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 H360 Radio Podcast

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

The Fabelmans (PG-13) ★★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Network

By far, the anticipation of Steven Spielberg’s film “The Fabelmans” to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was sky high! It’s not off to say Steven Spielberg sincerely phones home — as “The … Read more

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (PG-13) ★★★½ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

Daniel Radcliffe is “Weird” Al Yankovic in this highly exaggerated story of his early childhood and rises to fame as a parody singer and accomplished accordion player. The film opened in Toronto to packed crowds, … 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

The Good Nurse (R) ★★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

“The Good Nurse” (R) Academy award winners Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) star in a true-crime thriller investigating hospitals and the healthcare system in America streaming … Read more

Black Adam PG-13 ★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Network

Yes, “Black Adam,” Dwayne Johnson has been freed from his tomb for almost 5,000 years and is ready to seek justice for his people of Kahndaq with his colossal powers. “Black Adam” sets up the … Read more

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile PG ★★★½ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

“Lyle, Lyle Crocodile” It’s based on the beloved children’s book series by Bernard Warber. The story begins in New York City, with a lively magician, Hector P. Valenti, played by Academy Award winner Javier Bardem. … Read more

The Pez Outlaw Documentary ★★★★

A man’s unhappiness with his machinery job in the late 1990s leads to an obsession with hard-to-find Pez dispensers prompting an aggressive rivalry with top management of the Pez toy company. Yes, that’s the tagline … Read more

Sidney PG-13 ★★★★

“Sidney” is a documentary about Sidney Poitier’s life and is streaming now on Apple TV+. Oprah Winfrey is a producer and speaks of him with great admiration and love. The film covers his early childhood … Read more

Moonage Daydream (PG-13)

“Moonage Daydream” is playing in theaters, and the IMAX it’s a documentary centering on David Bowie and his roles as a musician, painter, actor, and world traveler. Director Brett Morgen paints an intriguing portrait through … 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

Hocus Pocus 2 (PG) ★★★ H360 Radio Network Podcast

Oh yes, those Sanderson sisters are back casting their spells! The wait is over; after 29 years, “Hocus Pocus 2” has dropped on Disney+. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, the witchy sisters, … 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