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Milwaukee favorites for someone who's coming ... or going

Published April 10, 2015

OnMilwaukee.com Sports Editor Jim Owczarski is taking off on a new adventure, leaving the Cream City after over three years. It's been fun, very memorable, and full of fun people, places, drinks and food. On his way out, he shares with you some of his favorites in all of those categories.

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"Wild Tales" is a bitterly entertaining six-course meal of sweet revenge

Published April 8, 2015

The opening credits may prattle off stills of beasts - lions, zebras, cheetahs and the like - in the wild. They've got nothing, however, on the civilized animals of the deliciously devious Argentinean anthology - and 2015 Best Foreign Film nominee - "Wild Tales," their claws all out and bloody for revenge. And as the famous phrase goes, revenge is a dish best served six times and mercilessly. Or something like that.

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A new kind of madness: How an Oscar-winner had to fight for his identity

Published Feb. 21, 2015

A century ago, Milwaukee's Butterfly Theater seemed to be home to one of the world's greatest stories in doorman Victor McLaglen. He was a war hero, a spy, a sword-wielding giant of a man who once fought Jack Johnson. Only the real Victor McLaglen was not in Milwaukee. Here's the story of how a future Oscar-winner had to fight to restore his own identity from an unlikely Cream City imposter.

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Oscar Nomination Commentary

Best Motion Picture of the Year Nominees: 127 Hours (2010): Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, John Smithson Black Swan (2010): Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin The Fighter (2010): David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg Inception (2010): Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas The Kids Are Al...

Award Season Reviews: The Fighter

David O. Russell's THE FIGHTER covers the turbulent career of "Irish" Micky Ward and the tribulations of his half-brother and trainer, Dick Ecklund. Boxing, as a sport, is ripe for dramatic adaptations. It's bloody, brutal and most who make it to the professional level have dedicate...

Award Season Reviews: The King's Speech

THE KING'S SPEECH received a lot of early buzz for Colin Firth's performance as King George VI, but it's been gaining a lot more momentum lately as a possible Best Picture contender. Both are absolutely valid. In his latest effort, Tom Hooper has created something that is at once beautifully ...

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