A stylistic tour de force, Bertrand Bonello’s audacious Nocturama captures the alluring emptiness of modernity with extreme realism and clever experimental flourishes. Jason Fuhrman shares his response to the Wisconsin Film Festival screening.
Jason Fuhrman reviews the Academy Award winning The Salesman ahead of its return at the inaugural Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival this weekend. A seamless blend of cinema and the theater, Asghar Farhadi’s complex, enigmatic and multi-layered drama intimately examines the fissures in a middle-class marriage about to collapse.
A new cinema group in Madison, Point Blank Cinema, aspires to establish a new 16mm film screening series at Art In on East Washington Avenue, starting this Thursday with Robert Clouse’s adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s Darker Than Amber.
Edwanike Harbour looks at Alex Ross Perry’s interweaving portrait of Brooklynite malaise, Golden Exits, screened at the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival.
Jason Fuhrman shares his notes on Maria (and Everybody Else) and The Donor, two films screened during the opening weekend of the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival.
James Kreul shares some preliminary thoughts on the first half of the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival. Topics include admitting what he missed in his previews; applauding students for affirming their own brand; and spinning a “tale of two festivals.”