On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson admits her surprise at actually enjoying Wes Anderson's latest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and discusses her recent longform piece on the death of the romantic comedy.
L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson and the Village Voice's Stephanie Zacharek and Alan Scherstuhl ask, "do the Oscars really even matter, guys?" They come to a few conclusions, but only after discussing just how much ass a middle-aged Liam Neeson can kick on an airplane in Non-Stop. Settle in for ... More >>
With the 2013 Academy Awards (Sunday, February 24) a month out, we've decided to hold this contest in conjunction with the benevolent Joe Edwards empire for our fellow movie geeks. If you consider yourself a film expert (or even if you just think you could make a few winning picks), you could win ... More >>
For the first time in its history, the show will not go on for St. Louis Actors' Studio. The company's June production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest has been cancelled. Refunds for tickets already purchased will be sent out in the next few days. Cuckoo's Nest was to have run June 12 through 17 ... More >>
Thomas Stockman masterminded last spring's Vincentennial, the city-wide celebration of hometown horror-hero Vincent Price's 100th birthday. There were lectures, film screenings, special guest stars, a live-action version of The Abominable Dr. Phibes, memorabilia shows -- it was pretty much the socia ... More >>
Most people wouldn't care to know who prevails in a fight between puppets and animated birds -- unless they've taken some sort of hallucinogen. But that's precisely the battle set to be resolved Sunday during the latest iteration of the Academy Awards. The Best Original Song award this year is a tw ... More >>
Award season has been very, very good for T-Bone Burnett. The musical impresario has won just about every conceivable honor over his decades-long career, from a Golden Globe to a BAFTA Anthony Asquith Award. Heck, Burnett is only one Rugrats sequel away from capturing a coveted Nickelodeon Kids' Cho ... More >>
Courtesy of Justin Bieber ShrineSure signs of an impending apocalypse: 1. Locusts: Depending on what part of St. Louis you're in, you can substitute cicadas. 2. Thunder, hail and tornadoes: Done, done and done. 3. Justin Bieber winning a CMT award: Which he did, earlier this week, for his c ... More >>
image viaSt. Louisan and Oscar winner Colin Firth in one of his most celebrated roles: Mr. Darcy in the BBC's Pride and Prejudice.Unreal has learned the hard way that we should read our New Yorkers as soon as we get them, because if we had, OMG, we would have learned that Colin Firth, Oscar w ... More >>
mtvU.comErica Coghill: C'mon people, send this future star to the Oscars. Daily RFT received a request -- okay, a plea -- yesterday from University of Missouri undergraduate Erica Coghill asking that we pass on the news that she and three other Mizzou students are finalists in MTV's Oscars Corres ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, April 23. The Roberts Orpheum Theater, 416 North Ninth Street.
Up in the Air may get snubbed on Oscar night.Besides honors for director-and-screenwriter Jason Reitman, Up in the Air was largely snubbed at the awards shows leading up to the Oscars.This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for the Oscars, with Up in t ... More >>
Coming off two awards shows this past weekend, Up in the Air, the movie-with-a-message (loved ones matter more than your career) largely shot here in St. Louis, didn't fare so well.Director Jason Reitman went two-for-two in the screenplay category though, collecting awards at the Critics' Choice and ... More >>
Clooney filming in Lafayette Square last year. George Clooney was fete-ing the success of St. Louis-filmed Up in the Air at New York's Monkey Bar Wednesday night when he told The Hollywood Reporter that he will host a telethon to raise money for the people of Haiti.Clooney's program will run ... More >>
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association released its list of nominees for the Golden Globes this morning. Up in the Air (a.k.a. The George Clooney Movie That Was Shot In St. Louis) leads the pack with six nominations: Best Drama, Best Actor in a Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and two for Best ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, July 3. Fair St. Louis, Gateway Arch and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.
Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday.Show: Oscar-Nominated Shorts, AnimatedFood: Delightfully cheap sparkling wine, originally purchased for making mimosas.Here's a tip: t ... More >>
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Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman (Sugar Hill)
The Weather Man's a comedy, but not that kind
The finest satire ever committed to celluloid
Friday, June 20; Savvis Center
"Night at the Oscars" juxtaposes the music of the St. Louis Symphony with clips from acclaimed films
The Oscar telecast has, for a decade, been Gil Cates' golden moment
She's finally been invited to the Oscar party, but what will she do after the ball?
Or: Why winning an Oscar sometimes means losing sight of a career
Catherine Deneuve shines in Place VendÔme