Icon Deserves Better Than The Rep’s Miscast ‘Side by Side by Sondheim’

Icon Deserves Better Than The Rep’s Miscast ‘Side by Side by Sondheim’

By Lynn VenhausA poorly executed musical revue, “Side by Side by Sondheim” is miscast and misguided. The Repertory Theatre of St Louis’ production hasn’t jelled... Details
Shayamalan Builds Tension in ‘Knock at the Cabin’ Thriller Adaptation

Shayamalan Builds Tension in ‘Knock at the Cabin’ Thriller Adaptation

By Lynn VenhausA taut and tense thriller that taps into our anxieties and fears during the past three years of the pandemic, “Knock at the... Details
Another Look: ‘Groundhog Day’ at 30

Another Look: ‘Groundhog Day’ at 30

By Lynn VenhausMaybe it was the wake-up call - the clock radio hitting 6 a.m. and Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" blaring bedside... Details
‘Six’ Offers Snappy Take on the Not-So-Merry Wives of Tudor

‘Six’ Offers Snappy Take on the Not-So-Merry Wives of Tudor

By CB Adams “The past is never dead,” observed the novelist William Faulkner. “It's not even past.” That sentiment was certainly on extravagant view at... Details
‘MISSING’ is an Immersive Thriller That Misses The Mark

‘MISSING’ is an Immersive Thriller That Misses The Mark

By Alex McPherson Inventively constructed yet saddled with an unwieldy plot, Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick’s screenlife thriller “Missing” undercuts its strengths by appealing... Details
Winter Opera Brews Up a Bewitching ‘Macbeth’

Winter Opera Brews Up a Bewitching ‘Macbeth’

By CB Adams In his recent review in New York magazine of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of “Fedora,” Justin Davidson snarked, “’Fedora is an opera... Details
‘M3GAN’ Is A Ridiculous Gem of Sci-Fi Horror

‘M3GAN’ Is A Ridiculous Gem of Sci-Fi Horror

By Alex McPherson Silly, messy, yet filled with provocative ideas and starring an already classic antagonist, director Gerard Johnstone’s “M3GAN” is one of 2023’s first... Details
Tom Hanks Is Classic Grump in Sentimental ‘A Man Called Otto’

Tom Hanks Is Classic Grump in Sentimental ‘A Man Called Otto’

By Lynn Venhaus A heart-tugging story about love, loss, life, and friendship, “A Man Called Otto” has much to say about seeing the world differently... Details
‘Babylon’ Is a Full-Tilt Skewering of Hollywood

‘Babylon’ Is a Full-Tilt Skewering of Hollywood

By Alex McPherson  Vulgar, shocking, but irresistible, Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon” is a toxic love letter to cinema that’s impossible to look away from, even in... Details
Sunny Jennifer Theby-Quinn Is Looking for Love in ‘The 12 Dates of Christmas’

Sunny Jennifer Theby-Quinn Is Looking for Love in ‘The 12 Dates of Christmas’

By Lynn Venhaus The promising new direction of the Westport Playhouse as a live entertainment venue bodes well for the future, and the one-woman holiday... Details