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Conversation: Critics Eric Beltmann and Shelly Sampon React to the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival

Conversation: Critics Eric Beltmann and Shelly Sampon React to the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival

If no one talks about it, does a movie exist? Perhaps the real meaning of a film festival lies in its sidewalk chatter. Even though the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival...

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"The Look of Silence"

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival: Eric Beltmann’s Top Five

Perhaps there are too many movies. When I started writing professionally about cinema 24 years ago, seeing all the key films that received North American distribution—blockbusters,...

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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival: Week Two Picks

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival: Week Two Picks

You’ve heard of sing-along movies, but what about the dance-along? Milwaukee Film Festival patrons are encouraged to unlock their bodies Saturday night during...

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George Harrison and Joe Osborn in The Wrecking Crew."

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival: Week One Picks

It’s a sorry festivalgoer that doesn’t make at least one deep cut discovery. Much of the ink spilled about the Milwaukee Film Festival, given its rising cultural...

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Introducing the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival

Introducing the 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival

After six years of launching with undercooked comedies, pint-sized documentaries, and one scorching drama made by relative unknowns, the Milwaukee Film Festival...

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Sponsored Video: Denny’s Grand Slam Webisodes

Sponsored Video: Denny’s Grand Slam Webisodes

For nearly 40 years, Denny’s Grand Slam breakfast has been America’s go-to favorite for the most important meal of the day, whatever time it’s eaten. But...

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AFI Fest 2014 Review: “Tales of the Grim Sleeper”

AFI Fest 2014 Review: “Tales of the Grim Sleeper”

On July 7, 2010, Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested at his South Los Angeles home in connection with the “Grim Sleeper” murders — at least ten, but potentially...

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AFI Fest 2014 Review: “Blind”

AFI Fest 2014 Review: “Blind”

If you didn’t know going into “Blind” that the film marks the directorial debut of a longtime screenwriter— Eskil Vogt, who most notably penned the Joachim...

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AFI Fest 2014 Review: “The Tribe”

AFI Fest 2014 Review: “The Tribe”

If the essence of cinema lies not in dialogue—a relic of previous art forms—but in the gestures, the movements, the compositions, and the editing, then Miroslav...

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A scene from “AninA"

Conversation: Eric Beltmann and Shelly Sampon React to the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival

Film festivals are about seeing tons of movies, sure, but they’re also about hanging out with people who love talking about all those movies. Not long after the...

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