I'll See You In My Dreams

At 6 each morning, Carol (Blythe Danner) and her bed partner, Hazel the dog, are awakened by the digital beep of her alarm clock. Carol’s midcentury modern house is tidy, tasteful and otherwise e,Film more

Jun 5, 2015 4:10 PM Film Reviews



Milwaukeemovie producer/director C.L. Woodson III's latest feature, Preacher Man ,may be cinema's first gospel comedy murder mystery. If not, it likely haslittle competition in its niche. The story of a young pastor's misadventuresseeking the .. more

Mar 12, 2015 7:09 PM Around MKE


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Steve Cuff of the Optimism Vaccine  reviews futuristic robot action film "Chappie" in this edition of Reviewed in 60 Seconds."Aiming high, failing spectacularly, and looking damn good doing it will earn you some respect from me."  more

Mar 9, 2015 5:58 PM Around MKE

 Letme confess: the films of Todd Haynes were always off-putting to me. Superstar:The Karen Carpenter Story struck me as mocking the fallen pop singer; Safe justseemed sterile (but that’s the point!); and his generally acknowledged.. more

Mar 30, 2013 1:17 PM I Hate Hollywood

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 more

Nov 19, 2012 8:52 PM Film Reviews

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. Curiously, that familiar face from the $5 bill has seldom been seen in more

Nov 12, 2012 12:00 AM Film Reviews

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 more

Nov 6, 2012 2:08 PM A&E Feature 1 Comments

When Ross Bigley is asked how many years the Milwaukee Short Film Festival has been running, he answers that 2012 is the 14th annual festival. “But actually it’s our 18th,” he adds more

Nov 5, 2012 1:48 PM Film Reviews

Frazzled, middle-aged Sandra is having a bad day. The freezer at the fast-food restaurant she manages wasn’t closed properly the night before, food has spoiled and, rumor has it, someone from franchise quality... more

Oct 22, 2012 10:32 PM Film Reviews

I think I didn’t love him enough,” says Erik, a 30-year-old filmmaker, near the start of Keep the Lights On, Ira Sachs’ searching, autobiographical film. Erik (Thure Lindhardt) is referring to his first and so far only attempt at a commi... more

Oct 17, 2012 8:00 AM Film Reviews

Penny Marshall’s 1988 film Big was a huge success for everyone involved. Beginning next week, First Stage Children’s Theater looks to find similarly “big” success with the little ones... more

Oct 17, 2012 8:00 AM Theater

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... more

Oct 8, 2012 1:07 PM Film Reviews

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... more

Sep 28, 2012 1:48 PM Off the Cuff

Ai Weiwei could have had a comfortable career as an artist in China, especially after his contribution to Beijing’s emblematic “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium. But he bit his master’s hand, posting blog comments critical... more

Sep 24, 2012 12:56 AM Film Reviews

 In his first film since There Will Be Blood, director Paul Thomas Anderson explores a challenging subject...,Film more

Sep 19, 2012 5:15 PM Film Reviews

The Words is a story about the allure of storytelling framed by an author whose new novel is about a frustrated novelist acclaimed as “the storyteller of his generation” only after passing off someone else’s work ... more

Sep 11, 2012 8:00 AM Film Reviews

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... more

Aug 28, 2012 12:00 AM Film Reviews

Pester, the new film by Eric Gerber, is a reflection on the American Dream. Pester follows a family of exterminators who face economic and ethical challenges... more

Aug 13, 2012 12:00 AM Off the Cuff

Election-year political movies have seldom won many votes in recent years. Who remembers Bulworth or Silver City? more

Aug 7, 2012 12:00 AM Film Reviews

A male artist who imagines an ideal woman and brings her to life? It's an idea as old as Greece... more

Jul 30, 2012 12:00 AM Film Reviews