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11.18.2014 | 10 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Plenty of rock stars have inspired tour documentaries, but David Bowie Is is a special breed of a film, a documentary not about an artist or a tour but specifically about a tour of a museum exhibition about the artist. If that sounds esoteric, it is, but London's David Bowie Is exhibition gave filmmaker (and avowed Bowie buff) Vivien Goldman plenty to work with, collecting mementos from the iconic...
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Contemplating consciousness at Milwaukee Film Festival

 Psychiatry has often become a retail arm of the pharmaceutical industry, with psychology as the industry’s PR department. But there are discontents. Aside from their side effects, psychotropic drugs tend to redress symptoms without addressing causes. And the limitations of the
Sunday, July 14, 2013
 Matthew Lewis’ novel The Monk (1796), a milestone in gothic fiction, is brought to life in French director Dominik Moll’s elegantly filmed adaptation. Capucin Ambrosio (Vincent Cassel) is the most acclaimed preacher in
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
 Steve Carell returns as Gru, a master criminal who is determined to go straight in the wake of adopting three charming young girls. While attempting to start his own jam-making company, Gru is recruited to the anti-villain
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Normal life paused a century ago in many places when the circus came to town. The performers trouped down Main Street in a cavalcade of wagons heavily carved and gilded. By the 1950s those rolling sculptures were
05.24.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
These days there are more filmmakers and videographers than ever covering the city. Every week seems to bring a new documentary or short film about Milwaukee, its institutions or its artists and residents to YouTube, and many of them are quite good—engrossing little features with an affectionate view of the city that can only come from actually living here. Some of the best of these recent short...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
 The 1974 film by Italy’s Fernando Di Leo was just the thing Quentin Tarantino devoured in his formative years. It’s a crime drama, populated by quirky-funny gangsters and corrupt cops (who won’t cross certain lines), speaking
Thursday, May 2, 2013
 Featuring interviews with activists and ground-zero footage from Madison, Forward documents the massive protests against Scott Walker that led to the recall campaign. Directed by Dusan Harminc and Matt Mullins, Forward includes

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