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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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“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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Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart team up for a cinematic take on the legendary double murder case in “Lizzie.” 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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“Crazy Rich Asians” is a satisfying romantic comedy that balances the needs of the formula while providing significant cultural representation of Asians and Asian Americans. more

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Arts + Literature Laboratory continues its edgy experimental series, projecting in the alley. This year the curators chose from nearly 250 submissions to create the varied program. The films run on Saturdays throughout August. more

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“Sorry to Bother You” is a hilarious comedy and a critique of capitalism, all wrapped up in a bizarre plot centered around a hapless telemarketer. more

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It’s got a Mad Libs script cobbled together around ABBA lyrics, but “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is irresistible fun. more

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This year’s crop of films for Madison’s 48 Hour Film Project is one of the best. Josh Heath reports from the screening, in advance of the awards on Aug. 19. more

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A damaged father and resilient daughter live together in the forest in “Leave No Trace,” the transformative new feature from Debra Granik (“Winter’s Bone”). The director once again shows her mastery of storytelling and character development. more

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Hannah Gadsby’s extraordinary Netflix special, “Nanette” is a storytelling masterwork. The Australian comedian takes the viewer on a journey from hilarity to heartbreak, leaving nothing on the table. more

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If you missed it at the 2002 Wisconsin Film Festival, UW Cinematheque is screening director Lucrecia Martel’s debut feature, La Ciénaga, on July 26. It’s an impressionistic wonder, capturing the decay and decadence of the Argentine bourgeoisie. more

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UW Cinematheque brings back “Come Drink with Me,” a classic film starring Cheng Pei-pei, whom modern viewers might recognize as Jade Fox in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” more

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Adorable and hilarious Paul Rudd is back in a delightful Ant-Man sequel, “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” It’s a relief to be a part of the silly, self-aware fun, in the face of ponderous epics in the Marvel Comics Universe. more

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