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Natalie Portman is outstanding an astronaut caught in an obsessive relationship. Read more

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Robert Redford retires on a charming note with The Old Man & the Gun. Read more

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Director Damien Chazelle (La La Land) tells a gripping story of the Apollo 11 mission through the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. Read more

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The latest Marvel movie is a fun mess anchored by Tom Hardy's solid performance. Read more

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Critics around America don't like Life Itself (but what do they know?) Read more

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Ethan Hawke stars as an idealistic but troubled pastor in one of the year’s most emotionally bruising films to date. Read more

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Set on South Dakota’s Lakota reservation, The Rider is a quietly moving story of a young man dreaming of returning to the rodeo. Read more

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7 Days in Entebbe, a film about the boldest commando strike in history, the boldest commando strike in history. Read more

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A new documentary on films from pre-Nazi Germany shows how movies are more than just entertainment. They take the pulse of the people who produce them and consume them. Read more

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Scientists shrink humans to five inches tall to solve the population crisis in Alexander Payne’s brilliantly devastating satire that lets no side of any issue off with easy answers. Read more

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While some of the imagery in mother! is compelling, director Darren Aronofsky falls into the trap of contemporary horror directors for whom enough is never enough and subtlety is sacrificed for visual overkill. Read more

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Despite a long running time and a profusion of baroque horror visuals, It is an effective adaptation of Stephen King focused on a band of outsider kids forced to confront their fears. Read more

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Menashe is a moving and astutely observed film set amidst Brooklyn’s Hasidic community. Read more

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Milwaukee’s Mark Borchardt stars as a possible serial killer in Melonie Gartner’s new film, Where the Great Spirits Live. Read more

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The Milwaukee Short Film Festival, located this year at the Fox Bay Cinema Grill, offers two days of films 15 minutes or less in length. The selections are from all over the world but include many minority and women directors from Milwaukee... Read more

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The sequel to Al Gore’s Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, shows the growing danger of climate change. It also spends too much time on Gore. Read more

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Kathryn Bigelow directs a sweaty immersion into the fear and chaos of 1960s racial violence in her new film Detroit. Read more

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The new film by German director Oliver Hirschbiegel, 13 Minutes, is a brilliant depiction of a failed real-life plot to kill Hitler. Read more

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After directing a charming, special-effects driven children’s movie, Pete’s Dragon, Milwaukee-born David Lowery decided to purge his system by going bare bones. A Ghost Story starring Casey Affleck—an oddly moving meditation on time, frustr... Read more

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Dunkirk is a World War II movie unlike any other. British writer-director Christopher Nolan turns away from the form and content that had preoccupied him in recent years, and embraces an inspiring episode from his nation’s history, skillful... Read more

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