Review: THE FUTURE / IL FUTURO @CTEK Sat Feb 8, 7pm

The Future / Il Futuro (Alicia Scherson, Chile/Italy, 2013, 95 min.) UW Cinematheque, Sat Feb 8, 7pm» The UW’s department of Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS) will co-sponsor a series of films at the UW-Cinematheque starting Saturday, February 8. For more on the other opening night film, Aftershock, follow the link to the Madison […]

Review: AFTERSHOCK @CTEK Sat Feb 8, 9pm

Aftershock (Nicolás López, USA/Chile, 2012, 89 min) UW Cinematheque, Sat Feb 8, 9:00pm» Aftershock, directed by Nicolas Lopez and written by Lopez and Eli Roth, follows a group of tourists in Chile whose partying is rudely interrupted by an devastating earthquake. The film is like many other horror films where tourists in an exotic city, hoping to get […]

Review: JAI HO @AMC Star Fitchburg 18

Jai Ho (Sohail Khan, India, 2014, 150 min) Limited run @ AMC Star Fitchburg 18» Dating back to Mother India (1957), if not earlier, many Bollywood films invoke an ideal India which all its citizens should aspire to realize. These films then draw a distinct contrast between this ideal and the reality that is often the result […]

Review: THE ACT OF KILLING @MRQE Thu Jan 30 & Fri Jan 31

The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer & Christine Cynn, Denmark/Norway, 2013, 115 min) Union South Marquee Theater Thu Jan 30 @ 9:30pm; Fri Jan 31 @ 6:00pm» Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing is a documentary about the members of an Indonesian death squad, the paramilitary group called Pemuda Pancasila, who are given the opportunity […]

Reviews at CinemaWriter: WOLF; LLEWYN; HUSTLE; HER

Our good friend Jay Antani at CinemaWriter.com will help us keep up to date with recent reviews of films now playing in theaters. Jay is a graduate of West High School (Class of 1988) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Communication Arts). We’ve decided not to hold it against him that he now lives in Los […]

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival 2014 Call For Submissions

Dispatch from the good folks at the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival: The Milwaukee Underground Film Festival is now seeking submissions for the 2014 edition, running May 1-4 at multiple venues in Milwaukee, WI. Entry form is available for download & can be emailed back to us or sent through standard mail. All submission fees can be […]

Review: CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915 @CTEK Fri Jan 24, 7pm

Camille Claudel 1915 (Bruno Dumont, France, 2013, 95 min) UW Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, Fri Jan 24 @ 7pm» Bruno Dumont’s Camille Claudel 1915 begins with a series of title cards that very quickly explain Claudel’s background as an artist, her romantic relationship with the sculptor Auguste Rodin, and her relationship with her younger brother, […]

Review: CUTIE AND THE BOXER @CTEK Fri Jan 17

Cutie and the Boxer (Zachary Heinzerling, 2013, 82 min.) UW-Cinematheque Fri Jan 17, 7PM» Painters often fight their blank canvases, but instead of a brush as his chosen weapon, Ushio Shinohara uses boxing gloves. Zachary Heinzerling’s directorial debut, Cutie and the Boxer, tells the story of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, a starving artist couple residing […]