Depth in retrospect

UW-Cinematheque rolls out its first-ever 3-D film series, with a thrilling lineup including everything from Hitchcock and Herzog to “Gravity” and “Star Wars.”



Isabelle Huppert is a daring, complicated character in Paul Verhoeven’s new psychological thriller “Elle.” It’s one of the best films of the year, writes Marjorie Baumgarten. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

A black lesbian couple from the South Side of Chicago moved to Madison in search of a better life — and a family. Their struggle to have a baby is the subject of an upcoming documentary from former Madison hip-hop musician F. Stokes. more

Jan 12, 2017 5:00 AM Movies 1 Comments



2017 has begun, and TV critic Alex Claiborne says she’s looking forward to some new episodes of “Portlandia” and a documentary about the late Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. more

Jan 5, 2017 2:34 PM TV & Video

Once a month, Madison audiences have an opportunity to watch comedians riff on terrible movies. It’s called “Movie Hell,” and the monthly shows at the Fountain are developing a cult following. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

“Hidden Figures” tells the thrilling story of three black female scientists at NASA. Without them, the United States wouldn’t have landed on the moon. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM Movies



Get ready to binge-watch through the holidays. Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne shares her top 10 TV shows of 2016. more

Dec 29, 2016 11:59 AM TV & Video

Find out which games spent the most time in Aaron R. Conklin’s game queue. more

Dec 27, 2016 11:39 AM Games

2016 has been a banner year for Madison’s foreign film audiences, and a boom in global popular cinema has led to a spike in local offerings. But crunching the numbers leads to several surprising findings, writes James Kreul. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

A new documentary shadows Milwaukee’s Brewcity Bruisers roller derby team. The Mad Rollin’ Dolls are sponsoring a screening Dec. 17 at the Majestic Theater. more

Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

Art cinema lovers shouldn’t miss UW-Cinematheque’s screening of “Sixty Six,” a compilation of 12 of Lewis Klahr’s mesmerizing film collages. more

Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

It’s rare to see a woman onscreen embracing the contradictions of the U.S. political system. Jessica Chastain does a brilliant job playing a lobbyist up against the National Rifle Association in “Miss Sloane.” more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

Less than half a century ago, interracial marriage was illegal in 16 states. “Loving” is an unhurried account of the simple love affair that changed the nation. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM Movies


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