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

Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG-13) ★★★★

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” theater viewing is the most fun I’ve had this year since viewing “Cruella” at the drive-in. In short, the film is a nostalgic nod to its ‘Spidey’ predecessors, namely Andrew Garfield … Read more

West Side Story (PG-13) ★★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

Tonight, I’m going to review the film “West Side Story” it’s rated PG-13 and is the remake of the 1961 movie. Steven Spielberg directs with Tony Kushner as a screenwriter; I recently watched the 1961 … Read more

The King’s Man (R) ★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Network Podcast

Next up “The King’s Man.” It stars Ralph Fiennes (Orlando) and is a prequel to “The Kingsman” films. The beginning of the London secret service group known as the Kingsman is explored. The director and … Read more

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (PG-13) ★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is a supernatural comedy film directed by Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Reitman, who directed the original “Ghostbusters” in 1984. It is the sequel to Ghostbusters. The setting is 32 years after … Read more

Belfast (PG-13)★★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

Tonight, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite movies of the year, “Belfast.” Kenneth Branagh, the writer and director of “Belfast,” creates beautiful moments that will stay etched forever in our hearts. This … Read more

House of Gucci (R) Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

“House of Gucci” is based on the outrageous true story of the family behind the Italian couture fashion empire and the non-fiction novel “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and … 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

Clifford the Big Red Dog (PG) ★★★

November 20 Clifford the Big Red Dog, The Power of the Dog Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast.

Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners out there tonight I will review two movies with the … 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

The Last Duel (R) ★★★ Hollywood 360 Podcast

Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners out there! Tonight, I’m going to talk about the historical drama “The Last Duel” rated R.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck reunite as screenplay writers along … 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

The Many Saints of Newark (R) ★★★ H360 Podcast

Tonight, I’m going to talk about the new Soprano movie that stars Michael Gandolfini, the real-life son of James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano. Most of you know that he passed away in 2013.

“The Many … Read more

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (PG-13)★★★ H360 Podcast

Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners out there, tonight I’m going to talk about the film that everyone’s talking about, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” rated PG-13. The film stars Jessica Chastain … 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

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 Julia … Read more

Emmy Awards Nominations Part 2- H360 Radio

Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners out there; tonight I’d like to talk more about the 73rd TV Emmy Awards that will be airing Sunday, September 19. The show will air on … Read more

Emmy Awards Nominations H360 Podcast

Hi Carl and hello to all of our listeners out there; tonight, I’d like to talk about the 73rd TV Emmy Awards that will be airing Sunday, September 19. The show will be broadcast live … Read more

Respect (PG-13) ★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

“Respect” is a powerful biopic drama of Aretha Franklin’s life starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson portraying Aretha Franklin. Hudson embodies the role as if she were meant to play the Queen of Soul, Franklin’s … Read more

Queen of the Beach H360 Radio Podcast ★★★

Next Up, an inspiring documentary “Queen of the Beach,” by writer/director Christopher “Cleetche” McDonell—Cleetche is a nickname given to him by his high school friends that incidentally rhymes with beach.

This is an important and, … Read more

Cannes Film Festival Re-Cap-Annette, Jungle Cruise & Stillwater H360

Hi Carl, and hello to all of our listeners out there! I’m back from the Cannes Film Festival and was very happy to report in France.

Chaz Ebert from RogerEbert.com, an attendee for the last … Read more

Cannes Film Festival Update, Sweet Tooth-Netflix Series Season 1

Hi Carl and hi everyone, tonight I will talk about the Cannes Film Festival and the series “Sweet Tooth” on Netflix. Jodie Foster serves as the special guest of the Opening Ceremony of the Cannes … Read more