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Join our movie reviewers as they look at this week's movies. Let them whisper in your ear in the darkened theatre, and nobody will shush you. 


Portrait of Jason (Milestone Films, NR)

Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:43

portraitofjason dvdThe fallacy lies in assuming there is some absolute truth that can be captured on camera and understood by the viewer.


Johnny Marr | Unparalleled

Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 23 November 2014 18:03

prof Johnny-Marr_75It’s Johnny Marr, so your expectations should already be high—but even so, they’ll be blown from the first note.


Horrible Bosses 2 (Warner Bros., R)

Written by Lea Vrábelová Sunday, 23 November 2014 14:21

film horrible-bosses-2_smThe movie is so much fun, I would even dare to nominate it for the comedy of the year.


Karate Bikini | Listen, Try, Listen, and Try Again

Written by DL Hegel Sunday, 23 November 2014 13:57

gypsy karate-bikini_smHaving fun is fun, but we don't want anybody to hurt themselves.


Various Artists | Christmas at Downton Abbey (Warner Bros.)

Written by Jennifer Manjarez Sunday, 23 November 2014 13:55

cd downtown-abbeyOne could easily envision any one of these songs as the backdrop to the forthcoming Christmas episode.


Tears for Fears | Songs from the Big Chair Deluxe Edition (Island)

Written by Jim Ousley Sunday, 23 November 2014 13:52

cd tears-for-fearsThe band’s sophomore effort succeeded in replacing “me” with “us,” putting the listener into the world instead of orbiting outside of it.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 (Universal Pictures, PG-13)

Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 21 November 2014 10:13

film mockingjay_smCalling the film “uneven” is being generous; it doesn’t seem a stretch to call it outright bad.


St. Louis Movie Theaters

Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 30 October 2014 22:27

CA Hi-Pointe_smThe Hi-Pointe is one of the most charming theaters in St. Louis (second only to the Tivoli, in my book)—and has the best popcorn, besides.

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