Review: CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY–Now Streaming on Fandor

Review: On Demand Streaming Crimes Against Humanity | Jerzy Rose | USA | 2014 | 77 min Now Streaming on Fandor» If you missed Crimes Against Humanity at the 2014 Wisconsin Film Festival (and you probably did, it screened during the first Wisconsin vs. Kentucky Final Four matchup), now is a good time to catch up with […]

Review: UNCERTAIN TERMS at Micro-Wave (4070 Vilas), Sun Apr 26, 7pm

Review: One Night Only Uncertain Terms | Nathan Silver | USA | 2014 | 75 min Micro-Wave Cinema Series, 4070 Vilas Hall, Sunday, April 26, 7pm» To those of you who enjoyed Stinking Heaven at the Wisconsin Film Festival a couple of weeks ago, you now have another chance to catch a film by Nathan Silver […]

Review: BUTTER ON THE LATCH at Micro-Wave (4070 Vilas), Sun Feb 8, 7pm

Review: One Night Only Butter on the Latch | Josephine Decker | USA | 2013 | 70 min Micro-Wave Cinema Series, 4070 Vilas Hall, Sunday, February 8, 7pm» There is a moment in Butter on the Latch where someone is beating on a drum slowly, and the camera is close in on the drum itself. Each […]

Madfilm Meetup: SELMA ($5) at Marcus Point, Tue Jan 27, 7:10pm

Madfilm Meetup: Selma | Ava DuVernay | USA | 2014 | 127 min Marcus Point Cinemas, Tuesday, January 27, 7:10pm» Visit our Facebook Event Page and click “Join.” This week we catch up with a film that has been around for a few weeks but surely should not be missed: Ava DuVernay’s civil rights era drama Selma, […]

Madfilm Meetup: CITIZENFOUR at Marcus Point ($5), Tue Dec 2, 7:55pm

Madfilm Meetup: Movie Tuesday Citizenfour (Laura Poitras, USA, 2014, 114 min) Marcus Point Cinemas, Tuesday, December 2, 7:55pm» Visit our Facebook Event Page and click “Join.” Even before she knew his identity, documentarian Laura Poitras (My Country, My Country) received encrypted emails from Edward Snowden with evidence of illegal covert surveillance programs run by the NSA. Citizenfour documents the first […]

Reviews: THE UNKNOWN KNOWN and A MOST WANTED MAN at WUD Mini Indie Film Festival

Reviews: One Screening Only The Unknown Known (Errol Morris, USA, 2013, 103 min) WUD Film Mini-Indie Fest, Union South Marquee Theater, Saturday, November 22, 9:00pm» A Most Wanted Man (Anton Corbijn, UK/USA/Germany, 2014, 122 min) WUD Film Mini-Indie Fest, Union South Marquee Theater, Sunday, November 23, 1:00pm» As part of the excellently programmed WUD Indie Festival this […]

Madfilm Meetup: LISTEN UP PHILIP at Sundance Cinemas, Tue Oct 28, 7:05pm

Come join us for another Madfilm Meetup at Sundance Cinemas as we check out the idiosyncratic independent comedy, Listen Up Philip, starring Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss. You might remember director Alex Ross Perry from his visit to the Wisconsin Film Festival with his 2012 film, The Color Wheel. Perry’s followup, Listen Up Philip, follows […]

Review: HAWAIIAN PUNCH at Micro-Wave (4070 Vilas), Sun Oct 12, 7pm

Hawaiian Punch (Nandan Rao, 2013, USA, 68 min) Micro-Wave Cinema Series, 4070 Vilas Hall, Sunday, October 12, 7pm»   Anyone who has read my reviews on this website can probably tell that I enjoy genre films. I enjoy formulae that are well executed, as well as variations thereof. Sometimes, though, I also enjoy being dropped into […]

Review: STRAY DOG with Debra Granik & Ron Hall at CTEK, Sun Sep 28, 7pm

Review: One Night Only Stray Dog (Debra Granik, USA, 2014, 98 min) Screening and Q & A with Debra Granik and Ron Hall, UW Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, Sunday September 28, 7:00 pm»   “I ain’t gonna hurt you little fella, I need you,” Ron Hall tells a bee pollinating flowers in his garden in […]

Streaming Quick Picks: Kelly Reichardt

Streaming Quick Picks: Kelly Reichardt Unlike previous installments of our Artist of the Week feature, all of which have had more than 10 films available for streaming, this week’s spotlight is on a filmmaker far less prolific. When it comes to Kelly Reichardt, though, the quality far outweighs the quantity. As with last week’s post on Alec Guinness, each […]