Reviews

DC League of Super-Pets (PG) ★★★½

“DC League of Super-Pets” is an animated movie that’s playing now in theaters with an all-star cast. Dwyane Johnson voices Krypto the Superdog; he’s Superman’s (John Krasinski) dog and partner in fighting crime. Kevin Hart … Read more

Where the Crawdads Sing (PG-13) ★★½

“Where the Crawdads Sing” movie is based on the bestselling book of the same name, written by Delia Owens, which has sold over 15 million copies since its release and is now in the top … Read more

The Last Movie Stars: Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman ★★★★

“The Last Movie Stars” is a six-part documentary from CNN Films and HBO Max that sheds light on Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward’s iconic careers, marriage, and philanthropic endeavors. Director Ethan Hawke’s personal project brings … Read more

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (PG) ★★★½ H360 Radio Podcast

Lesley Manville stars as an older widowed cleaning lady Mrs. Harris in 1950s London who falls in love with a Christian Dior dress—she decides to save her meager earnings until she has enough to buy … Read more

Thor: Love and Thunder (PG-13) ★★★½

Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” is a triumph to behold, staying true to the tongue-in-cheek humor with solid themes of love and family—it’s one of Marvel’s strongest films to date. Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, … Read more

Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG) ★★★½

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” takes place before the original “Despicable Me” movie franchise that started in 2010; therefore, it’s a prequel. With a setting of the 1970s, young Gru is proudly 11 and ¾ … Read more

Elvis (PG-13) ★★★½

Elvis fan or not, Austin Butler and Baz Luhrmann have brought America’s biggest rock and roll star to life with a renewed understanding and empathy. Presented through Baz’s iconic filmmaking style—dazzling, frantic, glitzy, over-the-top visuals, … Read more

Lightyear (PG) ★★★½ Hollywood 360 Radio

Disney Pixar’s animated “Lightyear” accomplishes its main film orbit in transporting a family-centered story with engaging characters with just the right amount of humor and adventure—after all that’s what you’d expect from a space ranger … Read more

Jurassic World: Dominion (PG-13) ★★

Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners out there. Tonight’s review is “Jurassic World: Dominion” it takes place four years after the previous movie, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” which opened in (2018).

Currently, … Read more

The Bad Guys (PG) ★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

June 4 Cannes Winners, “Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers,” “Bad Guys” Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners out there. Here are the winner’s of the 75th Cannes Film Festival that closed last … Read more

Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers (PG) ★★★ Hollywood 360 Podcast

 Cannes Winners, “Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers” June 4, 2022 Hollywood 360 Broadcast

Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners out there. Here are the winner’s of the 75th Cannes Film Festival that … Read more

Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG) H360 Radio Podcast

Who’s ready for palm trees in a “Downton Abbey” movie? The French countryside never looked more lovely than in director Simon Curtis’s sequel to “Downton Abbey.” Opening in theaters, the cast reunites to discover a … Read more

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Interviews

Interview with Doc10 Film Festival Founders Paula Froehle and Steve Cohen

 

Doc10 Film Festival Features Award-Worthy Lineup

Hey Chicago! Do you like documentaries? How about a film festival whose programmers have chosen the ‘best of the best’ for you? How about only 10 films? Yes, … Read more

27th Critics Choice Awards posted to Roger Ebert.com

The Power of the Dog Wins Big at the Critics Choice Awards

Jubilation comes to mind when describing the atmosphere of the 27th Critics Choice Awards—win or lose, all were celebrating being together in person … Read more

4th Annual Celebration of Black Cinema and Television Awards

Oh What a Night Honoring Cinema and Television 

Upon walking into the lovely reception area in front of the gorgeous Los Angeles ballroom at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel, attendees munched, mingled, and sipped while … Read more

The Power of the Dog (R) ★★★ 1/2 H360 Podcast

“The Power of the Dog” rated R is director Jane Campion’s western based in Montana, and you won’t see a tail wagging dog in the film. What you will see are character studies of two … Read more

Highlights of the 2021 Film Fest 919 posted to RogerEbert.com

Highlights of the 2021 Film Fest 919 Include King Richard, Passing, and More

The Film Fest 919 takes place in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and offers wide-ranging, buzz-worthy films along with on-site talent, discussions, events, … Read more

Chris Bergoch Interview “Red Rocket” updated Review FF919

Screening “Red Rocket” in Cannes brings back delightful memories for me, as the audience was receptive and praised the film. It’s a gutsy film that doesn’t tread lightly on the topic of porn; we are … Read more

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Film Festivals and Events

Interview with Doc10 Film Festival Founders Paula Froehle and Steve Cohen

 

Doc10 Film Festival Features Award-Worthy Lineup

Hey Chicago! Do you like documentaries? How about a film festival whose programmers have chosen the ‘best of the best’ for you? How about only 10 films? Yes, … Read more

27th Critics Choice Awards posted to Roger Ebert.com

The Power of the Dog Wins Big at the Critics Choice Awards

Jubilation comes to mind when describing the atmosphere of the 27th Critics Choice Awards—win or lose, all were celebrating being together in person … Read more

Sundance Film Festival 2022 Award Winners

The past years have been challenging for all amid the world Covid pandemic, especially with Film Festival’s which gather numerous crowds as the Seinfeld cast would say, “Pivot,” which did happen quickly with Sundance, as … Read more

Sundance Film Festival Top 10 of the 20 Viewed

Despite not physically being in Park City, Utah, and walking to movie theaters in freezing cold weather—reporting from outside Chicago surrounded by mounds of snow and sub-zero temperatures do veraciously set the atmosphere. See the … Read more

Best 20 Films of 2021

In a year of attending several film festivals, either virtually or in-person (Toronto International, Cannes, SXSW, Chapel Hill’s Film Fest 919), I can say that I continue to be impressed with the storytelling and the … Read more

4th Annual Celebration of Black Cinema and Television Awards

Oh What a Night Honoring Cinema and Television 

Upon walking into the lovely reception area in front of the gorgeous Los Angeles ballroom at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel, attendees munched, mingled, and sipped while … Read more

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Radio Podcasts

DC League of Super-Pets (PG) ★★★½

“DC League of Super-Pets” is an animated movie that’s playing now in theaters with an all-star cast. Dwyane Johnson voices Krypto the Superdog; he’s Superman’s (John Krasinski) dog and partner in fighting crime. Kevin Hart … Read more

Where the Crawdads Sing (PG-13) ★★½

“Where the Crawdads Sing” movie is based on the bestselling book of the same name, written by Delia Owens, which has sold over 15 million copies since its release and is now in the top … Read more

The Last Movie Stars: Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman ★★★★

“The Last Movie Stars” is a six-part documentary from CNN Films and HBO Max that sheds light on Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward’s iconic careers, marriage, and philanthropic endeavors. Director Ethan Hawke’s personal project brings … Read more

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