‘Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down” Documentary Depicts Former Congresswoman’s Compelling Life

‘Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down” Documentary Depicts Former Congresswoman’s Compelling Life

By Lynn Venhaus“She’s a fighter like nobody else I know,” states Mark Kelly about the woman he married in 2007, in the new documentary, “Gabby... Details
‘Thirteen Lives’ Recounts Daring ‘Miracle in the Cave’ Rescue in 2018

‘Thirteen Lives’ Recounts Daring ‘Miracle in the Cave’ Rescue in 2018

By Lynn Venhaus Director Ron Howard knows how to tug on the heartstrings, and with its life-or-death scenario, “Thirteen Lives” is ready-made for an agonizing... Details
“Prey” — Intense, Well-Acted, and Downright Awesome

“Prey” — Intense, Well-Acted, and Downright Awesome

By Alex McPherson Director Dan Trachtenberg’s “Prey” is a lean, primal, nerve-wracking, and vividly shot underdog story smeared in glistening blood, featuring an expert performance... Details
‘Skies of Lebanon’ Is An Imaginative, Evocative Cinematic Achievement

‘Skies of Lebanon’ Is An Imaginative, Evocative Cinematic Achievement

By Lynn Venhaus Director Chloé Mazlo’s incredible “Skies of Lebanon” explores an idyllic life beset by war, as well as the power of the human... Details
A Coastal Elite Gets His Hat Handed to Him in Comedy-Mystery ‘Vengeance’

A Coastal Elite Gets His Hat Handed to Him in Comedy-Mystery ‘Vengeance’

By Lynn Venhaus Ah, preconceived notions. In journalism parlance, we have a phrase in the newsroom, “When you assume, that makes an ass out of... Details
Josephine Baker, Breathless, Amelie and More! 14th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival in August

Josephine Baker, Breathless, Amelie and More! 14th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival in August

The 14th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — sponsored by Jane M. & Bruce P. Robert Charitable Foundation — celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage... Details
Take Ten with Bruce Cunningham

Take Ten with Bruce Cunningham

By Lynn VenhausIn his first feature film "Un-resolved," Bruce Carlton Cunningham Jr. has created a gritty, sprawling tale of revenge not unlike a Shakespearean drama... Details
With Dazzling Images, Perplexing ‘Nope’ Is More Style Than Substance

With Dazzling Images, Perplexing ‘Nope’ Is More Style Than Substance

By Lynn VenhausTechnically brilliant but weak in coherent storytelling, “Nope” is an amalgam of tones and textures that convey horror and the strangest things. In... Details
“Mad God’ Is Stop-Motion That Stops You Dead In Your Tracks

“Mad God’ Is Stop-Motion That Stops You Dead In Your Tracks

By Alex McPherson A Rube-Goldbergian smorgasbord of grotesqueries, special effects guru Phil Tippett’s stop-motion passion project, “Mad God,” oozes with both incredible artistry and dispiriting... Details
Fast, Furious and Funny “Thor: Love and Thunder” Is Rip-Roaring Good Time

Fast, Furious and Funny “Thor: Love and Thunder” Is Rip-Roaring Good Time

By Lynn VenhausThe beguiling “Thor: Love and Thunder” is a sweet love story wrapped in a darker cosmic adventure and draped in Norse god mythology.... Details