Fictional fantasia

In one of the best performances of his career, Don Cheadle plays Miles Davis in “Miles Ahead,” an audacious riff on the life of the jazz great that does little to elucidate his genius.

more »


Will Nintendo’s new NX console be groundbreaking or another round of déjà vu? more »

Apr 29, 2016 1:45 PM Games

A punk band confronts Nazi skinheads in “Green Room,” a brutal, unsettling and excellent thriller about exploring the edge. more »

Apr 28, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

The slave trade is the backdrop for “Aferim!” a striking film set in Romania in 1835. Despite the depressing Romanian history that informs it, Aferim! might not immediately register as a social-issue movie. more »

Apr 21, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

​“April and the Extraordinary World” is jaw-droppingly entertaining animated film that imagines an alternative world where electricity was never discovered. It opens April 22 at Sundance. more »

Apr 21, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

What happens when humans behave and live like apes? Or when Madisonians see a movie about a beloved recording studio? Craig Johnson, of Blame Society’s “Welcome to the Basement,” checks out the first weekend of the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival. more »

Apr 18, 2016 4:20 PM Movies


David Michael Miller

The Madison premiere of “The Smart Studios Story” was a purely Madison experience, a raucous lovefest best appreciated if you’ve spent a good amount of time in the city. more »

Apr 18, 2016 3:50 PM Movies

Without the influence of Madison’s Killdozer, Nirvana might not have made “Nevermind,” says Wendy Schneider, the documentarian who revisits 1990s rock history in “The Smart Studios Story,” screening at the Wisconsin Film Festival. more »

Apr 14, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

Four UW alums reunited on campus to create a screwball comedy, “Medal of Victory.” The film’s lead actor and director are thrilled to premiere the film here, as part of the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival. more »

Apr 14, 2016 5:00 AM Movies


Carolyn Fath

After being centered on the isthmus for its infancy and expanding westward to Sundance, the Wisconsin Film Festival is expanding into the historic Barrymore Theatre. The opening night flick has already sold out the 800-seat venue. more »

Apr 7, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

While some popular flicks have been sold out, there’s still plenty of chances to catch titles you won’t see anywhere else at the 2016 Wisconsin Film Festival. Here, Isthmus critics weigh in on some films that have the power to captivate or disturb. more »

Apr 7, 2016 12:00 AM , , , , Movies


Macall B. Polay/HBO

From “Inside Amy Schumer” to “Game of Thrones,” April television will have you laughing, crying and probably rubbing your eyes a lot because, you know, pollen. more »

Apr 1, 2016 1:15 PM TV & Video

There’s a little bit of everything at this year’s Wisconsin Film Fest, as programmers have turned to longtime staples while also following recent trends. Here are four films that can act as starting points for those overwhelmed by the schedule. more »

Mar 31, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

Madison Movie Times


May 1, 2016


May 2, 2016


May 4, 2016


May 5, 2016


May 6, 2016


May 7, 2016

What to Do
* indicates required

  • What's happening this weekend

  • All the movies, all the times

  • Bringing you the fun around town

  • A celebration of great beer

  • Our guide to food around Madison