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Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - Midnight

Though it doesn’t deviate from the franchise’s formula—teenagers have fun, then get slaughtered—Part III may be the best installment of the mostly interchangeable Friday the 13th movies. It’s certainly one of the most lively, memorable for not only being the one where increasingly immortal mass murderer Jason Voorhees discovers his beloved hockey mask, but also for being the only installment filmed in 3D. Making the...
Friday, Oct. 10, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - Midnight

Though it doesn’t deviate from the franchise’s formula—teenagers have fun, then get slaughtered—Part III may be the best installment of the mostly interchangeable Friday the 13th movies. It’s certainly one of the most lively, memorable for not only being the one where increasingly immortal mass murderer Jason Voorhees discovers his beloved hockey mask, but also for being the only installment filmed in 3D. Making the most of the (still pretty impressive) technology, the filmmakers miss no opportunities to fling items at the...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Remembering black bravery

Spike Lee has been fighting World War II long before the release of his latest film, Miracle at St. Anna. His campaign began with a salvo at Clint Eastwood for excluding black faces from Flags of Our Fathers and perpetuating the assumption that blacks contributed little to the U.S. victory. It was not the movie Eastwood wanted to make and the sniping between the two directors probably served to harden Lee's resolve.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Alt rock love

"That mix CD I left on your doorstep…" says Nick at the climax of a long and rambling cell phone message to his ex-girlfriend, "…will be the last one I make for you." He's trying to mean business but the desperation is clear. Nick is an awkwardly sensitive teenager, a bit of a schlump.
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008

Waiting for the king of England

Sentenced to 15 years on charges of being too rich, the former waiter Jan Dite is finally released from prison in Communist Czechoslovakia. Squinting against the bright sunshine of freedom, Dite's re-entry into society suffers a momentary snag when the strap of his backpack catches in the iron gate that slams shut behind him.
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008

Samuel L. Jackson’s race card

Neil LaBute established his reputation as a director and writer with gritty, unrelenting scenarios about human nastiness-male division. Let's call him the David Mamet of post-boomer suburbia for short.But if In the Company of Men and Your Friends & Neighbors were almost vile in their depiction of vile behavior, Lake Terrace represents LaBute at his most polished.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

Director Yung Chang quietly explores potent themes of consumerism in his personable, critically acclaimed documentary, Up The Yangtze. The film, which for free screens tonight and tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the UWM Union Theater, follows the impact that building the Three Gorges dam has on two young Chinese people who work on one of the Yangtze river’s ships.
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7 p.m.

Director Yung Chang quietly explores potent themes of consumerism in his personable, critically acclaimed documentary, Up The Yangtze. The film, which for free screens tonight and through Thursday at 7 p.m. in the UWM Union Theater, follows the impact that building the Three Gorges dam has on two young Chinese...
Monday, Oct. 6, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - 6:30 p.m.

Ryan Gosling delivered a career performance in the 2006 independent drama Half Nelson as Dan Dunne, a charming young high-school teacher and basketball coach whose burgeoning friendship with one of his students, played by Shareeka Epps, is complicated by his not-so-hidden drug addiction. Though she has family troubles of her own, the student becomes a nurturing, almost parental figure for hear teacher. Tonight’s...
Friday, Oct. 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Times Cinema - Midnight

Though it takes the unusual step of acknowledging the infamous writer’s less than productive final years, like just about every study of its subject, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, is guilty of over-romanticizing Thompson’s quirks. Still, the documentary is one of the most comprehensive looks at Thompson’s legacy, focusing not only on his drug-addled writings but also his curious forays into politics. Assisting...

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