“Call Me by Your Name” is languid and tender coming of age story set in the Italian countryside. It features perfect performances by Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg. more

Jan 18, 2018 5:00 AM SCREENS

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” sizzles with all the excitement of an action movie. It’s a compelling and relevant story anchored by terrific performances by Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. more

Jan 11, 2018 5:00 AM SCREENS

“Molly’s Game,” Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Jessica Chastain is absolutely badass as a former competitive skier who runs exclusive high-stakes poker games for rich assholes. more

Jan 4, 2018 5:00 AM SCREENS

After Kevin Spacey was bumped from “All the Money in the World,” Christopher Plummer steps in to triumph as billionaire J. Paul Getty, who resists paying ransom after his grandson is kidnapped. more

Jan 4, 2018 5:00 AM SCREENS


Joan Marcus

Isthmus arts and culture editor Catherine Capellaro looks back at a year where she found hope and faith in humanity through art. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:01 AM A & E

The long-awaited next installment in the Star Wars saga has arrived. It’s got themes galore and a dynamic conflict between heroine Rey and villain Kylo Ren. But it gets bogged down by clumsy pacing and dialogue, writes Craig Johnson. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:00 AM SCREENS

For as little as $9.95 a month you can see a movie a day in Madison’s first-run theater. James Kreul looks back at a month in Madison’s cinemas and wonders about the impact of such models on the future of the industry. more

Dec 14, 2017 5:00 AM SCREENS 5 Comments

Frances McDormand delivers a spectacularly abrasive performance as a grieving mother in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” more

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

“The Disaster Artist” is a loving tribute from the Franco Brothers to the behind-the-scenes story of the making of one of the world’s worst movies. more

Dec 7, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Greta Gerwig’s triumphant directorial debut, “Lady Bird,” is a howl of grief and frustration, tinged with sweetness. more

Nov 30, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Playfulness and intimacy feature prominently in “On the Beach at Night Alone,” a new film from the prolific South Korean director Hong Sang-soo. It’s at MMoCA Nov. 29. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

There’s a messy beauty in the lives of the marginalized people in Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project.” Willem Dafoe is a sympathetic motel manager, but the story belongs to the semi-feral children who find adventure in their shabby surroundings. more

Nov 16, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

From undiscovered gems to underappreciated Hollywood films, the Hyphenated-Americans Film Festival is chock full of insights into what it means to be human. It’s at Union South Nov. 9-12. more

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Get in line now for MMoCA’s Nov. 8 screening of “The Square,” an award-winning satirical drama that ruminates on art, marketing, wealth and power, from Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM Movies 1 Comments

“The Meyerowitz Stories” takes too long to find its footing, but strong performances and a witty script save the film — eventually. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Three Madison filmmakers have just secured distribution with Uncork’d Entertainment for their debut horror movie “The Nursery.” more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

“The Girl Without Hands” is a beautifully rendered and haunting new animated feature from French director Sébastien Laudenbach. It’s at MMocA as part of the Spotlight Series Oct. 25. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Alejandro Jodorowsky, one of cinema’s great “enfants terribles,” softens a bit in “Endless Poetry,” a follow-up to 2013’s autobiographical dreamscape “The Dance of Reality.” But the film still dances with joy and strangeness. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

With the help of Tom Cruise, “American Made” turns the Iran-Contra affair into a sky-high action comedy. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

“Victoria & Abdul” is the “mostly true” story of a friendship between the queen and an Indian visitor. Director Stephen Frears explores themes of class and colonialism, but the audience doesn’t feel like we’re being schooled. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Movies