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"Phoenix" is a "Vertigo"-riffing psychological slow burn that soars

Published Aug. 23, 2015

If you're planning on riffing off of one of Hollywood's greatest director's greatest movies, you better know what you're doing. Luckily, the man behind "Phoenix" is the extremely talented German director Christian Petzold, who smartly takes a touch of Hitchcock and twists it into an impressive project all of his own, a brilliantly crafted modern post-war noir carefully cloaked in mystery that slowly but satisfyingly burns to a quiet fireworks display of a finale.

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"Unbroken" transforms a remarkable life into an unremarkable movie

Published Jan. 3, 2015

You could list every potential synonym for incredible - amazing, triumphant, inspirational, awe-worthy, etc. - and it would still fall short of giving Louis Zamperini's life its due. "Unbroken," the movie blessed with bringing his remarkable story to the big screen, unfortunately lives up to none of those words. It is anything but amazing or triumphant or inspirational or awe-worthy. It manages to take cinematic gold and morph it into pewter.

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"Pushcarts to Professionals" charts 170 years of Jewish business in Milwaukee

Published Aug. 15, 2013

Most Milwaukeeans know names like Ben Marcus, Nate Zelazo and the Kohl Family. But what about Irving Solomon, Spencer Frank and Lee Lewis? If you're curious about these lesser-known pillars of the Milwaukee business community, head to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., for a new exhibit. "Pushcarts to Professionals: The Evolution of Jewish Business in Milwaukee" showcases the impact of Jewish business on Milwaukee's culture and economy over the past 170 years.

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Wisconsin Ducks offer classic Dells' adventures

Published June 8, 2013

Wisconsin duck tours in the Wisconsin Dells last about an hour and take place on land and water. Beautiful scenery, moments of thrill and a little bit of splash make the experience well worth the time and money.

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An Infamous Day

Wednesday December 7th, 2011 - Fox Lake, IL   December 7th. A date which will live in infamy. 70 years ago today, the generation who would become known as our greatest generation had their world turned upside down with Pearl Harbor. It has special significance with me because my grandpa...

Causes And Cruises

Thursday November 11th, 2010 - Miami, FL   Far too many overly serious topics are coming to the forefront at once lately, at least for my tastes, but they are. I want to focus on fun and funny and doing as much good with as much time as I have left on this cockeyed little space pebble f...

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