WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL 2011

The only way to watch halfway decent films in the Midwest.

A FILM WITH ME IN IT

It isn’t a lie – it’s the new truth.

CELL 211

It’s a riot! No, it really is a riot.

POLICE, ADJECTIVE

Dialectics – in your FACE.

WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL 2010

Every theater here serves beer.

TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2009

Matt Cale reviews the latest from Herzog, Haneke, Todd Solondz, Clooney, and more.

WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL 2009

A moderate sized but respectable film festival, the WFF has grown each year to its current crop of 198 films from local and international filmmakers. The crowd is cosmopolitan, and you will as likely share your theatre row with suits as bums, with people on one hand arriving from a wine tasting party while the […]

WITCH HUNT

2008 Denver International Film Festival After watching the infuriating Witch Hunt, my immediate attention turned to finding someone to blame. Perhaps kill. Bakersfield, California, circa 1984, was the ultimate hellhole (more so than usual). During a frenzied few months, otherwise exemplary citizens were plucked from their homes, accused of child molestation, put on trial, and, […]

NOT YOUR TYPICAL BIGFOOT MOVIE

2008 Denver International Film Festival A man’s true character is revealed not by how he makes a living, his outward appearance, or even the company he keeps, but rather the nature of his obsessions. The origins of these fanatical pursuits and preoccupations are often shrouded in mystery, and the diversity of passionate interest as widespread as the […]

DEAR ZACHARY: A LETTER TO A SON ABOUT HIS FATHER

2008 Denver International Film Festival There’s a myth afoot, origins unknown, that life is worth living. It’s a powerful elixir, needless to say, and continues to hold great power despite almost hourly confirmation of having long ago been debunked. Evidence is plentiful, though one could just as easily submit the documentary Dear Zachary: A Letter […]