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Monday, Nov. 19, 2012
 The protagonist (Jordan Gelber) is a doughy, middle-aged man-child living with his parents and his action figures in this darkly perceptive suburban comedy from the director of Welcome to the Dollhouse. Todd Solondz is masterful
Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Daniel Day-Lewis is unforgettable as Lincoln

 The Civil War marked one of the sharpest turning points in America’s story, and none of its leading figures looms higher in memory than Abraham Lincoln
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012
 Remember the days when neighborhood movie houses were an integral part of many residential areas of the city? These mostly small theaters boasted a single screen and double features and attracted big crowds almost every
Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

Ben Affleck dramatizes rescue of Americans in Iran

The mob that gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Teheran, Iran, to demand the extradition of the Shah, who had fled to America for cancer treatment as his regime crumbled, burned flags and effigies and punched...
Friday, Sept. 28, 2012
 Andy Gillies’ new film, Oconomowoc, is a comedy about growing up and staying grown up. The film chronicles Lonnie (Brendan Marshall-Rashid), a 20-something who moves back home and reluctantly joins...
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

Popular Wauwatosa theater reopens under new management

The Rosebud Cinema (6823 W. North Ave.) is back and in good hands. The neighborhood bijou along one of Wauwatosa's busiest streets made a splash when it opened in 1999. People talked about its seating—those sofas and chairs with end ta...
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

Film series misses its main star, director

Bourne without Jason Bourne? It sounds like a Bond movie without James Bond or a Sherlock Holmes...
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012

Ferrell and Galifianakis lampoon the candidates

Election-year political movies have seldom won many votes in recent years...
Monday, July 30, 2012

Lonely writer dreams up his dream woman

A male artist who imagines an ideal woman and brings her to life?
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Baldwin, Page star in Woody Allen's latest

To Rome With Love is no Midnight in Paris, but then, Woody Allen set the bar so high last summer that it may...
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wes Anderson's eccentric summer camp

Since releasing Rushmore in 1998, director Wes Anderson has refined...
Monday, June 11, 2012

Ridley Scott fails to recapture the magic

Not unlike Star Wars two years earlier, Alien (1979) brought something new to science fiction film...
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Film handles sex in the Victorian age

Although clinical hysteria is rarer than leprosy nowadays, in the 19th century it was regarded...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
When people take advantage of the ambiguity of identity at the expense of others, it can get positively revolting. Take the case of David Hampton, a man who passed himself off as the son of Sidney Poitier in the early '80s. Hampton conned money...
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Oscar-Nominated film comes to Milwaukee

Film, movie, review, Milwaukee, Canada, Oscar, nomination, Monsieur Lazhar...
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Film draws strength from nuanced acting

In Sound of My Voice, Maggie is the beguiling leader of a doomsday cult with an unusual spin on the future...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tim Burton remakes 1960s soap opera

A year after it premiered, the gothic soap opera “Dark Shadows” took a strange turn with the arrival...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Dale Kuntz has long been Milwaukee's genial advocate of classic Hollywood. If Ted Turner had gotten wind of him, this charmingly garrulous gentleman might have been auditioned as a host on TCM, but instead he has remained a local...
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

UWM hosts annual Latin American Film Series

The protagonist, Karen, forces back tears as the city rolls by through the smudgy...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Finding salvation in gritty Holocaust drama

“Poldek” Socha is a meaty-faced, crude man who cusses like a sailor as he navigates the sewers...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Westfeldt's predictable but amusing romantic comedy

By now, the romantic comedy staffed with young professionals and set in Manhattan has...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The UW-Milwaukee Union Theatre maintains an ambitious program of recent and older feature films and documentaries in fall and spring, and hosts such events as the Festival of Films in French, the Latin-American Film Series, the LGBT Film/Video Festival and the Milwaukee Italian Film Festival. Although the Landmark Oriental and Downer cinemas have devoted increasing blocks of time to blockbusters, they can still be counted on for presenting major independent and foreign films. The Times and Rosebud are a pair of old neighborhood houses running an eclectic mix of...
Friday, April 17, 2009

Movie premiere at the Jazz Estate

Based on a true story, the Soloist stars Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr., the movie will premiere in Milwaukee's Jazz Estate on Friday, April 17. The movie is about a Los Angeles Journalist (Robert Downey Jr.), who befriends a schizophrenic homless ...
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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

Shortly after the very first motion-picture film was created, the modest British film company Mitchell & Kenyon began filming documentaries capturing every day life. Many of these movies were forgotten for decades, until the film spools were discovered—as so many forgotten relics often are—in an old basement . . .
Friday, April 4, 2008

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Since their eponymous sketch comedy show ended in 1995, all five members of the Kids in the Hall have stayed visible, albeit TV personality-visible, not major-star visible. Mark McKinney spent a few years on “Saturday Night Live;” Scott Thompson became the host of “My Fabulous Gay Wedding;” Kevin McDonald guest starred in over a dozen sitcoms and Bruce McCulloch made the occasional on-camera appearance between writing and directing commitments. On the eve of the troupe’s first major tour in six years, which stops in Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater on Saturday, April 5, McDonald talked about writing sketches with the gang again, and planning another Kids in the Hall movie after the mixed response to the troupe’s 1996 film debut, Brain Candy.
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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