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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. 


Damien Rice | 04.17.15

Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 18 April 2015 16:09

live damien-rice_75You can feel all the emotions: sadness, yes, but also yearning, begging, hoping, conceding, and accepting, triumphing, even.


Class of 1984 (Shout! Factory, R)

Written by Samantha LaBat Tuesday, 14 April 2015 08:00

Class of 1984 is a must-see film. Beyond being great, it deals with real issues that are still relevant today.


Beth Hart | Better than Home (ProVogue)

Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 18 April 2015 14:11

cd beth-hartAs if her vocal talents were not enough to blow you away, Hart penned every song on the album, showcasing herself as a master songcrafter.


Courtney Barnett | Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom + Pop Music)

Written by Jim Dunn Saturday, 18 April 2015 14:04

cd Courtney-BarnettBarnett is a great storyteller; sometimes her stories are just stories, while at other times she wears her heart on her sleeve.


Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Amplify, NR)

Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 16 April 2015 20:00

kumiko 75Are you still with me? Good, because Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is a hell of a fun film.


True Story (Fox Searchlight, R)

Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 16 April 2015 20:00

true story_75Moreover, the film doesn’t care, the title doesn’t care, and you won’t care.


QFest St. Louis 2015 | 04.19.2015 - 04.23.2015

Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 16 April 2015 20:00

qfest 75One thing that is sure is that the gay and lesbian filmmaking scene is thriving, and there’s an audience eager to see these films.


Unfriended (Universal Pictures, R)

Written by Lea Vrábelová Thursday, 16 April 2015 20:00

unfriended 75What makes this whole digital-killer concept convincing (and scary) is the fact that today’s technology really is unpredictable.


Father John Misty | 04.09.15

Written by Matt Ehrlich Monday, 13 April 2015 17:56

fjm face_75His movements—like those of Jim Morrison mixed with a five-year-old on Incredible Hulk levels of adrenaline—never stopped.


Beale Street Music Festival Preview | 05.01-05.03

Written by Bruce Matlock Sunday, 12 April 2015 05:32

shaky knees_preview_75The new meets the experienced.          


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