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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - 11:50 PM

The biggest name in the world of touring animation festivals, Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation swings through Milwaukee again for 26 new shorts filled with sex, violence and general subversion, with a screening tonight at 11:50 p.m. at the Times Cinema.
Friday, April 4, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

The UWM Union Theatre kicks of its week-long Latin American Film Series tonight with a free 7 p.m. screening of XXY, a 2007 drama about Alex, a 15-year-old girl born with both female and male sex characteristics. Alex’s already difficult life becomes even more confusing when she begins a relationship with . . .
Friday, April 4, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - 11:50 PM

The biggest name in the world of touring animation festivals, Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation swings through Milwaukee again for 26 new shorts filled with sex, violence and general subversion, with a not-quite-midnight screening tonight at 11:50 p.m. at the Times Cinema.
03.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Jonathan Jackson
...Baby Mama.   Okay, initially I was very excited for this new film, being that it is the big screen debut as a leading lady for Tina Fey, the phenomenal talent behind NBC's little seen comedy gem 30 Rock, but then I saw the preview. Now it is hard to judge a movie solely from a preview, since I probably was not the target audience for it, but the comedy was completely lost on me, to put it kind...
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008

Today @ the UWM Union Theatre

This afternoon at 1 p.m., the UWM Union Theatre hosts a free screening of Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle, a 2007 film from director Simon Miller and the first-ever Scottish Gaelic feature. In the story a young boy searches for answers regarding the deaths of his parents with assistance from his aging . . .
02.13.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Jonathan Jackson
Berlin International Film Festival - Day 6 2/12/08 One of my favorite moments here�happened at the beginning of Day 6. Everyday you must arrive�in the morning�to secure your tickets for the following day's screenings, or you risk not�being able to see your first choices. I usually arrive just after opening, which is early enough to ensure my desired tickets, but I happenend to be awake�early, so...
02.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Jonathan Jackson
Berlin International Film Festival - Day 5 2/11/2008 In a banner day for the festival, featuring premieres of new work from several well known international filmmakers, the best film I saw was one that premiered elsewhere, Cannes in '07. German director Fatih Akin's "The Edge of Heaven" is an incredibly moving, personal work that showcases a filmmaker just entering his prime. While Majid Majidi...
02.11.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Jonathan Jackson
Berlin International Film Festival - Day 4 2/10/2008 Oddly, one of the biggest buzz films of the festival and its biggest seller so far at the European Film Market is not even screening here. "Che," directed by Steven Soderbergh and featuring Benicio del Toro as the iconic revolutionary leader Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, has only a 10 minute rough cut screening in the market. The film is tabbed as ...
02.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Jonathan Jackson
Berlin International Film Festival - Day 3 2/9/08 I can`t believe it has been only 3 days. I have already seen more solid fiction films then I saw at all of Sundance. So far the consensus is that the Competition titles have disappointed, while, at least outside of the European premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson's masterpiece "There Will Be Blood." Interesting sidenote, actor Daniel Day Lewis turn...
02.08.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Jonathan Jackson
Berlin International Film Festival - Day 2 February 8, 2008 A few hours of sleep and five films later... Two standouts amongst the offerings thus far, the Competition title "In Love We Trust" and the European Film Market title "Phoebe in Wonderland," a film that I missed at Sundance. "In Love We Trust" is the latest film from Chinese auteur Wang Xiaoshuai, the director of the award-winning "Be...

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