Shows you were never meant to see

Steve Young started collecting rare, vintage records for a segment on “Late Night with David Letterman.” Now he’s the world’s expert on a bizarre form of entertainment: the industrial musical. He bring examples to the Majestic Theatre on Dec. 2.

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Pursuing the horrible truth

“Spotlight” is a tense investigative thriller based on the true story of The Boston Globe investigative team that exposed the Catholic hierarchy for protecting abusive priests. more »

Nov 25, 2015 5:00 AM Movies

Horror and hope

In the chilling masterpiece “Room,” Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay play off each other to show the power of familial love. more »

Nov 19, 2015 5:00 AM Movies

Misbehaving women

“Suffragette,” Carey Mulligan stars as a laundress caught up in a radical wing of the movement for women’s rights. more »

Nov 12, 2015 5:00 AM Movies

“No music, no life”

Tower Records began as a single store in Sacramento and grew to become an international icon. The excellent new rock documentary “All Things Must Pass” follows the rise and fall of the retail giant. more »

Nov 12, 2015 5:00 AM Movies

Bond goes backward

“Spectre,” the newest Bond film, fails to deliver past its thrilling opening sequence. more »

Nov 5, 2015 9:00 AM Movies


November TV: Hidden gems

Most shows have already premiered by the time November rolls around, but there are still some gems coming this month, including Aziz Ansari's new Netflix series "Master of None," and "Flesh & Bone," a Starz drama about the cutthroat world of ballet. more »

Nov 2, 2015 11:48 AM TV & Video

Missing the point

"Truth” examines the controversy surrounding a “60 Minutes” story on George W. Bush’s Texas Air National Guard service. Despite its title, the film is brimming with misplaced righteousness. more »

Oct 29, 2015 5:00 AM Movies

Hired guns

In “Our Brand Is Crisis,” Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton square off as U.S. political strategists meddling in a Bolivian election. more »

Oct 29, 2015 5:00 AM Movies

Kick-ass experimenter

​Vanessa Renwick’s DIY attitude is reflected on her website, where the experimental filmmaker calls herself the “founder and janitor of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass.” She stops by UW’s Cinematheque on Oct. 29. more »

Oct 22, 2015 5:00 AM Movies

Entertainment legend

​The new documentary, “The Amazing Nina Simone,” is a fine introduction to the talented musical prodigy who led a troubled life. more »

Oct 22, 2015 5:00 AM Movies

A date with a movie

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s weekly Spotlight Cinema series puts a focus on international film and gives us an idea of what’s going on beyond the usual multiplex fare. more »

Oct 15, 2015 9:30 AM Movies

Imbalance of justice

William “Dub” Lawrence is a former cop investigating excessive force. In the documentary “Peace Officer,” he stands astride the two worlds, seeking a rebalance of justice. more »

Oct 9, 2015 2:00 PM Movies

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