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Cinephiles get ready: Isthmus critics review some promising offerings from the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM , , Movies

Local documentary filmmaker Ben Fritz talked to doctors, advocates and ordinary Wisconsinites for his new film, “Playing Dr.” It screens at Sundance March 30. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

It’s worth standing in line for some of the powerful films that are part of the Wisconsin Film Festival’s Restorations and Rediscoveries series. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Madison audiences will get a chance to see Oscar winner "The Salesman" and several other notables at the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

FilmStruck, the video-on-demand service launched in November, is a chance for film snobs and cinephiles to enjoy rare, classic movies not available elsewhere. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

What happens when a young black man visits his girlfriend’s suburban family? Jordan Peele (“Key & Peele”) delivers an insightful, funny and scary debut as a writer/director in “Get Out.” more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

The Brazilian film “Aquarius” is often understood in political terms, but its portrayal of an older woman’s romantic life is more compelling than its commentary on capitalism. more

Feb 23, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

UW-Cinematheque screens a revival of 1991’s “Daughters of the Dust,” the first feature film by an African American woman to receive wide distribution. It was inspired by filmmaker Julie Dash’s Gullah ancestors. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

“I Am Not Your Negro” is a masterful documentary that brings to life the words and ideas of James Baldwin, one of the nation’s greatest essayists and public intellectuals. more

Feb 16, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Mehrdad Oskouei’s “Starless Dreams” takes the audience inside an Iranian juvenile detention center. The result is an intimate portrait of troubled and transgressive young women. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Adam Driver is a wonder in Jim Jarmusch’s quiet, contemplative “Paterson,” which shows the poetry that emerges from a New Jersey bus driver’s daily routines. more

Feb 8, 2017 4:12 PM Movies

In “Mimosas,” a Cannes prize-winner showing at UW-Cinematheque Feb. 3, two characters on very different spiritual journeys travel through the mountains of Morocco. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM Movies