Movie Review: “Four Good Days”

Movie Review: “Four Good Days”

Deb (Glenn Close) is cleaning up the kitchen one night when she hears a knock at the door. When she opens it, her daughter Molly (Mila Kunis) is standing there, begging to be allowed in. But Deb refuses, because Molly is a heroin/Vicodin/meth addict, and whenever...
Movie Review: “The Virtuoso”

Movie Review: “The Virtuoso”

Just days after Anthony Hopkins won the Best Actor Oscar for his phenomenal work in “The Father” (which I reviewed here), he shows up in a supporting role in an absolute dud called “The Virtuoso.” It’s the first feature script by James C....
Movie Review: “Without Remorse”

Movie Review: “Without Remorse”

Whenever you see a writer’s name in the official title of a movie, you should know just what to expect. Neil Simon. Stephen King. John Grisham. Jane Austen. When the name is Tom Clancy, you can be sure it’ll feature a hero who’s called to action in...
Movie Review: “Limbo”

Movie Review: “Limbo”

“Limbo” is the story of refugees from war-torn countries who fled to Europe and ended up on a small Scottish island, where they await a decision on their asylum applications. The central character is Omar, a Syrian, who shares quarters with an Afghani, a...
Bring Back Panel Shows

Bring Back Panel Shows

My wife is a big fan of the “Up” documentary series, which began in 1964 with a group of 14 seven-year-old British school kids of different socio-economic backgrounds. Those interviews became the basis of “7 Up” and the sequels “14...
Another Tivoli Take

Another Tivoli Take

On Friday, I wrote about the sale to a local church of the Tivoli, one of St. Louis’ oldest movie theaters. I said I doubted I’d return there because the screen fare was destined to be different than the edgy, indie-heavy films that were projected onto its...