2021 SLFCA AWARD WINNERS (and Runners-Up)

December 20, 2021

The members of the St Louis Film Critics Association, a professional association of working film critics, have voted and announced the winners of their 2021 annual Award for 2021. Here they are, along with the runners-up. BEST FILM: Licorice Pizza Runner-Up: (tie) Belfast and The Power of the Dog BEST DIRECTOR: Jane Campion “The Power […]

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PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at the Fox Theater

November 21, 2021

– By Cate Marquis – It’s great to be back at the Fabulous Fox! Covid closed theaters everywhere last year, but now live theater is finally back, albeit with pandemic precautions, which are posted on the Fox website. The Fox Theater comes back strong with a lively musical adaption of the fan-favorite movie “Pretty Woman.” […]

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JULIA – Film Review

November 19, 2021

– By Cate Marquis – Julia Child is a name nearly everyone recognizes, if for nothing else than she has been so often affectionately parodied as the smiling middle-age woman with the high-pitched voice fearlessly wielding a cleaver on a TV cooking show, and carrying on no matter what happens in her live-TV show. But […]

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BELFAST – Film Review

November 12, 2021

– By Cate Marquis – RATING: 4 out of 4 stars Kenneth Branagh gives us one of his best films, and his most personal, with BELFAST, a partly autobiographical tale of a boy in North Belfast in 1969. It is more a year-in-the-life story rather than a coming-of-age one but it is a pivotal year […]

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THE BAND’S VISIT at Fox Theater review

March 2, 2020

– By Cate Marquis – THE BAND’S VISIT was a hit Israeli comedy in which a visiting Egyptian police band getting stranded in a sleepy Israeli town, leading to a funny, surprising and sometimes romantic cross-cultural comedy. This lively award-winning charmer was adapted into a tuneful Broadway musical, that earned 10 Tonys, making it one […]

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SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL

January 19, 2020

– By Cate Marquis – There was no more reviled yet wildly popular music than disco, the late 1970s dance music craze, laying the groundwork for club music in decades to come. And the undisputed Queen of Disco was Donna Summer, who had a string of hits at the height of disco’s era. Rock fans […]

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WICKED at the Fox theater review

December 20, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – The wonderful Broadway musical WICKED returns to the Fox, bringing back its clever prequel twist to the Wizard of Oz story which explores how the witches came to be good or bad. WICKED is one of those big, splashy, must-see Broadway musical hits that need to be experienced, and one […]

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Fox Theater

October 31, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – One of Broadways’ biggest hits DEAR EVAN HANSEN makes it way to the Fox Theater, for a run through Nov. 3. The musical won six Tonys and a Grammy, and has become a pop culture phenomenon. While the central character, Evan Hansen, is a teenager struggling with the usual difficulties […]

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HELLO, DOLLY! at the Fox Theater review

October 8, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – The Fox transforms its stage into a colorful fantasy of 1890s New York when it hosts HELLO, DOLLY! from Oct. 1-13. The venerable musical is a perfect fit for musical-mad St. Louis, and has been a perennial favorite at the Muny. This new Broadway revival is not only filled with […]

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COME FROM AWAY at Fox Theater Review

May 19, 2019

– By Cate Marquis – When 9/11 happened, the whole world was in shock. Amid all the horror, some tales of bravery and kindness also emerged. Among the most striking was the tale of kindness from tiny Newfoundland, Canada, where some planes were diverted after American airspace was shut down. COME FROM AWAY is the […]

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