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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Biography of the director behind Dr. Jekyll and ‘Porgy and Bess’

 After reading Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen (University Press of Kentucky), David Luhrssen's comprehensive, illuminating biography of the pioneering director, I'm tempted to call its subject “the Kevin Bacon
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Against all odds, Hollywood has made a few

Over the years, most movie remakes have been woeful. Recent examples include The Manchurian Candidate (2004) a botched version of 1962’s black-and-white beauty; 3:10 to Yuma
Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012

Broadway Returns to Hollywood

 Although Broadway was once a consistent source of audience-tested material for Hollywood, in recent years the traffic has flowed the opposite way in the form of Lion King, Spider-Man and other blockbuster movies remodeled
Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Milwaukee illusionist explores the secrets of his trade

 “What’s the secret of magic?” ponders David Seebach. “The secret of magic is the magician.” He would know. Seebach is arguably the most famous modern magician in the land of Houdini. He’s performed
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012
 Remember the days when neighborhood movie houses were an integral part of many residential areas of the city? These mostly small theaters boasted a single screen and double features and attracted big crowds almost every
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Dale Kuntz has long been Milwaukee's genial advocate of classic Hollywood. If Ted Turner had gotten wind of him, this charmingly garrulous gentleman might have been auditioned as a host on TCM, but instead he has remained a local...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Westfeldt's predictable but amusing romantic comedy

By now, the romantic comedy staffed with young professionals and set in Manhattan has...
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Audiences transfixed by post-World War II dramas

There was a time when powerful, mature movie dramas of black-white racial conflict caused a stir throughout America. I’m not talking about the 1960s, when the modern Civil Rights Movement flowered, or the ’70s, when Blaxploitation films were running wild. I’m talking about the post-World War...
10.21.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
Wiscosnin ready to snap out of it? October 21, 2007 | 01:54 PM According to this article (though who would know since it wasn't televised here) the UW football team finally took the field with some intensity yesterday. It's about damn time. Jonathan Casillas, among others, say in the article that the fire was missing from the team in the past few weeks. That fire has been missing all season, b...
Monday, Sept. 8, 2008

Murder, corruption and lies

Today's neocons would love it: Terrorists disturbing the peace and security of the United States are hunted down, not at taxpayer expense, but by a private agency for personal gain. The free market rules! Well, sort of. It was attempted a century ago, when enterprise was not so much private as it was wild and woolly, and concern for such minor legal details as individual rights was even less than it has become in our day. Eventually, of course, the government had to step in to arrest the bad guys and put them on trial-and when it did, the attendant early-20th-century corruption sounds as modern as in a John Grisham novel . . .

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