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...
Movie Review: “Voyagers”

Movie Review: “Voyagers”

The year is 2063 and humans have really screwed up Earth. So much so that we have to find another world to move to. Fortunately, scientists have discovered a new planet that seems to be as habitable as ours. The problem is that it will take 86 years to get there, even...
Movie Review: “Concrete Cowboy”

Movie Review: “Concrete Cowboy”

I’ve never been a fan of horseback riding or racing, both of which seem cruel to me. I’m willing to justify it in an old west setting, when there were no other means of transportation, but that era has long past. I’m especially revolted when I see...
MYMNK: “Devil In A Blue Dress”

MYMNK: “Devil In A Blue Dress”

By 1995, Denzel Washington had established his big screen bona fides in “Glory,” “The Pelican Brief,” “Philadelphia,” and “Malcolm X.”  That’s why it was a disappointment when his leading role in Carl...
Movie Review: “French Exit”

Movie Review: “French Exit”

I was really looking forward to seeing “French Exit,” because after it played some film festivals last year (before the world locked down), it drew rave reviews for its leading lady, Michelle Pfeiffer, whose work I’ve always liked. What a...