Oscar Shorts Week: 2015 Animation Nominees at Sundance starting Fri Jan 30

Oscar Shorts Week: Part One of Three 2015 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films Sundance Cinemas Screening Room Calendar, January 30-February 12» This week the Madison Film Forum will discuss the 2015 Oscar-nominated short films, all of which will screen in three separate programs at Sundance Cinemas starting Friday, January 30. Today: Taylor Hanley on the Animated Short […]

Review: LE WEEK-END @ Sundance Cinemas

Le Week-End (Roger Mitchell, UK, 2013, 93 min.) Sundance Cinemas thru Thursday, May 22 (check back for update)» Le Week-End is about a couple who, for their 30th wedding anniversary, attempt to light a romantic spark within their deteriorating relationship by taking a second honeymoon in Paris. The film drops the viewers into the middle […]

Review: SHORT TERM 12 on Netflix Instant View

Short Term 12 (Destin Cretton, USA, 2013, 96 min) Available on several streaming services, including Netflix Instant View   Short Term 12 is about a young woman, Grace, who works for at-risk teenagers while having problems of her own. She struggles both in maintaining the kids’ lives and her life, especially in the midst of […]

Review: THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN @ MRQE, Sat Apr 26, 2pm

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Felix van Groeningen, Belgium, 2012, 111 min) WUD Film Mini-Indie Film Festival, Union South Marquee Theater, Saturday, April 26, 2pm» The Broken Circle Breakdown takes place in Belgium and lays out the relationship between Elise and Didier, two country-lovin’ musicians, in its entirety. These two characters are dissimilar in many ways, […]

Review: DONKEY SKIN @ CTEK, Fri Apr 25, 7pm

Donkey Skin (Jacques Demy, France, 1970, 90 min) UW Cinematheque, Friday, April 25, 7pm» Donkey Skin (Peau d’Ane) is the classic fairy-tale as told by the French New Wave filmmaker, Jacques Demy. It is the over told story of a Princess in search of a Prince, but mixed with desires of incest, unique decor, and the skin of […]

Review: VERTIGO @ Wisconsin Film Fest, Sat Apr 5, 1:45pm

Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1958, 128 min) Wisconsin Film Festival, Saturday, April 5, 1:45pm» Vertigo (1958) has recently been placed at the top of Sight and Sound’s list of 100 top movies, ending Citizen Kane’s domination that started in 1962. Though Vertigo is now recognized as a masterpiece, not to mention Hitchcock’s best film, Vertigo was […]