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Director Yorgos Lanthimos has created a masterpiece in “The Favourite,” a behind-the-scenes palace thriller featuring a trio of strong women. more

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Film critic MaryAnn Johanson shares lessons for 2018 from revisiting the film “Schindler’s List.” The film is in theaters for a limited release 25th anniversary edition. more

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"Gold Balls," the documentary about senior league tennis star John Powless, will be shown to benefit repairs to his namesake stadium. The facility sustained major damage during August’s floods. more

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By focusing on the details of everyday life in a black community in Greensboro, Alabama, “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” strikes with the force of an imagist poem. more

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We love dogs. And we love watching dogs — in real life and onscreen. Here are some of Isthmus’ favorite movies (and one TV episode) featuring canines and their humans. more

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Despite a government ban, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has made another film: “3 Faces” is a low-key drama about a young girl who wants to become an actor. It shows as part of MMoCA’s Spotlight Cinema on Nov. 28. more

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In “Beautiful Boy,” Steve Carell delivers a heartbreaking performance as a father trying to help his meth-addicted son, played by the screen sensation Timothée Chalamet. more

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The UW Arboretum, considered the birthplace of restoration ecology, attracted Disney Studios in the early 1950s. The resulting documentary, The Vanishing Prairie, won an Oscar in 1954. more

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The new documentary “Love, Gilda” is a loving, risk-free way to get to know the luminous Gilda Radner. more

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The “Bisbee Deportation” on July 12, 1917, resulted in the brutal death of 1,200 immigrant mine workers. A new film, “Bisbee ’17,” explores the past by gathering locals to confront and reenact the events. more

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Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, “A Star is Born,” is a cinematic marvel. With loads of onscreen chemistry between him and the astonishing Lady Gaga, this is why we go to the movies. more

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The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art has launched its fall Spotlight Cinema series. Don’t miss the amazing documentary, “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda,” which screens on Oct. 10 at the museum. more

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Nicholas Cage plays a completely unhinged version of himself in Pano Cosmatos’ “Mandy,” a psychedelic horror flick that fails to live up to its promise. more

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Michael Moore is still Michael Moore, but the agitprop of his new “Fahrenheit 11/9” manages to leave the viewer with some hope of mitigating Trump’s harm. more

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Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart team up for a cinematic take on the legendary double murder case in “Lizzie.” more

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“In the Last Days of the City” suffers from some self-conscious filmmaking techniques, but director Tamer El Said presents a moving mosaic of a tumultuous time in his native Egypt. more

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Madison band Searchlights featured in “The Dawn Wall,” a film documenting a near-impossible ascent of El Cap in Yosemite National Park. more

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“Documentaries aren’t just one thing!” Cinematheque’s “Spotlight on Documentary” series explores the wide-ranging possibility of documentaries and alums’ sweeping achievements more

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For decades strange reports of a wolf-like creature have been surfacing on the outskirts of Elkhorn. A new documentary, “The Bray Road Beast,” explores the legend. more

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Spike Lee’s new film, “BlacKkKlansman” offers up deft comedy, along with the cold hard truth about racism, in the 1970s and now. more

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