Review: SOME BEASTS at Micro-Wave Cinema, Sun Feb 21, 7:00pm

Review: One Night Only Some Beasts | Cameron Bruce Nelson | USA | 2015 | 90 minutes Micro-Wave Cinema Series, 4070 Vilas Hall, Sunday, February 21, 7:00pm» James Kreul argues that, despite some missteps, the elliptical narration and minimalist performances in Cameron Bruce Nelson’s Some Beasts provide an emotionally rich portrait of a man in conflict […]

Review: LOSING GROUND at MRQE, Thu Feb 18, 7:00pm

Review: One Night Only Losing Ground | Kathleen Collins | USA | 1982 | 86 minutes Union South Marquee Theater, Thursday, February 18, 7:00pm» Edwanike Harbour discusses the recently restored independent feature Losing Ground (1982), and argues that nuanced observations of race and culture from writer-director Kathleen Collins provide the understated essence of this compelling drama. On […]

Review: CAN HEIRONYMUS MERKIN EVER FORGET…? at CTEK, Fri Feb 5, 7:00pm

Review: One Screening Only Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? | Anthony Newley | UK | 1969 | 106 minutes UW Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, Friday, February 5, 7:00pm» All the world’s a stage and a bed for Anthony Newley’s alter-ego Heironymus Merkin. Emily Caulfield explores the truthiness of CHMEFMHAFTH and concludes it […]

Stream: THE FORBIDDEN ROOM Now Streaming on Fandor

Review: One Night Only The Forbidden Room | Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson | Canada | 2015 | 119 minutes UW Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, Saturday, December 12, 7:00pm» Now Streaming: Fandor | Netflix Guy Maddin deconstructs film language and narrative tropes in his latest phantasmagoria co-directed with Evan Johnson. Edwanike Harbour concludes that The Forbidden Room is […]

Review: MUR MURS at CTEK, Sat Nov 21, 7:00pm

Review: One Night Only Mur Murs | Agnes Varda | France | 1981 | 81 minutes UW Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, Saturday, November 21, 7:00pm» Agnes Varda tours Southern Californian public artworks in her documentary, Mur Murs, which traces the sociopolitical realities behind paintings and murals. Edwanike Harbour suggests that from our perspective with the passage […]

Review: GÜEROS at WUD Marquee Film Fest, Sat Nov 14, 2:00pm

Review: One Screening Only Güeros | Alonso Ruizpalacios | Mexico | 2014 | 108 minutes WUD Marquee Film Festival, Union South Marquee Theater, Saturday, November 14, 2:00pm» I had an interesting but unfortunate experience with Alonso Ruizpalacios’s Güeros when it played at the Wisconsin Film Festival back in April. In the middle of attempting a […]

Review: AMOUR FOU at WUD Marquee Film Fest, Sun Nov 15, 1:00pm

Review: One Afternoon Only Amour Fou | Jessica Hausner | Austria | 2014 | 96 min WUD Marquee Film Festival, Union South Marquee Theater, Sunday, November 15, 1:00pm» Taylor Hanley argues that the dark humor and distinct visual style in Jessica Hausner’s Amour Fou provides a vivid critique of the Romantic era ideals of poet […]