Author: catemarquis

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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DESTROYER film review

January 18, 2019

Nicole Kidman stars as Erin Bell in Karyn Kusama’s DESTROYER, an Annapurna Pictures release. – By Cate Marquis – This is not how we are used to seeing Nicole Kidman. Kidman plays snarling, violent, even grizzled Los Angeles police detective bent on vengeance, in the gritty crime thriller DESTROYER. Kidman also plays a younger, more […]

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ANASTASIA musical at Fox theater review

January 3, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – The visually dazzling Broadway musical ANASTASIA brings romantic historical fantasy to the Fox stage, Dec. 26 – Jan.6. The new musical is based on the classic story inspired by rumors that surfaced in 1917, shortly after the revolutionary Bolshevik government executed the Russian czar and his family, that the Czar’s […]

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RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER at the Fox theater review

December 23, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – The charming kid-friendly holiday treat RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER returns to the Fox just in time for Christmas. This cute, enjoyable production is the perfect way for parents to introduce youngest kids to both the Fabulous Fox Theater and shows on stage. The live-action musical, based on the classic stop-action […]

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MARIA BY CALLAS – film review by Cate Marquis

November 30, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – RATING: 4 out of 5 stars In many ways, American-born soprano Maria Callas’ life was operatic, with plenty of triumph and tragedy. Early in MARIA BY CALLAS, we see Maria Callas being interviewed by television host David Frost, as she describes her life being divided into two parts, a professional […]

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WILDLIFE – film review by Mark Glass

November 23, 2018

– By Mark Glass – RATING: 2 out of 5 stars (PG-13) If the holidays start bumming you out over your family issues, this dour little drama might make you fell a little better… by comparison. Jake Gyllenhaal is the dad; a nice guy who never seems to find a job that feels right. The […]

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INSTANT FAMILY – film review by Mark Glass

November 16, 2018

– By Mark Glass – RATING: 3½ out of 5 stars (PG-13) First of all, ignore the trailers you may have seen on TV or the internet. There is more drama and less comedy in this mix that those selected snippets might portend. That makes this a more unique and superior slice of family entertainment. […]

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BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS – film review by Cate Marquis

November 16, 2018

RATING: 5 out of 5 stars Joel and Ethan Coen spin not one but six Western tales in their excellent anthology THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS. Starring a fine cast including James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan, Brendan Gleeson, Tim Blake Nelson and others, the film’s title is actually the name of the […]

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