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"Lava" director James Ford Murphy draws a path from Marquette to Pixar

Published June 28, 2015

If you've seen Disney/Pixar's latest animated hit "Inside Out," there's a good chance a certain song has been rattling around in your mind ever since. No, not that TripleDent gum jingle, but the chorus to "Lava," the brief and beautifully rendered short about a volcanic island looking for love. While the short takes plenty of inspiration from Hawaii, as it turns out, Murphy's journey to get there made a stop right here in Milwaukee.

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All the feels: The emotional powerhouse "Inside Out" is a paragon of Pixar

Published June 23, 2015

Let the debate begin on whether "Inside Out" is the best Pixar film - my vote: it's up there - but it certainly might be the most Pixar film, an exemplar of the studio's signature combination bright, brilliant creativity and ageless, profound emotional deftness working in glowing harmony.

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French crime drama "The Connection" efficiently sells a familiar saga

Published June 20, 2015

The odds are good you've seen "The Connection" before - and not just because of its titular and topical relationship to William Friedkin's award-winning action hall of famer "The French Connection." Still, while the French true crime drama wears old threads, much like its award-winning retro-brand star Jean Dujardin, at least it wears them well.

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Luster-free "Woman in Gold" is middlebrow at its most middling

Published June 2, 2015

It may seem a little cynical to toss "Woman in Gold" aside as simply the formula of another successful movie, but considering the textureless and uninvolving results, that's exactly all that it plays like: a paint by number kit where all of the numbers correspond with shades of beige.

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