Wisconsin Film Festival previews, reviews, and discussions.
Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) returns with a portrait of a community-driven Chinese-American family caught in the middle of the mortgage crisis backlash in Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. New contributor Nicole Rogers reviews the film as part of our 10-day Wisconsin Film Festival preview. […]
Hong Sang-soo’s charming absurdist allegory Yourself and Yours takes a modern look at the renewable spirit of romantic love, the fluidity of self and identity, and the idea that maybe we should all just get a drink and get along. Emily Caulfield reviews the film to continue our 10-day Wisconsin Film Festival preview. […]
A deadpan black comedy about the class struggle, Lukas Valenta Rinner’s A Decent Woman meticulously exposes the structural violence inherent in contemporary Argentinean society, but finally falls short of its subversive potential. Jason Fuhrman reviews the film to continue our 10-day Wisconsin Film Festival preview. […]
The Traveler, an early short feature film by Abbas Kiarostami, anticipates many themes that appear in his later work, but also showcases a much looser, kinetic visual style. James Kreul reviews the film as part of our 10-day Wisconsin Film Festival preview. […]
Which visiting filmmaker should provide the lede for our coverage of the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival? We suggest a less obvious answer with our Big Auteurs preview, the first of three themed schedule overviews this week. […]
While far from a radical gesture, Andrzej Wajda’s Afterimage lingers in the mind as a vivid, somber portrait of a defiant artist systematically crushed by the machinery of Soviet oppression. Jason Fuhrman continues our 10-day Wisconsin Film Festival preview with his review. […]
A touching film about the relationship between region, family, and identity, Sami Blood offers a glimpse into a shameful period in Scandinavian history. Edwanike Harbour continues our 10-day Wisconsin Film Festival preview with her review. […]