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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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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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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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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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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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Movies have returned to East Towne Mall. And there’s a new brewpub to go with them. more

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If you’ve seen The Lost World: Jurassic Park — the 1997 sequel to 1993’s Jurassic Park — then you’ve pretty much seen Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel to 2015’s reboot of the franchise. more

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In a new documentary, experience the quiet fierceness and the force of love that was Fred Rogers. “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood” had, at its core, a gentleness, an acceptance of all human beings. more

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The philosophically ambitious director Brad Bird releases a long-awaited sequel, “Incredibles 2.” It’s a visual wonder, full of breathtaking set pieces and energy. more

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Toni Collette is a burning inferno at the center of “Hereditary,” a superlative slow-burn horror film that should join the classics. more

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The all-female heist crew of the new “Ocean’s 8” has some notable talents, but the film overall fails to live up to its namesake. more

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Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed” is a knuckle-whitening depiction of a man of God toppling into a spiritual abyss. It stars Ethan Hawke, giving the best performance of his career. more

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Had your fill of superhero films? You might want to check out MMoCA’s Rooftop Cinema, Friday nights in June. This series has everything from tap dancing to collage, and some of the offerings might blow your mind. more

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Filmmakers Peter Mackie and Nick Vitale, who met while attending Middleton High School, are getting some Hollywood attention for their short movie “Sergey’s Fortune.” Mackie lives in Los Angeles, but Vitale is staying put. more

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"Solo: A Star Wars Story” is a lovely backdrop for a condensed backstory featuring a young Han Solo, a bland and cuddly Alden Ehrenreich, who lacks Harrison Ford’s charisma. more

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It’s not a hard-hitting expose, but Wim Wenders’ new documentary, “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” allows the pontiff to speak simply and eloquently about the state of the world. It’s a soothing balm. more

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