Review: THE SALESMAN at Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival, Sat Apr 15, 5:30pm

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.

Review: ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL at Wisconsin Film Festival, Fri Mar 31 and Sat Apr 1

Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) returns with a portrait of a community-driven Chinese-American family caught in the middle of the mortgage crisis backlash in Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. New contributor Nicole Rogers reviews the film as part of our 10-day Wisconsin Film Festival preview.

Review: YOURSELF AND YOURS at Wisconsin Film Festival, Fri Mar 31 and Sat Apr 1

Hong Sang-soo’s charming absurdist allegory Yourself and Yours takes a modern look at the renewable spirit of romantic love, the fluidity of self and identity, and the idea that maybe we should all just get a drink and get along. Emily Caulfield reviews the film to continue our 10-day Wisconsin Film Festival preview.