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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. 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. more

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

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

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The plot of War for the Planet of the Apes is wobbly and succumbs to melodrama but the special effects and acting are good. more

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Sofia Coppola directs a captivatingly suspenseful film—a remake of 1971’s The Beguiled—with an eye toward Southern Gothic. more

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Ebbing and flowing between unease and high anxiety, the emotional strain of It Comes at Night never ceases. Suspense and suspicion are palpable in the face of an implacable specter: the microbes of a sickness without a cure. more

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The latest feature from Pixar Studio, Cars 3, concerns the arrogant brashness of youth when it despises the experience of age, and the ability—even the necessity—of elders to adapt to changing times. more

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Review of My Cousin Rachel, a new film based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. more

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