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

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

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

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

Toronto Film Festival Part 2 Update: The Fabelmans, Women Talking, Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues, The Good Nurse,

 

By far, the anticipation of Steven Spielberg’s film “The Fabelmans” to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was sky high! Having secured a ticket early in hopes of seeing the film was … Read more

The 2022 Toronto International Film Part 1, Moving On, Maya and the Wave, The Woman King

The 2022 Toronto International Film Festival kicked off on September 8, 2022, with me attending in person. This is my fourth year of press accreditation, with the last two years being online, so I must … Read more

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

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

Mass H360 Podcast

“Mass” is playing in theaters now; it’s the story of two couples who meet face to face to discuss their sons. One of the couples has a son who died due to a mass shooting, … Read more

Film Fest 919 Wraps, Mass, Passing, Spencer H360 Podcast

Tonight, I will talk about three standout films that opened toward the end of the Film Fest 919 in Chapel Hill, NC. “Mass,” “Passing,” and “Spencer,” and here’s the good news; they are all excellent.… Read more

The French Dispatch, (R) Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story, Film Fest 919– H360 Radio Podcast

Film Fest 919 Update, The French Dispatch, Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story.

Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners; I spent last week in Chapel Hill, NC attending Film Fest 919. As a … 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

Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story & Joan Borsten Vidov Interview FF 919

“Oleg: The Oleg Vidov Story” is a documentary based on Oleg Vidov’s life as a Russian actor (known as the Robert Redford of the USSR) who escaped at age 42 to America. The 95-minute documentary … Read more