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03.18.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Jonathan Jackson
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford   This ambitious, richly rendered look at an American legend and his demise is an overly mutated mixture of voice-over narration, striking imagery and fascinating performance. Based on the novel of the same title by Ron Hansen published in 1983, the movie clearly struggles with its weight and transforming the novel into a consist...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Before Marie Antoinette was re-imagined as a New Order-loving, Jason Schwartzman-marrying Sofia Coppola protagonist, she was played with more subtlety—and a lot more glamour— by Norma Shearer in a 1938 blockbuster epic film adaptation. Marie Antoinette was the most expensive film MGM had ever produced, but audiences were captivated by the extensive sets, and the film raked up four Academy Award nominations, including a best actress nod for Shearer.
03.11.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Jonathan Jackson
Think Morgan Spurlock's popular Super Size Me, only this time, marajuana instead of McDonald's. Premiering at Austin's vital SXSW Film Festival this week is Super High Me, part concert film and part investigative documentary. Featuring comedian Doug Benson, named "Stoner of the Year" by High Times magazine in 2006, it explores medical marajuana in the United States. As part of the movie, Benson sm...
03.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Jonathan Jackson
This week's MUST SEE CINEMA film comes to us on DVD, since the new offerings in cinema bring us very little to salivate over. I have yet to see the critically lauded, yet little seen, second film from Andrew Dominik, whose debut film was the Australian, Eric Bana career launcher Chopper. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford stars the titular, respectively,  Brad Pitt and Cas...
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008

Tonight @ the UWM Union Theatre - 7:00 PM

The UWM Union Theatre’s 2008 Festival of Films in French and its ongoing Experimental Tuesdays series converge tonight for a 7 p.m. screening of Corpora Luminum: The Body in New French Experimental Cinema, a collection of bold shorts by contemporary French auteurs exploring the human body and physiological processes . . .
01.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Jonathan Jackson
Sundance Film Festival Park City Utah - Day 7 Only at a film festival can you have one of your best experiences watching 12 year-old children, and younger, in prison. Seriously. Looking closely at children locked up inside an unnamed Russian prison, Alone in Four Walls is first a reavealing look at a humanitarian and economic crisis and second a cinematic experience of aesthetic precision th...
01.22.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Jonathan Jackson
Sundance Film Festival   Park City, Utah - Day 6   I think Sundance should just shut down for the rest of the day. If you are not completely devestated by the news of Heath Ledger's death, then you are not a fan of contemporary cinema. Heath Ledger, at the age of 28, was still ascending. He approached every performance with a ferocity rarely seen by young actor's today. He truly inhabited his ch...
01.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Jonathan Jackson
Sundance Film Festival Park City, Utah - Day 1 It is not often that you leave Wisconsin to a new destination and find it colder. MUCH COLDER. As the tempature dips into the single digits I am beginning to think my hasty packing late last night is going to come back to haunt me. Anyone know a good longs store in Park City? For that matter, anyone know of a T-Mobile store in Park City? Why...

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