March 24, 2017

Review: ANY NUMBER CAN WIN at CTEK, Wed Jun 22, 7:00pm

June 19, 2016 James Kreul
The UW Cinematheque kicks off its Summer 2016 programming and a “French Tough Guys” series with Henri Verneuil’s 1963 heist film, Any Number Can Win. James Kreul argues that while its breezy plot and abundant star power (Jean Gabin, Alain Delon) provide entertaining relief from current summer blockbuster fare, don’t expect much more than a well-executed genre film. […]

Review: 24 Now Playing at AMC Fitchburg, Marcus Point

May 9, 2016 James Kreul
James Kreul looks at the most recent popular Indian film to open “wide” (two screens!) in Madison, Vikram Kumar’s 24. Despite flamboyant performances from Suriya (in a triple-role) and audacious time-travel enabled moments, director Kumar (Manam) seems content with lackluster action, romance, and music. […]

Review: MA at Micro-Wave Cinema, Sun May 1, 7:00pm

April 29, 2016 James Kreul
James Kreul looks at the concluding film in the Spring 2016 schedule for the Micro-Wave Cinema Series, Celia Rowlson-Hall’s MA. With her debut feature film, Rawlson-Hall ventures into biblically inspired mythopoeia that works best when meaning is embodied in movement and the body itself. […]
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