Review: JODIE MACK: LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE @ Wisconsin Film Fest, Apr 6, 7:00 PM

Jodie Mack: Let Your Light Shine (Jodie Mack, 2013, 74 min) Wisconsin Film Festival, Sunday April 6, 7:00pm»     Running my fingers along the foil stamping of a hardcover book. The colorful glint of a prism refracting light through its smooth surface. The captivation at the images within a kaleidoscope. The touch of matte and […]

ARTS EXTRACT PODCAST Wisconsin Film Fest Preview, Part Two

You’ve been refreshing your podcast app all week, and finally here it is! This past weekend, our Wisconsin Film Festival coverage partners, Scott Gordon at Arts Extract and David Klein at LakeFrontRow, were kind enough to invite Jake Smith and myself to join them in recording a Festival Preview episode of the Arts Extract Podcast. The hour-long discussion was […]

Wisconsin Film Festival Capsule Reviews @ ISTHMUS and THE DAILY PAGE

I had the opportunity to contribute to this week’s Isthmus coverage of the Wisconsin Film Festival with four capsule reviews: The Rocket, Shooter and Whitley, A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness, and Village at the End of the World. You can also find reviews from Kenneth Burns (You and the Night, Particle Fever, The […]

Review: PARTICLE FEVER @ Wisconsin Film Fest, Apr 5 & 6

Particle Fever (Mark Levinson, USA, 2013, 99 min) Wisconsin Film Festival, Saturday April 5 at 11:00am & Sunday April 6 at 3:15pm» “Fever” is perfectly used in the title. From talking to the people in my life, who are not all scientists, I’ve learned that the Higgs Particle has been hot news since its proposed […]

ARTS EXTRACT PODCAST Wisconsin Film Fest Preview, Part One

This weekend, our Wisconsin Film Festival coverage partners, Scott Gordon at Arts Extract and David Klein at LakeFrontRow, were kind enough to invite Jake Smith and myself to join them in recording a Festival Preview episode of the Arts Extract Podcast. The hour-long discussion was split into two episodes, and Part Two (Episode 75) will […]

Review: YOU AND THE NIGHT @ Wisconsin Film Fest, Apr 7 & 8

You and the Night / Les Rencontres d’apres minuit (Yann Gonzalez, France, 2013, 91 min) Wisconsin Film Festival, Monday, April 7 at 8:45pm & Tuesday, April 8 at 9:15pm» First, I should clarify: I pixellated Eric Cantona’s flaccid penis in the image above, not the filmmakers. So when you go see Yann Gonzalez’s adult fairy tale, You and […]

Review: DOMESTIC @ Wisconsin Film Fest, Apr 4 & 5

Domestic (Adrian Sitaru, Romania, 2013, 85 min) Wisconsin Film Festival, Friday, April 4, 4:30pm & Saturday, April 5, 4:30pm» Since 2000, it usually takes the Wisconsin Film Festival or campus screenings for recent Romanian cinema to come through town. But those paying attention have probably noticed a trend towards slow-paced long takes and gritty realism […]

Streaming before #wifilmfest: Other Films by Festival Directors, Part 2

The Madison Film Forum is committed to providing you with opportunities to stream interesting movies and provide a wider context around the area’s theatrical screenings. With an eye toward this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival, we thought we would provide a resource whereby you would have “one-stop shopping” to look at other films by directors whose films […]

Review: LOLA @ Wisconsin Film Fest, Apr 4 & 8

Lola (Jacques Demy, France, 1961, 90 min) Wisconsin Film Festival, Friday April 4, 12:15pm & Tuesday April 8, 5pm» Lola deviates from the normal into the unreal. It starts with one man sulking about his boring existence and ends two days later with every character’s life significantly altered. Throughout the film the characters continuously cross […]