Arts & Culture
1:38 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Weekend Movie Picks: Scandalous Dickens vs. Conflicted Iranian Family

Stay warm with a movie and some popcorn.

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon with Shepherd Express' Dave Luhrssen.

Staying inside is pretty advisable, given this weekend's predicted frigid weather. But maybe a film set in Europe will help warm you up.

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Arts & Culture
4:37 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

From 'LOTR' to 'Spiderman,' Kenosha Native Adds Special Effects to Blockbusters

Wisconsin native and special effects supervisor Jim Rygiel led the team that brought Tolkien's character Gollum, and the rest of his "Lord of the Rings," to life on screen.
Credit Weta Digital

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with UWM graduate and visual effects director Jim Rygiel.

Moviegoers have come to expect more and more sophisticated, seamless special effects, thanks to advances in computer graphics. A UWM graduate has played a big role in creating this CG movie magic.

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Arts & Culture
4:18 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Documentary Explores Luxury, History of Iconic Pfister Hotel

The 120-year old Pfister Hotel is the focus of Mark Siegrist's newest documentary.
Credit Paul Sabelman, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews documentarian Mark Siegrist.

Though the number of hotels and hotel rooms in downtown Milwaukee is growing, one hotel has remained front and center.

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Arts & Culture
3:19 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

LGBT Film Festival Opens in a 'Divine' Way

"I am Divine" opens the Milwaukee LGBT Film and Video Festival on Thursday night.
Credit Milwaukee LGBT Film and Video Festival

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews Carl Bogner, director of Milwaukee's LGBT Film and Video Festival.

The 28th annual Milwaukee LGBT Film and Video Festival opens this evening at the Oriental Theater. 

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Arts & Culture
4:25 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

3 Films to See This Weekend

The film "The Patience Stone," which opens tonight, takes place in a country in the middle of war.

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews film critic Dave Luhrssen.

You could say that George Clooney and Sandra Bullock’s new space-based film has a sort of gravitational pull.

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