Rob Lorenz Interview “In the Land of Saints and Sinners”

For the film “In the Land of Saints and Sinners,” I was invited to speak with the director, Rob Lorenz. We had a Zoom interview, and it was informative. We talked about his Irish heritage, … Read more

Dune: Part Two (R) ★★★★

Once in a while, a sweeping saga masterpiece comes along, such as 1977’s “Star Wars,” retroactively retitled “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” by George Lucas or Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the … 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

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

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

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

David Grann Interview Author “Killers of the Flower Moon” Posted to

As the film world ardently awaits the opening of Martin Scorsese‘s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which screened at the Cannes Film Festival, my anticipation is sky-high, as I’ve been following the film’s … Read more

Interview Jane Lynch the Voice of Apple’s Health App Commercial

I recently talked with Jane Lynch, the voice of Apple’s new commercial, about protecting your health data using Apple’s health app. The commercial has an essential message for everyone garnering 3 million views since it … 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

Interview Wendi McLendon-Covey PIXAR movie “Elemental”

Wendi McLendon-Covey and I chatted a few years ago on the Red Carpet during the Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles; speaking with her in my part of the world, Chicago, was a treat. She … 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

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant (R) ★★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

“Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant” is based on the true story of US Army Sergeant John Kinley (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim) in 2018 during the Afghanistan War. After being ambushed, Ahmed risks … Read more

Interview with Donald Mowat Makeup Artist “Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant”

Donald Mowat, a renowned makeup artist, is from Canada; I recently conducted a Zoom interview with him for “Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant” film. He has a long list of credits on many successful films, The … Read more

BlackBerry Interview Matt Johnson, Director and Co-writer

The year is 1996, in Waterloo, Ontario, a city in Canada. Mike Lazaridis (Jay Baruchel) and his business partner and best friend Douglas Fregin (Matt Johnson) are close to creating the world’s first smartphone. Struggling … Read more

Roger Ebert’s Ebertfest Film Festival 2023

Ebertfest Film Festival 2023, Focuses on Empathy

The Ebertfest film festival began on Wednesday, April 19, and ended Saturday evening, April 22, with all screenings at the majestic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, IL. Ebertfest … Read more

Paul Weitz Interview–“Moving On” Director and Writer

My selection during the Toronto International Film Festival started with the comedic writer-director Paul Weitz’s film, “Moving On,” starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Malcolm McDowell, and Richard Roundtree.

The story centers on a man (Howard), … Read more

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

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

“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