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 Although it had no stars and a low budget, Napoleon Dynamite found an audienceoutside the usual indie film circles. Marking the anniversary of its release, “ Napoleon Dynamite : 10 Sweet Years” is aBlu-ray/DVD set with the expected deleted s.. more

May 3, 2014 3:17 PM I Hate Hollywood

"There wastheatre (Griffith), poetry (Murnau), painting (Rossellini), dance (Eisenstein),music (Renoir). Henceforward there is cinema. And the cinema is NicholasRay."Had he waited afew decades to deliver this pronunciamento, Jean-Luc Go.. more

Mar 30, 2014 9:28 PM Visual Arts

 WesAnderson’s latest, The Grand BudapestHotel , was inspired by the writings of Viennese essayist Stefan Zweig. Butthe director might want to point fans of his film to Simon Winder instead.Winder’s latest book, Danubia: A .. more

Mar 20, 2014 3:52 PM I Hate Hollywood

Whether merely quirky or strangely compelling, Wes Anderson’s films are among the most distinctive artifacts to emerge from the environs of Hollywood in recent years. Anderson delights in creating new worlds from old material, reshaping the... more

Mar 19, 2014 12:47 AM Film Reviews

After a a silence of some months, Fools For Tragedy has recently announced the first show of its second season: Lysistrata. Knowing the talent that is quite often found in the Fools, I really, really like that they're doing this one. From the an.. more

Feb 5, 2013 12:00 PM Theater

Since releasing Rushmore in 1998, director Wes Anderson has refined a peculiar sensibility of whimsy with undertones... more

Jun 19, 2012 12:00 AM Film Reviews

In a Wes Anderson movie, families never run smoothly but at least they run. In the animated comedy Fantastic Mr.Fox (out on DVD and Blu-ray), they are running for their lives—a family of foxes menaced by a trio of evil human farmers. Of course, .. more

Mar 27, 2010 1:08 PM I Hate Hollywood

Composed of a number of stellarguitarists and vocalists, the three-hour-plus show amazed throughout, exceedingexpectations and truly honoring the genius talent of Hendrix, who died 40 yearsago at age 27. Highlights? There were many to rais... more

Mar 24, 2010 12:00 AM Concert Reviews

The Black Eyed Peas began innocuously in the late ’90s as a trio of breakdancers turned rappers to preach a message of positivity. That was, of course, before the 2003 addition of Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson, a former child star with a color more

Mar 11, 2010 12:00 AM This Week in Milwaukee

Now we know why Republicans aren’t very much fun on dates. Forget the Rolling Stones singing about getting no “Satisfaction.” Republicans don’t even want no “Stimulation.”When the Obama administration put together an more

Mar 10, 2010 12:00 AM Taking Liberties 5 Comments

Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche is a restless sort, reinventing himself from album to album. He first charmed critics at the start of the century with a pair of candy-flavored chamber-pop records indebted to The Beach Boys more

Feb 21, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Butas they say in the U.N. General Assembly, the human response is“disproportionat Fantastic Mr. ,Film more

Nov 26, 2009 12:00 AM Film Reviews

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, one of the icons of Western art music, should have a sense of The Marriage of Figaro ,Today in Milwaukee more

Jan 7, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

“People talk about wanting to eat healthy food, but they never talk about the food s How do I book a cruise? ,Cover Story more

Nov 21, 2007 12:00 AM Around MKE 1 Comments

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