Willem Dafoe

The Florida Project by director Sean Baker is a compelling depiction of skid row, circa 2017, that is sometimes hilarious but often sad and ultimately heartbreaking. more

Oct 17, 2017 2:13 PM Film Reviews

In Gauguin: Maker of Myth, canvas after canvas fills the frames of this documentary on one of the great visionaries of modern art, Paul Gauguin. more

Jun 20, 2017 3:01 PM Home Movies

Image via Milwaukee Fringe Fest FacebookMilwaukee Fringe Festivalis the newest citywide art event. The festival is a two-day performance andvisual art showcase, celebrating Milwaukee’s vibrant and diverse arts scene.The no.. more

Feb 1, 2016 4:26 PM Around MKE 1 Comments

Philip Seymour Hoffman was among the great actors of his generation, and while he played many parts, he was especially at home when suffering no fools. In A Most Wanted Man, his final starring role before his death earlier this year, Hoffm... more

Jul 30, 2014 12:46 AM Film Reviews

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

Russell (Christian Bale) usually keeps a level head, whether working with a welding torch at the steel mill, caring for his dying dad or trying to talk sense to his irresponsible kid brother, Rodney (Casey Affleck). Even when he’s sent to p... more

Dec 1, 2013 6:15 PM Film Reviews

It's seldom very sophisticated. Its never given credit for having any kind of  substance.The script of a television situation comedy has a very short shelf life. It's kind of a disposable art. If a writer is particularly lucky, something he will .. more

Oct 17, 2013 10:00 AM Theater

One of rock 'n' roll's great charmers, Jonathan Richman will play Shank Hall on Thursday, Nov. 14, the venue announced this weekend. With his first band The Modern Lovers, Richman inspired a generation of '70s punk bands before moving on to a more.. more

Jul 29, 2013 2:00 PM On Music

<p> What's with the end of the world? Surely the release of so many cinematic countdowns to the last hours is registering some sort of anxiety in our society? Director Abel Ferrara's <em>4:44 Last Day on Earth </em>examines the apocalypse through.. more

Jul 13, 2012 12:05 PM I Hate Hollywood

<p> An evil corporation with an innocuous name, Redleaf, lurks in the shadows of <em>The Hunter</em>, and its reach extends to the remotest corners of the Earth. Willem Dafoe plays the titular stalker, Martin David, a freelance enforcer hired by .. more

Jun 28, 2012 4:49 PM I Hate Hollywood

By the time he emerged in the '80s, Oliver Stone was already part of a dying line of American directors with a knack for shrink-wrapping important messages in a tight Hollywood package. Vietnam's quicksand war—and its impact on those who fought.. more

May 24, 2011 11:56 AM I Hate Hollywood

In an attempt to raise its academic profile, Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, commissioned an in-state firm to create a direct-mail campaign highlighting the many benefits of a Drake education. The pitch to potential students, which wa... more

Oct 8, 2010 12:00 AM News of the Weird

No one did chases like William Friedkin. The Hollywood director pushed the car chase into overdrive with The French Connection (1971) and lesser filmmakers have been trying (with little success) to overtake him ever since. His latter-day police .. more

Apr 5, 2010 3:56 PM I Hate Hollywood

Although Lars vonTrier’s Antichrist is set in Washington state, themagical gloom o Antichrist ,Film more

Jan 25, 2010 12:00 AM Film Reviews

Express Milwaukee: You went from one type of horror movie to another. From Antichristto this one. What was your first reaction when you got this script? Willem Dafoe: When I firs,Film more

Jan 8, 2010 12:00 AM Film Reviews

Long gone are the days when the only thing protecting a band from a drunk, bottle-throwing honky-tonk audience was a chain-link fence, but the Bay View Brew Haus is resurrecting the spirit of that bygone era. Tonight they welcome to their d... more

Oct 23, 2009 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

Gov.Jim Doyle and state Superintendent Tony Evers announced their plan to reformthe state’s education system—and possibly net some funds from the federalgovernment. They trotted out some ideas for the press, including lengtheningthe sch,Exp... more

Oct 20, 2009 12:00 AM Expresso

  Ifyou were standing on the sidewalk, minding your own business, and twocars collided in front of you, flying up onto the sidewalk andseri,Expresso more

Jun 17, 2009 12:00 AM Expresso 1 Comments

This is not about the merits about the paid-sick days referendum recently passed by an overwhelming majority of Milwaukee voters. Convincing arguments both against and for the law, which will require cit,Left and Right more

Jan 13, 2009 12:00 AM News Features 5 Comments