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Matt Reviews “A Labor of Love”

Matt Reviews “A Labor of Love”

Without a doubt, A Labor of Love was the most uncomfortable film that I saw at the Wisconsin Film Fest, and sandwiched as I was between two older people that I did not know, it was one of the most uncomfortable screenings I’ve sat through ever.  You’ll soon see why. A Labor of Love is a … Continue reading

Matt Reviews “Mr. Cao Goes to Washington”

Matt Reviews “Mr. Cao Goes to Washington”

Mr. Cao Goes to Washington is a documentary about Joseph Cao, the first Vietnamese American elected to congress.  After originally studying to be a Roman Catholic priest and later becoming an immigration attorney, Cao ultimately decided that he could have more of a positive impact in politics.  Cao ran for US Representative of his district in … Continue reading

Matt Reviews “Policeman”

Matt Reviews “Policeman”

Of all the films that I saw at the Wisconsin Film Festival, Policeman (or Ha-Shoter in Hebrew) was the most difficult for me to wrap my mind around.  The Israeli film written and directed by Nadav Lapid tells the story of the clashing worlds of a terrorist group and an anti-terrorism police force, although it is more of a … Continue reading

Matt Reviews “The Amateur Monster Movie”

Matt Reviews “The Amateur Monster Movie”

This film begs the obvious question, “How do you evaluate a movie designed to be so bad it’s good?” The Amateur Monster Movie is a genre spoof of the low-budget monster film, and is the first feature film written, directed, produced, co-edited, and starred in by 22-year-old Milwaukeean Kyle Richards.  Contrary to what I was … Continue reading

Matt Reviews “Pink Ribbons, Inc.”

Matt Reviews “Pink Ribbons, Inc.”

Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a documentary about the pink ribbon campaign, and specifically about the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  The film is incredibly timely, as it was released just before the scandal surrounding Komen and the defunding of Planned Parenthood.  For many people, this incident was their first cause to question the breast cancer-funding monolith, yet … Continue reading

Matt Reviews “Girl Model”

Matt Reviews “Girl Model”

Girl Model is an unsettling documentary by American filmmakers David Redmon and Ashley Sabin about the unknown (to me, at least) industry of young female models.  The film primarily focuses on two main characters: Ashley (not the director), a former model turned model scout, and the thirteen-year-old Nadya.  The film begins in Siberia, where the modeling agency … Continue reading