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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

Battle of the Sexes is an entertaining and necessary account of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Director Darren Aronofsky explores an entirely new circle of hell in his newest film, “Mother!”. It is, from start to finish, an exercise in distress. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

This month, UW Cinematheque and WUD are hosting filmmaker Charles Burnett, who will make two appearances in conjunction with UW Cinematheque’s focus on restorations of important films by African Americans. more

Sep 14, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Taylor Sheridan’s third writing-directing effort, “Wind River,” is not his strongest script. But it’s an affecting, atmospheric film, set on a windswept Indian reservation in Wyoming. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Luc Besson creates a new type of comic cinema in the breathtaking “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” based on the French series. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM Movies 1 Comments

Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” is urgent and immediate. It speaks to our desire to accomplish something meaningful. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM SCREENS

“The War for the Planet of the Apes” is a thrilling conclusion to a surprisingly good blockbuster trilogy. Watch the human characters wither away as the apes begin controlling their destiny. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

After an inspiring first act, “Baby Driver” goes off a cliff. But director Edgar Wright’s blend of music and cinematic technique still qualifies the film as one of the summer’s best action flicks. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Don’t go in expecting a conventional horror film. “It Comes at Night,” from director Edward Shults, delivers an unexpected and unsettling dread as a father tries to protect his family from a mysterious plague. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM SCREENS

“Megan Leavey,” the fact-based drama about a Marine and her explosive-sniffing dog, falls short of being inspirational. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM SCREENS

“Wonder Woman” has all the trappings of a big summer blockbuster — a beloved superhero, a dastardly villain, epic fight scenes and no shortage of campy charm. But it’s important for so many other reasons. more

Jun 8, 2017 5:01 AM Movies

Documentary filmmaker Amy Oden spent a year following exotic dancers and sex workers in Guam. Her new film, “Exotic,” screens June 13 at Art In Gallery. more

Jun 8, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Can you figure out how all of Wisconsin Union Directorate’s summer Terrace films are connected to Samuel L. Jackson? Pull up a metal chair and figure it out while waiting to watch Lakeside Cinema on Monday nights. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM SCREENS

Cloud Cult’s new album “The Seeker” is a story told in light and sound. The band takes the experience on tour this summer, performing live alongside screenings of the film. They bring the experience to the Majestic Theatre on June 2. more

Jun 1, 2017 4:59 AM SCREENS

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Despite hyperbole on social media, AMC Dine-In Madison 6 might end up being a lot like Sundance, with even more Asian cinema. James Kreul crunches some numbers to get past the knee-jerk reactions. more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

Anchored by a superb performance by Cynthia Nixon as poet Emily Dickinson, Terence Davies’ “A Quiet Passion” rises above the biopic formula. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM Movies

“Take Me” is a new low-budget comic thriller from first-time director Pat Healy. Its Midwestern premiere is at Cinematheque May 12. more

May 11, 2017 5:00 AM SCREENS