Review: BOMBAY VELVET at AMC Star 18 thru May 28

Review: Limited Run Bombay Velvet | Anurag Kashyap | India | 2015 | 149 min Now Playing at AMC Star 18 Fitchburg through May 28»  More Hollywood than Bollywood (songs yes, dancing no), Bombay Velvet is a visually sumptuous but ultimately unsatisfying journey through gangster film conventions. But go see (and hear) it anyway. After a […]

Three Quick Takes from Taylor Hanley at the Wisconsin Film Festival

Dispatch: Wisconsin Film Festival Taylor Hanley offers her thoughts on three of this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival selections. Girlhood | Céline Sciamma | France| 2014 | 112 min I planned to start out the Wisconsin Film Festival by seeing White God, because I love attempts to reconstruct classic stories, and also because of the picture in the film […]

Review: GEMMA BOVARY at Wisconsin Film Festival, April 10 & 15

Review: Wisconsin Film Festival Gemma Bovary | Anne Fontaine | France | 2014 | 99 min Wisconsin Film Festival, Sundance Cinemas, Friday, April 10, 8:00pm» Wisconsin Film Festival, Sundance Cinemas, Wednesday, April 15, 6:00pm» French comedies have been somewhat of a rarity at the Wisconsin Film Festival (OSS 177: Cairo, Nest of Spies, WFF 2008, […]

Review: THE MOST WONDERFUL EVENING OF MY LIFE at Wisconsin Film Festival, Apr 12 & 14

Review: Wisconsin Film Festival The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life | Ettore Scola | Italy | 1972 | 106 min Wisconsin Film Festival, UW Cinematheque, Sunday, April 12, 2:15pm» Wisconsin Film Festival, Sundance Cinemas, Tuesday, April 14, 6:00pm» A Maserati switchbacking through the Milanese countryside in playful pursuit of a mysterious leather-catsuit-unzipped-to-her-navel motorcyclist—Ettore Scola’s […]

Review: DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL at Wisconsin Film Festival, Apr 12 & 15

Review: Wisconsin Film Festival Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll | John Pirozzi | USA | 2014 | 105 min Wisconsin Film Festival, Union South Marquee Theater, Sunday, April 12, 2:30pm» Wisconsin Film Festival, Sundance Cinemas, Wednesday, April 15, 3:45pm» In 1953, Cambodia declared its independence from French rule after nearly a century. […]

Review: TOMORROW WE DISAPPEAR at Wisconsin Film Festival, April 10 & 11

Review: Wisconsin Film Festival Tomorrow We Disappear | Adam Weber, Jimmy Goldblum | USA | 2014 | 84 min Wisconsin Film Festival, Chazen Museum of Art, Friday, April 10, 12:30pm» Wisconsin Film Festival, Chazen Museum of Art, Saturday, April 11, 2:45pm» There are very few times you can look away from the documentary Tomorrow We […]

Review: CRIME WAVE at Wisconsin Film Festival, Wed Apr 15

Review: Wisconsin Film Festival Crime Wave | John Paizs | Canada | 1985 | 80 min Wisconsin Film Festival, Sundance Cinemas, Wednesday, April 15, 9:15pm» Akin to a surrealist, after-school-special mix of The Kids in the Hall and In a Lonely Place, the Canadian comedy Crime Wave manages to be “meta” without ever forgetting its primary […]

Review: ALMOST THERE at Wisconsin Film Festival, Mon Apr 13 & Tue Apr 14

Review: Wisconsin Film Festival Almost There | Dan Rybicky, Aaron Wickenden | USA | 2014 | 93 min Wisconsin Film Festival, Sundance Cinemas, Monday, April 13, 6:00pm» Wisconsin Film Festival, Sundance Cinemas, Tuesday, April 14, 1:30pm» You need to suffer to turn out to be good. It takes you to learn from your suffering. You […]