MCU Crisscrosses Superheroes, Alternate Realities, But Lacks Emotional Punch In ‘Doctor Strange’

MCU Crisscrosses Superheroes, Alternate Realities, But Lacks Emotional Punch In ‘Doctor Strange’

By Lynn Venhaus"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" should be titled “The Madness of the Multiverse” instead, for expect a mélange of the mystical,... Details
The Unbearable Weight of Being Nicolas Cage

The Unbearable Weight of Being Nicolas Cage

By Stephe Raven The Unbearable Weight of Being Nicolas Cage To say that Nicolas Cage is a deep actor may be a stretch. I mean,... Details
15th Annual QFest April 29-May 5 at The Galleria

15th Annual QFest April 29-May 5 at The Galleria

Get ready to get your Q on!  The 15th Annual QFest St. Louis — presented by Cinema St. Louis (CSL) — will take place from April... Details
Inspired Voice Cast Enlivens Zippy ‘The Bad Guys’ As Animal Outlaws

Inspired Voice Cast Enlivens Zippy ‘The Bad Guys’ As Animal Outlaws

By Lynn VenhausWhile “The Bad Guys” may not be the most original of animated tales, its appeal lies in colorful crafty characters, an inspired voice... Details
Fire And Ice – Eggers Explores An Old Norse Revenge Tale with Mixed Results in ‘The Northman’

Fire And Ice – Eggers Explores An Old Norse Revenge Tale with Mixed Results in ‘The Northman’

By Lynn VenhausFor all its relentless fury and fire, “The Northman” has a remote iciness that hampers emotional investment in the Shakespearean heroes and villains.... Details
‘The Northman’: Savagely Violent, Captivating, Yet Underwhelming

‘The Northman’: Savagely Violent, Captivating, Yet Underwhelming

By Alex McPhersonA snarling, fever-dream rampage of vengeance, director Robert Eggers’ “The Northman” can’t match its stunning attention to detail with an emotionally satisfying narrative.... Details
Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ Is Overstuffed Never-Ending Nonsense

Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ Is Overstuffed Never-Ending Nonsense

By Lynn VenhausAn interminable wild and crazy car chase through the streets of Los Angeles all before evening rush hour, “Ambulance” is banking on viewers... Details
‘The Lost City’ Is Simple, Harmless Fun For Cynical Times

‘The Lost City’ Is Simple, Harmless Fun For Cynical Times

By Alex McPherson “The Lost City,” directed by Adam and Aaron Nee, is a purely enjoyable action comedy with strong performances that provides comfort food... Details
Oscar Best Picture Nominee: Epic Sci-Fi ‘Dune’ Is Visually Stunning Technical Marvel

Oscar Best Picture Nominee: Epic Sci-Fi ‘Dune’ Is Visually Stunning Technical Marvel

By Lynn VenhausFor 10 days preceding the 94th annual Academy Awards on March 27, we are spotlighting each of the 10 Best Picture nominees.by running... Details
‘X’ Is Soulful Slasher Flick

‘X’ Is Soulful Slasher Flick

By Alex McPherson Paying homage to horror classics like “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” while also subverting clichés to surprising ends, Ti West’s “X” is... Details