Reviews

Movie Review: The Upside, starring; Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston

Posted: January 11, 2019 at 10:24 am   /   Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews

​Before its release, Neil Burger’s new film The Upside was receiving some harsh criticism based on the fact that it is a remake of the acclaimed French film The Intouchables, earning it a harsh 3.5/10 rating on IMDB. While yes, the film is technically a remake – it is also based on a true story, […]

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Theatre Review: Rep’s ‘Alabama Story’ Brings Decades Old Battle Into Relevant Times

Posted: January 10, 2019 at 10:02 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

In 1958 “The Rabbits’ Wedding” by Garth Williams was published, about a black rabbit and a white rabbit who get married. In 1959, Alabama State Senator E. O. Eddins called it a “dangerous book ¹,” and fought to have it removed from the Alabama Public Library Service. Library Director Emily Reed stood up for the […]

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The St. Louis Symphony Closes 2018 with A Glorious New Year’s Eve Celebration

Posted: January 6, 2019 at 7:26 am   /   Concert Reviews

With their New Year’s Eve Celebration, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra ended 2018 on a high note with a program featuring a balance of Broadway favorites, waltzes and uptempo classical pieces. A beloved musical tradition, the program for this annual Powell Hall fete is not announced to the audience until they arrive, lending an air […]

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Review: ‘On the Basis of Sex’ Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer

Posted: January 4, 2019 at 8:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

2018 seems to have been quite a year for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her memoir, My Own Words, was published in August and became a New York Times bestseller. At the beginning of the summer, the documentary RBG was released to much praise. Now we have On the Basis of […]

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Theatre Review: ANASTASIA brings classic tale to life at The Fabulous Fox

Posted: December 31, 2018 at 7:51 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Playing now through January 6 in St. Louis. If you’re looking for a terrific show to see this holiday season with the entire family, The Fabulous Fox has you covered. A timeless tale, packed with fantastic songs and performances, ANASTASIA The New Broadway Musical is truly a delight! The show is inspired by the true […]

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Brad’s Top 10 Films of 2018

Posted: December 28, 2018 at 11:03 am   /   Film, Movie Reviews

2018 was a hell of a year in cinema. If you’ve been following me here on ReviewSTL or simply just popped in from time to time, I sincerely appreciate you reading my reviews (52 this year!) and I hope you find the same enjoyment that I found in the list I’ve made below! Much like […]

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Comedy Review: Nicole Byer at Helium Comedy Club

Posted: December 27, 2018 at 11:43 pm   /   Concerts, Reviews

Nicole Byer performed her first of many sets at Helium Comedy Club in Saint Louis to a packed house Thursday night. Byer began her show by talking about her recent travels, detailing many of the cities she has recently performed in – as well as her experiences within those cities. To her surprise, Cincinnati felt […]

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Movie Review: Bird Box, Starring; Sandra Bullock

Posted: December 25, 2018 at 8:29 am   /   Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Netflix gave subscribers to the streaming service an early Christmas gift with the release of Sandra Bullock’s new film Bird Box released on December 21st. The film, based on the 2015 novel of the same name by Josh Malerman, follows Bullock’s character Malorie and her children in a dystopian future where they must remain blindfolded […]

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Movie Review: ‘Bumblebee’ Starring Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Angela Bassett,

Posted: December 21, 2018 at 8:39 am   /   Movie Reviews

One of the earliest Christmases I can remember, I remember asking for as many Transformers as I could get. I was enamored with the concept of Robots in Disguise and thought they were the greatest thing since macaroni and cheese. When Christmas finally came, I wasn’t disappointed. I spent hours in my basement recreating battles, […]

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Movie Review: ‘Welcome to Marwen’ Starring Steve Carell, Leslie Mann

Posted: December 21, 2018 at 8:31 am   /   Movie Reviews

When I first saw the trailer for Welcome to Marwen months ago, I was incredibly intrigued by what seemed to be an uplifting tale of real life artist/photographer Mark Hogancamp learning to cope with the trauma of a brutal assault he experienced and trying to make something of his life once again. With Steve Carell […]

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