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.
Wes Anderson's latest premieres at the Berlin Film Festival
After persevering through a driving regimen of fourteen consecutive hours through the middle of nowhere (and barely winning a race with an Oklahoma tornado) we finally arrived in Texas for Chaos in Tejas. Grown-up humans from every sub-genre of punk rock culture started checking into motels and wand ... More >>
Friday (June 8): Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park Head to the southwest side of Tower Grove Park for a monthly congregation of food trucks and foodies. Free admission. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday (June 9): St. Vincent Greenway Ferguson Farmers' Market Bicycle Ride @ St. Vincent Park Bike the trails ... More >>
On May 25, Wes Anderson's seventh film, Moonrise Kingdom, was released in the U.S., and on June 8, it hits the Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-995-6270). Ever the fan of Anderson's winsome works, Gut Check caught the flick a few days before its local debut. Weavi ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a month away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Over the next month, we'll be making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year. Each weekday between now and the showcase ... More >>
Ari Picker is as genuine and unfailingly heartfelt as his music would have you believe. His folk orchestra project Lost in the Trees is winsome and soft, but imbued with wrenching emotion and cathartic release. Picker composes symphonic ballads out of pure necessity, to deal with the tragedi ... More >>
Colby Rasmus and Brendan Ryan are really good baseball players. thedirty.com‚ÄčI just have to keep telling myself that. Brendan Ryan is one of the best defensive shortstops in the game, and I once saw Colby Rasmus save a group of orphans who were out Christmas caroling when a terrorist fired a ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Mothersbaugh on display
Justice League: The New Frontier is released on DVD
A: This is Art!
Mr. Magorium is far less fantastical than its title.
Wes Andersonís road trip tale of brotherly love stings with the depth (yes, depth) of his whimsy.
The Graduate: 40th Anniversary Edition
8 p.m. Saturday, April 14. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
From Dakota Fanning's rape to John Cusack's daddy issues, Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn.
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's make a joyful noise unto the indie-rock gods
2005's best and brightest albums
The Squid and the Whale finds moments of joy amid the bitterness of divorce
Week of December 22, 2004
Wes Anderson takes Bill Murray out to sea and strands him there
In the Garden State, home is where Zach Braff's heart is
With the rich, says Igby, always a little pity
Week of June 5, 2002
Week of May 29, 2002
Even with Schwartzman, Slackers swindles its audience
Anderson's film is like its characters: flawed genius
If you didn't like this year's movies, you didn't look hard enough. The RFT's film critics weigh in on their faves of the year.
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?