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Conversation: Critics Eric Beltmann and Shelly Sampon React to the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival

Conversation: Critics Eric Beltmann and Shelly Sampon React to the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival

The eighth annual Milwaukee Film Festival, which closed Oct. 6, proved to be bigger than ever. Over 15 days, nearly 77,000 attendees—an 8% increase over 2015—binged on 283 films from 51 countries presented on six screens. Among them were Critic Speak contributor Eric Beltmann and The Cinemaphile blogger Shelly Sampon. They talk here about the festival’s […]

Streaming Pick: “Man of Tai Chi”

Streaming Pick: “Man of Tai Chi”

Let’s not bury the lede here: Around the 57-minute mark of “Man of Tai Chi,” Keanu Reeves hisses like a dragon, mouth agape, straight into the camera, framed in close-up. If you can’t handle the intense lunacy of this moment, never add “Man of Tai Chi” to your Netflix list, never buy it on VOD, […]

Streaming Pick: “The Way of the Gun” (2000)

“The Usual Suspects” scribe Christopher McQuarrie’s “The Way of the Gun” failed to catch on during its 2000 release. More than a decade later, little has changed, as the film has reached the edges of cult admiration yet remains generally unacknowledged, a work with admired elements and scenes that barely registers on the movie landscape […]

Netflix looking to revisit Jericho

There could be continued life after the apocalypse for one cult favorite if Netflix has its way. TV Guide has confirmed that Netflix is in talks with CBS about bringing Jericho back to life. The series, which deals with the Kansas survivors of a nuclear war, ended in 2008 after two low-rated seasons. Recently, it […]

Hulu to require customers to pay for cable authentication

For the past few years, millions of Americans have been scaling back on or dropping cable altogether, turning to online sources such as Hulu and Netflix to catch their favorite TV shows. But in the next few years those looking to save by cutting the cord could be in for a shock. The New York […]

All 10 episodes of new Arrested Development season to hit Netflix at once

The cast of "Arrested Development"At the ongoing National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurtwitz and Netflix chief Ted Sarandos confirmed what we already knew: Season four will premiere exclusively on Netflix Instant Viewing sometime next year. But they also announced something that had not yet been discussed: All 10 episodes of the season will be released simultaneously.

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