Katie Walsh

Family Movie Review: ‘Christopher Robin’

ADVERTISING<p><b>“CHRISTOPHER ROBIN”</b><p>>> <b>Rated:</b> PG for some action<p>>> <b>What</b> <b>it’s about:</b> The beloved A.A. Milne characters are all grown up in a live-action …

Movie Reviews

Review: 'Alpha' a simple but stunning boy-meets-dog story

Updated 2 hours ago<p>You know Sheila the She-Wolf from “Glow” on Netflix? “Alpha” would be her favorite movie.<p>She’d watch it every day on a VHS tape, …

Ice Age

Family guide to new movie releases

'CRAZY RICH ASIANS'<p>Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and language.<p>What it's about: A Chinese-American woman goes to Singapore to meet her …

Ice Age

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a feast for the eyes — and the emotions

By Katie Walsh | Tribune News Service<p>“Crazy Rich Asians” is a crazy big deal. It’s the first big Hollywood studio movie set in the present day …

Love Stories

Furry friends help lift ‘Dog Days’ out of the doldrums

By Katie Walsh | Tribune News Service<p>“Dog Days,” an omnibus comedy about the unique ability of dogs to connect us to others and ourselves, is the …

St. Louis

Stars and sporting greats line out for hurling clash in aid of Cancer Society

Forget Croke Park in a fortnight’s time, if it’s hurling you want look no further than Kildare next week.<p>The Lillywhite county is not known as a …

Cancer

Sam Bradford and Case Keenum: Fitting in With Their New Teams - ESPN 98.1 FM

Sam Bradford and Case Keenum, both former Viking quarterbacks, are starting fresh in the 2018 season.<p>Bradford on the Cardinals<p>Bradford signed a one …

Football (U.S.)

Review: ‘Love is Tolerance’ asks important questions, but it's vague with answers

The documentary/video essay “Love is Tolerance,” the feature directorial debut of German film producer Hubertus Hoffmann, is both an impassioned plea and a quest for answers, solace and hope in a world that seems to be increasingly intolerant and hateful. Hoffman opens with pixelated images of …

United Arab Emirates

‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ is way too real to be fun

By Katie Walsh | Tribune News Service<p>Back in 2014, when the computer-based “Unfriended” was released, the kind of online menace we could imagine was …

St. Louis

Field Hockey Summer Recap

Several members of the University of Louisville field hockey team have been busy competing on the national and international levels this summer. …

National Championship

Review: Shocking and surprising Finnish drama ‘Euthanizer’ delivers wrathful justice

A man’s gotta have a code, and in Teemu Nikki’s dark morality tale “Euthanizer,” the antihero, Veijo (Matti Onnismaa), lives by a very strict one. Though his side hustle is euthanizing animals on the cheap, he’s not in it for the money. Veijo strongly believes that actions should have consequences …

Beverly Hills

Rachael Blackmore keeps flying the flag for female jockeys

When sisters-in-law Nina Carberry and Katie Walsh retired on consecutive days at Punchestown in April, it would have been easy to assume that there would be a natural lull in the progress being made by female jump jockeys, certainly in Ireland.<p>Though both rode as amateurs, between them they raised …

Walsh

Review: Lou Taylor Pucci enlivens wild and wooly 'Poor Boy'

Robert Scott Wildes’ dreamlike desert fable “Poor Boy” opens with a loose, rambling sequence that’s like a cinéma vérité version of “Cops.” It’s funny — a pair of police officers interrogate a pair of debauched brothers and a screaming woman about the case of an allegedly stolen lawn mower — but …

Love

Review: Documentary 'Constructing Albert' follows a chef's quest for perfection

The Spanish molecular gastronomy restaurant elBulli (now closed) was considered the height of cuisine during its reign, and its head chef, Ferran Adrià, was lionzed as a legend. But what about his collaborators, specifically his brother, pastry chef and underrated legend in his own right, Albert? …

Food & Dining

Review: Cyberpunk actioner 'Bleeding Steel' is not Jackie Chan's finest moment

Legendary Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan is having his full “Taken” moment. His last major release, “The Foreigner,” featured Chan as a grieving man seeking vengeance for his daughter’s death, and in “Bleeding Steel” he does daddy duty again, protecting a daughter who has no memory of him. But …

Jackie Chan

'Uncle Drew' is the surprise comedy of the summer

Highly entertaining and even more endearing, the elderly basketball romp “Uncle Drew” is the surprise comedy of the summer. The film, which features beloved NBA stars under layers of old-age makeup and a lead character who was developed for a series of Pepsi web videos, is just so incredibly …

Uncle Drew

Jean-Claude Van Damme/Dolph Lundgren action-thriller 'Black Water' stuck in retrograde

Eighties action stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren team up for the action-thriller “Black Water” that’s retro in all the wrong ways.<p>Written by Chad Law (from a story by Law, Tyler W. Konney and Richard Switzer) and directed by Pasha Patriki, “Black Water’s” hook is that it’s set …

Thrillers

Documentary 'Recovery Boys' finds hope in addiction-ravaged West Virginia

In America, it’s all too easy to become addicted to opiates. But just how hard are they to kick? Elaine McMillion Sheldon paints a stark picture of the harsh reality of recovery in her sensitive, and life-affirming documentary “Recovery Boys.”<p>Sheldon sets her film in West Virginia, which has become …

Natural Beauty

KATIE WALSH RETURNS TO RACING...SORT OF!

<b>PADDY POWER SPONSOR ZORBING DERBY IN AID OF IRISH INJURED JOCKEYS FUND AT THE GALWAY RACES</b><p>Irish Injured Jockeys Fund Chairman Ruby Walsh rolled into …

Horse Racing

Here Are All the Officials Who Have Left the Trump White House

Steve Bannon<p>John Bolton<p>Tom Bossert<p>Andrew Bremberg<p>Gary Cohn<p>Kellyanne Conway<p>Reed Cordish<p>Rick Dearborn<p>John DeStefano<p>Mike Dubke<p>Doug Fears<p>Emmet …

Donald Trump

Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner and Isla Fisher deliver summer fun in comedy romp 'Tag'

One antidote for blockbuster fatigue during the summer is a loose, lighthearted and playful comedy. “Tag” is based on a 2013 Wall Street Journal article by Russell Adams about a group of friends who have played the same game of being “it” or “not it” for 23 years. The featherweight romp follows the …

Ed Helms

Lea Thompson's family comes out to play in fun rom-com 'The Year of Spectacular Men'

Angsty twentysomething rom-com “The Year of Spectacular Men” is a family affair for the Thompson-Deutch household, and a perhaps unintentionally meta one at that. Writer and star Madelyn Deutch plumbed the depths of her journals to pen the script and plays the floundering Izzy, looking for answers …

Romantic Comedy

Lo-fi crime drama 'Counterfeiters' stumbles with points for style

Bryce Hirschberg writes, directs and stars in “Counterfeiters,” a DIY dude-brah SoCal noir, about a young man who dabbles in the copying cash game and finds himself in over his head.<p>Bridger (Hirschberg) has pure motivations but takes to a life of crime a little too easily. When his mother informs …

Crime Drama

Nine Cardinals Selected for USA Field Hockey Young Women's National Championship

National Championship

'The Texture of Falling' is more about the art of nothingness

The Portland, Ore.-set “The Texture of Falling” is an erotic enigma of a film, and as befuddling as its title. “The texture of falling” is a phrase that sounds cool but means nothing, and that’s a good description of this film as well. It’s beautifully shot by cinematographer, director, writer, …

Music Videos

Teen comedy 'Alex Strangelove' strikes the wrong chords

“Love, Simon” was an open-hearted and sensitive high school coming-out movie that became a modest hit and cultural phenomenon earlier this year. Now imagine that, but very obnoxious, with none of the nuanced empathy, and you get “Alex Strangelove,” written and directed by Craig Johnson.<p>It’s fairly …

Love Stories

Romantic comedy 'Social Animals' bogs down in Austin hipster clichés

Much in the way that Cameron Crowe’s early ’90s Seattle-set “Singles” froze the grunge scene in rom-com amber, “Social Animals” is a time capsule of 20-teens Austin. Writer-director Theresa Bennett throws every hipster cliché at “Social Animals,” but it only serves to make the film feel dated.<p>The …

Romantic Comedy

Gillian Jacobs gets wild in girl-tripping comedy 'Ibiza'

The girly vacation genre gets another entry with "Ibiza," in which stressed-out New York City publicist Harper (Gillian Jacobs) gets her groove back in the clubs of southern Spain. One would think that with last year's "Girls Trip," the well would feel dry, but "Ibiza" surprises with some darker …

New York City

Caper comedy 'Carter & June' can't live up to Tarantino-influenced excess

"Carter & June," written and directed by Nicholas Kalikow, is a wacky, Southern-fried heist comedy; a neon-saturated "Bonnie & Clyde" heavily influenced by "Pulp Fiction."<p>Small town low-life Carter (Michael Raymond-James) teams up with June (Samaire Armstrong) along with assorted eccentrics to …

Pulp Fiction

Katie Walsh retires from the saddle after thrilling Punchestown victory

Katie Walsh, a trail-blazing female jockey in jump racing, stunned the festival crowd here by announcing her retirement immediately after riding a winner last night. The 34-year-old ended with a moment to treasure, driving Antey past Barry Geraghty on a more fancied rival to steal the race by a …

Horse Racing