Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD: Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, Target: St. Louis, Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect, Farinelli. Read more

Home Movies

Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD: A Silent Voice: The Movie, Master of Dark Shadows, Shooting Stars, Rich Girl. Read more

Home Movies


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Milwaukee musicians pay homage to anime’s greatest soundtracks, while William Shatner comes to town for an event unrelated to Hupy and Abraham. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

The Japanese animated feature film Only Yesterday is structured like the human consciousness—the past informing the present and always liable to flood the mind’s eye. Unlike many such films, it makes no allusion to steam punk, Shinto spirit... Read more

Film Reviews


The Quasimondo

Consistently one of the most interesting sources for fresh, new theatrical experiences, The Quasimondo has developed shows inspired by such things as infectious pandemics, U.S. culture and the writing of H.P. Lovecraft. This coming February, the p.. Read more


The overlooked masterpiece of psychological suspense stars Robin Williams as a photo developer in a big box mart. He’s as blandly unremarkable as his surroundings until he develops an obsession for a young family Read more

Home Movies

 Anime,the distinctly Japanese genre of animation, is inherently subversive. Notnecessarily by supporting any particular ideology but for undermining theCartesian philosophy and aesthetics that insists upon dividing the world intwo.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Oh sweet Jesus, I can't wait for Mass Effect 3 to come out. It's reached a point where I can't even enjoy other games for more than a few hours. Here is Asura's Wrath, a perfectly commendable game with colorful graphics, sleek style, a Read more

Video Games are Dumb

A modern-day vaudevillian variety and circus gang with a party mentality, Milwaukee’s Dead Man’s Carnival packs plenty of lurid, sensational thrills into their performances. Past performances have offered stripteases, vaudevillian song Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Early Music Now has brought Anonymous 4 back to Milwaukee for theirholiday-themed concert The ,Classical Music/Dance Read more

Classical Music

For years, Japanese anime has been all the rage in Western mass culture (Pokemon) and among the cognoscenti (Akira). As far back as the 1960s anime began penetrating America. One early example was the popular TV cartoon series “Gigantor.” The in.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Though he lost to instant-joke Taylor Hicks, Chris Daughtry proved to be the real winner of the 2006 season of “American Idol,” recording a number one album and becoming a bona fide star thanks ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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From Godzilla through Ghost in the Shell, from movies through television and video games, Japanese science fiction has found avid audiences beyond the home islands as its exponents explored uncharted lands of the imagination. It has also influenc.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

The local alternative-pop duo Fever Marlene will play an official release party for their White China ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee