Cinesthesia & Madfilm Meetup Reviews

By James Kreul | Film reviews for Cinesthesia screening series at the Madison Public Library, and Madfilm Meetups organized by Madison Film Forum. For event details, go to madfilm.org

Being John Malkovich | Film Review

Donate<p><i>Slant</i> is reaching more readers than ever before, but advertising revenue across the Internet is falling fast, hitting independently owned and …

Being John Malkovich

Cast:Craig Schwartz - John Cusack Lotte Schwartz - Cameron Diaz Maxine - Catherine Keener Dr. Lester - Orson Bean Floris - Mary Kay Place John …

Being John Malkovich Movie Review (1999)

What an endlessly inventive movie this is! Charlie Kaufman, the writer of "Being John Malkovich," supplies a stream of dazzling inventions, twists …

Being John Malkovich

OK, so the movie debut of Spike Jonze, the pop video veteran best known for Fatboy Slim's remarkable Praise You clip, was never exactly going to be …

Being John Malkovich

Yes, this is the movie about a puppeteer named Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) who finds a magic portal that sucks you into the head of John Malkovich, …

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'Cafe Society': Cannes Review

Woody Allen's new film, which opens the Cannes Film Festival, is a bittersweet 1930s-set romance starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.<p>Woody …

Cannes opens with the latest star-studded ensemble from Woody Allen

Apologies for that wild shriek of joy you may have heard (depending on the thickness of your walls and your proximity to California) in the early …

“Café Society” and “Life, Animated” Reviews

Woody Allen’s newest film, and a documentary about how a boy with autism connected with Disney movies.<p>The new Woody Allen film, “Café Society,” is set in the nineteen-thirties—you know, that far-off land where movies were movies, cars were like boats, and a guy could wear a suit the color of peanut …

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'Cafe Society' review: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg enliven otherwise dull nostalgia

There's not much to "Cafe Society," but for a while now Woody Allen has been getting by with not much happening at the keyboard. Thanks to the warm, glowing light lavished on the film by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, shooting digitally, the writer-director's 47th feature looks like a million …

In ‘Café Society,’ Allen Finds a Story Worth Telling — But Mostly Tells Another One

<i>Café Society</i> is surprisingly ambitious by the standards of late-period Woody Allen — a veritable epic taking in a broad swath of a young man’s life …

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Cafe Society

Woody Allen returns with a 1930s-set tale of Hollywood glamour and New York nightlife<p>In a summer of VFX crowdpleasers, it's a kick to find Woody …

Jesse Eisenberg

Woody Allen Returns to Old Hollywood in Café Society

Woody Allen’s ’30s romantic drama <i>Café Society</i> is a surprisingly graceful work. It’s a young man’s tale of woe rendered with an old man’s aversion to …

Woody Allen

Café Society

In both his work and his interviews, Woody Allen shows a quietly insistent cynicism (he would say “realism”) about the futility of human endeavor in …

Jesse Eisenberg

Café Society lends a bittersweet glow to Woody Allen’s spotty late period

When Woody Allen went to Los Angeles in <i>Annie Hall</i>, the joke was mostly on Los Angeles: Here was this lifelong New Yorker, out of his element in a …

Behind Green Eyes

Everyone's in love with Kristen Stewart. You can't blame them. This weekend, she's the romantic heroine in two indies — Woody Allen's <i>Café Society</i> and …

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Woody Allen finds himself at ease in his lush Hollywood story 'Cafe Society'

With white on black titles on the screen and vintage jazz on the soundtrack, “Cafe Society” opens the way Woody Allen films have opened for time out of mind. But this one, this one does things a little differently.<p>Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and the protean Steve Carell, “Cafe …

Jesse Eisenberg

Café Society: Go West, Young Neurotic

How you feel about Woody Allen’s recent films in large part comes down to how you feel about productivity. Allen is a director so obsessed with …

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Cafe Society: EW review

We gave it a <b>B</b><p>You could argue that Woody Allen has been making more or less the same movie for the past 20 years with varying degrees of success. …

'The Neon Demon': Cannes Review

Elle Fanning stars as a teen model who stirs jealousy and desire in Nicolas Winding Refn's new thriller.<p>After having prepared for lift-off with his …

The Neon Demon review: Nicolas Winding Refn makes Zoolander 3, but erotic and evil

There is style and chutzpah in this vampiric story of supermodel cannibals – as well as a superb central turn from Elle Fanning – yet it lacks the focus and wallop of his earlier work<p>Nicolas Winding Refn brings the <i>cinéma du choc</i> to Cannes with a movie which is fantastically preposterous and …

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The Neon Demon | Film Review

Nicolas Winding Refn is such a manicured stylist that a horror thriller set in the fashion world seems like the perfect project for the Danish …

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The Neon Demon

'Drive' director Nicolas Winding Refn's latest is a horror story set in the LA fashion scene<p>We know from 'Only God Forgives' and 'Drive' that Danish …

Cannes review of The Neon Demon

<b>THE NEON DEMON</b><b>****</b>Directed by Nicolas Winding RefnStarring Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcoate, …

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The director of Drive heads back to L.A. for a blunt message movie

Now in its home stretch, Cannes 2016 seems determined to go out with a bang. The last two films I’ve seen have been met not just with boos but also …

Cannes 2016: The Neon Demon Review

The Neon Demon Is One of the Year’s Most Bizarrely Entertaining Movies<p>It’s also Nicolas Winding Refn’s best film yet.<p>The latest film from Danish …

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Review: Nicolas Winding Refn's Superslick Neon Demon Seduces and Befuddles

In 2011, Nicolas Winding Refn electrified a somewhat sleepy Cannes slate with his exhilarating existential action picture <i>Drive</i>: The audience at the …

The Neon Demon: Nicolas Winding Refn’s Latest Walks the Line Between Artful Trash and Plain Grossness

Reviewing from Cannes, Richard Lawson finds the lucite heart in the ​Drive director’s fashion-world takedown.<p>A lurid grin glows at the cold lucite heart of <i>The Neon Demon</i>, Danish provocateur <b>Nicolas Winding Refn’s</b> latest nasty, beautiful oddity. His first film since 2013’s disastrous <i>Only God Forgives</i> …