Reviews

Movie Review: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 8:55 am   /   Movie Reviews

Disney’s latest film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, is a gorgeous adaptation of the Tchaikovsky ballet (itself adapted from the story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann). Unfortunately, it never manages to craft a compelling story or characters to match the breathtaking visuals. Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is a young girl who, along with […]

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Movie Review: ‘Suspiria’ Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 7:39 am   /   Movie Reviews

Dancing in the dark. In 2016, I took a class covering the historical and cultural influence of the horror genre in cinema. Among the films showed in said class as examples of the various styles to come forth throughout the evolvement the genre was Suspiria, horror maestro Dario Argento’s 1977 splicing of the Giallo filmmaking […]

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Movie Review: ‘Viper Club’ Starring Susan Sarandon, Matt Bomer, Lola Kirke

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 7:35 am   /   Movie Reviews

Back in 2000, when Russell Crowe was at his most marketable, he co-starred with Meg Ryan in an action-drama called Proof of Life. It was a fairly straightforward movie, but the premise was relatively unique. Meg’s husband (David Morse) was kidnapped by terrorists, who demanded a monstrous ransom for his release. Crowe played a negotiator […]

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Movie Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Starring Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy

Posted: November 1, 2018 at 9:08 am   /   Movie Reviews, Reviews

Queen frontman Freddy Mercury was a larger than life personality and though it may seem nearly impossible for an actor to replicate Mercury’s outlandish personality and electrifying stage presence, Rami Malek delivers an outstanding performance in Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek will no doubt earn an Oscar-nod for his performance of one of the most famous frontmen […]

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Concert Review: The Band Perry at Delmar Hall

Posted: October 30, 2018 at 9:19 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

Story by Laura Gieseking Photos by Lee Goodman If you came here to read a country music/pop band review, you are in for a big surprise, as were quite a few people attending The Band Perry concert at Delmar Hall in the University City Loop in St Louis on Sunday night.  When you think of […]

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Comedy Review: Whitney Cummings at Helium

Posted: October 26, 2018 at 10:32 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Reviews

Whitney Cummings is out to conquer the world. In addition to hosting specials for Comedy Central and Showtime, she has created some of the decade’s most memorable television with her own series Whitney, as well as the Emmy nominated 2 Broke Girls and the recent revival of Roseanne, which she helped write and produce. If […]

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Movie Review: ‘Mid90s’ Written and Directed by Jonah Hill

Posted: October 26, 2018 at 7:06 am   /   Movie Reviews

Mid90s is the directorial debut of Jonah Hill (also writing) and is a coming of age story centering around Stevie (Sunny Suljic), a lonely adolescent in a mid-nineties Los Angeles. Even after a startling opening scene of brotherly squabbles, it’s clear he idolizes his “cool” older brother (Lucas Hedges) and longs for being just as […]

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Movie Review: ‘Hunter Killer’ Starring Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common

Posted: October 26, 2018 at 7:01 am   /   Movie Reviews

Russia, United States, submarines, Sean Connery…whoops, wrong movie. It’s hard not to draw at least some parallels between Hunter Killer and The Hunt for Red October, which, alongside Das Boot, is the submarine movie to which all others are compared. On the surface (no pun intended), there are at least a few superficial connections between […]

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Movie Review: ‘Beautiful Boy’ Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet

Posted: October 25, 2018 at 8:08 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Teenager Nicholas Sheff seems to have it made. He has good grades, is the editor of the school newspaper, actor, artist and athlete, but has a deep, dark secret. He’s a meth addict. Beautiful Boy is not a particularly fun film, but it is one that is relevant and could be one of those films that […]

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Theatre Review: ‘A Doll’s House Part 2’ Continues 140-Year-Old Story at The Rep

Posted: October 24, 2018 at 2:41 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

It isn’t often that we get a direct sequel to writing from nearly 140 years ago. Yet that is exactly what audiences have in store for them as they see A Doll’s House Part 2 at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Written by Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House premiered in Denmark in December of 1879. […]

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