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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ALABAMA STORY at Rep theater review

January 12, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – The Repertory Theater of St. Louis begins the new year with a true winner, a play that seems to have it all: drama, humor, conflict, human warmth, and history with a message for today. ALABAMA STORY, which runs through January 27, is easily the Rep’s best production this season, and […]

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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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LES MISERABLES at Fox theater review

December 12, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – LES MISERABLES returns to the Fox Theater with its rousing tale of revolution and democracy from Dec.11 – 16. “Les Miz” is a big Broadway musical in the most classic sense, with enormous sets, stirring songs, unforgettable characters and an inspiring dramatic story. With its tale of redemption and sympathy […]

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Fox theater review

December 2, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – Nothing puts you in the holiday mood like A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Charles Dickens’ classic tale of miser finding his human heart actually helped popularize the holiday andhas been a staple ever since. The Fox Theater once again hosts A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Dec. 1-4. The Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s entertaining production of […]

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A CHRISTMAS STORY at Rep theater review

December 1, 2018

– By Cate Marquis – A boy who wants a BB gun for Christmas is the center of the hilarious A CHRISTMAS STORY, returning to the Mainstage of the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Nov. 28 – Dec. 23.This is the non-musical stage version, directed by Seth Gordon, inspired by the 1983 sleeper hit movie […]

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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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