BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL at the Fox theater review

March 15, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL, the story of singer/songwriter Carol King before she was famous, when she was a teen-aged songwriter turning out some of the biggest hits of the generation, returns to the Fabulous Fox, March 12-17. Even before Carol King became an overnight star with the release of […]

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CAPTAIN MARVEL film review – Mark Glass

March 8, 2019

Another Marvel Comics superhero joins her big budget, big screen peers with just enough panache, though less than others – By Mark Glass – Rating: 3 out of 5 stars The latest marvel Comics’ superhero to find new life on the big screen is the eponymous gal of this sci-fi epic. As usual, we begin […]

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RUBEN BRANDT, COLLECTOR film review – Mark Glass

March 1, 2019

Fascinating animated crime drama from Hungary combines good story with terrific visuals for a rare and different treat – By Mark Glass – Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Even if you watch this animated Hungarian crime drama without the sound or subtitles, your eyes will be dazzled by the unique array of images. But you’d […]

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THE RAT PACK IS BACK at the Fox theater review

February 23, 2019

THE RAT PACK IS BACK at Fox is excellent, fan-pleasing Vegas show – By Cate Marquis – Frank, Dino and Sammy – the “Rat Pack” – took to the Fabulous Fox Theater stage Friday night, or at least THE RAT PACK IS BACK tribute version of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. at […]

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EVERYBODY KNOWS film review

February 22, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – Penelope Cruz plays a Spanish-born woman who returns with her two children to the rural Spanish village where she grew up for her younger sister’s wedding. Among those who greet her are her childhood friend Paco (Javier Bardem), now the owner of a successful vineyard and winery. But this joyful […]

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ARCTIC film review

February 22, 2019

– By Cate Marquis - The Arctic is among the most extreme environments found on earth, at the limits of where mankind can survive. The film ARCTIC focuses on one man marooned in that environment, spinning a deeply human tale of survival in the harshest of wildernesses. The drama/thriller is also a tour-de-force performance by […]

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Fox Theater review

February 4, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – Humor, heart and “Tradition” all soar in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the new Broadway version of the beloved musical, now on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theater through Feb. 10. The irresistible song and dance number “Tradition” gets things off to an energetic start, in this tale of Tevye the […]

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THE WOLVES at Rep theater review

January 26, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – St. Louis is a soccer city (although the MLS sees unaware of this), so there could not be a better place to stage “The Wolves,” Sarah DeLappe’s play about a girls’ soccer team, which is running in the Repertory Theater of St. Louis’ Studio space through Feb. 3. The play, […]

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COLD WAR film review

January 25, 2019

Joanna Kulig as Zula in COLD WAR. Photo by Pawel Pawlikowski. Courtesy of Amazon Studios. – By Cate Marquis – The Oscar-nominated COLD WAR is a brilliant, beautiful film about a passionate romance between two mismatched people, set against the backdrop of communist Poland and the Cold War. Shot in gorgeous black and white, director […]

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2019 Oscar nominations

January 22, 2019

The 2019 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Leading the nominations count were “Roma” and “The Favourite” with 10 nominations each, followed by 8 for both “Vice” and “A Star Is Born,” 7 for “Black Panther, 6 for “BlacKkKlansman,” and 5 for both “Green Book” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The 91st Academy Awards ceremony […]

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