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Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Leo DiCaprio stars as the ‘Wolf’ at the head of the pack

 Oliver Stone was probably surprised when some fans of Wall Street embraced
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
 Poetic, laconic and elliptical, director David Lowery conjures some of the spirit of early Terrence Malick. Set in a dusty Texas town in the early ’70s, the story follows a romantic outlaw with more persistence than good sense (Casey Affleck) on the run from the law and other criminals, but devoted
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
 If Django Reinhardt had made his way to the Balkans and formed the Hot Club of Bucharest, the resulting music might have sounded a little like Devil’s Tale. Canadian Adrian Raso plays in Reinhardt’s Gypsy-jazz guitar vein, while Romania’s Fanfare Ciocărlia carry on the region’s madcap
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

Looking Back on the Great and the Good

 I don’t call my picks of the year the “best,” but I do play favorites. To any critic compiling a “best-of” list, I demand: define “best.” Most can’t define anything at all, including their criteria for choosing the year’s top movies. I don’t pretend to know what’s best but I can measure the ability of films
Monday, Dec. 23, 2013
 With a frown as deep as a trench, Frank “The Fixer” (Steven Van Zandt) is a New York mobster who turns government witness on one condition: the FBI relocate him with a new identity to Lillehammer, Norway, a remote town he remembers from the 1994 Winter Olympics. Naturally, he comes
Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Book ranks Milwaukee musician among the greats

 Sigmund Snopek III is keeping good company these days. The veteran Milwaukee recording artist is included with Frank Zappa, Yoko Ono, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Sun Ra and James Brown in a fascinating examination of late 20th-century music, Adventures in Avant-Pop. Although author

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