About John Beifuss
BiographyJohn Beifuss worked at The Memphis Press-Scimitar from 1981 until it closed on Oct. 31, 1983; the next day he walked down two flights of stairs and began working at The Commercial Appeal. He was born in Chicago and is a graduate of White Station High School and Northwestern University. He sold his first story to “Famous Monsters of Filmland” magazine.
- Movie reviewer
10/08/1981 - current
Playing 'The Grace Card' no stretch for activist Louis Gossett Jr.
Published 10/23/2009 at midnight
Gossett Jr. is working here on a faith-based feature that could establish Memphis as a base for Christian-themed filmmaking.
Film Review: 'Gloria' shines in its depiction of normalcy
Published 03/13/2014 at 2:29 p.m.
As reported this week in The New York Times, a recent study by San Diego State University concluded that 2013 was not the “banner year for women in film” suggested by the box-office and critical success of such movies as ...
Children's Museum of Memphis earns national honor
Published 03/08/2014 at 5 p.m.
The Children’s Museum of Memphis has been officially recognized as a purposeful and fiscally responsible solid citizen.
Dissecting a rumor: Craig Brewer to direct film for Justin Timberlake. Or maybe not.
Published 03/06/2014 at 1:49 p.m.
John Beifuss clears the air on the latest rumor involving hometown faves Craig Brewer and Justin Timberlake.
Pink Palace's giant-screen theater reopens in 3D
Updated 03/07/2014 at 12:27 a.m.
After a seven-week, million-dollar renovation that represents the first upgrade in the theater’s almost 20-year history, the giant-screen auditorium at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum reopens this weekend with a new digital projection system, new sound, new seats, a new ...
Oscar winner 'Great Beauty' and underpublicized 'Selfish Giant' screen at Brooks
Published 03/06/2014 at 10:50 a.m.
In 2013, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art re-established itself as a viable alternate “art house” cinema, booking some of the more significant foreign and independent films of the year for its Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium. This week, the museum ...
Film Review: 'Adult World'
Published 03/06/2014 at 10:45 a.m.
The movie is rated R, yet sensitive 12-year-old girls and the boys scared to talk to them probably represent the ideal audience for “Adult World,” a wan coming-of-age sitcom in feature-film drag about a pretty, young would-be poet (Emma Roberts) ...
What to Watch: ‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Hunger Games’ and more
Published 03/04/2014 at 3:31 p.m.
The Oscar winner comes (to your) home this week.
MSO and others strive to stand out amid changing temperaments, multitude of entertainment options
Published 03/02/2014 at 8 p.m.
With the Memphis Symphony Orchestra's current crisis, local fine-arts organizations are reassessing their missions.
Oscar Picks: John Beifuss and Chris Herrington on what will win, what should win and what got left out
Published 02/28/2014 at 11:26 a.m. 1 Comment
Lead film writer John Beifuss and entertainment editor Chris Herrington break down the top Oscar categories ahead of Sunday's broadcast.
Film Review: 'The Wind Rises'
Published 02/27/2014 at 10:59 a.m.
“The Wind Rises” by the Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki may be the best of this year’s five nominees in the Academy Award competition for Best Animated Feature.
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