One Life (PG) ★★★★

“One Life” is a heartwarming film I screened during the Toronto Film Festival; it stars Anthony Hopkins as Nicholas Winton, an English stockbroker in a true story. In 1938 he helped save over 600 children … Read more

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (PG-13) ★★½

It’s been three years since we’ve last seen the Spengler family as they relocated from Oklahoma to New York. They’ve moved into the original Ghostbusters Firehouse, complete with a firepole, ghost-catching equipment, containers, and the … Read more

In the Land of Saints and Sinners (R) ★★★½

In the absorbing thriller starring Liam Neeson, director Rob Lorenz accomplished a remarkable feat in his movie “In the Land of Saints and Sinners.” He utilized Neeson’s cadre of noteworthy acting roles to guide his … Read more

Shirley (PG-13) ★★★★

Here’s the best component of the movie “Shirley”—Regina King, the star who portrays Shirley Chisholm. Hands down, she embodies her actions, timing, and subtle nuances. Think Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth in her Oscar-winning performance … Read more

The Bikeriders, a Motorcycle Club Film, Highlights a Positive Woman’s Role posted to Roger Ebert’s Website

Blending comedy, violence, and moments of tenderness while exploring the biker code of loyalty, Nichols creates an intriguing modern story of a gangster film told uniquely from a woman’s perspective in “The Bikeriders.” There’s so … Read more

Rustin (PG-13) ★★★★

Returning to the civil rights march in Washington D.C. in 1963, director George C. “Rustin” boasts an embodied performance by Coleman Domingo as Bayard Rustin, the openly gay civil rights activist who orchestrated the famous … Read more

The 29th Critics Choice Awards Honor a Wide Variety of Film and TV posted to Roger Ebert

The 29th annual Critics Choice Awards, held this past January 14th, moved to the Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport, to accommodate the large number of critics that attend as well as the film … Read more

Maestro Review and Interviews (R) ★★★★

I attended the “Maestro” screening in Hollywood during a press event hosted by Netflix in November of this year. Critics viewed the film in the luxuriously decorated Netflix Tudum Theater; the velvet scarlet seating brought … Read more

Critics Choice Celebration of Cinema and Television Honoring Black, Latino, AAPI Awards-2023-Posted to Roger-Ebert

Century Plaza this past Monday evening, Dec. 4, 2023, in Los Angeles, California. The celebration is typically a lively and joyous occasion, and this year was especially so due to combining several celebrations. There were … Read more

The Holdovers (R) ★★★★

“The Holdovers” is the story of an eccentric boarding school teacher, played by Paul Giamatti, who works at an elite school where each year, a teacher stays at the school during the holiday break to … Read more

Martin Scorsese Zoom Press Conference Killers of the Flower Moon

I was thrilled to attend a Zoom Press Conference with Martin Scorsese, on Monday, October 16, 2023 as I’ve been following the film since July of 2017 when Scorsese optioned the book rights. I’ve written … Read more

Dinosaurs Take Over Downtown Wheaton by Mark Kanter

Wheaton, Illinois – The Downtown Wheaton Association has announced an exciting event for residents and visitors alike. From September 25 to October 8, 2023, the ‘Dinos Downtown Wheaton’ exhibit, presented by Innovator ETFs, will showcase Read more

Expend4bles (R) ★ by Mark Kanter

In Expendables 4, we’ve got a brand-new crew of stars jumping into the mix for another epic action-packed adventure. They’re inviting back the old guard, featuring the likes of Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, … Read more

Toronto International Film Festival TIFF 2023

Hollywood 360 Radio Network podcast segment of the Toronto 2023 International Film Festival:

Attending the Toronto International Film Festival in-person is always a treat, and this year is no different—in fact, this may have been … Read more

Poolman (R) TIFF

“Poolman” is an American comedy mystery film directed, produced, co-written by and starring Chris Pine in his directorial debut. It takes place in sunny LA, California, and despite the rambling script, and uneven dialogue I … Read more

Origin TIFF

If Ava Duvernay is directing, one can rest assured the film will probably surpass your expectations, which holds true for “Origin.” Here, she adapts Isabel Wilkerson’s novel “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” into a … Read more

Knox Goes Away TIFF

Michael Keaton serves as director and stars as Knox, a hitman diagnosed with a form of memory loss that accelerates very quickly, in this case weeks. The film’s title cards read Week One, Week Two, … Read more

Dumb Money TIFF

Stars Paul Dano as Keith Gill, a YouTuber whose hobby focused on Wall Street’s stock market, giving tips to followers on stocks he liked. In 2021, during the pandemic, he noticed that the brick-and-mortar store … Read more

One Life TIFF

On Saturday, I viewed the tremendous film “One Life” with Anthony Hopkins starring as Nicholas Winton as an English stockbroker in a true story. He helped save hundreds of children during the holocaust. The movie … Read more

Woman of the Hour (R) TIFF

An intriguing aspect of the festival were the films that were directed my actors who are usually in front of the camera such as Kristin Scott Thomas, Anna Kendrick, Michael Keaton, and Chris Pine, all … Read more

North Star TIFF

“My festival began with “North Star,” in Kristin Scott Thomas’s directorial debut. Scarlett Johansson co-stars in a mother-daughter story, with Sienna Miller and Emily Beecham as the other two daughters, with billing as a comic-drama. … Read more

Telluride Film Festival 2023 Highlights posted to Roger Ebert. com

The journey of attending film festivals encompasses screening new films, meeting film talent, and networking with fellow critics and moviegoers. It never disappoints, and on-site experience has always heightened my film perspective. Each film festival… Read more

“Killers of the Flower Moon” Cannes Premiere

“Killers of the Flower Moon” finally premiered on Saturday evening at the Cannes Film Festival in France to an astounding 9-minute standing ovation. Martin Scorsese spoke to the audience and thanked the Osage Nation for … Read more

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie ★★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

Do you remember the 1982 TV show ‘Family Ties’ with Michael J Fox or the classic movie “Back to the Future?” “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie” is a documentary about his very successful career, … Read more