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Moviegoers line up for the 2024 Milwaukee Film Festival at the Downer Theatre, which parent Milwaukee Film acquired not long before this year's fest.

Conversation: Critics Eric Beltmann and Shelly Sampon React to the 2024 Milwaukee Film Festival

The 16th annual Milwaukee Film Festival, which closed April 25, brought more than 300 films to audiences in southeastern Wisconsin. Critic Speak contributors Eric Beltmann and Shelly Sampon discuss their shared love for Gene Wilder, how the Downer Theatre returned to the festival and why virtual options should return, too. Eric Beltmann: Before we dive […]

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MFF 2024: Week Two Picks

Trân Anh Hùng’s “The Taste of Things” is no popcorn movie. Concession stands are downright vulgar compared to the farmhouse kitchen at the center of Hùng’s tranquil story about food, art and passion. Set in fin-de-siècle rural France, the movie opens with a nearly wordless sequence in which the camera spends half an hour delicately

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