Sightlines: Remembering My Sundance Volunteer Experience

Sightlines: Remembering My Sundance Volunteer Experience

By Lynn Venhaus At the 27th Annual Sundance Film Festival, my two sons, Tim and Charlie, and I, were accepted as ushers for the fest.... Details
The Midnight Company Announces Line-Up for 25th Anniversary Year

The Midnight Company Announces Line-Up for 25th Anniversary Year

The Midnight Company, celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season in 2022, is announcing its lineup of productions for this landmark year. Midnight will open with ANOMALOUS... Details
Bold ‘Scream’ Requel Playfully Pokes Fun At Horror Fans and Formulas

Bold ‘Scream’ Requel Playfully Pokes Fun At Horror Fans and Formulas

By Lynn Venhaus“What’s your favorite scary movie?” Uh-oh. If hearing that menacing modified voice on the other end of a landline (!) sends shivers down... Details
AFL Switches to Virtual (Zoom) for Trivia Night Jan. 22 – Nominations to be Announced

AFL Switches to Virtual (Zoom) for Trivia Night Jan. 22 – Nominations to be Announced

After careful consideration, the Arts For Life board of directors has decided to cancel the in-person Trivia Night event set for Saturday, Jan. 22, at... Details
Formidable Female Dream Team Needs a Better Script in ‘The 355’

Formidable Female Dream Team Needs a Better Script in ‘The 355’

By Lynn VenhausIn the international spy game, girls can take a licking and keep on ticking – that’s the calling card of “The 355,” a wildly uneven full-throttle action thriller.... Details
Tedious, Airless Prequel Lacks Series Charm in ‘The King’s Man’

Tedious, Airless Prequel Lacks Series Charm in ‘The King’s Man’

By Lynn Venhaus Devoid of the first two’s offbeat charm, an airless and choppy prequel loses its way and winds up a tedious mess, despite... Details
‘Being the Ricardos’ A Lush Look at Legends Lucy and Desi At Crossroads

‘Being the Ricardos’ A Lush Look at Legends Lucy and Desi At Crossroads

By Lynn Venhaus One of the best films of the year, “Being the Ricardos” defies expectations, and it’s exhilarating. During one critical production week of... Details
Heavy and Dull ‘Swan Song’ Messes With Fate Despite Virtuoso Ali

Heavy and Dull ‘Swan Song’ Messes With Fate Despite Virtuoso Ali

By Lynn VenhausSometime in the future, Cameron (Mahershala Ali), diagnosed with a terminal illness, contemplates an alternative solution by his doctor (Glenn Close) – a... Details
The Warners’ Made-for-Hollywood Life Inspires in ‘American Underdog’

The Warners’ Made-for-Hollywood Life Inspires in ‘American Underdog’

By Lynn Venhaus :Believe. In your dreams, in where your heart leads, in your talents and in what you can do as a teammate. That’s... Details
Bright and Shiny ‘Tinsel Town’ is Funny Look at Showbiz Foibles

Bright and Shiny ‘Tinsel Town’ is Funny Look at Showbiz Foibles

By Lynn VenhausThe intoxicating mystique of Los Angeles, with its star-making machinery and as the Dream Factory capital in Hollywood, has enticed starry-eyed people to... Details