Attend and support screenings at local commercial theaters and alternative venues.
Edwanike Harbour argues that despite material that could turn off some viewers, Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct) delivers a perfect viewing experience with his new film starring Golden Globe winner Isabelle Huppert. […]
Tonight the Cinesthesia series kicks off its 2017 lineup with Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice. In his program notes, Jason Fuhrman discusses Anderson’s adaptation methodology and the literary and cinematic precedents for the shaggy-dog L.A. detective tale. […]
As part of our ongoing efforts to share program notes for upcoming local screenings, here are synopses for the films to be showcased at the inaugural UniMadEx screening organized by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee. […]
In his program notes, Cinesthesia programmer Jason Fuhrman contrasts Powell and Pressburger’s Black Narcissus with Rumer Godden’s original novel, and explains how objections from the Catholic Legion of Decency led to cuts for the American distribution of the film. […]
James Kreul argues that Dear Zindagi is the most broadly appealing Bollywood film to play Madison in 2016, despite its use of bland music montages instead of dance sequences. After a year of particularly shallow female characters, writer/director Gauri Shinde and star Alia Bhatt play with Bollywood conventions about romance, family, sexuality, and gender roles to deliver an intriguing character study of a young professional woman. […]
Erik Oliver argues that Kubo and the Two Strings provides an opportunity for animation studio Leika to flex its muscles, resulting in a visually impressive and emotionally compelling cinematic experience. […]