Streaming Quick Picks: Alec Guinness, Part Two

Streaming Quick Picks: Alec Guinness (Part Two, 1961-1994) This week we provide the second of two entries devoted to the work of Sir Alec Guinness. This week’s spotlight, as with Part One, is inspired by the recently completed UW Cinematheque celebration of the Alec Guinness Centennial. If you are left wanting more—and with such breadth and depth […]

Streaming Quick Picks: David Cronenberg

Streaming Quick Picks: David Cronenberg For more than 40 years, David Cronenberg has stimulated, provoked, shocked, and terrified us. With UW Cinematheque’s “3 from Cronenberg” series starting this Thursday, it seems only right that this master of horror should be our next director of the week. My introduction to Cronenberg was as a kid, when […]

Streaming Quick Picks: William Friedkin

Streaming Quick Picks: William Friedkin On Friday, September 12, the UW Cinematheque begins its six weeks long series of films directed by William Friedkin, starting with the Oscar-winning The French Connection (1971). Friedkin’s career has had its ups and downs—you know as much when you read the word “underrated” more than once on the UW Cinematheque Friedkin […]

Streaming Quick Picks: Kelly Reichardt

Streaming Quick Picks: Kelly Reichardt Unlike previous installments of our Artist of the Week feature, all of which have had more than 10 films available for streaming, this week’s spotlight is on a filmmaker far less prolific. When it comes to Kelly Reichardt, though, the quality far outweighs the quantity. As with last week’s post on Alec Guinness, each […]

Streaming Quick Picks: Alec Guinness, Part One

Streaming Quick Picks: Alec Guinness (Part One, 1946-1960) This week we provide the first of two entries with links to streams and DVDs of films starring the legendary actor, Alec Guinness. Some careers are too rich to limit to just one post, so we will follow up with another set of post-1960 Guinness films in the […]

Streaming Quick Picks: Luc Besson

Streaming Quick Picks: Luc Besson The next installment of our new Artist of the Week feature ties into this week’s Madfilm Meetup tomorrow, Luc Besson’s Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson, at Marcus Point Cinema. Fortunately, most of Besson’s films are available through streaming services or, in the case of some of the earlier films, local video sources. The poster […]

Streaming Quick Picks: Richard Linklater

Streaming Quick Picks: Richard Linklater We’re always thinking about new ways to serve you, our loyal Madison Film Forum readers, in our mission of viewing great films at home and at local venues. This week we’re introducing a new feature, Madfilm Quick Picks, which will showcase an Artist of the Week (most often directors, but also […]