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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. 


The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Music Box Films, R)

Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 27 May 2015 23:16

The-Hundred-Year-Old-Man 75The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared follows the most random and intertwined plot that I have seen in a while.


The Connection (Drafthouse Films, R)

Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 27 May 2015 23:02

The-Connection 75The Connection is a perfectly functional, and even enjoyable, crime movie.


Kung Fu Killer (Well Go USA Entertainment, NR)

Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 27 May 2015 22:48

Kung-Fu-Killer 75Despite being disappointed to find that Donnie Yen wasn’t playing the bad guy here, I found Kung Fu Killer to be a good time. 


Jethro Tull | Minstrel in the Gallery (Chrysalis/Parlophone)

Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:15

cd jethro-tullEncompassing four discs and an 80-page booklet sealed in book form, this is a magnificent set.


Be Here Now | The End of Britpop?

Written by Michael Koehler Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:02

col mk_be-here-nowThe Brothers Gallagher always championed themselves as the saviors of rock and the biggest band since the Beatles, and for a short time, they were.


Sarah Neufeld | Indoctrination for the Unindoctrinated Listener

Written by Willie Edward Smith Tuesday, 26 May 2015 22:13

I could have taken all sorts of unsavory paths if I hadn’t been guided to stick with something and work hard at it.


The Barber of Seville | Opera Theatre of St. Louis (OTSL)

Written by Emily Van de Riet Tuesday, 26 May 2015 00:02

The-Barber-of-Seville 75This opera is perfect for first-time opera-goers and for returning opera lovers.


Hangout Festival | 05.15-17.15

Written by Matt Wallin Saturday, 23 May 2015 16:00

Hangout 2015_75Perfect location, perfect weather, and nearly flawless sets from just about every act on the lineup combined to make a great weekend and one of the festival’s best years.


Candice Fox | Hades (Kensington)

Written by Samantha LaBat Saturday, 23 May 2015 14:09

Hades 75While it may make you question humanity a bit, Hades is a wild ride and a fantastic read.


Judas Priest | 05.18.15

Written by Marc Farr Friday, 22 May 2015 13:37

live judas-priestLike a secret pleasure, the Priest keeps the juggernaut rolling. They are the true defenders of the metal faith.


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