The silent war

A new documentary explores the mental health crisis among America’s veterans — and how the current system is failing them.



It sounds too precious: Goth siblings grow up to become a nun and a soldier. But in the deft hands of director Zach Clark, “Little Sister” is a quiet, vibrant look at a modern family. more

Oct 20, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

The Wisconsin premiere of an award-winning documentary, “Medicine of the Wolf,” screens as part of Wolf Awareness Week. The film screens one time only on Oct. 19 at the Barrymore Theatre. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

A new documentary about the Wisconsin Uprising is not about nostalgia for the occupation of the State Capitol. It’s an honest, insightful look at the forces that moved the protesters toward capitulation. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

It’s a shame Madison cinephiles will only have one chance to see “Kaili Blues,” the mesmerizing feature debut from Chinese poet Bi Gan. It’s at MMoCA on Oct. 12. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

Madison’s adventurous Micro-Wave Cinema Series continues with “collective:unconscious,” where five independent filmmakers interpret each other’s dreams. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

October’s television lineup is an enchanting one. From hilarious returning comedies like "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" to new, highly anticipated series like "Divorce," Sarah Jessica Parker’s return to HBO, there is a Halloween treat for everyone. more

Sep 29, 2016 2:15 PM TV & Video

Peter Berg’s “Deepwater Horizon” is a gripping disaster film about the workers who are caught up in a horrific event. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” lacks the intensity of some of his earlier films about governmental corruption and conspiracy. more

Sep 22, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

“The Magnificent Seven” is a satisfying remake of John Sturges’ 1960s film, based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 “Seven Samurai.” It puts a modern, multicultural twist on an old-fashioned story. more

Sep 22, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

Nothing is ever simple for Bridget Jones, so naturally, when the 40-something gets pregnant, she has to sort out who the father is. The newest film installment is only sporadically satisfying, but Renée Zellweger still delivers an earthy appeal. more

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

Watching the new documentary “Starving the Beast” is as painful as watching a nerd get slapped for 94 minutes. It portrays a barrage of assaults on higher education, including the University of Wisconsin. more

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

There’s a fall potpourri of returning programs from network and cable television that are worth going back to. Like the familiar cozy sweaters we reach for in September, it feels good to settle back into our normal television schedule. more

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