Reviews

Movie Review: Disney-Pixar’s LUCA Starring Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Emma Berman

Posted: June 18, 2021 at 12:06 pm   /   Movie Reviews

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like if someone combined The Little Mermaid and Luca Guadagnino’s 2017 film Call Me By Your Name, look no further. The DNA of the aforementioned films is all over the latest from Disney-Pixar, now streaming exclusively on Disney Plus (at no additional cost with subscription). A young […]

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Review: RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT

Posted: June 18, 2021 at 10:14 am   /   Movie Reviews

The star of film, stage, television for over 70 years, Rita Moreno still has the energy and charisma you’d expect from someone much younger than 89 years old. But in the new documentary, Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It, we are introduced to a woman who has never slowed down […]

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Review: Edgar Wright Reintroduces The World to THE SPARKS BROTHERS

Posted: June 17, 2021 at 9:06 pm   /   Movie Reviews

“50 Years. 25 Albums. 345 Songs. Unlimited Genius.“ The tagline of Edgar Wright’s new documentary on the band Sparks is impressive enough to capture the attention of anyone who may not know them. The question is, how could you not be familiar with such an accomplished pair of musicians? That’s the answer Wright seeks to […]

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Review: NEW WORKS, BOLD VOICES Speaks Loudly for Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Posted: June 17, 2021 at 10:53 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

At a time when many companies are coming out of the pandemic, Opera Theatre of St. Louis is turning on the lights. While the last year has been challenging for opera, theater groups and arts organizations, it also has sparked a creative resourcefulness that has resulted in powerful new works. OTSL’s New Works, Bold Voices […]

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Movie Review: 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS Starring Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen

Posted: June 17, 2021 at 8:49 am   /   Film, Movie Reviews

’12 Mighty Orphans’ is a true story of twelve mighty orphans who ruled Texas high school football during The Great Depression. The book, written by Jim Dent, tells the story of a Masonic Home in Fort Worth that was looked at as second-class citizens by many in the community. Rusty Russell, a coach with a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD Starring Ryan Reynolds​, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson

Posted: June 16, 2021 at 11:55 am   /   Movie Reviews

Listen, I get why they make a lot of sequels; it’$ not tough to deduce the rea$on. But i think we all can agree that some movies just don’t necessarily warrant a sequel. Either the plot was sufficient to end on a high note or the writers used up their best material in the first, […]

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Review: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Is Back with MLIMA’S TALE, Through July 11

Posted: June 15, 2021 at 4:09 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

The world is full of things we don’t give a second thought to – only that they exist. The phone in your hand you are reading this on; the food you are served at a restaurant; the artwork in your home. Rarely do we, as a collective society, ask for an explanation of how things […]

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Movie Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Starring Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera

Posted: June 11, 2021 at 7:29 am   /   Movie Reviews

The movie event of the summer, In the Heights, finally sees a release theatrically as well as a same-day premiere exclusively on HBO Max. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and adapted from the musical by Quiara Alegria Hudes and the mastermind behind the Broadway hit Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights is a love letter […]

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Review: Hanging On the Telephone – La voix humaine at Opera Theatre

Posted: June 7, 2021 at 11:51 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

It’s hard to move on when you can’t stop looking back. This is especially true for Elle, the center figure in the tragic La voix humaine. Based on a play by Jean Cocteau, Francis Poulenc’s scarcely performed opera about love, life, loss and death is eerily relevant in the time of a global pandemic. Unofficially […]

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Movie Review: THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT Starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga

Posted: June 5, 2021 at 8:39 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Conjuring films have been highly successful and well reviewed for the most part, so the third film should be another strong horror film according to the track record of the first two films. Sadly, this isn’t the case. While the newest film about famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren’s delivers some scares and […]

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