- Film Guide
Arbitrage @ Downer Theatre (Opens Friday, Sep 14)
(dir. Nicholas Jarecki, USA, 2012)
Milwaukee Film Members saw this last month as their Free Monthly Member Screening, and based on their post-screening ballots, you should probably be at the Downer this Friday. Officer/gentleman Richard Gere stars as a hedge fund magnate who makes the kind of terrible personal and professional choices that allow suspenseful thrillers like this one to be so great. It also doesn’t hurt that both Susan Sarandon (as Gere’s wife) and Tim Roth (not as Gere’s wife) put in the kind of performances that make award-season enthusiasts drool.
Watch the trailer for Arbitrage
Killer Joe @ Oriental Theatre (Opens Friday, Sep 14)
(dir. William Friedkin, USA, 2012)
If movies have taught us anything, it’s that putting a hit out on your mother is a terrible idea. Also a terrible idea: planning said hit with your dad (Thomas Haden Church), hiring a police detective (Matthew McConaughey, in one of his best roles to date) to do the actual hit, and using your sister (Juno Temple) as a retainer until you can afford to pay said police detective. Yet Chris (Emile Hirsch) does this anyway. Kids these days... Killer Joe is based on the play of the same name by Steppenwolf Theatre’s Tracy Letts (whose August: Osage County is also being made into a major motion picture).
Watch the trailer for Killer Joe
Oslo, August 31 @ UWM Union Theatre (Friday, Sep 14 at 7p & 9p)
(dir. Joachim Trier, Norway, 2011)
Winner of Best Film and Best Cinematography at the Stockholm Film Festival, the impeccably directed Oslo, August 31 follows a young recovering drug addict named Anders, who takes a leave from his treatment center for a job interview that goes awry. Anders then spends the day meeting with, and sometimes confronting, the ghosts from his addict past.
Watch the trailer for Oslo, August 31
The Color Wheel @ UWM Union Theatre (Fri - Sun, Sep 14 - 16, check for times)
LA Rebellion Series @ UWM Union Theatre (Mon, Sep 17 at 7p)
Seeking the Monkey King @ UWM Union Theatre (Tue, Sep 18 at 7p)
The Old Maid @ Charles Allis Art Museum (Wed, Sep 19 at 7:30p)
Gerhard Richter Paintings @ UWM Union Theatre (Wed, Sep 19 at 7p)
John Cage: Centennial Film Screening 4 American Composers @ Woodland Pattern Bookstore (Wed, Sep 19 at 7p)