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

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

Sarah Talks Cannes, Oscars and more Hollywood 360

Being live in the station WINDam560 is always a treat. Carl and I talked my coverage of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France and my interview with Chaz Ebert. We also talked about the … Read more

Highlights of the 2021 Film Fest 919 posted to

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

King Richard (PG-13) ★★★★

“King Richard” (PG-13) was shown at the Caraway Village Drive-In, in Chapel Hill, NC, as part of Film Fest 919’s lineup. The inspiring biographical story of Richard Williams, played by Will Smith, the father and … Read more

Film Fest 919 Part 1

As a member of the Advisory Board of Film Fest 919, I am personally thrilled with the film offerings and the creative events offered. Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, founders Randi Emerman and Carol … Read more

Diane Warren Interview

The iconic Diane Warren is a multi award-winning songwriter, musician, and record producer— she has received 12 Academy Award nominations, is a Grammy winner, an Emmy winner, a Critics Choice winner, and a Golden Globe … Read more

Diane Warren Film Fest 919 Spotlight Award & Celebration

Diane Warren Film Fest 919 Celebration of Her Music

It was the perfect crisp, clear, twinkling-star Fall night for a gathering at Chapel Hill’s Caraway Village Drive-in. Nestled just off the highway with groves of … Read more

No Time to Die (R) ★★ 1/2 Chicago Film Festival & Film Fest 919 H360 Podcast

Hi Carl and hello to all of our listeners out there; tonight I’m going to talk about the latest James Bond movie, “No Time to Die,” and two Film Festivals opening this month.

Daniel Craig … Read more

Emmy Award Winners, TiFF Winners, No Malice Film Contest H360 Podcast

Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners; it’s been a busy week, the TV Emmy Awards were announced, and as we reported, the shows Ted Lasso and the Crown were favorites, and they … Read more

Red Carpet Premiere of Blumhouse’s “Black as Night” Norah Finn Reports

On Tuesday night, September 21st, 20201, moviegoers and horror fanatics alike flocked to the Music Box Theater in Lincoln Park to watch the premiere of “Black as Night.” As part of Blumhouse’s new film series … Read more

The 46th Toronto International Film Festival–The 20 Top Films

The 46th Toronto International Film Festival has wrapped, and I was pleased to have viewed 20 films. Surprisingly, the documentaries scored high on my list, as I enjoyed the films “The Rescue, “Julia,” “Jagged,” and … Read more

Toronto International Film Festival 2021 Dionne Warwick and Julia H360

The 44th Toronto International Film Festival is here!


Tonight, I will talk about two films that I screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

First up, the inspiring documentary film “Julia.” Most know that … Read more