Metro Theater Company’s Joyous ‘Last Stop on Market Street’ Celebrates Community and Nanas

Metro Theater Company’s Joyous ‘Last Stop on Market Street’ Celebrates Community and Nanas

By Lynn VenhausA sunny, soulful song-and-dance showcase, “Last Stop on Market Street” includes a sweet slice-of-life lesson to engage audiences of all ages. Metro Theater... Details
Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson Spruce Up Sweet-Yet-Shallow Rom-Com ‘Marry Me’

Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson Spruce Up Sweet-Yet-Shallow Rom-Com ‘Marry Me’

By Alex McPherson A glossy, warm-hearted romantic comedy that slightly exceeds expectations, director Kat Coiro’s “Marry Me” ticks all the necessary boxes while being elevated... Details
Old-Fashioned Mystery ‘Death on the Nile’ Is Sumptuous Escapism

Old-Fashioned Mystery ‘Death on the Nile’ Is Sumptuous Escapism

By Lynn VenhausA luxurious old-fashioned whodunit, “Death on the Nile” blends the escapism of an exotic locale with a clever yarn about obsessive love and... Details
At Her Best, Jennifer Theby-Quinn Has Something to Say in  Upstream’s ‘Iphigenia in Splott’

At Her Best, Jennifer Theby-Quinn Has Something to Say in Upstream’s ‘Iphigenia in Splott’

By Lynn VenhausJennifer Theby-Quinn goes there. In a raw, emotionally wrenching performance, Theby-Quinn shows her limitless range as fireball Effie, a rough-around-the-edges working-class heroine, in... Details
Merry Pranksters Back with Gross-Out Hijinks in ‘Jackass Forever’

Merry Pranksters Back with Gross-Out Hijinks in ‘Jackass Forever’

By Lynn VenhausDo not try any of these stunts at home. Seriously. Imitating the now-famous reckless TV show did injure youngsters playing at home, and... Details
All for love and ‘zazz,’ ‘The Prom’ Triumphs at the Fox Theatre

All for love and ‘zazz,’ ‘The Prom’ Triumphs at the Fox Theatre

By Lynn VenhausLet’s hear it for love and ‘Zazz’! An original musical comedy that remains a breath of fresh air, “The Prom” pops with color... Details
Existential Ponderings of the Upper Class in ‘Sundown’

Existential Ponderings of the Upper Class in ‘Sundown’

By Alex McPhersonA brooding drama that leaves much to the imagination, what Michel Franco’s “Sundown” lacks in satisfying resolution it nearly makes up for with... Details
Hokey Long-Delayed ‘The King’s Daughter’ Is Good-Looking Turgid Drivel

Hokey Long-Delayed ‘The King’s Daughter’ Is Good-Looking Turgid Drivel

By Lynn VenhausOnce upon a time, a romantic fantasy based on the 1997 book, “The Moon and the Sun” by Vonda N. McIntyre, sat on... Details
Farhadi’s Shrewd ‘A Hero’ Explores Life’s Messy, Many Shades of Gray

Farhadi’s Shrewd ‘A Hero’ Explores Life’s Messy, Many Shades of Gray

By Lynn VenhausWhile actions usually have consequences, what is it that we can live with – the choices we make that aren’t always so black-and-white. ... 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