Sisters Save the Day in ‘Black Widow’ – But Inspired Cast Can’t Fix Pitfalls

Sisters Save the Day in ‘Black Widow’ – But Inspired Cast Can’t Fix Pitfalls

By Lynn VenhausFor those craving the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the big screen, “Black Widow” boldly arrives as a much-anticipated summer blockbuster event, checking off... Details
Cast Adds Verve to Sci-Fi Action Thriller ‘The Tomorrow War’

Cast Adds Verve to Sci-Fi Action Thriller ‘The Tomorrow War’

By Lynn VenhausIn the grand tradition of summer blockbusters, the action-packed sci-fi thriller “The Tomorrow War” arrives in the new world on the home screen... Details
Powerful ‘Summer of Soul’ Celebrates Music at a 1969 Cultural Touchstone

Powerful ‘Summer of Soul’ Celebrates Music at a 1969 Cultural Touchstone

By Lynn VenhausJust 100 miles south of Woodstock, another music fair and similar Aquarian exposition took place in an urban enclave during the summer of... Details
Big Rigs in Big Trouble in Liam Neeson’s Latest ‘The Ice Road’

Big Rigs in Big Trouble in Liam Neeson’s Latest ‘The Ice Road’

By Alex McPherson Director Jonathan Hensleigh’s new film, “The Ice Road,” is a solid, thoroughly predictable chunk of B-movie entertainment.  The film centers around Mike... Details
‘False Positive’ Fumbles The Ending in a Disappointing Thriller

‘False Positive’ Fumbles The Ending in a Disappointing Thriller

By Lynn VenhausWith comparisons to a modern-day “Rosemary’s Baby,” expectations were heightened for “False Positive,” but whatever sinister vibe this psychological thriller wanted to build... Details
The Voices of Two Literary Titans Come to Life in ‘Truman and Tennessee’ Documentary

The Voices of Two Literary Titans Come to Life in ‘Truman and Tennessee’ Documentary

:By Lynn VenhausThe brilliant work, troubled lives and unique personal journeys of two titans of American literature – Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams -- are... Details
Iliza Shlesinger Turns Bad Romance Into Comedy  ‘Good on Paper’

Iliza Shlesinger Turns Bad Romance Into Comedy ‘Good on Paper’

By Lynn VenhausAfter years of putting her career first, a stand-up comic meets a guy who seems perfect: smart, nice, successful. Could he possibly be... Details
Impassioned Doc ‘LFG’ Makes Plea for Equal Pay For Women’s Soccer Team

Impassioned Doc ‘LFG’ Makes Plea for Equal Pay For Women’s Soccer Team

By Lynn VenhausThree months before the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, on March 8 (International Women’s Day), all 28 players of the U.S. National Women’s... Details
Nature Gets Its Revenge in Eerie South African Horror-Fantasy ‘Gaia’

Nature Gets Its Revenge in Eerie South African Horror-Fantasy ‘Gaia’

By Lynn VenhausA revenge horror-fantasy where the natural world has the upper hand, “Gaia” has much to say about mistreatment of the earth. The title... Details
The 21st Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase July 16-25

The 21st Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase July 16-25

The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis (CSL), serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works... Details