Take Ten with Cory Finley

Take Ten with Cory Finley

Writer-Director Helping Small Professional Theatre Sustainment Fund By Lynn VenhausCory Finley first came on my radar with "The Feast," his original play that was produced... Details
‘All In: The Fight for Democracy’ Shows What’s At Stake Then and Now

‘All In: The Fight for Democracy’ Shows What’s At Stake Then and Now

By Lynn Venhaus America, we have a problem. It should be a given – one voice, one vote – but it’s not, as this film... Details
‘Travel the World’: St. Louis Jewish Film Festival Goes Virtual

‘Travel the World’: St. Louis Jewish Film Festival Goes Virtual

The 25th Annual St. Louis Jewish Film Festival will have a new and exciting look and feel this year. From Sunday, November 9 through Thursday,... Details
Vibrant ‘Mulan’ Dazzles in Live-Action Epic Adventure

Vibrant ‘Mulan’ Dazzles in Live-Action Epic Adventure

By Lynn Venhaus A sweeping, sprawling epic adventure brimming with elegance and emotion, “Mulan” triumphs as one of Disney’s best makeovers. The vibrant live action... Details
‘Tenet’ Dazzles Visually But Plot Is Messy

‘Tenet’ Dazzles Visually But Plot Is Messy

By Lynn VenhausFor all his technical brilliance, Christopher Nolan’s ambition and vision sometimes impede his screenplays from making sense. And despite its dazzling action scenes,... Details
Science-Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Contest has Mega Monster Movie Focus This Year

Science-Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Contest has Mega Monster Movie Focus This Year

Cinema St. Louis (CSL) and the Saint Louis Science Center are excited to announce the third edition of their science-fiction and fantasy short film contest... Details
Stark and Intense ‘American Street Kid’ Documentary Exposes Plights of Homeless Teens

Stark and Intense ‘American Street Kid’ Documentary Exposes Plights of Homeless Teens

By Lynn VenhausA playwright and theater director, Leoni staged “The Playground,” which was about unhoused youth. He talked to two homeless girls, who eventually wound... Details
Stylish, smart  ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’ Is a Juicy Art World Mystery

Stylish, smart ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’ Is a Juicy Art World Mystery

By Lynn Venhaus A juicy neo-noir thriller, “The Burnt Orange Heresy” has a lush backdrop, a steamy love affair and a fascinating setting in the... Details
The Neesons’ Real-Life Story Deepens ‘Made in Italy’ Characters

The Neesons’ Real-Life Story Deepens ‘Made in Italy’ Characters

By Lynn Venhaus With its gorgeous setting, “Made in Italy” delivers on the breathtaking vistas. And there is an extra poignancy of the Neesons’ real... Details
Golden Anniversaries: Best Films of 1970 in Cinema St. Louis’ Virtual Program Series

Golden Anniversaries: Best Films of 1970 in Cinema St. Louis’ Virtual Program Series

Golden Anniversaries, which is co-presented by Cinema St. Louis (CSL) and the St. Louis Public Library, features classic films celebrating their 50th anniversaries. This third... Details