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
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
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
‘C’mon C’mon’ Takes the Road Less Traveled in Exploring Family Ties

‘C’mon C’mon’ Takes the Road Less Traveled in Exploring Family Ties

By Lynn Venhaus A gentle outlook on family dynamics and how adults communicate with children, “C’mon C’mon” takes the road less traveled approach. It has... Details
Not Quite ‘Gucci’ in True Crime Tale

Not Quite ‘Gucci’ in True Crime Tale

By Alex McPherson Overlong, goofy at some points and deadly serious at others, not even a star-studded cast can save Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci”... Details
‘Bruised’ Pummels With Melodramatic Misery, Cliches

‘Bruised’ Pummels With Melodramatic Misery, Cliches

By Lynn Venhaus "Bruised" is a cliché-riddled and formulaic sports story that strives to be a “Million Dollar Baby” or “The Wrestler,” but pales in... Details