The latest polarizing film from Apichatpong Weerasethakul was a unique highlight of the Milwaukee Film Festival
By Collin Chesak, Current Staff
I fell in love with film over the pandemic, and finally, after two and a half years of attempting to become a cinephile, I was able to visit my first film festival. The 2022 Milwaukee Film Festival was the first in two years to have in-person showings, and being a high schooler in Wisconsin, it was my first real opportunity to visit a festival.
There’s nothing like watching the same story become a completely different one in a matter of moments.
“Right Now, Wrong Then,” a South Korean film that played at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival, differentiates itself from those in its genre with the original idea of blending the same story into two separate ones, transformed by adjustments in a few subtleties. Continue reading →
Last week I was transported to a small town in China.
“Kaili Blues,” a movie playing at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival, is a terrific work of art that evokes emotion and engulfs audiences with an emphasis on visualization. I was entranced by the images floating across the screen as a complicated story unfolded in front of my eyes. Continue reading →
If you’re like me, Edgar Allan Poe is one of your favorite authors. His style of writing and description is so uniquely grotesque, that when filmmakers bring his stories to life, I’m sure they have a tough time getting it all exactly right.
That said, the producers of Extraordinary Tales, a movie playing at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival, did a great job honoring Poe’s work. Continue reading →
Personally, watching movies that are not big-budget cinematic experiences has never appealed to me. But when I heard about the Milwaukee Film Festival, I became intrigued.
The festival, which ended Thursday, is a great way to experience new and alternative movies that will never play at the Paradise Theater. Each year the Milwaukee Film Festival has hundreds of different movies showing at different times, even late into the night (or morning, if you will). Continue reading →