Dan Sullivan

What's so alluring about bad movies? "Village Voice" critic J. Hoberman once wrote that "[a bad movie] is a philosopher's stone that converts the incompetent mistakes of nave dross into modernist gold." more

Jul 17, 2010 1:45 PM Movies

Writer-director Amanda Jones's "Television! (The Play)", a satirical critique of television and television culture, is an exciting work of deceptively experimental comedy. more

Jun 21, 2010 7:03 PM Stage


Marie Schulte

The plot of "The Sea Horse" concerns Gertrude (Terry Kiss Frank), a pissy barkeep with a dark history that leaks out little by little, and Harry (Stephen Gerard), a dockworker who serves as Gertrude's lover and persistent annoyance. more

May 17, 2010 3:09 PM Stage

Starlight Cinema, the Wisconsin Union Directorate's 35-year-old avant-garde/experimental film series, is kaput. The WUD Film Committee is discontinuing it along with the rest of its series, including Real to Reel (its middling documentary series), International Cinema (maddeningly spotty) and Midnight Movies, all of which called the Memorial Union's Fredric March Play Circle home. The committee will still show movies, but no longer break them into series. more

Apr 29, 2010 2:00 PM Movies


Kenneth Burns

For this reporter, Day Four of the 2010 Wisconsin Film Festival began with a special seminar given by director Bob Byington, whose comedy "Harmony and Me" delighted nearly a thousand attendees at the Wisconsin Union Theater on Friday night. more

Apr 18, 2010 2:29 PM Movies