by Stephen Milek
One of the highlights for me at the Milwaukee Film Festival is the Milwaukee Show. The Milwaukee Show highlights great short films from local talent. Recently they added two shows so now we get even more great films to watch. This year the talent did not disappoint. Below are my 10 favorite films from the Milwaukee Shows.
Short films have the ability to tell a compelling story in a short amount of time. They can be funny, sad, serious, or scary. There are no limits on what a short film can be except short. I saw over 50 short films at the Milwaukee Film Festival and listed here are my Top 5 Short Fiction movies and my Top 5 Short Documentaries.
by Stephen Milek
Every year the Milwaukee Film Festival brings hundreds of films to Milwaukee for 2 weeks. When they release the films that will be playing it's always a guessing game to figure out what films to see since most of the movies are ones I never heard of. This year I set a new record for number of movies I saw unfortunately few failed to really impress me. Now there are a number of reasons why this could have happened. Either I did a really bad job at picking movies this year, or the films Milwaukee Film picked weren't very good. Odds are I just didn’t pick very well. But there are a number of films that I did enjoy and I want to highlight them.
I am going to break up my list to my 5 favorite fiction films and 5 favorite documentaries. I am going to start with just my favorite features but check back for my favorite shorts and my 10 Favorite Milwaukee Shorts.
Lots to delve into so let’s get started.
A film fan from an early age, Chris is a true cinephile. Starting with his first big screen experience, Star Wars to the current indie films, it's obvious he is obsessed with film. Chris has been writing about film and television since the early days of the internet.
A lover of all movies. Steve will watch anything from classic silent films to modern horror films. Obsessed with the Oscars and Film festivals. Steve prides himself on watching every movie on the AFI 100 Greatest Movies and every Oscar winner.