Stories from “Killers of the Flower Moon” Posted to Roger Ebert. com

When pondering a topic for Women Writers Week, an introductory article for Martin Scorsese’s new film seemed apropos. The article includes insights by Shannon Shaw Duty, the Editor of the Osage News, and member of … Read more

Critics Choice Awards 2023 Red Carpet Coverage

My article is published on RogerEbert. com, although this post is similar in theme it contains a few more photos of the Red Carpet and the Awards show. The awards event took place January 15, … Read more

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

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