Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live

'God Help the Girl' dawdles through a sweet musical

Writer/director Stuart Murdoch's "God Help the Girl" has as sweet a heart as its protagonist Eve does. ...

‘Life of Crime’ toggles between humor and horror

Sometimes all it takes is one name to assure film-goers that a film promises to deliver. For “Life of Crime&rdq...

'The Trip to Italy' stalls: engine trouble

“The Trip to Italy” is a sequel to “The Trip,” truly one of the funniest movies ever conceive...

'Code Black' goes inside LA County Hospital's ER

Many gripping documentaries take the viewer to unexpected places with a first-hand, behind-the-scenes vantage point. ...

'Frank' inhabits a quirky life of pleasing dissonance

In the age of cookie-cutter movies, along comes "Frank," as direct, atypical and surprising as its one word...

The ironically titled Mr. Nice charts the rise and fall, and rise and fall of infamous, global drug smuggler Howard Marks. Marks stole a real-life Mr. Nice’s (pron. Neece) identity and enjoys the joke of pronouncing it “nice.” Anyone who finds that terribly clever may appreciate writer/director Bernard Rose’s adaptation of Marks’ autobiography.

Published in Film Reviews

The Webster University/Cinema St. Louis Classic French Film Festival concludes this Thursday through Sunday with four films by four directors. They are: Jean-Paul Rapeneau’s Le Sauvage/Call Me Savage, Robert Bresson’s Journal d’un Curé de Campagne/Diary of a Country Priest, Jean-Luc Godard’s Sauve Qui Peut (la Vie)/Every Man for Himself, and Claude Chabrol’s Une Affaire de Femmes/Story of Women.

Published in Film Reviews

It's so rare to have a film from the Democratic Republic of Congo that Viva Riva shoulders a heavy representational load. It can't quite manage it, resorting to the trite triumvirate of violence, sex and corruption to drive the nearly nonstop action cobbled together helter skelter. That's especially unfortunate because several scenes contain striking social details that deserved development.

Published in Film Reviews

Webster University and Cinema St. Louis’ Classic French Film Festival continues this Thursday, July 21st, through Sunday, July 24th, with two films directed by Jacques Demy—Peau d’ane/Donkey Skin and Les Parapluies du Cherbourg/The Umbrellas of Cherbourg—one with his wife Agnes Varda—Les Demoiselles de Rochefort/The Young Girls of Rochefort—and one by director Claude Chabrol—Les Cousins/The Cousins.

Published in Film Reviews

Impressively minimalist, Le Quattro Volte contains not one intelligible word of dialogue and no discernible plot. Instead, writer/director Michelangelo Frammartino inhabits the rural, Calabrian region in southern Italy. There he documents the primary activities: goat herding with emphasis on one shepherd and his dog, one kid, villagers harvesting a huge fir tree and then cooking its estimable wood into charcoal. 

Published in Film Reviews

Immigrants have left for the U.S. for decades, pursuing a better life. Appropriately and also a bit ironically, the film titled A Better Life depicts the tough reality of that pursuit for hard-working gardener Carlos Galindo and his 14-year-old son Luis. After seven years in East L.A. illegally, Carlos reaches a difficult turning point.

Published in Film Reviews

Beginning appropriately on July 14th, Bastille Day, Cinema St. Louis and Webster University's Film Series launch the Third Annual Classic French Film Festival. Over three weeks, the festival will present twelve films, each screening once. Seven great French directors are represented: Francois Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Demy, Agnes Varda, Robert Bresson, and Jean-Paul Rappeneau.

Published in Film Reviews

Before action begins, titles on the screen state, "In memory of the 300,000 victims of the Nanking massacre." This sets the scene for the emotionally overwhelming City of Life and Death. Many features distinguish it as a landmark film: its historical references, its cross-cutting between Japanese and Chinese action, and its unflinching portrayal of Japanese atrocities.

Published in Film Reviews

American: The Bill Hicks Story begins early in the life of its title character in suburban Houston. It progresses chronologically through major moments up to Hicks' death of pancreatic cancer in 1994 at only 32. However, the documentary breaks one of the cardinal rules of filmmaking, or any good story telling: don't talk about it, show it.

Published in Film Reviews

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


Search Parties

Tue September 9

KDHX Recommends

September
Saturday
20

The Thin Dimes at Harvest Sessions 2014

The Thin Dimes at Harvest Sessions 2014 Harvest Sessions welcomes the old-time country blues of the Thin Dimes for this weekend's concert in the park. This free Saturday morning concert series takes place at the Tower Grove Farmers' Market, and runs May through...


September
Saturday
20

Tower of Song: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen and 80th Birthday Party

Tower of Song: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen and 80th Birthday Party Leonard Cohen started out as a poet, and poetry -- ecstatic, spiritual, erotic and political -- suffuses all of his work. When he launched a career as a songwriter and singer in the '60s, only Bob Dylan could match his visionary...


September
Saturday
20

Lee Fields and The Expressions

KDHX welcomes Lee Fields and The Expressions to 2720 Cherokee on Saturday, September 20 at 8pm.   Tickets on sale now at www.ticketweb.com.


Online Users

1 user and 10830 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook