By Lynn Venhaus
Documentary: “A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting”
8 p.m. on HBO
On Oct. 27, 2018, a white nationalist gunman entered a synagogue shouting “All Jews must die!” and with four automatic weapons, killed 11 while they were praying. It was the largest antisemitic attack in American history.
Directed by and produced by Pittsburgh natives Michael Keaton, Billy Porter and Mark Cuban, the documentary interviews
An important aspect of the film is how the community came together afterwards. The process of healing, rebuilding, and moving forward
I will discuss the film with Ray Hartmann on “Mueller Furniture Presents Lynn Venhaus Goes to the Movies” on Thursday after the 10 p.m. news on KTRS, the Big 550.
Movie: Streaming Premiere for “The Good Nurse”
The true crime drama “The Good Nurse,” released in theaters on Oct. 19, is now streaming on Netflix.
Here’s my review: https://www.poplifestl.com/the-good-nurse-is-tension-filled-investigation-of-shocking-deaths/
Video on Demand: Studio Ghibli
Japanese animation fans, rejoice! Studio Ghibli’s catalogue of 22 films has been released by GKIDS for rental on all major digital platforms, including Apple, Amazon, Google Play, and Microsoft. Oscar winner “Spirited Away,” nominees “Howl’s Moving Castle” and are available at $4.99 per title. All are available in HD, with most being offered in the original Japanese as well as English dubbed versions.
Mini Burger Palace: A Little Hi
A Little Hi opened Sunday at 15069 Manchester on the strip in Ballwin, where one of the Silky’s Frozen Custard places once was. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
It’s a smaller menu than the parent – the Hi-Pointe Drive-In, with locations downtown, on McCausland, Kirkwood, Arnold and O’Fallon Ill., but still serving the trademark smash burgers, fries, milkshakes, and chef-inspired specials.
It’s also smaller in size. One of the features is a drive-thru window for pick-up orders.
Trailer: Ready for a Christmas Movie?
“Christmas With You” streams on Netflix starting Nov. 17
It’s about a pop star (Angelina, played by Aimee Garcia) who travels to a small town in New York to grant a young fan’s wish. She finds the inspiration to revitalize her career but also a shot at true love. Also stars Freddie Prinze Jr. and Deja Monique Cruz.
Word: Michael J. Fox
“Life is easier when we’re kind to each other.”
–People Magazine, “The Kindness Issue”
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.