abortion ballad “Brick,” Ben Folds scored his first major hit, a baleful departure from his usual goofball piano romps. Ben Folds’ solo career has swung back and forth between “Brick”-like confessionals and up-tempo...
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tonight @ The UWM Union Theatre, 7 p.m.

Director John Boorman’s 1972 epic Deliverance starts with an all-male canoeing trip down a river soon to be flooded, but turns into a battle between city and country when one camper shoots a hillbilly with an arrow to stop his friend from being raped, forcing the men to flee into the forest. For her conceptual 2008 remake Deliver, Jennifer Montgomery stays true to the plot but replaces the male leads with women, substituting...
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009

Tonight @ The UWM Union Theatre, 7 p.m.

For his 2008 documentary Revue, which screens for free tonight as part of the UWM Union Theatre’s Experimental Tuesdays series, Russian director Sergei Loznitsa interspersed scarcely seen, archived clips from the ’50s and ’60s in the USSR, creating a 72-minute montage film of ordinary Soviet life. It’s not his first try into this type of filmmaking. In 2006...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

Tonight @ UWM Union Theatre, 7 p.m.

The best documentaries can make anything interesting, a premise that German documentarian Hartmut Bitomsky boldly tests with his new film, Dust, about the ubiquitous substance that dirties our houses but also colors our sky and, under certain circumstances, can even kill us. With a poet’s pen and a scientist’s eye for detail, Bitomsky offers a 90-minute examination of the most ordinary subjects ever explored on film, interviewing everyone from...
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 9 p.m.

Throughout the weekend the UWM Union Theater will be hosting free screenings of three films by Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai, his best-known romances, his best-known romances In the Mood for Love and 2046, as well as the Milwaukee premiere of his newest film, My Blueberry Nights, the director’s first English-language film. The language may be different, but the themes are the same. Like all Wong Kar-wai films, My Blueberry Nights, which screens at 9 p.m. tonight, is filled with heartbreak and beautiful people. Norah...

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