‘Thunder Force’ Squanders Resources, Laughs

‘Thunder Force’ Squanders Resources, Laughs

By Lynn VenhausWhen husband-and-wife collaborators Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy work together on screen, a low bar has been set, for their previous four movies... Details
‘Vanquish’ Is Mediocre John Wick Wannabe

‘Vanquish’ Is Mediocre John Wick Wannabe

By Alex McPherson With shallow characterization and underwhelming action sequences, George Gallo’s new film, “Vanquish,” winds up being decidedly average. This generic thriller stars Ruby... Details
‘Voyagers’ Is Too Sterile As A Space Odyssey Gone Rogue

‘Voyagers’ Is Too Sterile As A Space Odyssey Gone Rogue

By Lynn VenhausIn yet another exploration on how humans are wired and the inevitable devil inside, “Voyagers” is ultimately a stale old story, yet spruced... Details
‘Summer of 85’ – A Summer to Halfheartedly Remember

‘Summer of 85’ – A Summer to Halfheartedly Remember

By Alex McPherson Acclaimed French director François Ozon’s newest work, “Summer of 85,” is a nostalgic coming-of-age story that lacks focus and subtlety. Based on... Details
‘The Carnivores’ – A Prime Cut of Madness

‘The Carnivores’ – A Prime Cut of Madness

By Alex McPherson Director Caleb Michael Johnson’s new film, “The Carnivores,” is a lurid and disturbing psychological thriller that actually prompted nausea at one point,... Details
QFest Preview: ‘Tahara’ – A Resonant Teenage Tale

QFest Preview: ‘Tahara’ – A Resonant Teenage Tale

By Alex McPherson Olivia Peace’s directorial debut, “Tahara,” provides an incisive look at identity, grief, and societal pressures. Unfolding during a single day within a... Details
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Delivers Monster Movie Escapism, Thrills

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Delivers Monster Movie Escapism, Thrills

By Lynn VenhausThese two hulking movie icons return for an epic showdown in “Godzilla vs. Kong” -- only the second time the atomic sea monster... Details
‘The Last Blockbuster’ Documentary is Nostalgic Treasure Trove

‘The Last Blockbuster’ Documentary is Nostalgic Treasure Trove

By Lynn VenhausA sentimental journey for anyone who spent any part of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s renting movies at video stores, “The Last Blockbuster”... Details
‘French Exit’ Characters Hard to Like

‘French Exit’ Characters Hard to Like

By Lynn VenhausThe filmmaker tries to sell the upper-class heroine as an eccentric, free-spirited widow that’s a cross between Auntie Mame and a Wes Anderson... Details
14th Annual Q Fest St Louis Runs Virtually April 16 – 25

14th Annual Q Fest St Louis Runs Virtually April 16 – 25

Stay home and still get your Q on! The 14th Annual QFest St. Louis — presented by Cinema St. Louis (CSL) — will take place... Details