Missed Madison Review: ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

Missed Madison Review This review will kick off a new feature at the Madison Film Forum, the “Missed Madison Review,” which will focus on notable films that never made it to Madison theaters but are now available on home video and streaming services. It is inspired by some conversations over a year ago when some […]

Review: CROUPIER on Netflix Instant Viewing

Croupier (Mike Hodges, UK, 1998, 94 min.) “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. Then the soul-erosion produced by high gambling—a compost of greed and fear and nervous tension—becomes unbearable and the senses awake and revolt from it.”  —Ian Fleming, Casino Royale, Chapter 1   Amongst […]

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 […]