Humphrey Bogart

Casablanca is among the greatmovies of classic Hollywood and, alongside a considerably different film, TheWizard of Oz , it remains the most beloved. And unlike the carefully composed Citizen Kane , which usually outranks it a.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

To American moviegoers who grew up with black-and-white thrillers from the 1940s-’60s—and those who learned to love them watching vintage film channels on TCM—the names Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet are magic. American audiences probab... Read more

A&E Feature

Many great films have used newspapers in plots and settings. All the President’s Men is one of the best. Read more

Film Reviews

Much of the Casablanca crew regrouped for Rope of Sand (1949). While the magic (and Humphrey Bogart) were missing, it’s a well-made effort in classic Hollywood style. Read more

Home Movies

Film noir is a style, a mood and an implicitcommentary on American society. Although French critics coined the term in the1950s, the genre was already coalescing in 1941 with the release of The MalteseFalcon . As the term suggests, the films we.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Only the arrogant, the foolish or the bold set out to remake a classic film and expect to find respect. Flush with the success of Death Wish , writer-director Michael Winner must have been a bit arrogant in producing his The Big Sleep , a 1978 re.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Who are the all-time best movie villains—actors we love to hate on the big screen? This is a challenging question even for dedicated film aficionados.Quickly coming to my mind are Charles Laughton Read more

A&E Feature

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 Read more

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An unnamed plumber in Stockholm, Sweden, was arrested in August for attempting to procure sex from an underage girl after he had confronted the girl's father on the telephone. According to the plumber, the girl's sex services were advertise... Read more

News of the Weird

In 1516, Raphael painted La Donna Velata (The Woman With the Veil) i>. Through June 6, the High Renaissance painter’s magnificentportrait is on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) in a one-work exhibition Read more

Today in Milwaukee

With immigration in the headlines again after Arizona passed a controversial law authorizing police to detain people they suspect of being in the country illegally, turnout should be particularly high for today’s 4th annual March for Read more

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