Reviews

In Person at Sundance Film Festival 2023

The Sundance Film Festival, located in Park City, Utah, is the largest independent film festival in the United States. Having covered it remotely for the last three years, I was anxious to attend in person. … Read more

A Man Called Otto (PG-13) ★★★½

The best thing a film can try to do is shift through the impression that everything is a foregone conclusion, thus leaving viewers without any possibilities. “A Man Called Otto” starring Tom Hanks as Otto … Read more

Critics Choice Awards Show -with Host Chelsea Handler January 15, 2023

The Critics Choice Association (CCA) has announced the star-studded line-up set to present awards at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards. Hosted by Chelsea Handler, the winners will be revealed at the Critics Choice Awards, … Read more

“Acapulco” ★★★½ TV Series Season 1 and 2

“Acapulco” is a family-centered, fun, good-hearted TV series that tells the story of Maximo Gallardo (Eugenio Derbez), who found fame and fortune working at a grand, luxury resort Las Colinas in Acapulco—unfolding through flashbacks of … Read more

Woman Talking (R) H360 Podcast

Oscar nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley serves as screenplay writer and director of a horrific story based on true events in a Mennonite community in Bolivia. Polley adapted the film, set in 2010 from the best-selling … Read more

Emily in Paris Season 3 ★★★★

Without a doubt, Season 3 of “Emily in Paris” is the best yet! I’ve championed the series from the beginning, as all the characters are cast perfectly in their roles—however, they all, including Emily (Lily … Read more

Avatar: The Way of Water (PG-13) H360 Podcast ★★★★

“Avatar: The Way of Water” opens this weekend! Do you remember viewing “Avatar” in December of 2009? I sure do; in fact, I saw it three times at the IMAX theater. My reaction was similar … Read more

Top 10 Movies of 2022

The “Top Ten” movies of 2022 were challenging to rank, as the quantity has grown to include TV movies. With that being said, “Avatar” was screened late in the year and added last minute to … Read more

Devotion (PG-13) ★★★½ Hollywood 360 Radio Network

“Devotion” is a biographical war film that takes place in 1950 and is based on the 2015 best-selling book “Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism Friendship, and Sacrifice” by Adam Makos. The story centers on … Read more

CCA Celebration of Black Cinema and Television Awards posted to RogerEbert.com

The atmosphere of the Critics Choice Black Celebration of Cinema and Television this past Monday evening, December 5, can be summed up as joyous. The recognition event honors the outstanding work in film and television … Read more

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (PG-13) ★★★★

Yes, Daniel Craig is back as the world’s greatest detective Benoit Blanc in the second hysterically comical mystery. The new “Knives Out” adventure showcases the fearless detective at a lavish private estate on a Greek … Read more

She Said (R)

After the powerful screening of “She Said” on Saturday evening, at Film Fest 919 Randi Emerman and I conducted a discussion about the film as the New York Times reporters shocking discoveries touched so many … Read more

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Interviews

In Person at Sundance Film Festival 2023

The Sundance Film Festival, located in Park City, Utah, is the largest independent film festival in the United States. Having covered it remotely for the last three years, I was anxious to attend in person. … Read more

Film Fest 919 Film Festival Chapel Hill, NC Wrap

Film Fest 919, Celebrates 5 Years 

* The following article has additions that do not appear in the Alliance of Women Film Journalist article that was posted October 31, 2022, the additions are from Sarah’s … Read more

“White Noise” (R) ★★★½ New York City Opening, Interviews with Stars

“White Noise” made history as the first film ever to be named the opening night selection at both the Venice and New York Film Festivals. Attending the film’s opening in New York City during a … Read more

The Greatest Beer Run Ever (R) ★★★

The year is 1967 in Inwood, NY a Merchant Marine on leave, John ‘Chickie’ Donohue (Zac Efron), annoys his dad by sleeping late after hanging out all night with buddies at Doc Fiddler’s (Bill Murray) … Read more

30 TIFF Films, Recap, and Red Carpet

Reflecting upon my fourth year of press accreditation of the Toronto International Film Festival, I continue to be impressed with the festival’s wide variety of films offered, the opportunities to meet talent, and especially viewing … Read more

Interview Alex Pritz director of “The Territory

My interview with director Alex Pritz, the director of “The Territory,” an enlightening view of the Amazon Basin and deforestation issues, was via Zoom video on August 11, 2022. As a school teacher and curriculum … Read more

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Film Festivals and Events

In Person at Sundance Film Festival 2023

The Sundance Film Festival, located in Park City, Utah, is the largest independent film festival in the United States. Having covered it remotely for the last three years, I was anxious to attend in person. … Read more

Critics Choice Awards Show -with Host Chelsea Handler January 15, 2023

The Critics Choice Association (CCA) has announced the star-studded line-up set to present awards at the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards. Hosted by Chelsea Handler, the winners will be revealed at the Critics Choice Awards, … Read more

Woman Talking (R) H360 Podcast

Oscar nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley serves as screenplay writer and director of a horrific story based on true events in a Mennonite community in Bolivia. Polley adapted the film, set in 2010 from the best-selling … Read more

CCA Celebration of Black Cinema and Television Awards posted to RogerEbert.com

The atmosphere of the Critics Choice Black Celebration of Cinema and Television this past Monday evening, December 5, can be summed up as joyous. The recognition event honors the outstanding work in film and television … Read more

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (PG-13) ★★★★

Yes, Daniel Craig is back as the world’s greatest detective Benoit Blanc in the second hysterically comical mystery. The new “Knives Out” adventure showcases the fearless detective at a lavish private estate on a Greek … Read more

She Said (R)

After the powerful screening of “She Said” on Saturday evening, at Film Fest 919 Randi Emerman and I conducted a discussion about the film as the New York Times reporters shocking discoveries touched so many … Read more

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Radio Podcasts

A Man Called Otto (PG-13) ★★★½

The best thing a film can try to do is shift through the impression that everything is a foregone conclusion, thus leaving viewers without any possibilities. “A Man Called Otto” starring Tom Hanks as Otto … Read more

“Acapulco” ★★★½ TV Series Season 1 and 2

“Acapulco” is a family-centered, fun, good-hearted TV series that tells the story of Maximo Gallardo (Eugenio Derbez), who found fame and fortune working at a grand, luxury resort Las Colinas in Acapulco—unfolding through flashbacks of … Read more

Woman Talking (R) H360 Podcast

Oscar nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley serves as screenplay writer and director of a horrific story based on true events in a Mennonite community in Bolivia. Polley adapted the film, set in 2010 from the best-selling … Read more

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