Streaming Before #wifilmfest 2015: Other Films by Festival Directors, Part 2

Streaming Quick Picks: 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival Filmmakers Welcome to the second half of our “Streaming Before the Wisconsin Film Festival” list. For those of you who might have missed our first post, we are once again providing a resource for “one-stop shopping” to look at other films by directors who have films playing in […]

Streaming Before #wifilmfest 2015: Other Films by Festival Directors, Part 1

Streaming Quick Picks: 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival Filmmakers As always, we are committed to providing you with opportunities to stream interesting movies and provide a wider context around the area’s theatrical screenings. With that in mind, welcome to our second annual “Streaming Before the Wisconsin Film Festival.” As we did last year, we are once again […]

Now Streaming: Watch 23 David Koepp Films on Amazon, Netflix, Vudu, YouTube

Streaming Quick Picks: David Koepp The Wisconsin’s Own portion of each year’s Wisconsin Film Festival puts the spotlight on films from Wisconsin filmmakers. Before the Festival releases its schedule later this week, UW Cinematheque will be paying tribute to a Wisconsin filmmaker too, in form of a visit from versatile and prolific screenwriter/director David Koepp. A Pewaukee […]

Now Streaming: Watch 10 Espionage Films on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu

Quick Picks: 10 Espionage Films Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. Avengers: Age of Ultron. Jurassic World. For many, these are the most anticipated blockbusters of the year. For me, they all take a back seat to the twenty-fourth James Bond film, SPECTRE. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, espionage is a subgenre about which I’m […]

Now Streaming: Watch 9 Michael Mann Films on Netflix, Amazon

Streaming Quick Picks: Michael Mann His is a cinema of the sly and the stylish, and whether it’s in the form of the sprawling Heat and Public Enemies or the sleeker Thief and Collateral, the arrival of a new Michael Mann film in theaters always fills me with anticipation. As Blackhat is in theaters now, it […]

Streaming Quick Picks: Bong Joon-ho

Streaming Quick Picks: Bong Joon-ho As Jim and I have begun to discuss our “best films of the year” list (it’s never too early, right?), we have also been evaluating our selections for our Madfilm Meetups. Where the latter is concerned, one of my personal favorites would have to be Snowpiercer, from director Bong Joon-ho. Even […]

Streaming Quick Picks: Billy Wilder

Streaming Quick Picks: Billy Wilder The UW Cinematheque recently showcased two Billy Wilder films, Sunset Boulevard (or Sunset Blvd. for credits purists, 1950) and Fedora (1978), so we thought that some of you might want to follow up and see what Wilder films are currently available on streaming video. Wilder directed and co-wrote (with writing […]

Streaming Quick Picks: Jean-Luc Godard

Streaming Quick Picks: Jean-Luc Godard This week’s Director of the Week is presented in anticipation of the sole Madison screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language, a benefit for the UW Cinematheque at Marcus Point Cinemas, Thursday, November 13 at 7pm. So first things first: Get your tickets to Goodbye to Language now. Okay, now that […]

Streaming Quick Picks: Christopher Nolan & Matthew McConaughey

Streaming Quick Picks: Christopher Nolan & Matthew McConaughey This week, with Interstellar as our Madfilm Meetup, we here at the Madison Film Forum are giving you two artists for the price of one. Christopher Nolan We’ll start out with Christopher Nolan, a filmmaker who has made nine features whose epic nature (since Batman Begins, anyway) and […]

Streaming Quick Picks: Johnnie To

Streaming Quick Picks: Johnnie To While we often tie these posts into our Madfilm Meetups or any number of programs from other local venues, there are times when we want to highlight other filmmakers outside of events in a theater near you. This week, we look at the work of Hong Kong director Johnnie To Kei-Fung. When […]