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Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
 Written in the clean, hard prose of a classic screenplay or a Raymond Chandler story, The Supper Club Book (Chicago Review Press) is the second publication of its kind this year. Its author, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Dave Hoekstra, traveled more widely than Ron Faiola, who penned the recent
Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

Short Orders

 The Family Table (6598 W. Brown Deer Road) has the Greek family restaurant formula down to an exact science. The pleasantly light-filled venue offers a menu expansive enough to serve as a pup tent. Included are
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Woody Allen’s Bicoastal Drama

 Although Woody Allen became a belated world traveler in recent years, setting films in Barcelona, London, Paris and Rome, he returns to familiar ground for much of Blue Jasmine. Half of the film unwinds in the tonier districts
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Around the world at Buckley’s

In Downtown Milwaukee, outdoor dining often means tables on the sidewalk precariously close to pedestrians and a curbstone’s distance from passing cars. Buckley’s Restaurant & Bar offers a pleasant alternative. Located on the
Monday, Aug. 5, 2013
 Elvis may have been the star of his first movie, but he played only a supporting role in this post-Civil War drama. Love Me Tender (1956), out now on Blu-ray, was a competent B movie from the old studio system, with
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Milwaukee’s blues-rock titan releases new album

 Greg Koch describes his new album as “a dream.” The title, Plays Well
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 Perhaps the hand of executive producer Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) is discernable in the future-is-now backdrop for this British crime drama. Many cool visual moments—London in glass and steel and a man chasing motorbikes on foot—dress up an ordinary action tale with impossible violence
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 This action-comedy was originally conceived as a vehicle for Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, in the wake of their Wedding Crashers success. Years passed before the project was assigned to Baltasar Kormákur, an Icelandic director who went with his go-to guy, Mark Wahlberg, because the acto

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