2013 Wisconsin Film Festival Review Round-up

It’s Friday, which means the 2013 Wisconsin Film Festival has finally come to a close. It was another fantastic (and expanded!) year of programming filled with new surprises, old favorites, local filmmakers, disturbing culinary concoctions, and gastrointestinal battles.

Now that said, it’s physically impossible to be in two places at once, so there’s a good chance you didn’t catch every single movie on your list this year. Luckily, Madison’s talented writers and bloggers did some phenomenal work in the event that you couldn’t get out of your Boggle tournament last night for Much Ado About Nothing. The following are the collected reviews from the many fine writers at The Isthmus, Dane101, The Capital Times (and 77 Square) as well as Rob Thomas’ own blog, Madison Movie. We’ve tried to be as inclusive as possible but if we missed something, let us know. And for the record, we hold no grudges against Mr. Whedon or Boggle:


Awful NiceMadison Movie

Augustine – 77 Square 


BALDR Dane101

The Bellboy Dane101

Berberian Sound Studio Dane101

Blancanieves Madison MovieDane101 

Brewster McCloud 77 Square


"Comrade Kim Goes Flying"

“Comrade Kim Goes Flying”


Cheap Thrills Madison Movie, LakeFrontRow

Citizen Koch Capital Times, Isthmus

Computer Chess Dane101

Comrade Kim Goes Flying Dane101 

Consuming Spirits Dane101 


Dear Mr. Watterson Dane101, 77 Square , Isthmus


Either Way 77 Square

Everybody in Our Family Isthmus


The Final Member Madison Movie


Gears Dane101

Gideon’s Army Capital Times


"A Hijacking"

“A Hijacking”


A Hijacking – Madison Movie


The Institute (Q&A Notes) – Dane101

I Used to Be Darker Dane101

In the House Dane101


Jerry & Me Isthmus


Key of Life Madison Movie


Leviathan Dane101

The Librarian and the Banjo Dane101, Wisconsin State Journal

Little Red Dane101, Isthmus (+ Interview with writer-director Tate Bunker)

Long Distance Dane101


“Moo Man”


Manhattan with Michael Murphy – Madison Movie

La méduse rougeDane101, Isthmus (Interview with writer-director Michael Wellenreiter)

Moo Man Dane101

Much Ado About Nothing 77 Square


Only the Young Isthmus


The Painting (Le Tableau) Dane101

Paradise: Love Dane101

Phase IV with Michael Murphy – Madison Movie

Post Tenebras Lux Isthmus

Present Tense 77 Square


Room 237 Dane101, LakeFrontRow, Isthmus (Interview with director Rodney Ascher)


"Shepard and Dark"

“Shepard and Dark”


Shepard and Dark Madison Movie

The Smart Ones Dane101

Stories We Tell – Madison Movie

Street Pulse Isthmus


The Thief of Baghdad – Dane101

Tiger Tail in Blue LakeFrontRow

A Touch of Zen Dane101


Unfinished Song Dane101

The Unspeakable Act Isthmus