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Sunday, March 9, 2014

One man’s quest to replicate a Dutch master

  With color and texture, Johannes Vermeer brought small corners of the world to life. Vermeer’s paintings seem to glow with inner illumination and can resemble
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014
Bad Dreams opens in a ’70s commune whose charismatic leader preaches peace, love—and mass suicide. Thirteen years later, the sole survivor, Cynthia (Jennifer Rubin), awakens from a coma in a mental hospital. The group therapy meant to help her “fit into the ’80s” isn’t the only problem
Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014
 Original Pickup line: “You wouldn’t happen to have an aspirin, would you?” James (Liev Schreiber) asks Nina (Jeanne Tripplehorn) at an airport lounge. Nine years later and living in a five-star Amsterdam loft, their perfect marriage disintegrates when she discovers his infidelity. A Perfect Man
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014
 Tucked into a bay down the hall and around the corner from the cavernous lobby of the 411 Building, Coffee with a Conscience (411 E. Wisconsin Ave.) is an attractive, efficiently
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

A week of new movies and classics at UWM

 French films? Mention them and certain impressions come to mind, whether the breezy insouciance of Breathless or romance on the banks of the Seine
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Iran’s choice for foreign-language Oscar

 Marie searches expectantly for the arriving traveler, Ahmad, catching his eye at the airport gate but separated at that
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
 A cast of stars (Adrien Brody, Glenn Close, Uma Thurman) reads passages from writings on Marilyn Monroe and from her own letters, diaries and jottings. Most of what emerges in this impressionistic chronicle of her life is familiar. She loved learning, was dedicated to mastering the art of acting
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
 Chet Baker’s lonesome trumpet hovers over Let’s Get Lost, a scattered yet ultimately moving documentary on the “James Dean of jazz.” Baker didn’t know how near death he was when the film was shot in 1988; he obviously enjoyed the attention but the shadow of heroin was never far off. Along

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