It's the Milwaukeee Film Festival: The Ocho – and fittingly, I've gone a little off-kilter with my three daily picks. For one, I did far more than just three picks; I tossed in a few bonus recommendations, both screening for their final time during the festival.
To add to the quirkiness: the movies themselves, ranging from a woman who recorded three decades worth of television, ads and all, 24 hours a day to a crazy psychological experiment involving putting a bunch of strangers on a raft and seeing what happens, and a movie about a dying boxer and a woman who sees ghosts battling coked-up gangsters. You know – another one of those. Jeez, Hollywood, heard of creativity!?
Anyways, here are my three to see for Day 8 at the Milwaukee Film Festival:
- "The Ground Beneath My Feet" screens at 3:30 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre
- "Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project" screens at 6:45 p.m. at the Times Cinema
- "The Raft" screens at 9:30 p.m. at the Jan Serr Studio Cinema
- BONUS PICK: "Olympic Dreams" screens at 4 p.m. at the Avalon
- ANOTHER BONUS PICK: "First Love" screens at 9:45 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.