“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

Interview Alex Pritz director of “The Territory

My interview with director Alex Pritz, the director of “The Territory,” an enlightening view of the Amazon Basin and deforestation issues, was via Zoom video on August 11, 2022. As a school teacher and curriculum … 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

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

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

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

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

Gia Coppola Interview and Mainstream Film Review (R) ★★★½

I interviewed Gia Coppola on May 4, 2021, via Zoom for her second film, “Mainstream,” starring Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawke. “Mainstream” is a cautionary tale regarding social media and it’s effects on our lives.… Read more

Christo Brock Interview “Brewmance”

I interviewed Christo Brock, the writer and director of the documentary film “Brewmance” on April 6, 2021, via Zoom. I enjoyed the film “Brewmance” as I learned so much about not only craft beers, I … Read more

Women Take Top Prizes at Critics Choice Awards (RogerEbert.com)

Women took home top honors at the 26th Critics Choice Awards on Sunday, March 7th, 2021. Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” not only won Best Picture, but she was also awarded Best Director and Best … Read more

Film Fest 919 Is Happening! They Built it, and They Came

Film Fest 919 In Chapel Hill North Carolina met the pandemic challenge by following a storyline of the Best Picture Academy Award Nominated movie “Field of Dreams. Yes, “If you build it, they will come” … Read more

Dana Nachman Video Interview “Dear Santa”

Dana Nachman is known for her documentary films, and most recently, the 2018 “Pick of the Litter,” which was released by IFC Films and can be viewed on Netflix. The Walt Disney Company hired Nachman … Read more

Lucia Moniz Interview “Fatima”

My interview with Lucia Moniz, the mother to Lucia, the ten year-old-child who experiences visits from the Virgin Mary in the film “Fatima,” spoke with me on August 25 during a video chat. Lucia was … Read more

Goran Visnjic “Fatima” Interview

Sarah Knight Adamson interviews Goran Visnjic the Mayor of Fatima in the film “Fatima.”Goran was speaking to me from Croatia  where he is visiting his parents. The setting is 1917, in Fátima, Portugal, where a … Read more

Stephaine Gil Video Interview “Fatima”

Sarah Knight Adamson interviewed Stephanie Gil the star of the film “Fatima” on August 25, 2020. Stephanie was speaking to me from Spain where she lives. The setting is 1917, in Fátima, Portugal, where a … Read more

“Fatima” Cast Video Interviews Stephanie Gil, Goran Visnjic, and Lucia Moniz

The setting is 1917, in Fátima, Portugal, where a miracle is said to have happened, an apparition of the Virgin Mary visited three small children. “Fatima” is based on true events during war-time in Portugal, … Read more

Derrick Borte Interview Director of “Unhinged”

Russell Crowe (The Man) stars in a psychological road rage film that quickly turns into a horror film. Rachel, played by New Zealand actress, Caren Pistorius, a single mom, is running late to work when … Read more

Egor Abramenko Interview the Director of “Sputnik”

Egor Abramenko, the director of “Sputnik” and I talked about his inaugural Russian film, “Sputnik,” “Godzilla,” “E.T.,” and “Jurassic Park.” In 2017, Egor’s sci-fi thriller short film “The Passenger” inspired “Sputnik,” and it was selected … Read more

Micheál Richardson Interview “Made in Italy”

“Made in Italy” is a beautiful sun-quenched film that washes over you like a lovely summer breeze—filmed in the quaint, colorful village of Montecheelio in the Tuscany region of Italy. Micheál Richardson stars in the … Read more

Udo Kier Interview “The Painted Bird”

Udo Kier, the incredible German-born actor, who has lived in Palm Springs, CA since 1991—finds joy in tending his garden, and collecting art, yet, he has made a living playing dark monsters and lowlife brutes. … Read more