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Review: 'Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio'

Director Guillermo del Toro's long-awaited stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio -- co-directed with animation veteran Mark Gustafson -- is now playing in select theaters and will be available to stream from Netflix today. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review:

SLIFF Spotlight: 'Of Medicine and Miracles'

Critic Kayla McCulloch spotlights another recommendation from this year's SLIFF lineup: Of Medicine and Miracles, Ross Kauffman's documentary on oncologist Dr. Carl June and his lifelong search for a cancer cure. Screening this Thursday at 12:05 p.m. at the Plaza Frontenac Cinema.

SLIFF Spotlight: 'Holy Spider'

Critic Andrew Wyatt spotlights another recommendation from this year's SLIFF lineup: Ali Abbasi's Iran-set true-crime drama Holy Spider. Screening this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Plaza Frontenac Cinema.

SLIFF Spotlight: 'Corsage'

Critic Kayla McCulloch spotlights another recommendation from this year's SLIFF lineup: Corsage, Marie Kreutzer's unconventional biopic of the 19th-c. Austrian Empress Elisabeth. The film screens tonight at 7:15 p.m. at the Plaza Frontenac Cinema.

SLIFF Spotlight: 'Nanny'

Critic Andrew Wyatt spotlights another recommendation from this year's SLIFF lineup: Nikyatu Jusu's supernatural psychological thriller Nanny. Screening this Sunday at 4:45 p.m. at the Galleria 6 Cinema.

SLIFF Spotlight: 'Memories of My Father'

Critic Andrew Wyatt spotlights an under-the-radar gem from this year's SLIFF lineup: Fernando Trueba's coming-of-age drama Memories of My Father, based on a memoir by Colombian novelist, essayist, and cultural critic Héctor Abad Faciolince. Screening this Friday at 7:15 p.m. at the Plaza Frontenac Cinema.

Highlights from Hysteria Fest

A mini-festival of horror-themed short films, the inaugural Hysteria Fest kicked off on Thursday night at St. Louis' own Arkadin Cinema. Critic Drew Edlestein had a chance to view the festival's offerings, and has picked five highlights that he recommends. The full festival program will be screening again this Saturday night, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m.

Review: 'Tár'

Writer-driector Todd Fields' long-awaited third feature, Tár, is now playing in select theaters. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review of the film, which stars Cate Blanchett as a classical composer-conductor on the brink of a fall from grace.

Review: 'Hold Me Tight'

Mathieu Amalric's elliptical new drama Hold Me Tight is now playing in select theaters, and will be screening nightly this weekend at the Webster University Film Series. Critic Kayla McCulloch has a review:

Review: 'Smile'

Writer-director Parker Finn's new horror feature Smile opens in theaters everywhere today. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review:

Review: 'Blonde'

Director Andrew Dominik's controversial Marilyn Monroe biopic, Blonde, arrives on Netflix tomorrow. Critic Kayla McCulloch has a review:

Review: 'One Man Dies a Million Times'

Documentarian Jessica Oreck's new feature is a fictionalized narrative that takes a true story from WWII and turns it into a work of dystopian near-future fiction. Critic Kayla McCulloch has a review of the film, which screens this weekend at the Webster University Film Series.

The Lens Recommends: 'House of Bamboo'

For The Lens, critic Andrew Wyatt urges you to check out Samuel Fuller's gorgeous, hard-to-find film noir, House of Bamboo (1955), before it leaves the Criterion Channel at the end of the month:

Review: 'Speak No Evil'

Danish director Christian Tafdrup's grueling Sundance hit, Speak No Evil, premieres on the horror streaming platform Shudder today. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review:

Review: 'True Things'

Director Harry Wootliff's new drama True Things opens in select theaters on Friday, and will also be available to rent via VOD. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review:

Review: 'Bodies Bodies Bodies'

Director Halina Reijn's slasher flick / social thriller Bodies Bodies Bodies is now playing in theaters. Our newest contributor at The Lens, Drew Edelstein, has a review:

Review: 'A Love Song'

Max Walker-Silverman' romantic drama A Love Song is now playing in select theaters. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review of the Sundance favorite, in which prolific performer Dale Dickey stars as an older woman seeking to reconnect with a childhood friend:

Golden Anniversaries: 'Frenzy'

This Saturday, filmmaker and former St. Louis American editor Chris King will be introducing Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972) and leading a post-screening discussion of the film at the St. Louis Public Library's Central Library. At The Lens, King offers a preview of the film:

Review: 'Prey'

Director Dan Trachtenberg's Predator prequel Prey premieres on Hulu on Friday. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review:

Review: 'Resurrection'

Writer-director Andrew Semans' psychological horror-thriller Resurrection opens in select cities tomorrow, and also premieres on online platforms via VOD. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review: