Capsule Reviews: CAIRO STATION @MRQE; GUNDAY @Star

Here are some quick words about two films you should try to catch tonight (Cairo Station) or before it leaves the theater after Thursday (Gunday). Cairo Station (Youssef Chahine, Egypt, 1958, 77 min) Union South Marquee Theater, Wed Feb 26, 7pm» Youssef Chahine is a leading figure in the history of Egyptian cinema, and I […]

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 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 […]